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1955 Issues

50th Anniversary of Rotary International
Without Watermark
Designer: Donald Cameron - Engraver: Donald Cameron - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
Design incorporates the Rotary Emblem in front of a globe of the world, with international flags flying above.
Issued 23 February with perforation 14 x 14¼

99-1-1 3½d Red Rotary Emblem

Queen Elizabeth II Definitives
Second Release
Part 1

Watermark 47 (C of A)
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This issue was released in 3 parts, Part 1, March, 1955, (below); Part 2, during, 1957; Part 3, September, 1961, the design was based on a bas-relief by W.L. Bowles, the figures 1' 0½d is one shilling & half a penny or twelve & a half pence.
Issued 9 March with perforation 14¾ x 14½

102-1-1 1'0½d Blue Queen Elizabeth II Sideface

It may be assumed from this point on, that the stamps do NOT have watermarks unless listed.

Australian - American Friendship
Designer: Richard L. Beck, with Queen Elizabeth II sideface by Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This release includes Queen Elizabeth's head & the USA Memorial located in Canberra.
Issued 4 May with perforation 14 x 14¼

100-1-1 3½d Blue Queen's Head & USA Memorial

Pioneers of the Coaching Era
Designer: adapted by Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This release is based on a print by Sir Lionel Lindsay, it shows an Outback Coach, used by Cobb & Co, Freeman Cobb an American founded Cobb & Co in 1852, his coaches transported goods, mail & passengers over Victoria & New South Wales, there are two stamps in this issue a 3½d Sepia & a 2/- Brown, a 4/8 booklet was also released containing 12 x 4d Lake stamps.
Issued 6 July with perforation 14¼ x 14
 
103-1-1 3½d Sepia Outback Coach;
103-2-1 2/- Brown Outback Coach

World Centenary of the YMCA
Designer: Eric Thake - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This stamp was released to commemorate the World Centenary of the YMCA, an error was also produced in this issue having the red triangle missing, due to a printing error.
Issued 10 August with perforation 14¼ x 14

104-1-1 3½d Green & Red

Centenary of the Florence Nightingale Service
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This release shows Florence Nightingale in the background with a lantern & a young nurse in the foreground
Issued 21 September with perforation 14 x 14¼

105-1-1 3½d Purple Florence Nightingale & Nurse

Centenary of the First South Australian Postage Stamp
Designer: Donald Cameron - Engraver: Donald Cameron - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
The design of this stamp is a reproduction of the first Queen Victoria stamp issued in South Australia in 1855.
Issued 17 October with perforation 14½ x 14¾

106-1-1 3½d Green Queen Victoria

Olympic Games Publicity
Issue 2

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 and the 2/- Green Issue 2, 1955 (below).
Issued 30 November with perforation 14 x 14¼

98-2-1 2/- Green Olympic Poster