GB 1968 Christmas

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue: 25th November 1968
  • Designed by: Rosalind Dease
  • Printed by: Harrison & Sons, High Wycombe
  • Print Process: Photogravure
  • Sheet Format: (H) 120 (6 by 20) or (V) 120 (20 x 6)
  • Stamp Size: height 24.5mm x 41.5mm (Vert) or 41.5mm x 24.5mm (Horiz)
  • Paper/Gum: Chalk Surfaced with PVA
  • Perforation: 15 x 14 (H) or 14 x 15 (V)
  • Withdrawn: 24th November 1969

Sheet Stamps

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9d
1s 6d

9d variety (yellow omitted)

9d yellow omitted variety (SG776a)
9d comparison with normal stamp doll's dress detail
9d yellow omitted variety detail
9d comparison with normal stamp box detail
9d yellow omitted variety detail

Pierron (2008, p. 127) states that perhaps 240 mint copies are known. He describes the appearance of the stamp as, "Affects the leftmost doll's dress and bonnet, and the contents of the open box. The error is known in an upper traffic light block and in a lower right traffic light single with the yellow dot missing."

First Day Cover

First Day Cover

Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack

Cover with 9d yellow omitted variety

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Cover with 9d yellow omitted variety (SG776a)

References & sources

  • Peirron, Tom. Modern Great Britian & Commonwealth missing colour errors 1952 to date. [England]: www.errors.info, 2008.