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AUSTRALIAN stamp bu l le t in No. 277 October–December 2004 • Australian Gold Medallists 2004 • Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing • Christmas 2...
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stamp bu l le t in No. 277 October–December 2004

• Australian Gold Medallists 2004 • Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing • Christmas 2004 • Annual Collections • Pacific Explorer Preview

277 In this Bulletin... Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing 3 Christmas 2004 6 New Stamp Collecting Kit 9 Cats & Dogs Competition 9 Australian Gold Medallists 10 Olympic Flame Covers 14 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps 16 Australian Territories Collection 18 Disney*Pixar Souvenir Album 19 Pacific Explorer Preview 20 Engraved Stamp Book 21 2005 Collector Coins 17, 22 Seven Seas 23 Post Master Gallery 25 © Copyright 2004 Australian Postal Corporation. All rights reserved Australia Post stamp designs and philatelic products are subject to copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. Wherever possible, Australia Post has acknowledged the owners of the copyright of the images reproduced in this Bulletin. For further information or to apply for permission to reproduce Australian stamps please write to: The Manager – Philatelic Group Australia Post GPO Box 1777 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Fax: 03 9204 7744 ABN 28 864 970 579 The Australian Stamp Bulletin is produced by the Australia Post Philatelic Group and printed by Franklin Web, Sunshine VIC. All information contained in this Bulletin has been included in good faith, on the basis that the products will be available for sale, until stock sold out, at the prices stated, and in the manner described. To the best of Australia Post’s knowledge, all information contained in this Bulletin was correct at the time of printing. Australia Post will not, however, be held responsible for any inadvertent errors or oversights, or any change to information which may occur after publication. Availability of specific stamps and products is subject to demand, hours of operation of individual outlets and factors outside the control of Australia Post. Prices are GST inclusive.

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Dear Collectors, This Stamp Bulletin starts with a roar, the roar of motorcycle grand prix racing. In the 15 years since international grand prix motorcycle racing came to Australia the five riders who feature on our stamps – Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner, Troy Bayliss, Daryl Beattie and Garry McCoy – have made their mark in grand prix racing in Australia and internationally. Between them they have more than 80 grand prix wins! Less dramatic but equally exciting is our Christmas 2004 issue. The symbols and characters of the Nativity are at the heart of the designs. These classic images are surrounded by designs reminiscent of Christmas decorations, making this issue shine with the joy of the holiday season. Over the years, collectors have asked for Christmas cards to match our Christmas stamp issue. New this year is a boxed set of 12 cards with pre-paid envelopes in a complementary design. There are three designs in each box of 12 cards, one design for each stamp in the issue (four cards of each design). As well as being a beautiful way to wish your friends and loved ones a happy holiday season, these cards are convenient and fantastic value at just $12.95 for the set of 12 cards and prepaid envelopes! I can’t believe that a year has passed since I wrote to you about annual collections. This year’s collections present a glorious look at the year through the unique perspective of Australian or Australian Territory stamps. A gift of an annual collection is a terrific way to say “I care”, “Thank you”, “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New Year”! For anyone on your list who “has everything”, the 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps includes the Gold Medallists stamp sheetlet, available exclusively in the 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps. The children on my shopping list will be receiving Disney•Pixar Souvenir Albums, the Mickey Mouse 75 Years of Fun souvenir stamp pack (featured in Bulletin 276) and the Mickey Mouse print collection. As the year and this letter come to a close, I would like to wish all our readers a happy and safe holiday season. Thank you for your continued support throughout 2004. I look forward to sharing our 2005 issues with you in the new year. Until next time, Amber McDougall, Manager, Philatelic Group

150th Anniversary Murray River Shipping AUSTRALIAN HEROES

12 October 2004

OF GRAND PRIX RACING

International grand prix motorcycle racing came to Australia in 1989, when the revamped Phillip Island circuit in Victoria first hosted a round of the FIM Road Racing World Championship. Australian great Wayne Gardner scored an emotional victory at his home GP and repeated the feat again a year later. From 1991–96 the Australian round of the world championship was held at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway, but returned to Phillip Island in 1997. The designs and designer

The designer, Symone Lambert of Australia Post’s design studio, uses images of five motorcycle riders who have made their mark in grand prix racing in Australia and internationally to portray the excitement of grand prix motorcycle racing in this special issue of five stamps. The stamps show the riders in action on the track. The backgrounds of the photographs have been reworked to suggest speed. Symone Lambert’s previous stamp designs include Australian Legends – Medical Scientists (2002) and Romance (2003).

From left to right, top to bottom, the stamps in the strip illustrated above are: Mick Doohan; Wayne Gardner; Troy Bayliss; Daryl Beattie and Garry McCoy. Mick Doohan (b.1965, Brisbane, Queensland) is one of the sport’s all-time legends. He won 54 Grands Prix in a decade of racing, including five consecutive 500cc world titles for Honda from 1994-98. Doohan holds the record for the most Grand Prix wins in a season – twelve in 1997. Doohan retired from racing in 1999, although he continues his involvement in the sport as General Manager of Racing for Honda. First day covers (gummed, self-adhesive)

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AUSTRALIAN HEROES OF GRAND PRIX RACING Wayne Gardner (b. 1959, Wollongong, New South Wales) is the only other Australian to win a 500cc Grand Prix world title which he won in 1987, also with Honda. Dubbed the ‘Wollongong Whiz’, Gardner won eighteen GPs from 1986-92 and is credited with creating the sport’s enormous popularity in Australia. Troy Bayliss (b.1969, Taree, New South Wales) made his name in superbike racing with the legendary Italian marque Ducati, winning the British Superbike Championship in 1999 and becoming world superbike champion in 2001. In 2002 he became the first rider in world superbike history to win the first six races of the season, but narrowly missed his second title. Bayliss made his MotoGP debut with Ducati in 2003, scored three podiums and finished sixth in the championship.

