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Colombo Plan

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June 30 1961
50,167,200
Unwatermarked Perf 14x14
Layout: Long format Type C
Colombo Plan

The design stresses Australia's role in the Colombo Plan, an Asian aid scheme of the time, and depicts the emblem of the scheme.

Helecon: 7,873,143* 22.4.65

Like other issues just prior to decimalisation, helecon papers were used on any print runs required. Unlike other issues, the differences are difficult to detect with naked eye, as the image is not washed out or faded.

*The odd quantity released reflects the withdrawn from sale nature of the definitive.

part of a definitive series that did not happen. This value replaced the 1959 zoo series 1/- Platypus

 

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