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1954 Issues

Royal Visit Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Without Watermark
Designers: Frank D. Manley with collaboration by Ralph Malcolm Warner on the 7½d - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
There were three stamps in this issue the 3½d & the 2/- are the same stamp with different colours & values, the design shows a shoulders up or "Bust" shot of Her Majesty the Queen & Prince Philip, the 7½d is of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the insignia of the "Order of Australia".
Issued 2 February with perforation 14½ x 14

91-1-1 3½d Red Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip;
92-1-1 7½d Purple Queen Elizabeth;
91-2-1 2/- Green Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip

Centenary of the First Telegraph Line
Without Watermark
Designer: Ralph Malcolm Warner - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This release shows a telegraph pole as the main feature with a Morse Code Key below it.
Issued 7 April with perforation 14 x 14½

93-1-1 3½d Red Telegraph Pole & Morse Key

40th Anniversary of the Australian Red Cross
Without Watermark
Designer: B. Stewart - Engraver: P.E Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This release shows a red cross highlighted over the Globe, with Australia as the centre piece overshadowed by the cross.
Issued 9 June with perforation 14¾ x 14½

94-1-1 3½d Blue & Red (red cross over Australia)

First Queen Elizabeth II Definitives
Part 1, Issue 2

Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraved: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was issued during 1953, 1954 & 1956, with Part 1, Issue 1, April 1953; Part 1, Issue 2, June 1954 (below); Part 2, Issue 1, during, 1953; Part 2, Issue 2, June 1954 (next listing below); Part 2, Issue 3, during, 1956, all stamps show a sideface view of Her Majesty the Queen.
Issued 23 June with perforation 14¾ x 14

85-2-1 6½d Orange Queen Elizabeth

First Queen Elizabeth II Definitives
Part 2, Issue 2
Without Watermark
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraved: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This series was issued during 1953, 1954 & 1956, with Part 1, Issue 1, April 1953; Part 1, Issue 2, June 1954 (above); Part 2, Issue 1, during, 1953; Part 2, Issue 2, June 1954 (below); Part 2, Issue 3, during, 1956, all stamps show a sideface view of Her Majesty the Queen.
Issued 23 June with perforation 14¾ x 14

85-4-1 2½d Blue Queen Elizabeth

Centenary of the First Western Australian Postage Stamp
Without Watermark
Designer: Richard L. Beck - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This release shows the Black Swan as it was depicted on the First Western Australian Postage stamp first issued 1 August, 1854.
Issued 2 August with perforation 14¾ x 14½

95-1-1 3½d Black Swan

Centenary of the Railway System in Australia
Without Watermark
Designer: Ralph Malcolm Warner - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This design shows two locomotives one from the year 1854 & one from 1954.
Issued 13 September with perforation 14½ x 14

96-1-1 3½d Maroon Locomotives

Australian Research Expeditions in Antarctica
Without Watermark
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This design includes the emblem for the Antarctic Division of the Department of External Affairs, showing a map of Antarctica, created by Mrs. Phillip Law, along with Elephant Seals, Black Haired Albatross, Gentoo Penguins, King Penguins, a plant found in Antarctica; Pleurophylum hookeri butch, zooplankton; Euphausia superba, Kerguelen cabbage, two types of Antarctic fish; Cynodraco Mawsoni & Notothrnia.
Issued 17 September with perforation 14½ x 13¾

97-1-1 3½d Black Emblem

Olympic Games Publicity
Issue 1

Without Watermark
Designer: Richard L. Beck - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
Design is a reproduction of the Olympic Games Publicity Poster, there were two releases, the 2/- Blue Issue 1, 1954
(below) and the 2/- Green Issue 2, 1955.
Issued 1 December  with perforation 14 x 14¼

98-1-1 2s or 2/- Blue Olympic Games Poster