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Lot No. 2631

Auction No. 34
Category Papua New Guinea
    Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $1500
Status SOLD $1500



1962 5/- Patrol in left & right marginal block of 10. This was the first Australian printed multicoloured stamp prepared for release in 1962 but withdrawn before public issue because of the design showing local native police carrying rifles in the Highlands. It was thought that this may cause a backlash considering past conflicts. This block of 10 is fine MUH. A single in Ace Stamp Auctions Sale No. 21 sale sold for $400 +BP. Retail is $7500+


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