1935 Australian Silver Jubilee stamps produced largest quantity of varieties of any Australian issue. This was related to the copper electros used as printing media (wore down rapidly and required extensive recutting and retouching of the plates).
Stamp is based on a photograph taken by Raphael Tuck & Sons in 1927. King George is in a Field Marshall's uniform and mounted on his horse Anzac, a gift from the government of Australia.
Mr. Frank Manley, Note Printing Branch in Melbourne, was the designer and engraver.
Three values printed:-
2d. (96,044,000). Base rate for 1 ounce letter within Australia and British Empire.
3d. (2,880,000). Base rate for 1 ounce Foreign letter or Registration Fee.
2s. (500,000). Primarily parcel related rates.
Both 2d and 3d stamps initially printed in slightly different colours due to colour formula experimentation. All two shilling stamps of uniform colour.