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AUSTRALIAN

No. 262 October-December 2001

• Wild Babies • Christmas Island Fungi • Christmas 2001• Annual Collections


262 bulletin

In this Bulletin...

Wild Babies 3

Christmas Island Fungi 9

Aids PSE

Special event

10

souvenir sheets 11

Christmas 2001 12

2001 Annual Collections 14

New coins 18

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Dear Collector,

Our Centenary of Federation year is drawing to a close. For

such a significant year, my sense is that the public focus and

celebration of the event has been a little disappointing.

Perhaps the Olympics absorbed too much of our national

spirit; perhaps some, mistakenly, saw it as belonging to

politicians rather than to the people.

I feel there is a risk of a lost opportunity. I know that

when I saw the scant archival film of the events in 1901, I

wished more had been preserved for future generations to

enjoy and appreciate. Now that I have grandchildren, the

question arises how can I best leave them some record,

some legacy, of this important year.

I am proud of the wonderful range of Australia Post

products that commemorate the Centenary of Federation.

I want to commend them to you as a perfect way to

remember the year and to share your memories with

future generations.

The 2001 Collection of Australian Stamps is, of course the

philatelic record of the year, and contains our Centenary of

Federation stamps.

Stamping The Nation, a highly readable history of

Australia’s first 100 years, uses stamps to tell the story of

Australia’s development. This book has received excellent

reviews from many quarters and I believe it will become a

treasured classic.

The Royal Australian Mint has issued a wonderful series

of commemorative coins, released progressively during the

year. Now the final sets have been issued and the complete

20 coin collection is also available. Or you may wish to

collect only those coins which relate to your state.

Whichever option interests you, the coins are a magnificent

keepsake of this important year.

It would be a shame to let this significant anniversary

slip by without marking it in some way. I have suggested

some wonderful mementos that can inform, entertain and

pass on the memories. There are other ways to remember

the year. I think the important thing is for everyone to do

something. It’s not too late.

As this is the final edition for the year, I would like to

wish all readers and their families a joyful and peaceful

Christmas and a happy New year.

Until next year,

David Maiden, Manager, Philatelic Group

Australia Post introduced an annual Stamp

Collecting Month in 1993 with the aim of

raising young people’s awareness of the hobby

of stamp collecting

The themes for Stamp Collecting Month

issues are selected with children’s interests in

mind and designed to appeal to young

children. Over the years the issues have ranged

from Dinosaurs to Zoos, Pets, Planet Ocean,

Creatures of the Night and Space.

This year’s issue of six stamps and two

miniature sheets is an illustrative fantasy on

Australian bush life in the tradition of the ever

popular creations of May Gibbs, Dorothy Wall,

2 October 2001

Ruth Park and Norman Lindsay. The engaging

and whimsical images – showing a koala’s first

birthday party – are by prize-winning

Australian children’s book illustrator and

publisher, Roland Harvey.

There are gummed and self-adhesive stamps

(a booklet of ten and rolls of 100) and a pair of

miniature sheets in the issue. The miniature

sheets show different views of the birthday

festivities. As well as the stamps and miniature

sheets, the issue includes a stamp pack,

collector pack and a set of six maximum cards.

A Wild Babies sticker and activity book – also

created by Roland Harvey – completes the issue.

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Setting the scene

It’s Kevin Koala’s birthday and he has invited all

his friends to a party in his towering gum tree

deep in the Australian bush. Kevin – sitting at

the centre of the action – is surrounded by

assorted sweets including his special boroniaflavoured

cake with pink gumnut icing.

Meanwhile his little bush friends arrive from

far and wide to join the festivities. Mrs Goanna

wheels baby Gregory in his pram while the

Sugar Glider family prefers a more aerial route.

Down below, little Courtney Kangaroo and

James Wombat, under the watchful eyes of their

parents, clamber up a ladder to join the party,

while Jessica Platypus and her mum ponder just

how they’ll manage the ascent.

Also there for the fun and games is Jack (a

cockatoo) who joins his dad in a jig, dancing

and squawking raucously to the Bilby and

Antechinus bush band.

Emily Echidna and Kyle Kookaburra are

enjoying the celebrations. Chloe, a ring-tailed

possum, is feeling a little queasy after one too

many grevillea-leaf cupcakes.

Approaching from a tree limb are the ants.

Although they were not invited they are hard at

work, devising a strategy to reach the sticky

delights of the birthday feast.

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Bush musicians

Screeching loudly, a

young sulphur-crested

cockatoo and his father

dance a jig to the music

of the Bilby and

Antechinus bush band.

Possum party

A ring-tailed possum,

her baby clinging to her

back, swings down to

join the party. Two other

small ring-tailed

possums are already

feasting on the treats.

Kevin’s cake

The hero of the day,

Kevin Koala, enjoys his

special birthday feast.

How will he ever return

to a diet of plain gum

leaves?

stamp collecting is wild, baby!

Bilby gifts

The little bilbies gather

together with their gifts

at the foot of the big gum

tree. With them are

Joshua Crocodile and

Emma Emu. One little

koala, having slipped on

his way up, plummets

head over heels

back to earth.

Jumping high

A leaping mother

wallaby, joey in pouch,

encourages her young

wallaby to hang on tight

as she makes her ascent.

Beside her an echidna

urges her baby on as he

clings to the ladder

beside a little platypus.

James Wombat

Mother wombat does

her best to help James

up the ladder. Wombats

are ground-dwelling

animals and efficient

burrowers. They are not

at their best when it

comes to climbing trees!

First day covers, miniature sheets

First day cover, gummed

First day cover, self-adhesive

2 October 2001

Further reading

Schodde, Richard and Tidemann, Sonia, The

Reader’s Digest Complete Book of Australian

Birds, Surry Hills NSW, 1988.

Strahan, Ronald, The Mammals of Australia,

Sydney 2000.

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Roland Harvey, the illustrator

If you believe in destiny, you’ll probably agree

that Roland Harvey was destined to illustrate

the Wild Babies stamp issue. After all Harvey’s

passion for illustration developed alongside his

love for the bush, in fact he says that his first

publications were ‘…exercise books with bits of

leaf, fern, feathers and sometimes whole logs

stuck in them’.

