Issued today in 1987

Hong Kong. Queen Elizabeth II definitives. Type I design featuring heavy shading under cheek and mouth issued 13 July 1987. Reissued 1 September 1988 with type II design (lighter shading). Reissued in 1989, 1990 and 1991 with year imprint at lower right.


Issued today in 1973

Great Britain. British Paintings. Issued 4 July 1973. The 3p, 5p and 7½p values exist missing the gold Queen’s head. The 5p is known missing greenish yellow, which subtly affects Sir Henry Raeburn’s skin tone, while the 9p is recorded missing brownish rose, which affects the shade of the background mountains and Rev Walker’s face and shoes.