Edward 7th Stamps
King Edward VII ascended the throne in 1901 and his reign marked a period of elegance and transformation, bringing a refreshing air of change to the British monarchy.
The stamps issued during King Edward VII's reign have distinctive designs capturing the essence of an era where tradition met modernity. With intricate details on each stamp, they reflect the aesthetics and values of the time.
Issues of Edward 7th
The stamps of Edward VII are excellent with the same designs being printed multiple times across three printing presses, resulting in stamps that look identical until you get up close to the detail.
1902 De La Rue - Some of these stamp designs share a striking resemblance Jubilee issue of Queen Victoria. This is where we can observe Edward trying to merge the traditions of the late queen and making his own mark.
1911 Harrison - An interesting divergence from the prior De La Rue issues. As Harrison did not posess the printing technology for the multicoloured stamps, they only printed the single colour lower-value stamps.
1911 Somerset House - Somerset House issued the remaining multicoloured values that Harrison could not produce.
Departmental Officials - Continuing the government's accounting practise set during Victoria's reign, "OFFICIAL" overprints were used for a brief period during Edward's reign. These overprinted issues ceased altogether 1904.