|| Arms Overprint
|| First Day Cover - 14 December 1964
|... 7d (130a)|
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When airmail postage rates increased from 6d to 7d there was no stamp in
the 1960 Definitives issue to cover this rate - the 7d Definitive not being
issued until 1966. To fill the gap, the 1931 Arms Postal Fiscals
used with no value printed in the panels at the top and bottom, but with 7d
overprinted in black. The 1965 Sir Winston
Churchill - Commonwealth Day
commemorative also helped span the gap
The bulk of used stamps left the country and so this
stamp is rarer used than mint.
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