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Lot No. 1966

Auction No. 30
Category Papua New Guinea
    Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $1000
Status SOLD $1250



1962 5/- Patrol in bottom left corner block of 4. Minor colour offset on gum of bottom two stamps. This was the first Australian printed multicoloured stamp prepared for release in 1962 but withdrawn before public issue because the design showed rifles being carried & this might cause a backlash considering past conflicts. A similar block sold in Ace Stamp Auctions Sale No. 29 sale sold for $1200+BP


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