Or consider Harvey’s description of his own

publishing endeavours, ‘We try to publish

books that excite kids’ imaginations and make

them say “I haven’t seen a book like that

before”’. Substitute ‘stamp’ for ‘book’ and

Harvey could be describing Australia Post’s

aims for Stamp Collecting Month.

Children the world over already know

Roland Harvey as the creator of the beloved

Belvedere. Philatelists know him too. Some will

recognise his name and realise that Kevin isn’t

the first of Harvey’s koala creations to appear

on a stamp.

Roland Harvey designed and illustrated the

joint commemorative stamp issues for

Australia and the USA (Koala and Eagle,

January 1998) and Australia and New Zealand

(Koala and Kiwi, June 1998). He also designed

the 40c Recreation stamp in the Living Together

definitive range (February and March 1988).

Children of all ages will agree that Roland

Harvey’s passion for the bush and his desire

to stimulate kids’ imaginations shine in every

element of the stamps and miniature sheets.

They have an irrepressibly fun atmosphere

that seems to invite us to enter the fantasy

world and celebrate Kevin’s special day with

his native animal friends.

Books and stamps share many qualities.

They are enjoyed on many levels. They

capture our imaginations. They tell stories.

Just as a single book can inspire a lifetime’s

love of reading, a single stamp can grab a

child’s interest and start the process of

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collecting, a hobby that can last a lifetime.

Wherever Kevin and his mates find

themselves: from well established collections

to collections yet to be, their fun filled antics

are sure to bring smiles to our faces for many

years to come.

Miniature sheets

The miniature sheets – each with three of the

six stamps – show different views of the

acivities and are designed to be viewed

together. On the upper miniature sheet, Kevin

Koala is the centre of attention. James Wombat

and his mum take centre stage in the lower

miniature sheet.

Roland Harvey, at work in his studio

Maximum cards

Stamp pack

2 October 2001

Wild Babies sticker and activity book

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Self-adhesive products

Covers

There is a cover for gummed stamps and selfadhesive

stamps, and one cover for each

miniature sheet. The set comprises four covers

(one each gummed and self-adhesive, and two

miniature sheets).

Sheet layout and gutter strips

The stamps are printed in sheets of 50 in two

modules of 25, with three designs per sheet:

stamps from the upper miniature sheet (1 2 &

3) on one sheet, the remaining stamps (4 5 & 6)

on another sheet. This creates two gutter strips

designated ‘koala’ and ‘wombat respectively.

There is no special text or design in the gutters.

Technical details

Issue date ..........................................2 October 2001

Denominations ..............................................Six x 45c

Illustrator ............................Roland Harvey, Melbourne

Designer ....................Lisa Christensen, Australia Post

Design Studio

Printer (all) ..............................................SNP Ausprint

Paper (gummed) ..........................................De La Rue

Paper (self-adhesive roll) ................................JAC B90

Paper (self-adhesive booklet) ..........................JAC 100

Stamp size (all)........................................26 x 37.5 mm

Perforations (all gummed) ........................14.6 x 13.86

Miniature sheet size ................................166 x 75 mm

Sheet layout ..................Two sheets, three designs each

Two sheets of 50 stamps, in two panes of 25

National postmark ..........................Gumdale QLD 4154

Gutter strips

Koala

Wombat

Self-adhesive stamps

The booklet of ten stamps features all six

designs (four repeat to make up the ten total).

Rolls of 100 also feature all six stamps.

Visit Kevin Koala on the web from 2 October

The Wild Babies web site will have a fantastic

game, colouring in sheets, links and fun things

to do at www.auspost.com.au/wildbabies

Mail order codes

1230067 Stamps (two se-tenant strips

of three x 45c) ......................................$2.70

1230303 Set of four miniature sheets

(two mint, two postmarked) [MO] ............$5.40

1230142 Set of two miniature sheets (mint) ..........$2.70

1230143 Set of two miniature sheets (postmarked) $2.70

No text or design in gutter strips listed below

1230240 Gutter strips (two, each x ten x 45c) [MO] $9.00

1230241 Gutter strip, ‘koala’ (ten x 45c) ................$4.50

1230242 Gutter strip, ‘wombat’ (ten x 45c) ............$4.50

1230182 Booklet (ten x 45c) ................................$4.50

1230209 Roll (100 x 45c) ..................................$45.00

1230001 Set of first day covers

(one x gummed, two x miniature sheets,

one x self-adhesive) [MO] ......................$9.00

1230013 First day covers (miniature sheets) ..........$3.00

1230002 First day cover (gummed) ......................$3.00

1230003 First day cover (self-adhesive) ................$3.00

1230126 Stamp pack ..........................................$5.85

1230223 Collector pack ......................................$7.20

1230220 Maximum cards ....................................$7.20

1230260 Wild Babies sticker and activity book ......$9.95

Christmas Island Fungi

2001 2001

Fungi are flowerless plants. The larger species

of fungi alone are at least as numerous as the

flowering plants. Fungi grow in a beautiful

diversity of colour and form. Completely

lacking in chlorophyll, fungi are unable to

photosynthesise their own food. Instead

fungi feed by ingesting nutrients from dead

or living organic matter.

A mushroom or toadstool is the fruiting

body of a fungus. The mushroom’s function

is to produce spores and to provide the

mechanical means for spore distribution.

For fungi, spores, rather than seeds, are the

means of reproduction.

Different kinds of fungi prefer different

habitats. Some grow only on dead wood,

others around the base of trees, some only

amongst grass or out of moss beds. In fact,

fungi are found in almost all environments.

Contrary to folklore, there is no simple

test to determine if a fungus is safe to eat.

Never taste a found mushroom unless you

can positively identify it.

The stamps

$1.00 Chaetocalathus semisupinus is a pale,

delicate, small stemless mushroom that

grows on the underside of rotting wood. The

top of the cap is attached to the wood, so that

the gills face down.

$1.50 Pycnoporus sanguineus is sometimes

called the orange-bracket or cinnabar

fungus. It has a flattened, shelf-like shape

and grows singly or in small groups.

