Off with his head

Composite photo of George VI head on body of Edward VIII

Faced with little time to design new stamps for the 1937 coronation of George VI, the Postmaster-General’s Department created a composite photograph using the head of George VI grafted onto the body of Edward VIII. The mockup was rejected by Buckingham Palace in favour of a design using an officially approved portrait.

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