Stamp Quiz Answers (4)


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No peeking! Here are the answers to the philatelic quiz, see how many you got right!

How many did you get right? Find out here with the answers to stamp quiz #3.

Stamp Quiz # 4 Answers

  1. When was The Society For The Suppression Of Speculative Stamps formed?
    ANSWER: The Society for the Suppression of Speculative Stamps (S.S.S.S.) was formed on 6 May 1895.
  2. Why was the colour of the GB QEII 2d red-brown of 1955 altered to light red-brown?
    ANSWER: To deter re-use for postal purposes of the red-brown 2d after it had been written across in ink as a receipt stamp. The ink showed more clearly on a light red-brown stamp.
  3. Which two of the four stamps in the GB 1955 Castles set have a stretch of water in the vignette scene?
    ANSWER: 2s6d and 5s (Carrickfergus Castle and Caernarvon Castle)
  4. In which year was the first GB £1 postage stamps issued, and what was its colour?
    ANSWER: In 1878, and the colour was brown-lilac.
  5. What were the two values and colours of the GB Festival of Britain stamps issued in May 1951?
    ANSWER: 2½d scarlet and 4d ultramarine.
  6. In which year was Sudan’s Arab Postman stamp first issued?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: 1898
  7. Four portraits feature on the St Helena 10s postage stamp of 1934. Who are they?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: William IV; Victoria; Edward VII; George V
  8. In which two years were the British Empire Exhibition postage stamps issued?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: 1924 and 1925
  9. The work of which British artist featured on the QEII 1967 1s 6d postage stamp?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    ANSWER: L.S.Lowry

  10. Which country issued an Art Deco carrier pigeon stamp in the 1930s?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: Netherlands


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