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Proposed King George V memorial issue (1936)

The death of King George V on 20 January 1936, prompted a letter to The Times proposing the issue of a mourning or memorial stamp. Harrison & Sons, the stamp printer, was asked to develop ideas but it was eventually decided not to proceed further. Seventeen of the essays produced for the issue went missing or were destroyed, and nine were subsequently traced to private collections.