2001

25 October 2001

The illustrations

The stamps were illustrated by Celia Rosser, one

of Australia’s leading botanical artists. Her

previous designs for Australia Post include

Australian Fungi 1981 and Australia Day 1990.

First day cover

Technical details

Issue date ....................25 October 2001

Denominations ..............One x $1.00, one x $1.50

Illustrator ......................Celia Rosser, Melbourne

Designer ......................Belinda Marshall, Australia Post

Design Studio

Printer ..........................SNP Ausprint

Paper............................Tullis Russell Red Phospher 00083

Printing process ............Lithography

Stamp size ....................37.5 x 26 mm

Perforations (stamps) ....13.86 x 14.6

Sheet layout ..................Modules of 50, two panes of 25

Special feature ..............International Post signifier, on

both stamps

National postmark..........Christmas Island, Australia 6798

Mail order codes

1234067 Stamps (one each $1.00, $1.50 ............$2.50

No text or design in gutter strips listed below

1234240 Pair of gutter strips (one each

ten x $1.00, ten x $1.50) [MO]..............$25.00

1234241 Gutter strip (ten x $1.00) ......................$10.00

1234242 Gutter strip (ten x $1.50) ......................$15.00

1234001 First day cover ......................................$2.80

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4 October 2001

AIDS Congress

Pre-stamped envelope

10

Sixth International Congress on AIDS

in Asia and the Pacific, Melbourne.

Australia 45c

This pre-stamped envelope commemorates the

Sixth International Congress on AIDS in Asia

and the Pacific (ICAAP), being held at the

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

in October 2001.

AIDS Congresses enable people to share

experiences and knowledge, and help focus

public and media attention on the growing

severity of the epidemic.

The theme of this congress is “Breaking

down barriers”.

Congress organisers say that “HIV demands

from us all a unified response. No one person,

government or scientist can do what needs to

be done. They can only achieve real success

when working with others. The barriers that

stop us working together must fall.”

The design symbolises the breaking down of

barriers. The red ribbon is the international

symbol of AIDS awareness.

The envelope design was conceived and

illustrated by Nigel Buchanan, Sydney.

Technical details

Issue date ..........................4 October 2001

Denominations ..................One x 45c

Designer ............................Nigel Buchanan, Sydney

Printer................................PMP Print

Printing process ..................Lithography

National postmark ..............Research VIC 3095

Mail order codes

1231250 Set of two AIDS Congress PSEs

(one mint, one postmarked) ....................$1.08

1231134 AIDS Congress PSE (mint) ......................$0.54

1231144 AIDS Congress PSE (postmarked)............$0.54

Souvenir sheets

International Year of the Volunteer

To help recognise the efforts of volunteers

during the International Year of the Volunteer

(IYV) Australia Post has produced a special

sheet of ten Australia & Globe (Nature and

Nation, June 2000) 45c stamps with a special

decorative border. The sheets can be

personalised in several ways and will help

volunteer organisations raise funds that

support their activities. The IYV sheets will be

sold to organisations and individuals for $12.00

(normally $16.00) and $2.00 from each sheet

sold will be donated to the purchaser’s chosen

organisation for every sheet sold.

Organisations

If your members want sheets personalised with

their own photos, you can promote the

production of customised sheets (with your

organisation’s name and logo in the border)

and coordinate their purchases in liaison with

Australia Post. (Sample A)

Or you can order sheets customised with

your organisation’s name and logo in the

border, and the tab area personalised with an

image of your organisation’s insignia (etc).

(Minimum order 10 sheets). These sheets can

be sold to members in fund raising projects or

used to acknowledge the efforts of your

volunteers.

Individuals

Individuals who want to recognise their own or

a friend’s volunteer efforts can purchase

‘supporter’ sheets personalised with an image

of their choice (subject to conditions of use) in

the tab (Sample B) by using the limited edition

coupons which appeared in local News Limited

newspapers in July and August 2001.

For complete information about participating in this project, or

ordering sheets of IYV stamps contact Australia Post’s Customer

Care Centre on 13 13 18. Offer closes 31 December 2001.

IYV Sample A

IYV Sample B

Goodwill Games

In addition to the pre-stamped envelopes

previewed in Bulletin 261, Australia Post

produced Special Event Souvenir (SES) sheets

for the Goodwill Games which were held in

Brisbane from 29 August to 9 September 2001.

The designs for the sheetlets of 10 x 45c

(shown below) were not available in time for

publication in Bulletin 262. The planned SES

sheet featuring Jai Taurima was not produced

because he was unable to participate in the

games, due to injury.

Mail order codes

1235250 SES sheet Grant Hackett ......................$12.50

1235252 SES sheet Tatiana Grigorieva ................$12.50

Tatiana Grigorieva

Grant Hackett

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Christmas 2001

Our Christmas 2001 issue features a modern

interpretation of the late medieval illuminated

manuscript, the Wharncliffe Hours.

The designs by Beth McKinlay and Symone

Lambert of Australia Post’s Design Studio build

on four exquisite miniatures from the manuscript.

By using contemporary typography and

design they have brought the traditional

Christmas images into the modern era.

The stamps

Adoration of the Magi

The miniature of the Adoration of the Magi,

showing the three wise men offering the Christ

child precious gifts, relates to Matthew 2, 1-11.

Flight into Egypt

This miniature relates to Matthew 2, 13-15. It

shows Joseph leading an ass bearing the Virgin

Mary and Christ child as they escape from

Judaea into Egypt.

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Maximum cards

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The aerogramme

This design is also based on miniatures from the

Wharncliffe Hours. The illustration area shows

the Nativity. The stamp area shows the Virgin

holding the baby Jesus. This image is taken from

the initial ‘O’ of the prayer to the Virgin which

begins ‘Obsecro Te’ (I beseech thee).

Further reading

Margaret Manion, The Wharncliffe Hours,

Thames & Hudson, London 1981.

The Wharncliffe Hours

This illuminated manuscript from late fifteenth century France

is one of the treasures of the National Gallery of Victoria,

Melbourne.

The manuscript focuses on prayers to the Virgin Mary,

which are organised into sections to be recited at the eight

canonical hours of the day. The book’s size, just 17.8 x 12.7

cm, allowed its pious owner to carry it for personal devotions.

