Bahamas 1954-59 QEII 5sh Paper Reference

The QEII 5sh 1959 reddish orange printing is a very subtle shade, barely justifying its separate catalogue listing. The examples below from a new issue reference collection show the deeper, red tinged orange of the 1959 - best seen in the background behind Bahamas. The green is also a more olive tinge versus the bluer tinge to the earlier printing. There is also a 1955 printing on whiter paper and with whiter gum, this printing has a noteable very white gum.

Bahamas 1954 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Orange SG214

Queen Elizabeth II 5sh bright emerald and orange. View larger image.
Bahamas 1954 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Orange SG214 Bahamas 1954 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Orange SG214

Bahamas 1955 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Orange SG214

Queen Elizabeth II 5sh bright emerald and orange. From the 1955 printing with white gum View larger image.
Bahamas 1955 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Orange SG214 Bahamas 1955 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Orange SG214

Bahamas 1959 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Reddish Orange SG214a

Queen Elizabeth II 5sh bright emerald and reddish orange. View larger image.
Bahamas 1959 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Reddish Orange SG214a Bahamas 1959 QEII 5sh Bright Emerald and Reddish Orange SG214a

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