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VICTORY OMNIBUS ISSUE
(Total 164 stamps)

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Following the end of the Second World War in 1945 Brtish Empire postal authorities around the world wanted to come together to mark this significant event. They did so by issuing the Victory Ominbus Series (sometimes called the 'Peace issue') from the end of 1945 through most of 1946. A total of 62 countries issued 164 stamps as designated by the Crown Agents Offices in London.

The majority of countries followed the design provided by the Crown Agents which features the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames with a portrait of King George VI. Other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Burma, Hong Kong and India decided to produce their own designs, some celebrating the victory and others choosing to celebrate the peace.

The following list is as described in the Stanley Gibbons "COMMONWEALTH & BRITISH EMPIRE STAMPS 1840-1970" 120th Edition 2018 PART 1 M-Z ISBN: 978-1-911304-02-9, Page 647.

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GREAT BRITAIN

Issued: 11th Jun 1946. Designed by H. L. Palmer (SG 491) and R. Stone (SG 492) and perf 15:14. SG 491 features King George VI surrounded by images of housing, shipping, industry and agriculture, all issues of great importance after the war when rationing was still in effect. The stamp also shows the 4 emblems of Great Britain: the English Rose, the Scottish Thistle, the Irish Shamrock and the Welsh Daffodil.

SG 492 features a portrait of King George VI along with a dove of peace carrying an olive branch in its beak. A brick wall and trowel symbolise rebuilding the nation.

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#1
SG 491
2½d
ultramarine
#2
SG 492
3d
violet


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ADEN

Issued 15th Oct 1946. SG 28 and 29 were recess printed by De La Rue on watermarked 'Script CA' paper and are perf 13½:14. They feature a portrait of King George VI in the foreground and a view of the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in London, in the background. Both stamps are inscribed with the date '8th June 1946' which is the date, 13 months after VE-Day, that the British people took to the streets to formally celebrate the end of the war.

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#3
SG 28
1½ As
red-orange
#4
SG 29
2½ As
blue


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ADEN - SEIYUN

Issued 15th Oct 1946. SG 12 and 13 were recess printed by De La Rue on watermarked 'Multi Script CA' paper and are perf 14. Kathiri, officially the Kathiri State of Seiyun in Hadhramaut was a sultanate in the Hadhramaut region of the southern Arabian Peninsula, in what is now part of Yemen and the Dhofari region of Oman. The stamps depict the sultan, Dscha'far ibn al-Mansur al-Kathir (requires confirmation) who ruled the state from 1938 until 24th Apr 1949 as well as scenes around the city of Seiyun.

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#5
SG 12
1½ As
carmine
#6
SG 13
2½ As
blue


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ADEN - SHIHR & MUKALLA

Issued 15th Oct 1946. SG 12 and 13 were recess printed by De La Rue on watermarked 'Multi Script CA' paper and are perf 14. Mukalla is a seaport and the capital city of Aden's (now Yemen's) largest governorate, Hadhramaut. The city is located in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Aden, on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Both stamps depict the sultan and scenes around Hadhramaut. SG13 depicts the city of Shibam sometimes referred to as "The Manhattan of the Desert" due to its high rise buildings.

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#7
SG 12
1½ As
carmine
#8
SG 13
2½ As
blue


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ANTIGUA

Issued: 1st Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#9
SG 110
1½d
brown
#10
SG 111
3d
red-orange


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ASCENSION

Issued: 21st Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#11
SG 48
2d
red-orange
#12
SG 49
4d
blue


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AUSTRALIA

Issued: 18th Feb 1946. Designed by F. D. Manley (SG 213), F. D. Manley and G. Lissenden (SG 214) and G. Lissenden (SG 215). Engraved recess by F. D. Manley on watermark W15 paper and perf 14½.

#13
SG 213
2½d
red-orange
#14
SG 214
3½d
blue
#15
SG 215
5½d
green


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BAHAMAS

Issued: 11th Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#16
SG 176
1½d
brown
#17
SG 177
3d As
blue


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BARBADOS

Issued: 1st Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#18
SG 262
1½d
red-orange
#19
SG 263
3d
brown


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BASUTOLAND

Issued: 3rd Dec 1945. These are the same stamps as the South Africa Victory Issue only now with black 'Basutoland' overprint.

#20 & #21
SG 29
1d
brown and carmine
#22 & #23
SG 30
2d
slate-blue and violet
#24 & #25
SG 31
3d
deep blue and blue


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BECHUANALAND

Issued: 3rd Dec 1945. These are the same stamps as the South Africa Victory Issue only now with black 'Bechuanaland' overprint.