The artist who painted the miniatures in this book is known

only by the name of Maître François. A well-known illuminator

of the time, Maître François decorated many other manuscripts

for members of the French nobility. The Wharncliffe Hours was

named for its later nineteenth century owner, the Earl of

Wharncliffe. The book was acquired by the National Gallery of

Victoria in 1920 with funds from the Felton Bequest.

Booklet of 20 x 40c

1 November 2001

Christmas

T

he Wharncliffe Hours, an illustrated prayer book dating from the late

fifteenth century, is one of the treasures of the National Gallery of Victoria,

Melbourne, acquired in 1920 with funds from the Felton Bequest. This illuminated

manuscript was made in France for the private devotions of an unknown patron.

The text was hand-written in a cursive Latin script on fine vellum, a thin, light

animal skin. Prayers to the Virgin Mary, to be recited at the eight canonical hours

of the day, form the basis of the textual devotions. This beautiful manuscript is

illuminated with forty-one detailed paintings or miniatures, the work of a

celebrated artist known as the Maître François.

Details of two miniatures from the Wharncliffe Hours,

depicting the Adoration of the Magi and

the Flight into Egypt, appear on the stamps.

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Stamp pack

Christmas 2001

First day cover

Technical details

Issue date ..........................1 November 2001

Denominations....................One x 40c, one x 45c

Designer ............................Beth McKinlay (stamps) and

Symone Lambert (aerogramme)

Australia Post Design Studio

Printing process ..................Lithography

Printer (gummed) ................Tullis Russell

Paper (gummed) ................McPhersons

Printer (self-adhesive)..........SNP Ausprint

Paper (self-adhesive) ..........JAC B100

Printer (aerogramme) ..........PMP Print

Stamp size..........................26 x 37.5

Perforations........................14.60 x 13.86

Special features ..................20 ‘card only’ labels in booklet

Sheet layout........................Modules of 50, two panes of 25

National postmark ..............Kings Meadows TAS 7249

Mail order codes

1232067 Stamps (one x 40c, one x 45c)................$0.85

1232001 First day cover ......................................$1.15

1232182 Booklet (twenty x 40c) ............................$8.00

1232126 Stamp pack ..........................................$1.30

1232220 Maximum cards ....................................$2.35

1232155 Aerogramme ........................................$0.78

..No special text or design in gutter strips listed below

1232240 Set of gutter strips (ten x 40c, ten x 45c) [MO]$8.50

1232241 Gutter strip (ten x 40c) ..........................$4.00

1232242 Gutter strip (ten x 45c)............................$4.50

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Australian Philatelic Federation

Santa Card

Funds generated by this project are shared

between the Australian Philatelic Federation

and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

(Hunter Region).

The Australian Philatelic Federation 2001

Santa Card depicts Santa delivering gifts.

Australia Post’s Christmas 2001 stamp will

be affixed to cards and cancelled with a

Christmas Hills pictorial postmark featuring

Santa. Cards will not be posted until after 1

December 2001.

Fully serviced cards may be sent

• as a postcard, personalised with the recipient’s

name ($2.00 each)

• blank, enclosed in a separate cover ($2.50 each)

• or airmail to overseas addresses ($3.00 each).

Payment from

within Australia

By personal cheque or postal money order (stamps are

not accepted as payment)

overseas

By bank draft in Australian currency.

Or by credit card (Mastercard or VISA) Minimum purchase

of $5.00 for credit card purchase. (No stamps or

international reply coupons accepted as payment)

Send orders with payment to

Santa Card

C/- Post Office

WALLSEND NSW 2287

Be sure to include the recipient’s name, and complete

postal address with your order.

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The 2001 Collection

of Australian Stamps

The annual collection is not simply a collection

of stamps. The diverse issues gathered between

the covers of this collection present a literal and

metaphorical landscape of Australia in this

landmark year. Each issue adds to our

understanding of the nature of Australia and

Australians.

The 2001 collection is not just for those with

an interest in stamps. It is an ideal keepsake or

gift for anyone wishing to commemorate this

important year in Australia’s history.

The collection is available in two editions,

Deluxe and Executive. The two covers are

shown on the facing page.

Whether you choose the Executive or

Deluxe edition, the content is identical. Each

collection includes full colour pages with

photographs, illustrations and detailed

background information for every issue along

with forty-one mint stamps, six miniature

sheets and one sheetlet; a total of sixty-three

stamp designs with a face value of $60.30.

The normal price for the Deluxe edition is

just $69.95, $99.95 for the Executive. We are

offering our traditional pre-Christmas offer for

orders received before 27 December 2001,

$64.95 for the Deluxe and $94.95 for the

Executive.

Mail order codes

1178171 2001 Collection of Australian Stamps

Deluxe Edition....................................$64.95#

1178214 2001Collection of Australian Stamps

Executive Edition ................................$94.95#

# Pre-Christmas price applies to orders received

before 27 December 2001.

1 November 2001

2001 Issues

Centenary of Federation

Australia Day, Australian legends - Slim Dusty

Centenary of the Army

Opening National Museum of Australia

Bradman Memorial Issue

Rock Australia

Queen’s Birthday

Colour My Day

Federal Parliament 1901-2001

Outback Services

Australia – Hong Kong, China joint issue

Panoramas of Australia

Desert Birds

Australia – Sweden Joint Issue

Commonwealth Parliamentary Meetings

Season’s Greetings

Birds of Prey

Wild Babies

Christmas 2001

Deluxe Edition

Executive Edition

THE AUSTRALIAN

TERRITORIES COLLECTION

1 November 2001

This collection includes the stamps and

background information for all issues released

for Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling ) Islands

and the Australian Antarctic Territory in 2001.

The collection is complemented by a presentation

folder and black album stock sheet(s).

The folder and stock sheets have pre-punched

holes, so they are easy to collect and store.

The presentation folder and album sheet(s)

also fit neatly in the Collector’s Choice A4

(3 ring) binder – RRP $17.95.

The stamps have a face value of $13.95.

