Sea Birds Definitives of 1963
Blue shading is missing from one variety of the 1 1/2d definitive.
On May 23,1963 the fifth set of definitive stamps for Ascension was issued. The pictures featured sea birds including the brown booby, the black noddy, the fairy tern, the red-billed tropic bird, the brown noddy, the wideawake tern, the frigate bird, the white booby, the yellow-billed tropic bird, the madeiran storm petral and the red-footed booby with several species being depicted at different phases of development.
There were fourteen values in the 1963 definitive set.
"Ascension." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.
Stanley Gibbons Elizabethan Catalogue of Modern Commonwealth Stamps 1973
Silver Wedding Edition. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 1973.
"Selected Articles from Valira Torrent." Valira Torrent. 9 Jun. 2002. The Ascension Philatelic Study Circle .
Web. 26 Oct. 2012. http://apsc.free.fr/vt-index.htm#topanchor.