Maximum cards (set of five)

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Daryl Beattie (b.1970, Charleville, Queensland) achieved world fame in 1993 when he won the German 500cc Grand Prix on a Honda. He went on to win another two GPs in 1995 riding for Suzuki and narrowly missed winning the championship, beaten only by countryman Doohan. The talented Beattie might have achieved a world title and more, but a series of injuries forced him into retirement in 1997 after five years on the world motorcycle racing scene. Garry McCoy (b.1972, Sydney, New South Wales) began his international grand prix career in the 125cc series, taking his first GP win in Malaysia in 1995 and another in front of a home crowd at Sydney’s Eastern Creek in 1996. After moving up to the 500cc championship in 1998, he won three GPs with Yamaha in South Africa, Portugal and Spain in 2000. He rode for Kawasaki’s new MotoGP team in 2003 before switching to world superbikes with Ducati in 2004 and taking his maiden win at Phillip Island.

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Associated products

As well as the gummed and self-adhesive stamps (booklets and rolls) the issue includes first day covers, stamp and collector packs, a set of five maximum cards and a gutter strip. There is no special text or design in the gutter.

Stamp pack

Self-adhesive booklet, cheque book cover and roll

Technical details Issue date....................... 12 October 2004 Denominations................ Five x 50c Designer ........................ Symone Lambert Australia Post Design Studio Stamp size...................... 37.5 x 26 mm Perforations .................... 13.85 x 14.6 Printer (all) ...................... SNP Sprint Paper Gummed .................... Tullis Russell Booklets ..................... B/C 100 Rolls .......................... B/C 90 Printing process .............. Lithography Sheet layout.................... Modules of 50, two panes of 25 National postmark ........... Cowes VIC 3922

Mail order codes 1425067 Stamps (five x 50c) ................................ $2.50 1425001 Set of first day covers (gummed, self-adhesive) [MO] ................ $5.60 1425002 First day cover (gummed) ....................... $2.80 1425003 First day cover (self-adhesive) ................. $2.80 1425126 Stamp pack ........................................... $2.95 1425223 Collector pack ....................................... $6.40 1425220 Maximum cards (set of five) .................... $6.25 1425182 Booklet of ten x 50c ............................... $5.00 1425250 Cheque book (20 booklets of ten x 50c) .. $100.00 1425209 Roll of 100 .......................................... $50.00 1425200 Strip of five self-adhesive stamps (from roll of 100) ................................... $2.50 1425240 Gutter strip of ten x 50c (no special text or design in gutter) .......... $5.00

Exhibition overprint 28 to 31 October 2004 Beijing China To mark our participation at this event we have overprinted the Tasmania 1804 – 2004 miniature sheet (January 2004) with the exhibition logo in gold foil. Mail order code 0239229 China overprint (mint) ............................. $3.00 0239230 China overprint (postmarked) .................. $3.00 Changes to withdrawal dates Mawson Station 1954 – 2004 new withdrawal date is 30 June 2005 to cater for the ships departing for the Antarctic. Tasmania 1804 – 2004 new withdrawal date is 31 December 2005 so that we can use it for exhibition overprints.

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The stamps are Mary and the baby Jesus (45c domestic card only concession rate); The angel appears to the shepherds (50c domestic base rate); Three wise men ($1.00 international card only concession rate). In the aerogramme’s illustration area, three wise men on camels traverse sand dunes that sparkle like Christmas baubles. The star of Bethlehem appears in the stamp area. In the issue

First day cover

This issue includes gummed and selfadhesive stamps, an aerogramme, a stamp pack and a set of three maximum cards. The self-adhesive booklet of 20 x 45c stamps with 20 “card only” stickers will be produced in a new format (see facing page) and distributed to retail outlets in a chequebook (20 booklets of 20 x 45c stamps).

Aerogramme

Since the first Christmas stamps were issued in Australia in 1957 there have been many different interpretations of the traditional Christmas story. This year, the Christmas stamps were designed by graphic designer Jeanette Fallon whose designs convey the joy of Christmas. The familiar symbols and characters of the Nativity are the central elements of each design. These elements are combined with symbols reminiscent of Christmas decorations reminding us that the common themes of the secular and religious observances during the holiday season are celebration, joy, happiness, love, caring and living in harmony. The designs are deliberately intricate and detailed. Surfaces are ornamented and embellished. The use of gold alludes to the richness of religious icons; the depth of colour captures the richness of Christmas baubles. Each stamp glitters like a precious treasure to mark Christmas 2004.

Sheetlet of five x $1.00 and cheque book cover

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1 November 2004

The international card only concession rate stamp will also be available in a new format, a sheetlet of five x $1.00 self-adhesive stamps. This sheetlet will also be distributed to retail outlets in a chequebook format (20 booklets of five x $1.00). Also new this year is a set of Christmas cards and co-ordinating pre-paid envelopes. The designs are based on this year’s Christmas stamps. Each box of 12 cards includes four cards of each of the three card designs, (one design based on each stamp), and 12 PPEs. Priced at just $12.95 for 12 cards and PPEs, this is fantastic value. Postal stationery collectors can purchase single PPEs for their collections. These are available mint and postmarked by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau.

Stamp pack

Maximum cards (set of three)

Booklet of 20 x 45c and cheque book cover (folded)

Card and PPE designs in boxed set of cards and pre-paid envelopes

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1 November 2004

Technical details Issue date....................... 1 November 2004 Denominations ............... One each 45c, 50c, $1.00 Designer (all) .................. Jeanette Fallon Stamp size/Perforations 45c, 50c ................... 26 x 37.5 mm/14.60 x 13.86 $1.00 ....................... 37.5 x 26 mm /13.86 x 14.60 Printer (all) ...................... SNP Sprint Paper Gummed .................... Tullis Russell Self-adhesive (all) ....... B100 Printing process (all) ........ Lithography Sheet layout ................... Modules of 50, two panes of 25 Special feature ................. Booklets of 20 with ‘card only’ stickers National postmark ........... Christmas Hills VIC 3775 Aerogramme Denomination ................. Postage paid Printer ............................ PMP, TAS Size ............................... 209 x 103 mm Pre-paid envelope (domestic card only rate) Denomination ................. 45c Printer ............................ PMP, TAS Mail order codes 1426067 Stamps (one each 45c, 50c, $1.00) ........ $1.95 1426001 First day cover ....................................... $2.25 1426182 Booklet of 20 x 45c ................................ $9.00 1426126 Stamp pack ........................................... $2.40 1426220 Maximum cards (set of three).................. $4.20 1426122 Sheetlet of five x $1.00 self-adhesive stamps ............................. $5.00 1426250 Boxed set of 12 cards and PPEs ............ $12.95 PPE from Christmas card set 1426253 Set of Christmas card PPEs (mint, postmarked) [MO] .......................... $1.10 1426251 Christmas card PPE (mint) [MO] .............. $0.55 1426252 Christmas card PPE (postmarked) [MO] ... $0.55 1426155 Aerogramme ......................................... $0.95 No special text or design in gutters listed below 1426240 Set of gutter strips (ten x 45c, ten x 50c, ten x $1.00) [MO] ................. $19.50 1426241 Gutter strip (ten x 45c) ............................ $4.50 1426242 Gutter strip (ten x 50c) ............................ $5.00 1426243 Gutter strip (ten x 1.00) ........................ $10.00

