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On sale in England last week went the new Edward VIII postage stamps: Ha'penny, penny-ha'penny and tuppence-ha'penny. Only by the firmest insistence was His Majesty able to get this most unprecedented royal British issue past its critics in the Post Office. The new stamps have simple, modernistic and almost photographic profile views of Edward VIII which really look like him (see cut).

Around the head is no frame; no collar is visible; on the stamp appears not even the King's name but simply the word POSTAGE, the denomination and a very small crown off...

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