#26 & #27
SG 129
1d
brown and carmine
#28 & #29
SG 130
2d
slate-blue and violet
#30 & #31
SG 131
3d
deep blue and blue


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BERMUDA

Issued: 6th Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#32
SG 123
1½d
brown
#33
SG 124
3d
blue


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BRITISH GUIANA

Issued: 21st Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#34
SG 320
3c
carmine
#35
SG 321
6c
blue


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BRITISH HONDURAS

Issued: 9th Sep 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#36
SG 162
3c
brown
#37
SG 163
5c
blue


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BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS

Issued: 15th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#38
SG 73
1½d
carmine
#39
SG 74
3d
blue


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BURMA

Issued: 2nd May 1946, designed by A. G. I. McGeogh and printed on 'Elephant Head' watermark W10 paper and perf 13. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI in the top right corner and a map of Burma (now independent Myanmar). The stamps also depict images typical of Burmese life, a Burmerse man, a Burmesse woman shading under a parasol, a Chinthe (a highly stylised lion-like creature regularly found in Burmese architecture) and finally an Asian elephant again very prominent in Burmese culture.

#40
SG 64
9 Ps
turquoise-green
#41
SG 65
1½ As
violet
#42
SG 66
2 As
carmine
#43
SG 67
3 As. 6Ps
ultramarine


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CANADA

Canada did issue as series of stamps on 16th Sep 1946 (SG 401 to 407) entitled 'Peace and Re-conversion' but they are not considered as part of the Victory Omnibus series.

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

Issued: 26th Aug 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#44
SG 127
1½d
black
#45
SG 128
3d
orange-yellow


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CEYLON

Issued: 10th Dec 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#46
SG 400
6c
blue
#47
SG 401
15c
brown


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CYPRUS

Issued: 21st Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#48
SG 164
1½ P
deep violet
#49
SG 165
3 P
blue


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DOMINICA

Issued: 14th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#50
SG 110
1d
carmine
#51
SG 111
3½d
blue


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FALKLAND ISLANDS

Issued: 7th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#52
SG 164
1d
dull violet
#53
SG 165
3d
blue


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FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES

Issued: 4th Oct 1946 in South Georgia, 17th Jan 1947 for The South Orkneys, 30th Jan 1947 for The South Shetlands and 10th Feb 1947 for Graham Land. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#54
SG G17
1d
deep violet
#55
SG G18
3d
blue


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FIJI

Issued: 17th Aug 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#56
SG 268
2½d
green
#57
SG 269
3d
blue


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GAMBIA

Issued: 6th Aug 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#58
SG 162
1½d
black
#59
SG 163
3d
blue


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GIBRALTAR

Issued: 12th Oct 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#60
SG 132
½d
green
#61
SG 133
3d
ultramarine


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GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS

Issued: 16th Dec 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#62
SG 55
1d
purple
#63
SG 56
3d
blue


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GOLD COAST

Issued: 14th Oct 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#64
SG 133
2d
slate-violet
#65
SG 134
4d
claret


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GRENADA

Issued: 25th Sep 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#66
SG 164
1½d
carmine
#67
SG 165
3½d
blue


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HONG KONG

Issued: 29th Aug 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company and designed by E. I. Jones and W. E. Jones these stamps are perf 13. These beautiful stamps feature a portrait of King George VI flanked by two lions holding shields. The lions, usually a male and a female are common in Chinese architecture and are usually placed on either side of an entrance to a building to protect the inhabitants from evil forces. There is a phoenix below his portrait symbolising rebirth.

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#68
SG 169
30c
blue and red
#69
SG 170
$1
brown and red


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INDIA

Issued: 2nd Jan to 8th Feb 1946. Printed litho on 'star' W69 watermarked paper and perf 13. These attractive stamps feature a King George VI in ceremonial regalia facing a globe with sword and oak leaves wreath symbolising strength.

#70
SG 278
9 Ps
yellow-green
#71
SG 279
1½ As
dull violet
#72
SG 280
3½ As
bright blue
#73
SG 281
12 As
claret


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INDIA - HYDERABAD

Issued: 6th Dec 1945. Designed by T. I. Archer and printed typography with very faint W7 watermark on wove paper and perf 13½. This stamp features a soldier returning home from the war being welcomed by his family.

