GB 1953-1967 Definitives Wildings

From Stamps of the World

  • Date of Issue: 05 December 1952-14th July 1961
  • Designers: Enid Marx ½-2d, M Farrar-Bell 2½-3d, G Knipe 5-7d, Mary Adshead 8-11d, E Dulac 1s-1s 6d, L.Lamb (2s6d-1£).
  • Portrait by Dorothy Wilding
  • Perforations: 15 x 14 and 11 x 12 (2s6d-1£)
  • Watermarks:
Tudor Crown
St Edwards Crown
Multiple Crowns


[edit]
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.a.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.b.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.c.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.e.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.d.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.f.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.g.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.h.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.i.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.j.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.k.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.l.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.m.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.n.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.o.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.p.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.q.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.r.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.s.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.t.jpg
GB 1953-1967 Definitives.u.jpg
31.8.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
03.54.Tudor Crown Watermark Inverted
12.12.55.St Edwards Crown
09.55.St Edwards Crown Inverted
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
25.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
26.05.61.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark
11.58.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
15.07.63.Chalk Surfaced Paper. Multiple Crowns Watermark
.Chalk Surfaced Paper. Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
15.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
15.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
22.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
14.07.61.Multiple Crowns WatermarkSideways Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
14.08.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark inverted Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
31.8.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
03.54.Tudor Crown Watermark Inverted
19.09.55.St Edwards Crown
09.55.St Edwards Crown Inverted
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
24.03.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark
26.05.61.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark
11.58.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
18.12.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.12.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
07.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.Misplaced Graphite Lines on the Back
07.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.Misplaced Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.halfd1m.jpg
15.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.3 Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.halfd1n.jpg
15.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.3 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
22.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front
14.07.61.Multiple Crowns WatermarkSideways Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
14.08.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark inverted Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
05.12.52.Tudor Crown Watermark
15.10.54.Tudor Crown Watermark Sideways
05.53.Tudor Crown Watermark Inverted
11.10.55.St Edwards Crown
07.03.56.St Edwards Crown Sideways
08.55.St Edwards Crown Inverted
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.2h.jpg
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Left
30.08.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark
26.05.61.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark
12.58.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
04.08.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
07.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
07.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
22.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
14.07.61.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark .2 Phosphor Bands
14.08.60.Multiple Crowns inverted Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
31.8.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
08.10.54.Tudor Crown Watermark Sideways
03.54.Tudor Crown Watermark Inverted
06.09.55.St Edwards Crown
31.07.56.St Edwards Crown Sideways
09.55.St Edwards Crown Inverted
17.10.56.St Edwards Crown
05.03.57.St Edwards Crown Sideways
01.57.St Edwards Crown Inverted
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 1 Graphite Line on the Back
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 1 Graphite Line on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.xg.jpg
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 1 Graphite Line on the Left
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.yg.jpg
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 1 Graphite Line on the Left
04.12.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
03.04.59.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.ff.jpg
10.04.61.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Graphite Line on the Back
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Graphite Line on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 1 Phosphor Band on the Front & 1 Graphite Line on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 1 Phosphor Band on the Front & 1 Graphite Line on the Back
22.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark. 1 Phosphor Band
04.10.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
06.04.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.2 Phosphor Bands

Overprinted[edit]

File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives Wildings b.jpg
Corporation of Glasgow
04 Dec 1958 - Multiple Crowns Watermark
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives Wildings c.jpg
Scottish Gas Board
04 Dec 1958 - Multiple Crowns Watermark

Card and Cover Examples[edit]

2d 1967 London S.W.I. to Bern, Switzerland
Type I
On the square at the front of the crown, the top line only goes half way across.
Type II
On the square at the front of the crown, the top line goes all the way across.
  • 2½d Carmine Red, Tudor Crown Watermark, 05.53.
  • 2½d Carmine Red St Edwards Crown Watermark 1957
05.12.52.Tudor Crown Watermark Type I
15.11.54.Tudor Crown Watermark Sideways Type I
05.53.Tudor Crown Watermark Type II
05.53.Tudor Crown Watermark Inverted Type II
28.09.55.St Edwards Crown Type I
23.03.56.St Edwards Crown Sideways Type I
09.55.St Edwards Crown Type II
09.55.St Edwards Crown Inverted Type II
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown Type II. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown Type II. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
15.09.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Type II
10.11.60.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark Type I
11.58.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark Type II
04.10.61.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark Type I
15.07.63.Chalk Surfaced Paper. Multiple Crowns Watermark Type II
01.07.64.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark Type II
15.07.63.Multiple Crowns Do. Inverted Watermark Type II
09.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back Type II
09.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back Type II
21.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
21.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back Type II
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back Type II
22.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands Type II
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.4t.jpg
14.08.60.Multiple Crowns inverted Watermark. 2 Phosphor Bands
04.10.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Phosphor Band Type II
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.4v.jpg
03.62.Multiple Crowns inverted Watermark. 1 Phosphor Band Type II
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.4w.jpg
04.10.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Phosphor Band Type I
18.01.54.Tudor Crown Watermark
17.07.56.St Edwards Crown
22.11.57.St Edwards Crown Sideways
01.10.57.St Edwards Crown InvertedI
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
19.11.57.St Edwards Crown. 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
08.12.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
24.10.58.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark
11.58.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5j.jpg
05.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Misplaced Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5jj.jpg
05.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Misplaced Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5k.jpg
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Graphite Line on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5kk.jpg
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Graphite Line on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5l.jpg
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.3 Graphite Lines on the Back
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5ll.jpg
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.3 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
04.08.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
22.06.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
14.08.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Phosphor Bands
14.07.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.2 Phosphor Bands
29.04.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Phosphor Band at Right
29.04.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark.1 Phosphor Band at Left
02.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.1 Phosphor Band at Right
File:GB 1953-1967 Definitives.5t.jpg
02.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.1 Phosphor Band at Left
16.08.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.1 Phosphor Band at Right
16.08.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.1 Phosphor Band at Left
08.12.66.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.1 Phosphor Band in Centre
08.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.1 Phosphor Band in Centre
19.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.1 Phosphor Band in Centre
02.11.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
14.11.55.St Edwards Crown
29.10.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
28.04.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark Deep Ultramarine
31.05.65.Multiple Crowns Sideways Watermark
21.06.65.Multiple Crowns Inverted Watermark
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
24.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.St Edwards Crown. 2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
22.06.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
28.04.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
22.06.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark Sideways.2 Phosphor Bands
21.06.65.Multiple Crowns Watermark Inverted.2 Phosphor Bands