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Santa Card Due to the retirement of the APF Santa Card Project Officer, there will not be a philatelic “Santa Card” this year. The retiring Santa Card Project Officer would like to thank all who have supported the APF project in the past and advises that SIDS’n’KIDS will be conducting a similar project, using previous years’ printed Santa Cards. The 2004 45c Christmas stamp will be tied to the card with a Christmas theme cachet. The prepared card will be sent, under separate cover, through the normal Australia Post mail system. Cost of cards $2.00 within Australia; $2.50 overseas and a minimum of $10 applies to credit card purchases. Orders to Sids’n’Kids PO Box 64 THE JUNCTION NSW 2291

Be sure to include the recipient’s name, and complete postal address with your order.

Stamp Collecting Month Competition It’s EASY... to enter simply buy a Cats & Dogs stamp product for your chance to win $20,000. For the purpose of this competition, Cats & Dogs stamp products include - stamps, miniature sheet, first day cover, stamp pack, maximum cards, self adhesive stamp sheetlet, stamp booklet, cheque book of stamps, gutter strip and/or prestige booklet. BE QUICK TO ENTER - Entries close last mail 5 November 2004. See competition entry forms in store for terms and conditions. Entries drawn on 15 November 2004 at 20/321 Exhibition St Melbourne VIC 3000. Winners will be notified by mail and published in The Australian on 27 November 2004.

INTRODUCE A CHILD TO A HOBBY OF A LIFETIME Australia Post’s favourite Stamp Gang character, Sniffer, features in this updated and expanded Stamp Collecting Kit. Available from mid October, the kit contains everything a child needs to begin collecting stamps, including: • Folder • Stock sheets to keep all your stamps safe • A pouch to keep your stamp collecting stuff together • Tweezers • Magnifying glass • Packet of 50 used stamps from Australia and all over the world • Sticker sheet with heaps of cool themes • Stamp Explorer application (a FREE mag which gets delivered to your door four times a year) • Cool Stuff About Stamps (a book with essential stamp collecting info)

• An awesome CD ROM filled with games, activities, websites, stamp collecting info and templates you can use for letters and envelopes (so you can make your own first day covers) Mail order code 1113715 Stamp Collecting Kit ............................... $24.95

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Authorised under NSW Permit No TPL 04/06468; ACT Permit No. ACT TP04/2503; VIC Permit No. 04/1820; SA T04/2457; NT04/9947.

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Complete Gold Medallist set includes 17 Gold Medallist Sheets Plus Album and 17 stock sheets

17 stock sheets

Mail order codes 1419320 Complete Gold Medallist Set, includes Album, 17 Gold Medallist stamp sheets, and 17 stock sheets 1419470 Set of 17 Sets of 15 FDCs, one set of 15 for each Gold Medal won 1419420 Set of 17 Sheetlets (one sheetlet for each Gold Medal won) 1419310 2004 Gold Medal Album (album only, no stock sheets or stamps) 0903276 Album Stock Sheets (10 x single strip sheets) If you registered for the Gold Medallist Special Offer you will shortly receive a letter advising you of the balance owing ($82.45 for a single set).

Technical details Issue date....................... See individual stamps on following pages Denomination ................. 50c Designer ........................ Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Design Studio Stamp size...................... 35 x 35 mm Stamps on following pages are 73% actual size Sheetlet size ................... A5 Printer ............................ SNP Sprint Paper ............................ Tullis Russell Perforations .................... 14.25 x 14.25 Sheet layout.................... Sheets of ten x 50 National postmark ........... There was no national FDI postmark for this issue. Sets of covers, one from each FDI postmarking locations (see page 14) are available for each Olympic Gold Medal won. These are listed with the corresponding Gold Medallist Stamp information on pages 11-13. *Previously Overseas Postage and Handling (P&H) was stated as $20.00. All overseas orders will be processed as $9.00.

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$115.95 $204.00 $85.00 $13.95 $10.25

If you didn’t register for the Special Offer (or if you want to order individual sheets or additional sets) you will need to fill in the special Gold Medallists Order Form

How the balance was calculated Domestic

Overseas

17 GM Sheetlets

$85.00

$85.00

17 stock sheets

$17.45

$17.45

Sub-total

$102.45

$102.45

Minus deposit

-$25.00

-$25.00

Plus P&H

+$5.00

+$9.00

Balance due

$82.45

$86.45

13 to 29 August 2004

Ian Thorpe, Swimming: Men’s 400 m Freestyle Medal date 14 August 2004 Issue date 16 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419401 Ian Thorpe, Swimming: Men’s 400 m Freestyle ................................................$5.00 1419451 Set of 15 FDCs Ian Thorpe, Swimming: Men’s 400 m Freestyle .......................$12.00 Swimming: Women’s 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay Jodie Henry, Lisbeth Lenton, Petria Thomas, Alice Mills

