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Edward VIII – “Stamp Duty”

King Edward VIII, by Hugh Cecil, 1936

This photo, taken by Hugh Cecil in 1936, was the basis for all of the stamps and coins that were to be issued in the UK during the reign of Edward VIII. Four stamps, 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2d went on sale, but Edward abdicated before any coins were issued.

 

King Edward VIII, by Hugh Cecil, 1936

Original B&W photo.

 

Edward VIII stamp

The 1d stamp

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