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Corso (Committee for Relief Services Overseas) - 25th Anniversary

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These stamps were issued to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of CORSO (Council of Organisations for Relief Services Overseas). CORSO is a New Zealand aid organisation.

Issue information

One of the two stamps depicted a child holding a food bowl as she stands in a wheat field, and the other a woman giving her child a glass of milk whilst cattle graze in the background.

25th Anniversary of CORSO - Wheat Theme.

25th Anniversary of CORSO - Milk Theme.

Technical information

Date of Issue: 18 November 1969
Designers: L C Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Japanese Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Stamp Size: 7c : 25.5mm x 42mm;  8c : 42mm x 25.5mm
Sheet Size: 50 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 7c : 13.5 x 13; 8c : 13 x 13.5
Paper Type: Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked