I finally found the courage to ID and organise my collection of 48 Francis, Day & Hunter stamps. With so many variations I was expecting trouble but "Stamps on Music" is so well laid out and illustrated with all colour examples, it actually turned out to be quite straightforward.
Of the 48, there are 15 different sets, and one is a new value within a set (see the final entry here).
There's a punched stamp too, (Set 30 A below,) but I'm not sure if that counts for an entry in the catalogue or not.
And I'm not sure where to fit 4 stamps, also at the end of the post here, and I'm thinking they might be a new set, but I'm sure Adam will put me right...
I'm going in...
2 of Set 010 (1912-15) A. Lilac map, signature red
Set 020 (1915-27). B. Large signatures, small figures:
3 of 1 ½d, orange map, green signature.
8 of 2 ¼d, pink map, dark green signature. Some poor condition, but a nice joined pair on the right.
1 of 3d, apple-green map with brown signature. Shame about the condition.
1 of 4d, green map, grey-blue (or blue?) signature.
2 of 5 ¼d, apple-green map, rosine signature.
1 of 5 ½d, dark brown map with green signature.
Set 030 (1917-29) Small signature, large figures of value.
2 of ¾d vermilion map, violet signature , one punched.
3 of 1 ½d orange with green signature.
B. No wmk. 2d Green map, blue signature
(I just made the decision to save time by not listing all copies. They all look like this one!)
This next one is (I think) Set 041 (1917-26) Type 2c, green, no signature, value in manuscript ()
Now for Set 050 (1921-29) Type 3 . No Signature, value and text in second colour.
3 of 1d, azure, blue.
3 of 2 ¼d dull orange, blue.
Now for the new and possibly new ones.
This is from Set 021 (1915-20) Large signature, values in manuscript in black. Lilac map, yellow-brown signature.
The current highest value in the catalogue for this set in 9d so this 9 ½d one is a new value.
And now for 4 puzzling ones. At 8d value, I thought they fitted neatly into Set 020 Type 2a B. Large signature, small figures of value. pink map, brown signature. This is the only 8d listing in the catalogue so everything seemed to fit. BUT looking again now, it seems to me the signatures are the small type, and furthermore, there are 2 different font sizes for the values. So... I'm at a loss. Could these be a new set, or have I just been looking at Francis, Hunter & Day stamps for too long?