Medal date 14 August 2004 Issue date 16 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419402 Swimming, Women’s 4 x 100 m Freestyle ......................................................$5.00 Sara Carrigan, Cycling: Women’s Road Race Medal date 15 August 2004 Issue date 17 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419403 Sara Carrigan, Cycling: Women’s Road Race ...................................................$5.00 1419453 Set of 15 FDCs Sara Carrigan, Cycling: Women’s Road Race ..........................$12.00 Petria Thomas, Swimming: Women’s 100 m Butterfly Medal date 15 August 2004 Issue date 17 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419404 Petria Thomas, Swimming: Women’s 100 m Butterfly .......................................$5.00 1419454 Set of 15 FDCs Petria Thomas, Swimming: Women’s 100 m Butterfly ..............$12.00 Suzanne Balogh, Shooting: Women’s Trap Medal date 16 August 2004 Issue date 18 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419405 Suzanne Balogh Shooting: Women’s Trap ........................................................$5.00 1419455 Set of 15 FDCs Suzanne Balogh Shooting: Women’s Trap ...............................$12.00 Ian Thorpe, Swimming: Men’s 200 m Freestyle Medal date 16 August 2004 Issue date 18 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419406 Ian Thorpe, Swimming: Men’s 200 m Freestyle ...............................................$5.00 1419456 Set of 15 FDCs Ian Thorpe, Swimming: Men’s 200 m Freestyle ......................$12.00

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2004 Australian Gold Medallists Jodie Henry, Swimming: Women’s 100 m Freestyle Medal date 19 August 2004 Issue date 23 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419407 Jodie Henry, Swimming: Women’s 100 m Freestyle ..........................................$5.00 1419457 Set of 15 FDCs Jodie Henry, Swimming: Women’s 100 m Freestyle .................$12.00 Anna Meares, Cycling: Women’s 500 m Time Trial Medal date 20 August 2004 Issue date 23 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419408 Anna Meares, Cycling: Women’s 500 m Time Trial............................................$5.00 1419458 Set of 15 FDCs Anna Meares, Cycling: Women’s 500 m Time Trial ...................$12.00 James Tomkins & Drew Ginn, Rowing: Men’s Pair Medal date 21 August 2004 Issue date 23 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419409 James Tomkins & Drew Ginn, Rowing: Men’s Pair ............................................$5.00 1419459 Set of 15 FDCs James Tomkins & Drew Ginn, Rowing: Men’s Pair ...................$12.00 Grant Hackett, Swimming: Men’s 1500 m Freestyle Medal date 21 August 2004 Issue date 23 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419410 Grant Hackett, Swimming: Men’s 1500 m Freestyle .........................................$5.00 1419460 Set of 15 FDCs Grant Hackett, Swimming: Men’s 1500 m Freestyle.................$12.00 Swimming, Women’s 4 x 100 m Medley Relay Petria Thomas, Jodie Henry, Giaan Rooney, Leisel Jones Medal date 21 August 2004 Issue date 23 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419411 Swimming, Women’s 4 x 100 m Medley Relay .................................................$5.00 1419461 Set of 15 FDCs Swimming, Women’s 4 x 100 m Medley Relay ........................$12.00 Chantelle Newbery, Diving: Women’s 10 m Platform Medal date 22 August 2004 Issue date 24 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419412 Chantelle Newbery, Diving: Women’s 10 m Platform .........................................$5.00 1419462 Set of 15 FDCs Chantelle Newbery, Diving: Women’s 10 m Platform ................$12.00

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Specialist Notes 9 to 10 October 2004 Ballarat Eureka 2004

Australia Post at Congress 2004

This show incorporates the Victorian Philatelic Council’s 2004 Congress and APF National One Frame Class. The show will be held at the Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street, Ballarat, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday and 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Sunday. Post will attend with a temporary pictorial for each day of the event. Design features the Southern Cross with “Eureka Congress 3350”. Different coloured ink will be used each day. After the stamp show a set of postmarked covers, one for each day of the event, will be available while stocks last from the Postal Manager, Ballarat VIC 3350. During the event attendees can purchase Personalised Stamps™ produced with a photo taken on the day printed in the tabs. A second sheet with the event logo printed in the tab will also be available. See page 24 for further details.

Post will attend with a Counter Printed Stamp (CPS) machine and postmarks for each day of the event – a steam train for Saturday, The Ghan for Sunday. A Salisbury postmark featuring a Cats & Dogs theme will also be available (Saturday only). The following CPS label sets and covers will be available from Post during the event. For collectors who cannot attend, a limited number of label sets and covers will be available while stocks last by mail order from the Postal Manager GPO Adelaide SA 5000. Note: No EPOS terminal will be attached to the CPS printer so receipts will not be available.

30 to 31 October 2004 Congress 2004

Salisbury Philatelic Society will hold this event at St Jays Centre 15 Brown Terrace Salisbury SA. The centre has wheelchair access. Opening hours are 10 am to 4 pm daily. Admission is free. An auction and other activities will be held each day. The organisers will produce the following products. Orders and enquiries to Salisbury Philatelic Society PO Box 336 Salisbury SA 5108. (P&H $2.00 per order) Salisbury RS cover with Railways stamp .................. $2.00 Steam train cover with Railways stamp ................... $2.00 Salisbury railway station (not serviced) .................... $1.50 Steam train (not serviced) ...................................... $1.50 Salisbury RS (steam trains/no stamp) ...................... $1.50 Salisbury RS (steam trains/postmarked) .................. $2.00 Prestige booklet (overprinted) ............................... $20.00 Overprints Ghan pane from Railways prestige booklet ............. $5.00 Ghan pane from Railways prestige booklet (on cover) .. $7.50 Cats & Dogs miniature sheet ................................. $5.00 Cats & Dogs miniature sheet (cover) ....................... $7.50

Literal - Congress 2004 Sets Six x 50c Roo & Koala labels mint ........................... $3.00 Two label sets on cover (one cover each day) ........... $6.60 Button set (two each 50c, $1.00, $1.45) mint.......... $5.90 Two button sets on cover (one cover each day)....... $12.40 Literal - Salisbury 2004 Six x 50c Roo & Koala labels (mint) ......................... $3.00 Two label sets on cover (one cover each day) ........... $6.60 Button set (two each 50c, $1.00, $1.45) mint.......... $5.90 Two button sets on cover (one cover each day)....... $12.40 31 October 2004 Petersham Stamp & Coin Super Fair

The Stamp & Coin Dealers Association of Australasia (SCDAA) will hold this event at the Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham NSW (one block from the railway station). Admission is $1.00 and refreshments will be available. The organisers will produce a special commemorative Christmas booklet, available at the door for $20.00 inc. GST ($20.00 plus $3.00 P&H for mail order). Send orders to PO Box 4237, Forster NSW 2428. Booklet enquiries to Steve Hamilton on (02) 6557 6451. Other enquiries to John Pearson on (02) 9979 1561.