This collection, priced at just $17.50 is a perfect

stand alone gift or complement to an existing

collection of Australian stamps

2001 Australian Territory Stamp Issues

Christmas Island Year of the Snake

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Life

AAT Australians in the Antarctic 1901-2001

AAT Leopard Seals

Christmas Island Fungi

Mail order codes

1178194 Australian Territories Collection 2001 ....$17.50

0960251 Collector’s Choice A4 (3-ring) binder ....$17.95

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Seven Seas

Shane Warne Seven Seas Supplement

Australia Post has produced a limited

number of Shane Warne souvenir

sheets.Only 5000 sheets have been produced.

The sheets of ten x 45c Kangaroo & Map

stamps (Nature & Nation May 2000) commemorate

the cricketing achievements of

Shane Warne.

A picture of Warne appears in the stamp’s

tab area. Images of the champion cricketer

in action are printed in the sheet’s decorative

border.

Career highlights, including being named

one of Wisden’s ‘Five players of the century’,

Highest Australian Test Wicket Taker, and

his Test Hat Trick (vs England December

1994) also appear in the border.

These sheets are available for $25.00 each by

mail order only.

Mail order code

1115265 Shane Warne SES sheet [MO] ......$25.00

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The following will be included in Seven Seas’ 2001

supplements and optional pages. Seven Seas’ pages

are only available from stamp dealers and from

Seven Seas.

Wild Babies 2 October 2001

Supplement • 2 se-tenant strips of 3 stamps • 2

miniature sheets • 6 singles from s/a rolls of 100

Optional pages • Booklet of 10 x 45c • strip of 6

s/a from roll of 100 •s/a collector pack

Christmas 1 November 2001

Supplement• 2 single gummed stamps • 1 single

s/a stamp from booklet (booklet supplied)

Optional pages • s/a booklet of 20 x 40c

Christmas Island

Christmas Island Fungi 25 October 2001

Supplement • 2 single gummed stamps

Mail order codes

1232235 Bulletin 262

Australian supplement ........................$16.95

1232236 Bulletin 262

Australian Optional pages ....................$22.40

1234238 Bulletin 262

Christmas Island Supplement..................$2.50

2001 Stamp Printing Technical Details

The new 2001 Stamp Printing Technical Details booklet

includes information from January 2000 to June 2001.

It includes specifications for:

• commemorative and special issues

• reprints

• items overprinted for stamp shows and philatelic

exhibitions where Australia Post has been represented

• photographs of uncut sheets of interest.

The booklet is priced at $$10.00 and is on sale from 3

December 2001. It is available only by mail order from the

Australian Philatelic Bureau.

Mail order codes

1178250 2001 Stamp Printing

Technical Details [MO] ..............................$10.00

National Philatelic Centre

Philatelic Seminar

Post Master Gallery Seminars are presented by stamp

experts and make use of the extensive resources of the

National Philatelic Collection.

Join us at the Post Master Gallery for the fourth in the

Australia Post Philatelic Seminar series when philatelist

Ray Chapman AM MBE discusses:

Collecting for a lifetime – the development of an

Australian stamp collection

School Holiday Activities (bookings 03 9204 7727)

Creating and caring for your collection

90 minute workshop, includes introductory tour and video

viewing

Date: 2 October and 4 October

Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Where: Post Master Gallery

Cost: $5.00

Young collectors – prized possessions

15 September – 25 November 2001

Collections reflect the culture and era in which

they are amassed, from cigarette and Pokemon

cards, stamps, coins and insects to Star Wars

action figures and Barbie dolls.

Young collectors explores the shifting

definition of what is ‘collectable’, and celebrates

the imagination of young collectors.

Post Master Gallery

When: 2.00 to 4.00 pm

21 October 2001

Where: Post Master Gallery

321 Exhibition St

MELBOURNE 3000

Cost: GST included

$7.00 per head

$5.00 students & pensioners)

For bookings and further

information contact:

John Link

Phone 03 9204 7727

Fax 03 9204 7743

E-mail:

John.Link@auspost.com.au

Displaying your stamp collection

90 minute workshop (includes introductory tour)

Date: 3 October

Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Where: Post Master Gallery

Cost: $5.00

20p India

National Philatelic Exhibition

1970, New Delhi.

National Philatelic Collection,

Australia Postfrom the

Universal Postal Union

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20 Coin Collections Centenary of Federation

Centenary of Federation- 20 coin collection

This twenty coin collector’s keepsake of State &

Territories coins is a wonderful memento of a

landmark year. Previously released starter sets

feature the Centenary of Federation logo and

Commonwealth Coat of Arms coins, along

with the NSW 50c (state) Coat of Arms and 20c

(state) Student Design coins.

Updates - Two coin sets

Throughout the year, updates of two coin sets

(50c Coat of Arms coin and 20c Student Design

coins) were released for ACT, QLD, VIC, NT,

NI and SA. Australia Post is offering these

products on behalf of the Royal Australian

Mint. The sets for Western Australia and

Tasmania were released in September.

Three Coin Sets

For those who wish to collect coins from an

individual state or territory a three coin set

(Centenary of Federation coin, plus 50c and 20c

state coins) makes a perfect memento or gift.

Examples are shown below.

Three coin sets for ACT, QLD, VIC, NI, NT

and SA have already been released. The sets for

Western Australia and Tasmania were released

in September.

Complete collection

For collectors who have not taken advantage of

the sequential release of the coins in this series, a

limited number of complete sets are available

either uncirculated or proof .

The uncirculated finish sets include an

attractive presentation album in which to store

and display your coins. Proof sets include a

presentation case.

Proof Three coin set

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Uncirculated Three coin set

Complete 20 coin collection includes

One x $1.00

One x $0.50

Nine x $0.50

Nine x $0.20

Centenary of Federation

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Coats of Arms (States & Territories)

Student designs (States & Territories)

Uncirculated 20 coin set (includes presentation album) $92.00

Proof 20 coin set (includes presentation case) $250.00

Uncirculated coins complete

Proof coins complete

RAM Federation and Commemorative Coins ◆

1113338 Two coin set, Uncirculated, WA....................$6.53

1113339 Two coin set, Uncirculated, TAS ..................$6.53

1113340 Two coin set, Proof [MO] WA ....................$22.00

1113341 Two coin set, Proof [MO] TAS ....................$22.00

1113342 Three coin set, Uncirculated, WA ..............$16.50

1113343 Three coin set, Uncirculated, TAS..............$16.50

1113344 Three coin set, Proof, WA ....................$44.00

1113345 Three coin set, Proof, TAS ....................$44.00

Federation 20 coin collection (Complete) ◆

1113346 Uncirculated 20 coin collection [MO] ....$92.00

1113347 Proof 20 coin collection [MO] ..............$250.00

Commemorative coins from the Perth Mint

make perfect gifts or personal keepsakes of this historic year.

