Collect Southern Africa

Ascension Island

1956 - 63 QEII Definitives


Bradbury, Wilkinson Photographic Essays
Spink in their 9 July 2013 Sale offered 153 A to Z lots of Contemporary Photographs from the Printer's Record Books.
Lot 6 offered the 15 Essays as Illustrated
1956 - Set to 10/- with local SPECIMEN Handstamp on Card
Detail of Three Values - This Card was Displayed in the Ascension Post Office to
Promote the Issue - BPA Certificate - Unique
1956 First QEII Definitives SG 57 - 69
1963 Second QEII Bird Definitive SG 70 - 83 - In Blocks of four Unmounted mint
Variety 1½d with Cobalt Omitted SG 71a
The above is the only Missing Colour recorded and affects a small area around the Nest, the missing Cylinder Number confirms the omission, the pair at right is normal with all three cylinders in place. There were at least two sheets of this variety as I have seen a Cylinder block of four of the same variety - Grosvenor Auction Sale 56 Lot 1591 (May 1910)
Variety Watermark Inverted on 4½d Value
The only other variety listed is a Watermark Inverted
1963 - Set to £1 with local SPECIMEN Handstamp on Card


In Keeping with the Publicity Cards
for the KGVI & 1956 QEII Definitives,
a card for the 1963 Bird Definitives
also exists and was offered at

Grosvenor Auction
Sale 16 as lot 119
Illustrated at right

The Set cost 42/11d
This is not entirely correct
as it adds up to

1935 - 49 Commemoratives

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