Silver Jubilee

The Silver Jubilee of the accession to the throne of His Majesty King George V was celebrated throughout the British Empire on 6 May 1935 with much rejoicing.

Issue information

Mr James Berry was originally invited to complete a design which incorporated sketches of the Royal couple together with the Southern Cross. The final design however depicted an image of the King and Queen taken from a series of photographs taken to commemorate the Jubilee. His Majesty personally approved the proof and requested that the original working drawing should be mounted in his collection.

Acknowledgments

New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue:

Historical information included on this page sourced from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand published by the Royal Philatelic Society of NZ. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: https://www.rpsnz.org.nz/

Product Listing for Silver Jubilee

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1/2d 'Green' gummed stamp.

Portraits of King George V and Queen Mary incorporating the Southern Cross, printed in green.

1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 1d 'Red' gummed stamp.

Portraits of King George V and Queen Mary incorporating the Southern Cross, printed in red.

1d
Single Stamp

Single 6d 'Orange' gummed stamp.

Portraits of King George V and Queen Mary incorporating the Southern Cross, printed in orange.

6d

Technical information

Date of issue: 7 May 1935
Designers: J Berry, Wellington
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 40mm x 22mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 11 x 11.5
Paper type: Wiggins Teape 'Esparto',  NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 22 June 1935.