The Lay of the Land - Other Issues Starting at 1935
The first set that I want to show you is the very beautiful Silver Jubilee issue that was released in 1935 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of King George V 's Accession to the throne. It is a very beautifully designed stamp showing the king's portrait next to Windsor Castle. This common design was produced for every colony in the empire, with each colony or territory employing its own colour combination. The combinations repeat several times, but there are many stunning stamps. The stamps were printed by all three of the major printing firms in London at the time: Waterlow and Sons Ltd., Bradbury Wilkinson & Co, and De La Rue & Co. Nigeria's set was printed by Waterlow. the scans below show all four values in the set. It is worth noting that the stamp issuing policy at the time was that all sales of the regular definitives were to have ceased during the time that these stamps were current (approximately 6 months) after which time, the unsold remainders would be withdrawn and the sales of regular definitives would resume.