1967



 
Provisional Booklet

Queen Elizabeth II

50c

29 September 1967

Contains: Two Panes of 5 x 4c
                    overprinted 5c QEII Red

Booklet Measures: 79mm x 40mm

 

The increase of letter postage from 4c to 5c was intended for May 1967, and due to  time constraints to prepare new plates, existing stock was overprinted. The actual price increase was delayed until October, by which time new plates were ready, but it was decided to release the large quantity of prepared overprinted booklets first.

These booklets were known as the 50c Bar Booklets.

There were six versions of this booklet. Each had a different slogan tab, as displayed on the right.

There were Edition Numbers on the back cover.

N for NSW
V for VIC
G for everywhere else.

For the 50c booklet, only the following Edition Number was produced.

V67/2

     

     



 
Provisional Booklet

Queen Elizabeth II

$1.00

29 September 1967

Contains: Four Panes of 5 x 4c
                    overprinted 5c QEII Red

Booklet Measures: 79mm x 40mm

 

The increase of letter postage from 4c to 5c was intended for May 1967, and due to  time constraints to prepare new plates, existing stock was overprinted. The actual price increase was delayed until October, by which time new plates were ready, but it was decided to release the large quantity of prepared overprinted booklets first.

These booklets were known as the $1.00 Bar Booklets.

There were six versions of this booklet. Each had a different slogan tab, as displayed on the right.

There were Edition Numbers on the back cover.

N for NSW
V for VIC
G for everywhere else.

The following Edition Numbers were produced.

N67/1, V67/1, G67/1

The First Series had three insert pages, with the second and third pages being blank. There are some versions of the V67/1 where the first page became the third page, making the first and second pages blank.

A Second Series also had three insert pages, with the inside front and back covers being blank, as well as the third insert page.

The only Edition Number used for the Second Series was

V67/2

The Third Series had three insert pages, all of which had advertising, including the inside front and back covers.

The following Edition Numbers were produced.

N67/3, V67/3, G67/3

Some of the G Editions had Wax Interleaving, which is also known as Tropical Editions.

 

     

     



 
Queen Elizabeth II

50c

29 September 1967

Contains: Two Panes of
                    5 x 5c QEII Blue

Booklet Measures: 79mm x 40mm

 

There was only one version of this booklet. It used the "Use Postal Orders" slogan tab, as displayed on the right.

There were no Edition Numbers on the back cover for this booklet.

The booklet can be found with the back cover as displayed, or with a blank back cover.

 



 
Queen Elizabeth II

$1.00

29 September 1967

Contains: Four Panes of
                    5 x 5c QEII Blue

Booklet Measures: 79mm x 40mm

 

There was only one version of this booklet. It used the "Use Postal Orders" slogan tab, as displayed on the right.

There were Edition Numbers on the back cover.

N for NSW
V for VIC
G for everywhere else.

The following Edition Numbers were produced.

N67/3, V67/3, G67/3
N67/4, V67/4, G67/4
N68/1, V68/1, G68/1
N68/2, G68/2

Some of the G Editions had Wax Interleaving, which is also known as Tropical Editions.

There were three different back covers available for this issue.



 
Australian Defence Forces

50c

May 1967

Contains: Pane of 10 x 5c Thornbill

Booklet Measures: 110mm x 54mm

 

These booklets were produced for Australian Troops serving in Vietnam.

The initial release was made from sheets of 50 stamps, with blank selvedge on both ends.

The stamps were attached by either the left or right selvedge.

Subsequent releases were made from sheets of 100 stamps. These had two panes of 50 stamps each, separated by a gutter strip that had two black lines. The sheet was cut between the two black lines. Booklets from this issue are identified by having selvedge both ends, but with either the left or right selvedge having a single black line.

There are some versions that also have the sheet number in the selvedge.

I have seen and also have a number of these booklets that have the right hand selvedge removed. It is unlikely that this has been deliberately removed and may have been done at production time instead of cutting the sheets.

 

 


Booklet from a 50 stamp sheet, both selvedges blank.

Booklet from a 100 stamp sheet, black line on left selvedge, right side blank.

Booklet from a 100 stamp sheet, black line on right selvedge, left side showing sheet number.



 
Australian Defence Forces

50c

March 1968

Contains: Pane of 10 x 5c QEII Blue

Booklet Measures: 110mm x 54mm

 

These booklets were produced for Australian Troops serving in Vietnam.

The stamps were attached by either the left or right selvedge.

 


Booklet attached by selvedge either left or right.

 


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