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Specialist Postmarks Notes 14 November 2004 “Fisher’s Ghost” Stamp Fair

Ordering postmark impressions by mail

Campbelltown NSW District Philatelic Society (CDPS )will hold a stamp fair as part of the annual Fisher’s Ghost Festival at the Campbelltown Civic Centre, Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW. Admission is free. The air-conditioned centre is close to public transport and parking is free. Hours are from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm. Stamp clubs will attend and dealers will be on hand to value collections as well as buy and sell philatelic items. Two “Sale by Tenders” will be held. CDPS reserves the right to reject any lot considered by its officials to be inappropriate. For information about submission of lots contact the CDPS Secretary, PO Box 478, Campbelltown NSW 2560 or by e-mail to [email protected] before 30 October 2004.

Please forward fully stamped and addressed covers, under prepaid outer envelopes, to post office addresses listed on these pages. • Endorse cover in the top left corner with the name of the postmark required. • Orders must be lodged before the last day of use of the postmarker. • All orders for prepared covers should be accompanied by payment of 80c per cover, unless specified otherwise.

Products from the organisers

CDPS will produce two limited edition, numbered souvenir products, a Special Event Souvenir sheet of 20 x 50c Celebrate stamps (March 2004) with the society’s logo printed in the tabs ($25.00 each, includes P&H) and a Fisher’s Ghost Series V booklet ($15.00 each + $3.00 P&H). While stocks last the sheet and booklet can be purchased from the society. For orders and additional information contact the Campbelltown District Philatelic Society, PO Box 478, Campbelltown NSW 2560.

Note

• Postmarking requests to the Australian Philatelic Bureau incur the normal $5.00 P&H charge for ad hoc orders. National FDI Postmarks

First day covers, serviced with national FDI postmarks, are available from FDI Post Offices and from the Australian Philatelic Bureau by mail order (for four weeks). Private covers can only be serviced: • at the designated post office on the day of issue OR • by the Bureau if covers are received prior to the first day of issue. 12 October 2004 Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing Cowes VIC 3922 1 November 2004 Christmas 2004 Christmas Hills VIC 3775 ANDA & APTA Coin, Banknote & Stamp Shows for 2004 Hobart TAS 9 to 10 October 2004 Wrest Point Casino Melbourne VIC 12 to 14 November 2004 Melbourne Park Tennis & Function Centre Melbourne Additional and updated information may be available on-line at www.apta.com.au and www anda.com.au

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Postmarks Fine philatelic cancels

Covers may be cancelled at more than one point in the postal system. Collectors who wish to ensure a single, fine cancel of their covers should include a separate envelope and sufficient postage for return of their covers. At this time this is the only practical way to ensure that your philatelic covers receive a single cancel. Associated Postmarks Various dates Gold Medallists Craigmore SA 5114 Equestrian on Horse (Dressage) Gawler SA 5118 Equestrian (Horse Jumping) Hindmarsh SA 5007 Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Kensington Park SA 5068 Olympic Sportsfield Macclesfield SA 5153 Horse Jumping 1 November 2004 Christmas 2004 Lobethal SA 5241

Lights of Lobethal

Permanent Pictorial Postmarks 2 November 2004 Taree NSW 2430

Design introduced to mark Taree’s sesquicentenary. Impressions available from the Postal Manager, Taree PostShop Taree NSW 2430. 19 October 2004 Maryborough VIC 3465

Design commemorates 150 years since first postal services in Maryborough. Impression from the Postal Manager Maryborough VIC 3465. 11 December 2004 Manjimup WA 6258

Design features Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival logo – a bunch of intertwined cherries. Impressions available from Postal Manager Manjimup PostShop 6258

Temporary Pictorial Postmarks 9 and 10 October 2004 Ballarat Eureka 2004

See page i 30 to 31 October 2004 Congress 2004

See page i

Koala Count The Koala Count identifies specific reprints. A koala symbol printed in the selvedge adjacent to stamps, down either side of a sheet, indicates a reprint, two koalas the second reprint, and so on. A kangaroo indicates the fifth reprint. In each issue of the Bulletin we publish a list of the stamp issues reprinted since the previous issue. Once a year (usually in the June-July Bulletin) we print a summary list of covering reprints since the previous annual summary. The previous summary list was printed in the June-July 2004 Bulletin. Nature of Australia: Rainforest 0233190 Booklet of 20 x 50c SNP Sprint/B100 ................................ $10.00 0233209 Roll of 100 x 50c SNP Sprint/B90 ................................... $50.00 0233191 Strip of four from roll of 100 x 50c SNP Sprint/B90 ..................................... $2.00

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In Retrospect The following information was either not available in time for, or incorrect in (a) previous Bulletin(s). Permanent Pictorial Postmarks

Bulletin 275 pages 12 to 14

The $2.45 stamp shown on these pages was not the final artwork. The actual stamp is shown here.

