Moths and butterflies were depicted on a set of stamps produced in 1970. The 2½-cent magpie moth also appeared on a 4-cent stamp when an increase in postage rates in 1971 rendered 2½-cent stamps obsolete. More than 37 million stamps were overprinted with a 4-cent value.
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Reference: 1970 Pictorials (Low Values) stamp issue
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