3rd Sept, 1953
Unwatermarked Perf 14.75x14
Layout: Medium Format Type B
Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Australian Young Farmers Club.
Originally designed by a post office artist, modified by P.E. Morriss, and engraved by
This is an interesting stamp because it has a unique printsheet layout using a
two-plate recess printing. This was Australia's first attempt at multicolour recess, and
The only other multicolours prior to the introduction of photogravure printing were the
1954 Red Cross, YMCA
of 1955 and the Queensland Self Government of 1959. In
the latter instances, typography was used for the second plate, and the designs were not
as ambitious as this one.