||Featuring the Northern Territory cattle industry. Showing an aboriginal
stockman cutting out a steer.
There are two types of cream paper, The earlier has a yellow tone.
White Paper 17/6/64
The stamp is distinctly bright red brown in shade.
part of a definitive series
This issue replaced the long running 5/- Arms
issue of 1949. It was part of a half-hearted definitive series which include the 1/- Colombo. Neither really got off the ground, definitive wise.
The 5/- was in turn replaced by the 5/- Navigator.
||die proof in purple-brown but on pink paper (not issued
thus) recessed in a presentation mount BW #373DP(1), paper flap with typed
details of the issue, 'CBA/NOTE PRINTING/BRANCH' cachet in violet on the
reverse dated "27-6-61" and numbered "36". The ACSC states in error
that the proofs were on "white wove paper". Printed on the unadopted pink
paper it is a very striking item.