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George VI who reigned from 1936 to 1952 appears on the 1.00 stamp. George VI was the second son of King George V and had not expected to inherit the thrown. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth II and Margaret.

bbc postage stamp 13 Sept 1972

Paul Nash textile print on a stamp

Design by David Gentleman, 1969