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George V Mount Kenya Definitive
with White Bar Over Image

George V Mount Kenya Definitive Variety
The stamp on the right has a white bar between the image and the
frame as a result of the black ink image being slightly misplaced.


The King George V pictorial definitives were issued on May 1, 1935. Gibbons
Stamp Monthly
notes that "Shifts on two colour letterpress or recess-printed
stamps of the 1930s to 1960s are fairly common, indeed, the central vignette of
many such stamps (the second colour) had background shading that faded off at
the edges in order to conceal any slight misalignment between centre and frame."


Bibliography

"Kenya." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.

"Shifts." Gibbons Stamp Monthly. July 2004: 76.


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