Great Britain 1936 (April 29th) King Edward VIII 4d Accession Essays, SG460var.
A very fine perforated block of four printed in red on gummed "GvR" watermarked, ordinary lightly coated paper, depicting the King in the uniform of the Seaforth Highlanders from a photograph by Bertram Park (Design Type B).
Produced by Harrison & Sons ans mounted on the original backing card as presented to the Post Office.
Very scarce as the stamps were not issued. When Edward became king of the United Kingdom in January 1936, he made it clear he planned to marry Wallis. When he was told by Parliament this was impossible, he abdicated in December of that year. The couple lived out the rest of their lives in a whirl of parties and foreign travel.
Single examples are priced at £1,500 each in the Stanley Gibbons Specialised catalogue volume 2.
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