Abandoned Stamp Card # 9 Captain Cook
(Canberra Stamp Show 2020)
During 1943 and 44 the Note Printing Branch considered new designs to replace the current high value stamps – the Coronation Robes issues. Designs featuring explorers and navigators were sought from the public. However, the Stamp Advisory Committee favoured Heraldry, hence the “Arms” high values were chosen as the replacement for the Robes series.