A new book published by the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) offers an in-depth review of the British South Africa Company’s King George V “Admiral” stamps and postal stationery issued between 1913 and 1923.
Co-authored by David Spivack and Stephen Reah-Johnson, the book highlights the Admiral issues from Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), one of three places – including Canada – where Admiral stamps were issued.
In addition to exploring the development of the Rhodesian stamps’ designs, essays, die proofs and colour trials, the book explores the production issues resulting from the many plates, states and colours throughout that series’ 11-year history.
The book also includes a specialized catalogue and rarity guide based on auction results of the Admiral stamps and postal stationery.
The RPSL is offering the printed book via its website, rpsl.org.uk, for £58.
In addition to Canada, whose regular issue of Admiral sheet stamps ran from 1911-27, New Zealand also issued Admirals in 1926.