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Name: Great Britain (GB)
What: country

Officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, this country occupies the whole of the northwestern European island of Great Britain and part of the island of Ireland, in addition to a number of smaller islands.

Britain issued the first postage stamps in regular use, in 1840.

Areas: Commonwealth, Europe

Stamps issued from 1840 to present

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1940: 448 ; to 1990: 1540 ; to 2010: 3200 ; to date: 3724



Sub-issuers
country: Northern Ireland
country: Scotland
country: Wales
administration: British forces in Africa
administration: British forces in Eritrea
administration: British forces in Somalia
administration: British forces in Tripolitania
offices: British offices in China
offices: British offices in Morocco, British currency
offices: British offices in Morocco, French currency
offices: British offices in Morocco, Spanish currency
offices: British offices in Tangier
offices: British offices in the Turkish Empire
bailiwick: Guernsey
Guernsey territory: Alderney
bailiwick: Jersey
territory: Isle of Man

Occupations/offices
Bushire
British occupation of German East Africa
British occupation of Togo

Watermarks used: anchor, crown & block GvR, crown & E8R, Colnect-2443-105-King-George-VI-back.jpgcrown & GVIR, Colnect-2452-798-King-George-V-back.jpgcrown & GvR, halfpenny, heraldic emblems, imperial crown, large crown, Colnect-2452-779-King-George-V---Seahorses-back.jpglarge crown & GvR, large garter, Maltese cross, medium garter, orb, small anchor, small crown, small garter, spray of rose, St Edwards crown & E2R, Colnect-2429-091-Queen-Elizabeth-II---Predecimal-Wilding-back.jpgSt Edwards crown mult, three orbs, Colnect-2443-837-Queen-Elizabeth-II---Predecimal-Wilding-back.jpgTudor crown & E2R, V R; some types unwatermarked

Currencies used: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb (Pound sterling (pre-decimal)), 100p=1lb (Pound sterling)

Overprints: Bahrain (67), Bechuanaland (6), Bechuanaland Protectorate (34), British East Africa (3), Cyprus (10), Great Britain (2), British forces in Africa (20), British forces in Eritrea (33), British forces in Somalia (31), British forces in Tripolitania (34), British offices in Morocco, British currency (45), British offices in Morocco, French currency (25), British offices in Morocco, Spanish currency (75), British offices in Tangier (111), British offices in the Turkish Empire (62), Ireland (70), Kuwait (67), Nauru (15), Niger Coast Protectorate (35), Oman (79), Qatar (25), Southern Rhodesia (6), Zululand (13)



Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect United..rthern Ireland
Commons Stamps..United Kingdom
Commons Stamps..ingdom by year
Skap Great Britain
WNS Great Britain
WSA Great Britain
WSA UK

Catalogs:
Michel
AFA number
Stanley Gibbons
Stamp Number
Yvert et Tellier
Unificato
WNS
Colnect codes

Cross-references
Image cross-references
Data missing
Stamp problems

Related albums
ARC - Great Britain
WSA UK BOB
WSA UK Postage


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