Ceylon stamps and postal history

Ceylon 1912-1934 King George V Key Plates Stamps

Ceylon stamps 1921-32  Mult. Script CA 30c. yellow-green and violet

Ceylon had previously had stamps produced to their own design, but opted to utilise the Imperium key plates for their King George V series. They subsequently became the largest single user of the Imperium key plates, accounting for nearly 41% of all stamps produced in this design. Of the twenty five 120-set key plates available for general use Ceylon employed twenty three, missing only plates 17 and 28. Nigeria alone equalled this total.