King George VI stamps (1936-1952)

Discover more about King George VI stamps

The reign of King George VI saw a variety of new British stamps issued, with a clear trend towards stamps celebrating national events and anniversaries.

George VI reigned from 11 December 1936 (following the abdication of Edward VIII) to 15 August 1947. Notable stamps issued during his reign include:

German propaganda forgeries
German propaganda forgeries provide a fascinating insight into the espionage of the Second World War and the way in…
20 May 2021
Usages of King George VI Stamps
In this exclusive video King George VI stamp expert Maurice Buxton provides an in-depth guide to the many different…
31 December 2020
King George VI stamps - the Festival of Britain stamps 1951
The Festival of Britain was held throughout the country in the summer of 1951 and the celebrations included the…
12 April 2018
Stamp collecting guide: King George VI brown 2s 6d stamp
Find out more about the King George VI brown 2s 6d stamp issued in 1939 as Britain went to war
11 November 2017
Postal history of the reign of King George VI
Exploring the stamps of the reign of King George VI, including meter stamps and slogan postmarks. By Mike Jackson.
17 March 2017
An introduction to the British stamps of King George VI
The British stamps of King George VI are very popular with collectors and it is relatively easy to form a good…
17 March 2017
Quick stamp guide: King George VI stamps – Victory, June 1946
Discover more about the King George V 'Victory' stamps of June 1946, issued in Great Britain to celebrate the end of the…
26 February 2017
King George VI stamps – Centenary of First Adhesive Postage Stamps, May 1940
The Post Office celebrated the centenary of the first postage stamp in May 1940, as revealed in our quick guide to the…
13 February 2017
Stamp collecting feature: France's stamp for the State Visit of King George VI,…
The invitation to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to visit France provided the opportunity to reinforce the entente…
06 May 2014
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