The 1963 Definitive Series
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1949-1965



Stamp design by Brett Hilder 1963

Brett Hilder design 1963. source: coll. Frederic Petit

Information with this design - heavily enhanced graphically. source: coll. Frederic Petit





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Printed by Government Printing Works, Paris. First days of issue: November 25, 1963 - August 16, 1965 - August 15, 1966 - January 24, 1967 - December 5, 1967 - August 5, 1968 and February 25, 1972.
The 5c reprint was issued on February 29, 1972. Multiple St. Edward's Crown block CA or no watermark.
Perforated 14, 13 and 12½.

The 1963 British stamps

1966 5cg

S.-G.: 98-Yv: 242
Sc.   : **-Mi: 236
 
First Day: 15 August 1966
The 5gc had the globe printed in a different color (purple-brown) to the center of the stamp.

1972 5cg

S.-G.: 98a-Yv: ---
Sc.   : **-Mi: ---
 
First Day: 29 February 1972
reprint: the globe printed in the same color as the center of the stamp.

1965 10cg

S.-G.: 99-Yv: 219
Sc.   : **-Mi: 212
 
First Day: 16 August 1965

1963 15cg

S.-G.: 100-Yv: 207
Sc.   : **-Mi: 200
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1965 20cg

S.-G.: 101-Yv: 220
Sc.   : **-Mi: 213
 
First Day: 16 August 1965

1966 25cg

S.-G.: 102-Yv: 243
Sc.   : **-Mi: 237
 
First Day: 15 August 1966

1963 30cg

S.-G.: 103-Yv: 208
Sc.   : **-Mi: 201
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1965 40cg

S.-G.: 104-Yv: 221
Sc.   : **-Mi: 214
 
First Day: 16 August 1965

1963 50cg

S.-G.: 105-Yv: 209
Sc.   : **-Mi: 202
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1967 60cg

S.-G.: 129-Yv: 266
Sc.   : **-Mi: 262
 
First Day: 5 December 1967

1966 1Fg

S.-G.: 106-Yv: 244
Sc.   : **-Mi: 238
 
First Day: 15 August 1966

1963 2Fg

S.-G.: 107-Yv: 210
Sc.   : **-Mi: 203
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1965 3Fg

S.-G.: 108-Yv: 222
Sc.   : **-Mi: 215
 
First Day: 16 August 1965

1967 5Fg

S.-G.: 109-Yv: 256
Sc.   : **-Mi: 239
 
First Day: 24 January 1967

 

The 1963 French stamps

1966 5cg

S.-G.: F110-Yv: 239
Sc.   : **-Mi: 240
 
First Day: 15 August 1966
The 5gc had the globe printed in a different color (purple-brown) to the center of the stamp.

1972 5cg

S.-G.: F110a-Yv: ---
Sc.   : **-Mi: ---
 
First Day: 29 February 1972
reprint: the globe printed in the same color as the center of the stamp.

1965 10cg

S.-G.: F111-Yv: 215
Sc.   : **-Mi: 216
 
First Day: 16 August 1965
This French stamps had the "RF" at left and "ER" at the right side contradictory to the agreement.

1968 10cg

S.-G.: F112-Yv: 177
Sc.   : **-Mi: 185
 
First Day: 5 August 1968
"ER" at left and "RF" at the right side

1963 15cg

S.-G.: F113-Yv: 203
Sc.   : **-Mi: 204
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1965 20cg

S.-G.: F114-Yv: 216
Sc.   : **-Mi: 217
 
First Day: 16 August 1965
This French stamps had the "RF" at left and "ER" at the right side contradictory to the agreement.

1968 20cg

S.-G.: F115-Yv: 274
Sc.   : **-Mi: 264
 
First Day: 5 August 1968
"ER" at left and "RF" at the right side

1966 25cg

S.-G.: F116-Yv: 240
Sc.   : **-Mi: 241
 
First Day: 15 August 1966

1963 30cg

S.-G.: F117-Yv: 204
Sc.   : **-Mi: 205
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1965 40cg

S.-G.: F118-Yv: 217
Sc.   : **-Mi: 218
 
First Day: 16 August 1965

1963 50cg

S.-G.: F119-Yv: 205
Sc.   : **-Mi: 206
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1967 60cg

S.-G.: F120-Yv: 265
Sc.   : **-Mi: 265
 
First Day: 5 December 1967

1966 1Fg

S.-G.: F121-Yv: 241
Sc.   : **-Mi: 242
 
First Day: 15 August 1966

1963 2Fg

S.-G.: F122-Yv: 206
Sc.   : **-Mi: 207
 
First Day: 25 November 1963

1965 3Fg

S.-G.: F123-Yv: 218
Sc.   : **-Mi: 219
 
First Day: 16 August 1965
This French stamps had the "RF" at left and "ER" at the right side contradictory to the agreement.
The 3Fg stamp exists with inverted watermark

1968 3Fg

S.-G.: F124-Yv: 275
Sc.   : **-Mi: 266
 
First Day: 5 August 1968
"ER" at left and "RF" at the right side

1967 5Fg

S.-G.: F125-Yv: 255
Sc.   : **-Mi: 243
 
First Day: 24 January 1967

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