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wpeD1.jpg (21328 bytes) 21/3/1962 Ordinary paper

26/3/65 Helecon Paper

Quantities: Sheets Coils (1963)
Ordinary 24,739,200 15,968,000
Helecon 4,4532,310 (26.3.65) 1,736,973 (31.3.65)

Discontinued at decimal currency.


Coils were made from ordinary post office sheets. A special coil plate was not produced. Similar to other coil issues, coil sheets were freely available and are normally collected as blocks of four. Note however that Helecon coils were not sold as sheets and are collected as traditional pairs.


The last printings of this series was made on Helecon Paper. They are considerably paler and washed out in appearance and easily detectable.  white paper  is not seen in this issue.


helecon coils

with thanks to JOHN ACKERMAN

The final coil rolls were made up from mixtures of helecon and non helecon sheets.

For this reason, it is possible to collect coil joins with one stamp heleconised, the other, not. The incidence is rare because it only occurred during the next ream of printed sheets (normally a gross of 144) being used in the middle of creating the rolls of 720 stamps.



coil plate #3

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