(This page is also available as a downloadable Acrobat file - SJ Information )

General Information
The site has pictures of normal stamps, flaws, variations as well as other interesting philatelic information relating to the 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V. Information and pictures are being continually added.
There are 8 categories (areas of description), some with subsections. They are listed either on the top or left hand side of each page.
To go to a particular section, you can use either these links or the Site Search

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Sources of  Information
Information has been gleaned from many sources. Most are listed in the Bibliography section.

Baseline source of information:-
Silver Jubilee of King George V - Stamps Handbook by A.J. Ainscough.
Other major sources:-
a) John Cooper - 1991 articles in Gibbons Stamp Monthly plus much other material from personal correspondence. He has been a major source for correcting and clarifying the many questions and issues.
b) The Flagstaff. The 16 issues of the journal of the King George V Silver Jubilee Study Circle.
c) Various auction sales to identify additional varieties, especially specific country issues.
d) Articles and books listed in the bibliography section.
e) Many personal communications. These are acknowledged with the stamp/item.


Reproduction of Material and Images 
Placing information on the world wide web allows you, the viewer, free access to this information. However, it would be greatly appreciated if you plan to use this information for anything else than personal use, that you acknowledge its source. Please notify me (philatel2@yahoo.com). It is a common courtesy.
Some of the images are watermarked and have comments indicating they are reproduced with permission by a governmental agency. These images are copyrighted and you must have permission from the respective organization prior to its use on a public site. You can contact me and I will be happy to provide you with the necessary information.


Brief Overview of the Eight Categories

Home
The first page when you access this web site.

General Information
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Brief review about King George V, Windsor Castle, the Printers and Dates of Issues (Background).
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Historical, Geographical information plus the Stamps and Postal Rates of the issuing countries or colonies. These are listed alphabetically (Countries).
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Information about the Silver Jubilee Study Circle. Also contains a password-protected section of the web site. This is used by members of the Study Circle for discussions and publication of their journal, the Flagstaff (Study Circle).
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Auctioneers regularly including Silver Jubilee items and Dealers who usually have varieties in stock (Auctions/Dealers).
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Links to other Silver Jubilee and Useful Stamp Sites (Links).
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Glossary of relevant philatelic terms (Glossary).
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Listing of articles and books about the Silver Jubilee (Bibliography).
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All Acrobat files on the web site. These files contain in-depth information about a particular area (Acrobat files).

Stamps
Constitutes the major part of this web site. It covers general stamp information.
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Detailed listing and scanned images of the Common Design stamps by printer (Common Design).
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Listing of the non-common design stamps by country (Other Countries).
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Booklets printed containing Silver Jubilee stamps (Booklets).
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Specimen stamps printed and identified varieties (Specimens).
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Stamps that were perforated with specific designs (Perfins).

Postal History
The Postal History section deals with philatelic history and related information
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Covers used commercially or personally that display some aspect of the postal service (Postal Covers).
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First Day Covers and other covers of interest (Commemoratives).
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Rocket Mail used in India and Australia (Rocket Mail).
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Postal Rates in effect in 1935 (Postal Rates).
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Dates of issue of stamps (Dates of Issue)
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Timelines for Stamp Design and development (Timelines)
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Other items of Postal Interest (Other Postal Items).

Position/Location of Varieties
Contains a Decision Tree approach to help identify the Plate, Row and Column Numbers for known, described varieties (Known Position/Plate).
It also has scans of varieties that have been noted by a number of people but neither the plate, row or column number is known (Unknown Position). It is hoped that viewers may be able to help us locate their position.
Site Information
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Provides detailed information on how to maximize use of the site (Site Information). This page is also the Help and Getting Around pages.
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Site Map has listing, with links, of each page on the web site (Site Map). Includes one page downloadable Acrobat file. A separate page details the Common Design Site Map varieties.
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Updates page lists changes to the site over time ( Updates).
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All Individuals, companies and organizations who have contributed to this site either through information or images are acknowledged on a special page (Acknowledgements). Their specific contributions are also noted on the appropriate web page.

Search
The Search section provides a listing of the various pages, varieties and other areas of interest on the web site sorted alphabetically (Site Search).

Contact Me
Feel free to contact me through my e-mail (philatel2@yahoo.com) with comments or suggestions. If you have pictures that can be added to the site I would be delighted to accept them. Send the pictures as jpeg files and include information on the plate number, row and column number as well as any other information you think may be useful to others. All contributions are appropriately acknowledged on the site.
Neil Donen. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Note: Some pages currently contain no information. They have a picture indicating they are undergoing construction. They will be updated over time.


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