1st April 1936
Designed and Engraved by F.D. Manley
CA watermark, perf 11.5
||This issue celebrated the completion of the
underwater cable between Van Diemen's Land and the mainland, completing a linkup between
all states in the National Telephone Network.
design shows Amphritrite, the wife of Neptune.
A total of five copper electros of the 2d, and two of the 3d
were produced. Only 4 electros for the 2d were used and one for the 3d.
The layout followed the plate numbering pattern of the
previous issue (silver jubilee) in which the plate
number was inscribed in the four corners of the printsheet. Like the Jubilee issue, this
means each post office sheet contains only one plate number and corner margins can appear
with or without plate numbers depending on the post office sheet they came from.
Standard Victorian Centenary
layout of 2 panes, 10 rows of 4 with imprint appearing below narrow interpane gutter,
Type A & B 2d stamps.
A barely visible connecting line between inner and out frame lines of the tablet near
A total of four plates were made for the 2d. Two plates were
made at a time, each with separate dies. Thus plates 1 & 3 are 'type A' die and plates
2 & 4 are 'type B'.