Gregorian Millennium 2001 bi-metal coin (A)

The coin has a fine silver centrepiece that

incorporates colour and a fine gold surround,

99.9% pure silver with 99.99% pure gold border.

Australia 2001 Silver Millennium coin (B)

The design of this one oz silver coin has a celestial

theme. It depicts heavenly bodies used to measure

time, including Cleopatra’s Needle. Made from

99.9% pure silver with gold insert of the sun.

Centenary of Federation bi-metal coin (C)

This bi-metal gold coin contains a seven-pointed

star-shaped fine gold centrepiece within a fine

silver surround (99.99% gold centrepiece with

99.9% pure silver border).

Centenary of Federation

– Holey Dollar & Dump set (D)

This two-in-one set, features a seven-pointed, star

shaped ‘Dump’ that fits within the Holey Dollar.

Official badges of six the States and the Northern

Territory are shown on the Holey Dollar’s reverse.

Both coins are struck from 99,.9% fine silver.

2001 Proof Nugget 1 oz Prospector (E)

This gold coin’s design features a miner panning

for gold. The coin is packed in a jarrah box. The

coin commemorates the 150th anniversary of the

finding of payable gold and features colour in the

design.

Mail order codes ◆

1113310 Gregorian Millennium 2001

bi-metal coin ....................................$332.00 (A)

1113311 Australia 2001 Silver Millennium coin ....$60.00 (B)

1113312 Centenary of Federation bi-metal coin ..$325.00 (C)

1113313 Centenary of Federation

Holey Dollar & Dump set ....................$95.00 (D)

1113351 2001 Proof Nugget 1 oz Prospector......$950.00 (E)

◆ POSTAGE AND HANDLING CHARGES APPLY, SEE PAGE 28

D

B

C

E

A

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New Issues

Mail Order Product Description Price Withdrawal Date

Code 2 October 2001 Wild Babies

1230067 Stamps (two se-tenant strips of three x 45c) $2.70 31 October 2002

1230303 Set of four miniature sheets

(one each design, each mint and postmarked) [MO] $5.40 30 October 2001

1230142 Set of two miniature sheets (mint) $2.70 31 October 2002

1230143 Set of two miniature sheets (postmarked)

No special text or design in gutter

$2.70 30 October 2001

1230240 Gutter strips (two strips, each ten x 45c ) [MO] $9.00 31 October 2002

1230241 Gutter strip, ‘koala’ (ten x 45c) $4.50 31 October 2002

1230242 Gutter strip, ‘wombat’ (ten x 45c) $4.50 31 October 2002

1230182 Booklet (ten x 45c) $4.50 31 October 2002

1230209 Roll (100 x 45c) $45.00 31 October 2002

1230001 Set of first day covers

(one x gummed, two x miniature sheets, one x self-adhesive) [MO] $9.00 30 October 2001

1230013 First day covers (miniature sheets) $3.00 30 October 2001

1230002 First day cover (gummed) $3.00 30 October 2001

1230003 First day cover (self-adhesive) $3.00 30 October 2001

1230126 Stamp pack $5.85 31 October 2002

1230223 Collector pack $7.20 31 October 2002

1230220 Maximum cards $7.20 31 October 2002

1230260 Wild Babies sticker and activity book

4 October 2001 AIDS Congress Pre-stamped envelope

$9.95 To be advised

1231250 Set of two AIDS Congress PSEs (one mint, one postmarked) $1.08 30 October 2001

1231134 AIDS Congress PSE (mint) $0.54 31 October 2002

1231144 AIDS Congress PSE (postmarked)

25 October 2001 Christmas Island Fungi

$0.54 30 October 2001

1234067 Stamps (one each $1.00, $1.50

No special text or design in gutter strips

$2.50 31 November 2002

1234240 Pair of gutter strips (one each ten x $1.00, ten x $1.50) [MO] $25.00 31 November 2002

1234241 Gutter strip (ten x $1.00) $10.00 31 November 2002

1234242 Gutter strip (ten x $1.50) $15.00 31 November 2002

1234001 First day cover

1 November 2001 Christmas

$2.80 22 November 2001

1232067 Stamps $0.85 31 November 2002

1232001 First day cover $1.15 29 November 2001

1232182 Booklet (twenty x 40c) $8.00 31 November 2002

1232126 Stamp pack $1.30 31 November 2002

1232220 Maximum cards $2.35 31 November 2002

1232155 Aerogramme

No special text or design in gutter strips listed below

$0.78 31 November 2002

1232240 Set of gutter strips (ten x 40c, ten x 45c) [MO] $8.50 31 November 2002

1232241 Gutter strip (ten x 40c) $4.00 31 November 2002

1232242 Gutter strip (ten x 45c)

1 November 2001 Annual Collections

$4.50 31 November 2002

1178171 2001 Collection of Australian Stamps Deluxe Edition $64.95# 31 December 2002

1178214 2001 Collection of Australian Stamps Executive Edition $94.95# 31 December 2002

