was the first occurrence of a private overprint, where original Telecom
cards were completely overprinted with a new facing.
issue is extremely rare. Below is a copy of the original brochure that was
produced advertising the cards. It mentions that 5,000 were produced,
but this did not happen as the brochure and cards were withdrawn for
The backs of these cards still has all the Telecom writing, which
started the whole legal proceedings in regards to private overprints.
Other later private overprints have had all wording on the reverse
Only 51 of three of the cards got out, and 4 of the fourth. Note that
the pictures on the cards are not exactly the same as those on the
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