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2015 The First Victoria Cross Imperforate MS Overprint Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 FDC - Set of 4

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2015 The First Victoria Cross Imperforate Miniature Sheet Overprint Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 FDC - Set of 4

- Special Issue at the Sydney Stamp Expo 16-19 April 2015

- Includes 1 ea of the 4 postmarks issued 16-19 April 2015

- Mint Condition

- Never Hinged

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2015 The First Victoria Cross Imperforate Miniature Sheet Overprint Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 FDC - Set of 4

Special Overprint of the imperforate miniature issued for the Sydney Stamp Expo 16-19 April 2015.

This commemorates the first Victoria Cross awarded to an Australia.

The Victoria Cross was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 to honour conspicuous bravery during the Crimean War, but was not awarded to an Australian until the Second Boer War of 1899-1902.

During this conflict, in which Australians fought alongside South African and British forces, five Australians were honoured with a Victoria Cross, the first being Captain Neville Howse.

The stamp design is based on the original one penny (1d) stamp issued by the colony of Victoria in May 1900 to raise fund for the Patriotic Fund for the Boer War.

The design which arose from a public competition, was modelled on the Victoria Cross medal. The medal is in the form of a bronze pattee bearing the crown of St Edward surmounted by a lion, the emblem of the British royal family, and the inscription FOR VALOUR.

This limited edition set of 4 Miniature Sheet Overprints comes with a Commemorative 70c & $5 Australia Post stamps in a full colour.

Postmarked Anzac Centenary 16-19 April SYDNEY STAMP EXPO 2015 in Gold Foil

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'We Will Remember Them' in Black - Dated 18th April 2015

'At the going down of the sun' in Green Foil - Dated 16th April 2015

'Lest we Forget' in Red Foil - Dated 19th April 2015

'And in the morning' in Black - Dated 16th April 2015

In mint condition - Still in original issue packaging

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2015 The First Victoria Cross Imperforate MS Overprint Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 FDC - Set of 4

2015 The First Victoria Cross Imperforate MS Overprint Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 FDC - Set of 4

2015 The First Victoria Cross Imperforate Miniature Sheet Overprint Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 FDC - Set of 4

- Special Issue at the Sydney Stamp Expo 16-19 April 2015

- Includes 1 ea of the 4 postmarks issued 16-19 April 2015

- Mint Condition

- Never Hinged

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