1178194 Australian Territories Collection 2001 $17.50 31 December 2002

# Special offer, price applies to orders received before 27 December 2001

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Recent Issues

Mail Order Product Description Price Withdrawal Date

Code

9 August 2001 Desert Birds

1219067 Stamps (block of four x 45) $1.80 31 August 2002

1219254 Strip of four x 45c (SNP) $1.80 31 August 2002

1219255 Strip of four x 45c (Pemara) $1.80 31 August 2002

1219122 Sheetlet of 5 x 45c self-adhesive stamps $2.25 31 August 2002

1219126 Stamp pack $2.25 31 August 2002

1219223 Collector pack $8.10 31 August 2002

1219256 Booklet of ten x 45c $4.50 31 August 2002

1219261 Cheque book 20 booklets of ten x 45c $90.00 31 August 2002

1219257 Booklet of twenty x 45c $9.00 31 August 2002

1219209 Rolls of 100 x 45c (SNP) $45.00 31 August 2002

1219265 Rolls of 100 x 45c (Pemara) $45.00 31 August 2002

1219210 Rolls of 200 $90.00 31 August 2002

1219220 Maximum cards (set of four) $4.80 31 August 2002

9 August 2001 50th Anniversary of National Service in Australia

1229134 50th Anniversary of National Service in Australia (mint) $0.54 31 August 2002

9 August 2001150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Gold in Australia

1220134 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Gold in Australia (mint)

16 August 2001Joint Issue Australia-Sweden

$0.54 31 August 2002

1221067 Stamp set (one x 45c, one x $1.50 $1.95 31 August 2002

1221127 Stamp pack (Australia) $2.40 31 August 2002

1221128 Stamp pack (Joint) $4.50 31 August 2002

1221220 Maximum cards (set of two) $3.45 31 August 2002

1221240 Set of gutter strips (ten x 45c, ten x$1.50, no special text of design in gutter)[MO] $19.50 31 August 2002

1221241 Gutter strip (ten x 45c, no special text or design in gutter) $4.50 31 August 2002

1221242 Gutter strip (ten x $1.50, no special text of design in gutter)

29 August 2001 Goodwill Games

$15.00 31 August 2002

1235134 Goodwill Games PSE (mint) $0.54 31 August 2002

1235250 SES sheet Grant Hackett $12.50 31 December 2001

1235252 SES sheet Tatiana Grigorieva $12.50 31 December 2001

1222067

4 September 2001 Commonwealth Parliamentary Meetings

Stamps (two x 45c) $0.90 31 September 2002

1222250 Stamps (block of four x 45c) $1.80 31 September 2002

1222201 Sheetlet of ten x 45c $4.50 31 September 2002

1222126 Sheetlet pack $4.95 31 September 2002

1222220 Maximum cards (set of two) $2.40 31 September 2002

A complete list of issues on sale is not included here. Details of current issues may be obtained from the Australian

Philatelic Bureau (Freecall 1800 331 794).

[MO] Available by mail order only [MO/CC] Available by mail order and from Collector’s Corner outlets

◆ POSTAGE AND HANDLING CHARGES: A postage and handling charge of $3.00 applies to products in the Australian

Stamp Catalogue and coin ranges. This charge applies only once for each category. Therefore, if you purchase an item from each

category, you pay $6.00 for postage and handling. Whether you order one or several items from a category, you only pay the $3.00

postage and handling charge once. When you order items which are from two categories, then you pay $6.00 postage and handling.

* Postcards available (from retail outlets only)

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Recent Issues continued

Mail Order Product Description

Code

4 September 2001 Desert Flowers

Price Withdrawal Date

1224134 Set of five Desert Flowers PSEs (mint)

4 September 2001 Season’s Greetings

$2.70 31 September 2002

1240067 Stamps (one x 40c, one x 80c) $1.20 31 September 2002

1240126 Stamp pack $1.65 31 September 2001

1240220 Maximum cards (set of two) $2.70 31 September 2002

1240250 Sheet pack, set of two sheets, one sheet

each design, both with decorative selvedge $24.00 31 September 2002

1240251 Sheet of 20 x 40c no decorative selvedge $8.00 31 September 2002

1240252 Sheet of 20 x 80c, no decorative selvedge

11 September 2001 Birds of Prey

$16.00 31 September 2002

1223067 Stamps (two x 49c, two x 98c) $2.94 31 September 2002

1223126 Stamp pack $3.39 31 September 2002

1223240 Set of gutter strips, (ten x 49c, ten x 98c no special text or design in gutter) [MO]$14.70 31 September 2002

1223241 Gutter strip (ten x 49c, no special text of design in gutter) $4.90 31 September 2002

1223242 Gutter strip (ten x 98c, no special text of design in gutter) $9.80 31 September 2002

1223220 Maximum cards (set of four)

11 September 2001 AAT Leopard Seals

$5.94 31 September 2002

1233067 Stamps(se-tenant block of four 45c) $0.90 31 September 2002

1233126 Stamp pack $2.25 31 September 2002

1233240 Gutter strip (ten x 45c, no special text or design in gutter) $4.50 31 September 2002

1233220 Maximum cards (set of four) $4.80 31 September 2002

New coins

RAM Updates to Federation 20 Coin Sets◆

1113338 Two coin set, Uncirculated, WA $6.53

1113339 Two coin set, Uncirculated, TAS $6.53

1113340 Two coin set, Proof [MO] WA $22.00

1113341 Two coin set, Proof [MO] TAS $22.00

1113342 Three coin set, Uncirculated, WA $16.50

1113343 Three coin set, Uncirculated, TAS $16.50

1113344 Three coin set, Proof, WA $44.00

1113345 Three coin set, Proof, TAS $44.00

RAM Federation 20 Coin Set (Complete) ◆

1113346 Uncirculated 20 coin set [MO] $92.00

1113347 Proof 20 coin set [MO] $250.00

Dispatch of complete sets will depend on the

final release date of the Tasmanian coins by the

Royal Australian Mint.

