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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Australia-1965-50th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landing Postage Stamp Set-Illustrated

Shown below is the stamp set issued in Australia in 1965 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli during World War 1. The set had three values a 5 Pence (brown), 8 Pence (blue), and 2Shillings and 3 Pence (purple). The stamp is dedicated to John Simpson who is famous for rescuing wounded from No-Mans Land and carrying them to safety with the aid of a donkey found on the Gallipoli peninsular . Simpson was himself killed while giving aid and is buried in the Australian graveyard at Gollipoli. A detail of the 8 Pence value is illustrated below the set.

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