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#74
SG 53
1 A
blue


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JAMAICA

Issued: 14th Oct 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#75
SG 141
1½d
purple-brown
#76
SG 142
3d
blue


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KENYA, UGANDA & TANGANYIKA

Issued: 11th Nov 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#77
SG 155
20c
red-orange
#78
SG 156
30c
blue


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LEEWARD ISLANDS

Issued: 1st Nov 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#79
SG 115
1½d
brown
#80
SG 116
3d
red-orange


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MALTA

Issued: 3rd Dec 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen. This issue differs from the other similar stamps in that it has a Maltese Cross and a George Cross either side of the word 'MALTA'.

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#81
SG 232
1d
green
#82
SG 233
3d
blue
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MAURITIUS

Issued: 20th Nov 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#83
SG 264
5c
lilac
#84
SG 265
20c
blue


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MONTSERRAT

Issued: 1st Nov 1946. Printed recess by the Del La Rue Company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#85
SG 113
1½d
purple
#86
SG 114
3d
chocolate


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MOROCCO AGENCIES
TANGIER

Issued: 11th Jun 1946. Designed by H. L. Palmer (SG 491) and R. Stone (SG 492) and perf 15:14. SG 491 features King George VI surrounded by images of housing, shipping, industry and agriculture, all issues of great importance after the war when rationing was still in effect. The stamp is overprinted 'TANGIER' and also shows the 4 emblems of Great Britain: the English Rose, the Scottish Thistle, the Irish Shamrock and the Welsh Daffodil. This is the only issue in the set that uses the British version of the stamps.

SG 492 features a portrait of King George VI along with a dove of peace carrying an olive branch in its beak. A brick wall and trowel symbolise rebuilding the nation.

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#87
SG 253
2½d
ultramarine
#88
SG 254
3d
violet


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NEW ZEALAND

1st Apr 1946. Designed by Berry and printed photogravure (SG 667 and 677), recess (others). The 1½d and 1/- which were the first New Zealand stamps to be printed by photogravure. SG 668 and 670 are perf 13, SG 667 and 677 are perf 14:14½, the others are perf 13½.

#89
SG 667
½d
green and brown
#90
SG 668
1d
green
#91
SG 669
1½d
scarlet
#92
SG 670
2d
purple

#93
SG 671
3d
ultramarine and grey
#94
SG 672
4d
bronze-green and orange
#95
SG 673
5d
green and ultramarine
#96
SG 674
6d
chocolate and vermillion

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#97
SG 675
8d
black and carmine
#98
SG 676
9d
blue and black
#99
SG 677
1/-
grey-black


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NEW ZEALAND - COOK ISLANDS

Issued: 4th Jun 1946. These are a subset of the New Zealand victory Issues (SG 668, 670, 674 and 675) only now with black 'COOK ISLANDS' overprint. The stamps feature Parliament House, the Royal family, the Coat of Arms as well as industial and agricultural scenes and finally "St. George".



#100
SG 146
1d
green
#101
SG 147
2d
purple
#102
SG 148
6d
chocolate and vermillion
#103
SG 149
8d
black and carmine


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NEW ZEALAND - NIUE

Issued: 4th Jun 1946. These are a subset of the New Zealand victory Issues (SG 668, 670, 674 and 675) only now with black 'COOK ISLANDS' overprint. The stamps feature Parliament House, the Royal family, the Coat of Arms as well as industial and agricultural scenes and finally "St. George".

#104
SG 98
1d
green
#105
SG 99
2d
purple
#106
SG 100
6d
chocolate and vermillion
#107
SG 101
8d
black and carmine


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NEW ZEALAND - WESTERN SAMOA

Issued: 4th Jun 1946. These are a subset of the New Zealand victory Issues (SG 668, 670, 674 and 675) only now with black 'COOK ISLANDS' overprint. The stamps feature Parliament House, the Royal family, the Coat of Arms as well as industial and agricultural scenes and finally "St. George".