Variation 21 June 2004 Tennant Creek NT 0860

The replacement postmarker has smaller image and text. Impressions from the Postal Manager Tennant Creek NT 0860. New designs 9 July 2004 Maryborough VIC 3465

Marks the city of Maryborough’s 150th Anniversary. Impressions from the Postal Manager Maryborough VIC 3465. 13 July 2004 Adelaide Airport SA 5950

Features the Vickers Vimy. Impressions from the Postal Manager Adelaide Airport, Adelaide SA 5950. 21 September 2004 Melbourne GPO VIC 3000

Design features result of Victoria/Tasmania primary student’s competition to “Design your own postmark” on the Stamp Collecting Month theme of Cats and Dogs. Impressions from the Postal Manager, Melbourne GPO VIC 3000. Millicent SA 5280

Design with wind farm and three turbines replaces pictorial featuring pine log and saw. Impressions available from the Postal Manager Millicent SA 5280. Bulletin 275 page 10

The reverse of the Eureka 1854–2004 stamp and coin cover’s insert (not illustrated) has a typographical error in the artwork credit. The credit should be: Charles Alphonse Doudiet (c. 1832–1872), Eureka Slaughter 3rd December 1854 (detail) Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. iv

CPS Labels 18 May 2004 150th Anniversary of the 1st Public Railway in Australia

CPS labels with literal 1st Railway 150 were produced and available during anniversary celebrations. A limited number of sets and covers were set aside for collectors. Button sets and covers will be available until 31 December 2004 (while stocks last) by mail order from the Postal Manager GPO Adelaide SA 5000. Minimum Credit card orders A$10.00. No EPOS terminal was attached to the CPS printer, so no receipts are available. American Express not available for mail order purchases. CPS label set = 6 each Roo & Koala, $3.00 FV Mint set with 1st Railway 150 literal ...................... $3.00 Set affixed to general purpose cover, postmarked 18 May 2004 ..................... $3.30 From the 1st Railway organising committee

The organising committee produced a limited number of cover sets (three covers, each with two x 50c CPS labels affixed). The covers are postmarked 18 May 2004 Goolwa, Middleton and Port Elliot (one cover each location). The cover sets are available for $10.00 per set plus $2.00 P&H per order. Orders and enquiries to Peter Humby PO Box 145 Daw Park SA 5041. No credit card facilities.

Cycling: Men’s 4000 m Team Pursuit Graeme Brown, Brett Lancaster, Luke Roberts. Bradley McGee Medal date 23 August 2004 Issue date 25 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419413 Cycling: Men’s 4000 m Team Pursuit ..............................................................$5.00 1419463 Set of 15 FDCs Cycling: Men’s 4000 m Team Pursuit .................................... $12.00 Ryan Bayley, Cycling: Men’s Individual Sprint Medal date 24 August 2004 Issue date 26 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419414 Ryan Bayley, Cycling: Men’s Individual Sprint ...................................................$5.00 1419464 Set of 15 FDCs Ryan Bayley, Cycling: Men’s Individual Sprint ..........................$12.00 Graeme Brown & Stuart O’Grady, Cycling: Men’s Madison Medal date 25 August2004 Issue date 27 August2004 Mail order codes 1419415 Graeme Brown & Stuart O’Grady, Cycling: Men’s Madison ................................$5.00 1419465 Set of 15 FDCs Graeme Brown & Stuart O’Grady, Cycling: Men’s Madison .......$12.00 Ryan Bayley, Cycling: Men’s Keirin Medal date 25 August2004 Issue date 27 August2004 Mail order codes 1419416 Ryan Bayley, Cycling: Men’s Keirin ..................................................................$5.00 1419466 Set of 15 FDCs Ryan Bayley, Cycling: Men’s Keirin .........................................$12.00

Men’s Hockey Michael Brennan, Travis Brooks, Dean Butler, Liam De Young, Jamie Dwyer, Nathan Eglington, Troy Elder, Bevan George, Robert Hammond, Mark Hickman, Mark Knowles, Brent Livermore, Michael McCann, Stephen Mowlam, Grant Schubert, Matthew Wells Medal date 27 August 2004 Issue date 30 August 2004 Mail order codes 1419417 Men’s Hockey ...............................................................................................$5.00 1419467 Set of 15 FDCs Men’s Hockey ......................................................................$12.00

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OLYMPIC FLAME COVERS

Gold Medallists Covers Postmarking for Gold Medallists stamps

There was no national FDI postmark for this issue and no prepared covers. A blank (no stamp affixed) Gold Medallists cover was available from participating postal outlets. Customers could make their own covers. Because we could not give collectors advance notice for the stamps issue date stamps the special postmarking conditions listed below applied. Special conditions for postmarking

Olympic Flame covers (Sydney, Melbourne)

Temporary pictorial postmarks were produced to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame in Sydney (4 June 2004) and Melbourne (5 June 2004). Sydney was the first international stop on the around-the-world relay route, starting from the perpetual home of the Olympic flame, in Ancient Olympia, to the site of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Postmarked covers were produced with a single 50c Celebrate (March 2004) stamp affixed to the general purpose cover. A limited number of covers were made for collectors. While stocks last sets of covers (one each, Sydney and Melbourne) are available by mail order only from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. Mail order code 0234180 Olympic Flame Souvenir Covers [MO] .... $1.60

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• The first day of issue for each stamp was the date that stamp was first available from an outlet. • Post offices could apply FDI postmarks to Gold Medallists covers for a period of one month from the date the Gold Medallists stamp was available from that location. • The one month period applied to each stamp issued, calculated from the first day of issue for that stamp, at that location. Locations with Gold Medallists FDI Postmarkers Australian Capital Territory Canberra ACT 2600

New South Wales Sydney NSW 2000 Parramatta NSW 2150 Newcastle NSW 2300 Chatswood NSW 2067 Queensland Brisbane QLD 4000 Pacific Fair QLD 4218 Maroochydore QLD 4558 South Australia Adelaide SA 5000 Tasmania Hobart TAS 7000 Victoria National Philatelic Centre VIC 3000 Melbourne (GPO) VIC 3000 The Glen Glen Waverley VIC 3150 Geelong VIC 3220 Western Australia Perth WA 6000

6 September 2004

The final designs for the Coastlines associated products were not available in time for Bulletin 276. They are shown below for our readers’ interest. The $1.20, $1.80 and $3.60 maximum card designs were also produced as postcards.

First day cover (off sale 4 October 2004)

Gold Medallists postmarkers

Local Gold Medallists FDI postmarks were available from 15 post offices (listed on the facing page.) While stocks last sets of covers, 15 FDCs (one from each of the FDI postmarking locations) will be available, by mail order only, for each Gold Medal stamp issued. Only sets are available no individual covers will be supplied.

