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1938 Issues

King George VI Definitive Issue Listings
The first King George VI definitive issue is huge, we have the standard issue in 2 Parts with 4 issues (1937-41), then the Zoological issue in 3 Parts with 8 Issues (1937-56) followed by the Robes Design issue in 3 Issues(1938-49), then the King George VI Surcharges in 1 Issue (1941), followed by the additional King George VI Definitives in 5 Issues (1942-49), then the Additional Zoological release in 3 Issues (1948-56), I have separated all of these for convenience, numbering them by part &/or issue, then adding links to each of the sections where they appear, this list is printed at the start of each year where they exist.  
The Standard Issues, Part 1, Issue 1, 1937; Part 1, Issue 2, 1938; Part 2, Issue 1, 1940 & Part 2, Issue 2, 1941. The Zoological Issue, Part 1, Issue 1, 1937; Part 1, Issue 2, 1938; Part 2, Issue 1, 1941; Part 2, Issue 2, 1942; Part 2, Issue 3, 1943; Part 2, Issue 4, 1945; Part 3, Issue 1, 1949; Part 3, Issue 2, 1956.  The Robes Design Issues, Issue 1, 1938; Issue 2, 1948; Issue 3, 1949.  The Surcharges, 1941. The Additional Definitive Issues, Part 1, Issue 1, 1942; Part 1, Issue 2, 1943; Part 1, Issue 3, 1944; Part 2, Issue 1, 1948; Part 2, Issue 2, 1949.  The Additional Zoological Issues, Issue 1, 1948; Issue 2, 1956.

King George VI Definitive Issues
Zoological Series
Part 1, Issue 2
Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engravers: Frank D. Manley - Printer: John Ash
This issue is of birds & animals is in 3 Parts with 8 Issues, Part 1, Issue 1, 1937; Part 1, Issue 2, 1938
(below); Part 2, Issue 1, 1941; Part 2, Issue 2, 1942; Part 2, Issue 3, 1943; Part 2, Issue 4, 1945; Part 3, Issue 1, 1949; Part 3, Issue 2, 1956.  The ½d concept (Kangaroo or Kangaroos) was decided upon in January 1937, but the actual design released was not accepted until March 1938, the design of the Kangaroo on this stamp was based on 'Duke' a much loved and favourite at the Melbourne Zoological Gardens, two unadopted designs can been found here, listed under 1938.
The stamps below are listed in value order
Issued as below (in brackets) followed by perforation
   
25-1-1 ½d Yellow Kangaroo, (3 October), perforation 13½ x 14;
26-1-1 4d Green Koala, (1 February), perforation 13½ x 14;
27-1-1 5d Purple Merino Sheep, (1 December), perforation 14 x 13½;
29-1-1 9d Grey Platypus, (1 September), perforation 14 x 13½

King George VI Definitive Issues
Part 1, Issue 2

Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designers: Frank D. Manley & R. A. Harrison - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: John Ash
This issue has 2 Parts with 4 Issues, Part 1, Issue 1, 1937; Part 1, Issue 2, 1938 (below); Part 2, Issue 1, 1940 & Part 2, Issue 2, 1941; the designs are of both King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (who became the much loved Queen Mother) there were quite a number of die lots & corrections made during all parts of the issue.
The stamps below are listed in value order
Issued as below (in brackets), followed by perforation, type & designer
     
20-2-1 1d Green Elizabeth, (1 August), perforation 14¾ x 14, thick lettering, Designer: R.A. Harrison
21-1-1 1½d Maroon King George VI, (20 April), perf. 13½ x 14,
thick lettering, Designer: R.A. Harrison
22-2-1 2d Red King George VI, (11 July), perforation 14¾ x 14,
thick lettering, Designer: R.A. Harrison
23-4-1 3d Blue King George VI, (12 March), perf. 13½ x 14,
short Epaulette, Designer: Frank D. Manley
23-5-1 3d Blue King George VI, (21 December), perf. 13½ x 14,
thin paper, Designer: Frank D. Manley
24-1-1 1/4 Mauve King George VI, (3 October), perf. 13½ x 14,
long Epaulette, Designer: Frank D. Manley

King George VI Definitive Issues
Robe Design Series
Part 1
Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: H Barr, £1 redesigned by Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: John Ash
This issue is of the Coronation Robes Designs, the designs were based on photographs by Dorothy Wilding, this issue was released in 3 Parts, Part 1, 1938 (below), Part 2, February & November, 1948, Part 3, 1949.
Issued as below (in brackets) followed by
type all with perforation13¾ x 13¼ vertical or 13¼ x 13¾ horizontal

31-1-1 5/- Claret Elizabeth, (1 April)
, thick paper;
32-1-1 10/- Purple King George VI, (1 April)
, thick paper;
32-1-1 SPEC 10/- Purple King George VI, overprinted SPECIMEN;
33-1-1 £1 Slate King George VI & Elizabeth, (1 November)
, thick paper;
33-1-1 SPEC £1 Slate King George VI & Elizabeth, overprinted SPECIMEN