1936 South Australian Centenary
Engraved FD. Manley
CA watermark Perf 11½
First use of nickel coated electros.
After the very poor printings of the previous issue (Silver
Jubilee), the electrotype plates were nickel coated. This gave considerably better wearing
properties and the images are reasonably sharp.
In the foreground of the design is the old gum tree in the
suburb of Glenelg, Adelaide where the proclamation of the founding of Adelaide was read,
December 29, 1836. The background is a contemporary skyline of Adelaide from King William
Plate numbering was dispensed with as of this issue. The
number of plates made for each value are unknown, but it would be safe to assume one each
for the 3d and 1/-, and probably four for the 2d.
Four steel plates AND 3 copper electros were made for the 2d.
Two steel plates for the 3d.
One copper electro for the 1/-