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wpeDD.jpg (42125 bytes) April 22 1959

150th Anniversary of the post office. Design taken from an unissued poster created by R. Shackel, and shows Australia's first postmaster, Isaac Nichols, boarding the brig 'Experiment; in Sydney Harbour to collect mails from England.

Qty: 41, 661, 200

Unwatermarked, Perf 14x14

Layout: Long format Type C

wpeE0.jpg (37647 bytes)An interesting overprint, considering Australian preference to not overprint where possible. This one, for Norfolk island, with, an even more interesting surcharge. This was an emergency overprint as the postal rates had suddenly increased, leaving Norfolk Island with no current letter rate stamps. See Antarctic, for similar overprints.

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