The 1937 Coronation Stamp of King George VI: Cylinder 4
IntroductionThis is a very interesting cylinder, with three distinct printings – two of which are very difficult – and several very collectible signature flaws that deserve special study.
The two panes are very different, each with its own set of flaws. The received wisdom that there were only three panes with the Ray Flaw Corrected is a complete myth, yet the block with this stamp retains great value. Another flaw. the Cracked Orb is even more rare, arguably a more dramatic and collectible item and yet it is virtually unknown.
There are at least eight multipositive flaws providing great opportunity for a special study. These range from the ever-popular Tennis Ball flaw which is as unique because of miniflaws as is the same stamp on Cylinder 6. It is listed but its unique and scarce quality makes it very collectible. In contrast, the White Chip on top of Lacing flaw is exactly the same from every cylinder, and is invariably ignored.