Universal Postal Union Centenary Commemoratives and Souvenir Sheet
Norfolk Island's 1974 U.P.U. Centenary self-adhesive commemorative stamps
have peelable backing providing historical background on Norfolk Island.
Norfolk Island's 1974 U.P.U. Centenary souvenir sheet (above) has
peelable backing depicting a beach scene on Norfolk Island (below).
On December 16, 1974 Norfolk Island issued four commemorative stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the centenary of the Universal Postal Union. The self-adhesive stamps are in the shape of the island and they depict the Norfolk Pine (10 cent denomination), offshore islands (15 cent denomination), a crimson rosella and sacred kingfisher (35 cent denomination) and a map showing the location of Norfolk Island (40 cent denomination). The peelable backing shows a scroll providing historical information on Norfolk Island superimposed on a background of Norfolk pines. It explains, "Norfolk Island is South Pacific history. From its discovery by Captain Cook two hundred years ago, its long gone tragic convict settlement period; its re-population by expatriates from Pitcairn Island who are today's 'Original Settlers'." The souvenir sheet contains four miniature imperforate versions of the stamps on a background map of Norfolk Island. The peelable backing depicts a beach scene.
Kloetzel, James E. ed. "Norfolk Island." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Sidney, Ohio: Scott Publishing, 2015.