The Vintage Print Collection

Stamp pack

Maximum cards* (set of four)

• Set of six classic Mickey Mouse prints taken from archived original film stills • Suitable for framing • Prints fit standard 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10”) frames • Packaged in presentation wallet Mail order code 1423355 The Mickey Vintage Print Collection ......... $9.95

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2 0 0 4 C O L L E C T I O N O F A U S T R A L I A N S TA M P S s e t ist siv uc all clu rod ed ! Ex p d M let s i th ol et to an G She p li ra m st Sta Au

The 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps showcases all of the gummed stamps and miniature sheets issued throughout the year, along with the stories behind the issues. The collection features an outstanding range of diverse and interesting stamp issues from the Landmark Bridges issue through to Olympic Games 2004. The collection provides a unique glimpse of Australia in 2004. Exclusive to this year’s collection is the Australian Gold Medallists stamp sheetlet. Purchasing the collection is the only way you can obtain this very special item. Also included is Rainforest Butterflies, the final issue in the Nature of Australia series which began six years ago. The 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps will appeal to the most discerning stamp enthusiast. It also makes an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in Australia whether or not they are already interested in stamps. The collection is produced in two versions, the “Annual Collection” (previously called the “Deluxe Edition”) and the Executive Edition. 16

The content of the two versions is the same. Variations to the cover, slipcase and page finish will help collectors choose which version they would prefer in their collection. The Annual Collection

For this version the cover and slipcase is the third in a series using a painterly textured finish with cloth binding in a coordinating colour. The slipcase features the main image on a deep blue water texture background. A coloured panel down the left is edged with a gold foil strip. The cover uses the same style and theme with a cream watercolour background instead of the slipcase’s blue. Both slipcase and cover feature an image of Sydney Harbour – with a ferry sailing under the famous bridge – from the travel poster used for the $2.00 Bon Voyage stamp. The Executive Edition

This edition features luxurious gilt edged pages and brass corner protectors on the prestigious black leather look cover. The cover features classic gold foil embossed typography which is repeated on the black leather look slipcase.

1 November 2004

These finishing touches add elegance to this fine collection of Australian stamps. In the 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps

The collection includes 51 stamps plus three sheetlets/miniature sheets which add a further 11 stamps, making a total of 62 stamps and a combined face value of $56.45, not including the face value of the exclusive commemorative Australian Gold Medallists sheetlet. Either version of the collection provides a convenient way to ensure your collection has a complete set of Australian mint gummed stamps released this year. Furthermore the 2004 2004 Australian issues

Collection of Australian Stamps is a unique way to recognise a life milestone. The collection is not just for those with an interest in stamps. Its a beautiful keepsake that will be cherished forever. A gift that also commemorates this year in Australia’s history. Of course an annual collection makes an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in our nation and its people. Before 29 December 2004 you can buy the 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps for the special pre-Christmas price of $74.95 ($104.95 for the Executive Edition). From 29 December 2004 the full price of $79.95 will apply ($109.95 for the Executive Edition). Mail order codes

January

Australian Legends – Dame Joan Sutherland

February

Tasmania 1804 – 2004

March

Landmark Bridges Celebrate Renewable Energy

April

1954 Royal Tour Jubilee

May

Nature of Australia: Rainforest Butterflies Australian Innovations

June

Bon Voyage Eureka Stockade 1854 – 2004

July

Australian Impressions

August

Olympic Games, Athens

September

Coastlines 150th Anniversary of Railways in Australia Treasures from the Archives Cats and Dogs

1412171 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps .. *$74.95 1412214 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps Executive Edition .............................. *$104.95 *Special pre-Christmas price applies to orders received before 29 December 2004.

New from the Royal Australian Mint 99.9% pure silver $5.00 proof coin 150 Years of Steam Railways in Australia World wide mintage just 15 000

Features 1855 Sydney to Parramatta steam train. RRP †$68.50

October

Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing

November

Christmas 2004

While stocks last available in participating Post retail outlets

Exclusive!

Gold Medallists sheetlet

†Price is correct at time of publication but is subject to change due to valuation changes.

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AUSTRALIAN Heading TERRITORIES COLLECTION 2004

The stamp issues of three Australian Territories released in 2004 are showcased in this delightful collection together with the background stories to the stamp issues. Four very diverse and interesting stamp issues (listed below) make up the collection. 2004 Australian Territories issues January Lunar New Year-Year of the Monkey February AAT Mawson Station 1954-2004 March 50th Anniversary of the Queen’s Visit to Cocos (Keeling) Islands July Christmas Island Underwater

The price of the Australian Territories Collection is $25.95 It includes a total of 44 stamps, including three sheetlets/miniature sheets – the Lunar New Year Zodiac sheetlet, the 50th Anniversary Royal Visit Cocos (Keeling)

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1ddNovember 2004 Month YYYY

Islands miniature sheet and the Christmas Island Underwater sheetlet. The total face value of the included stamps and sheetlets is $18.30. The Australian Territories Collection 2004 would make a memorable gift or an affordable introduction to the hobby of stamp collecting. A four page presentation folder included with the collection complements the stamps and sheetlets which come in protective stock sheets. For storage, the folder fits easily into the Collector’s Choice 3-Ring Binder which is priced at $17.95 The Australian Territories Collection 2004 will be available from participating retail outlets and by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau from 1 November 2004 Mail order codes 1412194 Australian Territories Collection 2004........$25.95 0960251 Collector’s Choice binder (3-ring, holds album stock sheets) .......... $17.95

dd Month YYYY

Disney•Pixar and Australia Post are proud to present the exclusive Disney•Pixar Souvenir Stamp Sheet range for 2004 featuring movies that have both entertained and touched our hearts. Disney•Pixar movies have captured our imagination with their wonderful and quirky characters providing a timeless fascination for generations to come.

Souvenir Album

Finding Nemo Souvenir Sheet

Movie Dividers







* Includes Album, Movie Dividers and Stock Sheets.