Card and Cover Examples[edit]

1960 Harrow to Sofia, BG
1963 Newcastle upon Tyne to Sofia, BG
09.02.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark
03.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
03.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.Multiple Crowns .2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
18.11.59.Multiple Crowns .2 Phosphor Bands on the Front & 2 Graphite Lines on the Back
13.09.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
13.09.61.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands. Phantom Frame
06.07.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
21.09.55.St Edwards Crown
10.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
09.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
18.01.54.Tudor Crown Watermark
20.12.55.St Edwards Crown
08.05.58.St Edwards Crown. Deep Claret
23.12.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
22.06.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
18.01.54.Tudor Crown Watermark
23.04.56.St Edwards Crown
26.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
15.02.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
06.07.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
21.12.55.St Edwards Crown
24.02.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark
28.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
08.02.54.Tudor Crown Watermark
15.12.55.St Edwards Crown
24.03.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark
29.12.66.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
08.02.54.Tudor Crown Watermark
02.09.55.St Edwards Crown
18.11.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
30.12.66.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
08.02.54.Tudor Crown Watermark
28.10.55.St Edwards Crown
07.07.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
03.11.55.St Edwards Crown
30.10.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
28.06.67.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
02.11.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
27.03.56.St Edwards Crown
17.06.59.Multiple Crowns Watermark
22.06.60.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
02.11.53.Tudor Crown Watermark
27.03.56.St Edwards Crown
16.12.58.Multiple Crowns Watermark
12.12.66.Multiple Crowns Watermark.2 Phosphor Bands
Reces Waterlow
23 Sep 1955
St Edwards Crown
Reces Waterlow
23 Sep 1955
St Edwards Crown Inverted
Reces De La Rue
17 Jul 1958
St Edwards Crown
Reces De La Rue
22 Jul 1959

Multiple Crowns
Reces De La Rue
22 Jul 1959
Multiple Crowns Inverted
B.W. Printing
01 Jul 1963

Multiple Crowns
B.W. Printing
01 Jul 1963
Multiple Crowns Inverted
B.W. Printing
30 May 1963
Chalk-surfaced Paper
Multiple Crowns
Reces Bradburry
01 Jun 1968
White Paper
No Watermark
Reces Waterlow
23 Sep 55
St Edwards Crown
Reces De La Rue
30 Apr 58
St Edwards Crown
File:GB 1959-1968 Definitives.sDLR.jpg
Reces De La Rue
15 Jun 59
Multiple Crowns
.
File:GB 1959-1968 Definitives.sDLR.jpg
Reces De La Rue
15 Jun 59
Multiple Crowns Inverted
B.W. Printing
03 Sep 63

Multiple Crowns
.
B.W. Printing
03 Sep 63

Multiple Crowns Inverted
Reces Bradburry
10 Apr 68
White Paper

No Watermark
Reces Waterlow
01 Sep 55
St Edwards Crown
Reces De La Rue
25 Apr 58
St Edwards Crown
File:GB 1959-1968 Definitives.tDLR.jpg
Reces De La Rue
21 Jul 59
Multiple Crowns
B.W. Printing
16 Oct 63

Multiple Crowns
.
B.W. Printing
16 Oct 63

Multiple Crowns Inverted
Reces Bradburry
10 Apr 68
White Paper
No Watermark
Reces Waterlow
01 Sep 55
St Edwards Crown
Reces De La Rue
28 Apr 58
St Edwards Crown
File:GB 1959-1968 Definitives.uDLR.jpg
Reces De La Rue
23 Jun 59
Multiple Crowns
.
File:GB 1959-1968 Definitives.uDLR.jpg
Reces De La Rue
23 Jun 59
Multiple Crowns Inverted
B.W. Printing
14 Nov 63

Multiple Crowns
.
B.W. Printing
14 Nov 63

Multiple Crowns Inverted
Reces Bradburry
04 Dec 67
White Paper
No Watermark
01.07.64.2s Holiday Booklet
01.07.64. 2 X ½d,2 X 2½d Multiple Crown. Sideways Watermark.Type II