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Hutt River Province Principality 1984 14th Anniversary of Secession Sheetlet (5v, 30c to 85c, x4, U/M)

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Sheetlet featuring four strips of the 1984 issue to mark the 14th anniversary of Hutt River’s “secession” from Australia.

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Sheetlet featuring four strips of the 1984 issue to mark the 14th anniversary of the Hutt River Province Principality’s “secession” from Australia.

The five stamps in the set (30c, 45c, 55c, 65c, 85c) show various farming equipment, reflecting the wheat production dispute that led to the micronation’s declaration of independence in 1970.

U/M / Unmounted Mint / MNH / Mint Never Hinged.

About Hutt River

The Principality of Hutt River - originally founded as Hutt River Province - was an unrecognised micronation in Western Australia, which "seceded" in 1970 amidst a dispute over wheat production quotas.

Led by the self-styled "His Majesty Prince Leonard I of Hutt", the 75 sq km province was never recognised by Australia or any other country, but was a popular tourist attraction for almost half a century. Among the souvenirs that visitors could buy were Hutt River's own Cinderella postage stamps, with more than 70 issues produced between 1973 and 2019.

By then aged 91, Leonard I abdicated in favour of his youngest son, Prince Graeme, in 2017, and passed away in 2019.

In August 2020 - facing the challenges of an Australian tax bill, and no tourists due to Covid-19 - the province was dissolved.

 

 

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