1914 KGV RECESS
PMG Xmas Card for 1913
The illustrations above show the complete set of Australias first commemorative series. Designed in 1913/14 and not well understood. Also illustrated are the nemesis of the series, the Great Wars savings stamps which were produced in an identical manner.
*The 1d was issued in two tranches, each of 1.2 million stamps. The majority of sheets were aligned to horizontal mesh on the first issue where the stamps curl top to bottom. On the second issue, the printing was vertical, the gum is clearer, and generally deeper in colour. Neither is an absolute guide
The majority of 6d stamps were used on telegrams. Very few are found used postally.