GB 1968 British Paintings

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue: 12th August 1968
  • Designed by: Stuart Rose
  • Printed by: Harrison & Sons, High Wycombe
  • Print Process: Photogravure
  • Sheet Format: All 60 (10 by 6) except 1/9d. 60 (6 by 10)
  • Stamp Size: All (30mm x 41mm) except 1/9d. (36mm x 41mm)
  • Paper/Gum: Chalk Surfaced with PVA
  • Perforation: 14 x 15 (V) or 15 x 14 (H)
  • Withdrawn: 11th August 1989

Sheet Stamps

4d
1s
1s 6d
1s 9d

First Day Cover

First Day Cover

Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack

Varieties and Errors

Various errors occurred where the Gold was missing, Phosphor missing or Embossing missing on all values.

4d Missing Vermilion

Vermillion missing - Noticeable in bodice, hands and face
Normal for comparison

4d Queen Elizabeth I

Major

File:GB 1968 Painters 4d M1.jpg
White blister on hand

Minor

File:GB 1968 Painters 4d m1.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - Thick A in Harrison
File:GB 1968 Painters 4d m2.jpg
Dot Cylinder - Black mark in dress above right hand

1/- Pinkie

Major

No Major flaws recorded.

Minor

File:GB 1968 Painters 1s m1.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - Black line across Pinkie's shoulder
File:GB 1968 Painters 1s m2.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - Black mark on serrif of A in Harrison
File:GB 1968 Painters 1s m3.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - Diagonal black line on dress

1/6d Ruins of St. Mary Le Port

Major

No Major flaws recorded.

Minor

File:GB 1968 Painters 1s6 m1.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - In the blue area at top right is a dark spot
File:GB 1968 Painters 1s6 m2.jpg
Dot Cylinder - Curved black flaw in doorway
File:GB 1968 Painters 1s6 m3.jpg
Dot Cylinder - Patch in the yellow wall in the top left corner

1/9d The Hay Wain

Major

No Major flaws recorded.

Minor

File:GB 1968 Painters 1s9 m1.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - Small blue speck after Harrison
File:GB 1968 Painters 1s9 m2.jpg
No Dot Cylinder - Bush in bottom left corner is showing in Green instead of Brown