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Vestfold Hills

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This surprising stamp size reflected Australia's pride in it's Antarctic exploration.

The three men shown in the design are (left to right);

    Peter Shaw, Meteorologist.

    Phillip Law, Director, Antarctic division, External Affairs Dept,

    Dr Arthur Gwynn . Orthinologist .

Issued: March 27th 1957.

Unwatermarked, Perf 14x14 (this is opposite to what I expect).

The printers had fun with this issue, it is a simple doubling of the Medium Type A (portrait) layout. The centre comb pins being removed to avoid perforating the centre. Printsheet of four post office sheets, each single-pane, 12 rows of 5 (60 stamps).

 

 

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