#108
SG 215
1d
green
#109
SG 216
2d
pueple
#110
SG 217
6d
chocolate and vermillion
#111
SG 218
8d
black and carmine


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NIGERIA

Issued: 21st Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#112
SG 60
1½d
chocolate
#113
SG 61
4d
blue


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NORTHERN RHODESIA

Issued: 26th Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#114
SG 46
1½d
red-orange
#115
SG 47
2d
carmine


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NYASALAND

Issued: 26th Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#116
SG 158
1d
green
#117
SG 159
2d
red-orange


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PAKISTAN - BAHAWALPUR

Issued: 1st May 1946, designed by E. Meronti and printed recess (background litho) and perf 14. This stamp features the banners of the victorious allied nations

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#118
SG O19
1½ As
green and grey


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PITCAIRN ISLANDS

Issued: 2nd Dec 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#119
SG 9
2d
brown
#120
SG 10
3d
blue


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ST. HELENA

Issued: 21st Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#121
SG 141
2d
red-orange
#122
SG 142
4d
blue


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ST. KITTS-NEVIS

Issued: 1st Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#123
SG 78
1½d
red-orange
#124
SG 79
3d
carmine


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ST. LUCIA

Issued: 8th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#125
SG 142
1d
lilac
#126
SG 143
3½d
blue


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ST. VINCENT

Issued: 15th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#127
SG 160
1½d
carmine
#128
SG 161
3½d
blue


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SEYCHELLES

Issued: 23rd Sep 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#129
SG 150
9c
light blue
#130
SG 151
30c
deep blue


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SIERRA LEONE

Issued: 1st Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#131
SG 201
1½d
lilac
#132
SG 202
3d
ultramarine


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SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE

Issued: 15th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#133
SG 117
1 A
carmine
#134
SG 118
3 A
blue


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SOUTH AFRICA

Issued: 3rd Dec 1945 and printed on watermark 9 paper and perf 14. These stamps are designed to commemorate Victory (SG 108), Peace (SG 109) and Hope (SG 110). Each pair of stamps at first appears identical however one is inscribed 'POSTAGE REVENUE' and the other 'POSSELL INKOMSTE'.

#135 & #136
SG 108
1d
brown and carmine
#137 & #138
SG 109
2d
slate-blue and violet
#139 & #140
SG 110
3d
deep blue and blue


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SOUTHERN RHODESIA

Issued: 8th May 1947 and printed perf 14. These stamps were the last to be issued under the Victroy / Peace Omnibus series and depict either Princess Margaret or King George VI.

#141
SG 64
1d
carmine
#142
SG 65
2d
slate
#143
SG 66
3d
blue
#144
SG 67
6d
orange


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SOUTH WEST AFRICA

Issued: 3rd Dec 1945 and printed on watermark 9 paper and perf 14. These stamps are designed to commemorate Victory (SG 131), Peace (SG 132) and Hope (SG 133). Each pair of stamps at first appears identical however one is inscribed 'POSTAGE REVENUE' and the other 'POSSELL INKOMSTE'. These are the same as the South Africa victory issues only now with black 'SWA' overprint.

#145 & #146
SG 131
1d
brown and carmine
#147 & #148
SG 132
2d
slate-blue and violet
#149 & #150
SG 133
3d
deep blue and blue


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SWAZILAND

Issued: 3rd Dec 1945 and printed on watermark 9 paper and perf 14. These stamps are designed to commemorate Victory (SG 39), Peace (SG 40) and Hope (SG 41). Each pair of stamps at first appears identical however one is inscribed 'POSTAGE REVENUE' and the other 'POSSELL INKOMSTE'. These are the same as the South Africa victory issues only now with black 'SWA' overprint.

#151 & #152
SG 39
1d
brown and carmine
#153 & #154
SG 40
2d
slate blue and violet
#155 & #156
SG 41
3d
deep blue and blue


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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Issued: 15th Oct 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#157
SG 257
3c
chocolate
#158
SG 258
6c
blue


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TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

Issued: 4th Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#159
SG 206
2d
black
#160
SG 207
3d
blue


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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Issued: 1st Nov 1946 and printed recess by the Del La rue company on 'Multi Script CA' paper and perf 13½:14. These stamps feature a portrait of King George VI with the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in the background. The King and the Houses of Parliament represent the Constitutional Monarchy where the state is ruled by an elected parliament and a hereditary king or queen.

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#161
SG 122
1½d
lake-brown
#162
SG 123
3d
orange


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ZANZIBAR

Issued: 11th Nov 1946. These stamps were printed recess on 'Multi Script CA' watermarked paper perf 14:13½. They were not specially designed to commemorate the end of the war, instead they are the same as SG 311 and SG 315, first issued on 1st Jan 1936 only now with an over print "VICTORY ISSUE 6TH JUN 1946". The stamps feature Sultan Khalifa bin Harub.

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#163
SG 331
10c
black
#164
SG 332
30c
ultramarine


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