I've inherited some letters that my great-grandmother sent from London, UK to Stockholm, Sweden in 1919 and 1920. Unfortunately the stamps have been cut out (probably by a relative who wished to save them somewhere else). My question is therefore: Do you know which George V stamp could have been used? Thank you in advance!

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Depends on the exact weight - a half-ounce letter would be 2 1/2d, a one-ounce letter 4d. (Postcards were 1d until 1921).

There were standard definitive stamps for 2 1/2d and 4d (blue and grey respectively) so it is likely these would have been used, but a combination of smaller ones might have been used if they were to hand.

  • Thank you very much for your answer! The square that was cut out of the envelope is so small that it must have been a single stamp. And it was only a few pages, so I'm guessing it was 2 1/2d. Or could it be 2d orange?
    – Hanna
    May 6, 2017 at 16:08
  • It would only have been 2d to "Empire" destinations, I think - so probably 2 1/2 d. May 6, 2017 at 18:46

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