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Previously released two and three coin sets in the

RAM Federation 20 Coin Set issue are listed on

page 23

Also available

Album Sheets

0903270 First day cover album binder

0960251 Collector’s Choice binder A4 (3-ring)

$10.00

(holds album stock sheets) $17.95

0903269 Collector’s Choice binder + slip case [MO/CC] $19.00

0903294 Album stock sheets – A4 (set of ten) $13.50

0903271 Album stock sheets – two strip (set of ten) FDC $10.25

0903272 Album stock sheets – five strip (set of ten) $10.25

0903273 Album stock sheets – six strip (set of ten) $10.25

0903274 Album stock sheets – seven strip (set of ten) $10.25

0903275 Album stock sheets – mixed strip (set of ten) $10.25

0903276 Album stock sheets – single (set of ten)

Australian Stamp Catalogue Range ◆

$10.25

1113314 2001 Compact Australian stamp catalogue

0870261 Comprehensive Colour Catalogue

$11.95

of Australian Stamps – 2nd Ed $29.95

0100255 The Australasian Stamp Catalogue (28th ed) [MO] $38.95

1017260 The rare and the beautiful:catalogue $25.00

1178250 2001 Stamp Printing Technical Details [MO] $10.00

1101255 2000 Stamp Printing Technical Details [MO] $10.00

1100250 1999 Stamp[ Printing Technical Details [MO] $11.00

1113291 Australian Coin & Bank Note Values 19th edition $20.00

Books and Accessories

1148362 Stamp Collecting Starter Kit $14.95

0960281 Packet of 100 Australian Stamps

1178171 2001 Collection of Australian Stamps

$2.45

Deluxe Edition (NEW)

1178214 2001Collection of Australian Stamps

$64.95#

Executive Edition (NEW) $94.95#

1178194 2001 Australian Territories Collection (NEW) $17.50

# Special price, applies to orders for 2001 collections

received before 27 December 2001

1101171 Collection of 2000 Australian stamps (Deluxe) $87.50

1101214 Collection of 2000 Australian stamps (Ex) $117.50

1101194 Australian Territories Collection 2000 13.50

Withdrawal date for 2000 Collections is 31 December 2001

Bradman Coins ◆

1113450 Bradman aluminium bronze coin [MO/CC] $12.95

1113451 Bradman 1 oz silver proof coin [MO/CC] $55.00

1113452 Bradman bi-metal (gold/silver) coin [MO/CC] $380.00

1113453 Set of three Bradman coins, one each

Al-bronze, silver and bi-metal [MO/CC] $447.95

Perth Mint ◆

1113310 Gregorian millennium 2001 bi-metal coin $332.00

1113311 Australia 2001 silver millennium coin $60.00

1113312 Centenary of Federation bi-metal coin $325.00

1113313 Centenary of Federation

– Holey Dollar & Dump set $95.00

1113350 2001 1/20 oz Proof Nugget $79.00

1113351 2001 Proof Nugget 1 oz Prospector $950.00

1113355 2001 Federation Star Collection $210.00

◆ POSTAGE AND HANDLING CHARGES APPLY, SEE PAGE 28

Perth Mint Coins ◆ (continued)

1113352 2001 1/20 oz Proof Nugget

with gold natural nugget $99.00

1113353 21 st Century Silver Coin Collection $225.00

1113354 2001 Proof Silver Kookaburra $53.00

1113359 2001 1/20 oz Proof Platinum Koala $104.00

1113460 Pre Decimal coin set $19.95

1113461 Silver 2 oz bullion Kookaburra coin $46.50

1113462 Centenary set $49.95

1113463 Millennium set $74.95

1113464 Federation Privy Mark 1 oz silver coin $49.95

1113467 Lunar Year of the Snake

1/10 oz gold coin $120.00

1113468 Lunar Year of the Snake

1/4 oz gold coin $255.00

RAM Year 2001 Coins ◆

0142250 2001 Uncirculated six coin set $21.65

0142251 2001 Six coin proof coin set $70.25

0142252 2001 Baby coin set, proof $81.35

0142253 2001 Baby coin set, uncirculated $26.55

0142254 2001 Silver kangaroo coin $29.80

1113293 Centenary of the Army $2.15

1113333 Army Centenary $1.00 Fine Silver Proof Coin $32.30

1113364 80th year of the RAAF $1.00 Al-Bronze coin $2.15

1113465 90th Anniversary of RAN $2.15

RAM Federation Coins (for 20 coin sets) ◆

1113334 Two coin set, Uncirculated, SA $6.53

1113335 Two coin set, Proof [MO] SA $22.00

1113336 Three coin set, Uncirculated, SA $16.50

1113337 Three coin set, Proof, SA $44.00

1113370 Two coin set, Uncirculated, NI $6.53

1113371 Two coin set, Uncirculated, NT $6.53

1113372 Two coin set, Proof [MO] NI $22.00

1113373 Two coin set, Proof [MO] NT $22.00

1113374 Three coin set, Uncirculated, NI $16.50

1113375 Three coin set, Uncirculated, NT $16.50

1113376 Three coin set, Proof, NI $44.00

1113377 Three coin set, Proof, NT $44.00

1113315 Starter set, Uncirculated $39.75

1113316 Starter set, Proof [MO] $74.00

1113327 Two coin set, Uncirculated ACT $6.53

1113328 Two coin set, Proof, [MO]ACT $22.00

1113329 Two coin set, Uncirculated QLD $6.53

1113330 Two coin set, Proof, [MO] QLD $22.00

1113331 Two coin set, Uncirculated VIC $6.53

1113332 Two coin set, Proof, [MO] VIC $22.00

1113317 Three coin set, Uncirculated NSW $16.50

1113318 Three coin set, Proof, NSW $44.00

1113319 Three coin set, Uncirculated ACT $16.50

1113320 Three coin set, Proof, ACT $44.00

1113321 Three coin set, Uncirculated QLD $16.50

1113322 Three coin set, Proof, QLD $44.00

1113323 Three coin set, Uncirculated VIC $16.50

1113324 Three coin set, Proof, VIC $44.00

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Personalise your stamps with life’s greatest moments.

Sarah was so looking forward to Christmas.

She’d had a busy year. She’d got a new baby brother, was

flowergirl at her Aunty’s wedding, and she’d had to

help Grandpa blow out the candles on his cake. And

with all the cards mailed to family and friends here and

overseas, she knew the wait was nearly over!

Personalised Stamps

Celebrating a special occasion? Share it with family and friends by

putting it on Personalised Stamps - this innovative service allows

stamps to be personalised by printing a photograph on the tab of the

stamp. Call into your Australia Post outlet, freecall 1800 674 412, or

visit www.auspost.com.au/pstamps to receive an order form. Choose

your favourite stamp from 16 designs, complete the order details,

attach your photo and mail for processing.

Each Personalised Stamp design is available in sheets of twenty stamps.

PEACH 008067

www.auspost.com.au/pstamps

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