© Australian Postal Corporation 2004 © Disney/Pixar

4HE$ISNEY0IXAR3OUVENIR!LBUM HOLDSALLYOUR3OUVENIR3TAMP3HEETSAND INCLUDESABONUSDISCOUNTCARD SAVINGYOUOFF%!#( $ISNEY0IXAR3OUVENIR3TAMP3HEET'ETSTARTEDON YOUR$ISNEY0IXAR3OUVENIR3TAMPCOLLECTIONTODAY

Disney•Pixar Souvenir Album and Stamp Sheets Mail order codes 1423250 ‡ Disney•Pixar Souvenir Album with dividers and stock sheets (stamp sheets not included) ‡ includes discount card for $1.00 off each of the five sheets in the series 1423251 ‡‡ Disney•Pixar Souvenir Album with dividers, stock sheets and five souvenir stamp sheets ‡‡Price includes $1.00 discount on each of the five souvenir stamp sheets listed below. Orders for the complete set will be despatched after 15 December 2004 [MO] Individual sheets 1423302 Finding Nemo Available Now! 1423303 A Bug’s Life Available Now! 1423304 Toy Story and Beyond Available Now! 1423305 Monsters, Inc. Available mid-October Despatched after 12 October 1423306 The Incredibles Available mid-December Despatched after 15 December 2004

$15.95 $90.70

$15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95

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21 to 24 April 2005

PACIFIC EXPLORER preview Pacific Explorer 2005, an international stamp exhibition under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie, will run between Thursday 21 April and Sunday 24 April 2005 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour, just ten minutes from the city centre. Australia Post is proud to support and be associated with Pacific Explorer 2005. Australia Post will release four new stamp issues on Thursday 21 April 2005 in conjunction with the start of this exhibition: Australia-UK Joint Issue: World Heritage Creatures from the slime Centenary of Rotary 150th Anniversary of first Australian coin Transport and Communication engraved stamp book For more information visit the Pacific Explorer website at www.sydney2005.com.au/

Court of Honour • From the British Library – major items from the Tapling Collection covering the first 50 years of the postage stamp • From Australia Post’s National Philatelic Collection – Peoples of the Pacific and Navigators • From the Australian War Memorial– items from its philatelic collections Also featured will be distinguished private collections including • Arthur Woo’s Nicaragua Collection • Michael Ho’s Small Chinese Dragons • Arthur Gray’s Australian Commonwealth and an ANZAC Tradition • Exhibit by Michael Blake, Russell Stern and David Collyer

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Frames on display at Australia 99

Postmarking

A postmark for each day of the exhibition will be available and watch out for some very special collectables. Youth area

The youth area will have different areas based on a variety of stamp themes. It will offer something for children of all ages, with fun things to do in each area, including some special stamp collecting activities. Official Stamp Auction

Stanley Gibbons Australia is the official auctioneer at Pacific Explorer 2005 and already has significant properties in hand. More information is available on-line at the Stanley Gibbons Australia website at www.stamp-auction.com.au Getting there

American Express is the designated travel agent for Pacific Explorer 2005. Inquiries to Melanie Gitsos Level 2, 233 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia. Phone +61 3 9633 6432 Fax +61 3 9633 6458 e-mail [email protected]

Transport and Communications

21 April 2005

A selection of engraved stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia

The fourth book in Australia Post’s Engraved Stamps of Australia series will be released on 21 April 2005 at Pacific Explorer 2005 World Stamp Expo. Thirty two proofs printed from original stamp dies and housed in archival mounts are a notable feature of this and the previous books in this series. Another continuing feature of the series is the printing of all the die proofs featured in a book in a single common colour. This book’s die proofs will be printed in dark green. Transport and communications – a selection of the engraved stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia, will feature the Australian engraved stamps listed below.

The book’s author, philatelic historian Richard Breckon, says the book will provide comprehensive coverage of the various engraved stamps associated with this theme. “A special feature will be the inclusion of the non-adopted die engraved for the 5s. ‘Guba’ air mail stamp of 1939. This will be a wonderful opportunity to acquire an example of this famous never-issued stamp.” Bulletin readers can purchase the book for A$165.00 (includes GST), using the enclosed form*. Orders will be processed as they are received. A maximum of 2,500 copies will be produced. A small number of copies will be held back to be sold at Pacific Explorer.

Transport and Communications –

A selection of engraved stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia Featured stamps

Postal Services: 1959 Birth of the Post Office; 1949 Universal Postal Union Air Mail Services: 1929 3d Air Mail Service; 1931 6d Kingsford Smith (‘Air Mail Service’); 1934 1s.6d Mercury and globe; 1949 1s.6d Mercury and globe Stamp Centenaries: 1950 2 x 2½d New South Wales and Victoria stamp centenaries; 1953 3d Tasmania stamp centenary; 1954 3½d Western Australia stamp centenary; 1955 3½d South Australia stamp centenary; 1960 5d Queensland stamp centenary Telecommunications: 1954 3½d Telegraph centenary; 1936 2d Bass Strait Telephone Cable People: 1968 5c Caroline Chisholm; 1970 6c Duigan brothers; 7c W.C. Wentworth

Exploration: 1964 10s. Matthew Flinders; 1963 5d Blue

Mountains crossing; 1960 5d Northern Territory exploration; 1949 2½d John Forrest Transport: 1955 3½d Cobb and Co. coaching era; 1954 3½d Railway centenary; 1932 5s. Sydney Harbour Bridge; 1963 5d Export Aviation: 1964 5d First Air Mail flight; 1957 7d Royal Flying Doctor Service; 1958 8d First trans-Tasman flight; 1939 5s. ‘Guba’ First trans-Indian Ocean flight (UNISSUED); 1958 2s QANTAS Round-the-World air services Territories: 1957 Australian Antarctic Territory 2s.

definitive; 1963 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 5d Constellation aircraft; 1963 Christmas Island 8c Phosphate train

*This book can only be ordered using the special Engraved Stamp Book order form.

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Dazzling gift ideas for family and friends From 25 October 2004 fabulous new Perth Mint coins and coin sets will be available at participating Post retail outlets and by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau.

2 Coin Kookaburra Year Set

Set of two Australian Kookaburra 99.9% pure silver bullion 1 oz coins dated 2004 and 2005

2004 1/2 oz Square Silver Kookaburra Coin

The third in a series of 99.9% pure silver square coins.

3 Coin Kookaburra Collectors Set

Three Australian Kookaburra 99.9% pure silver bullion 1 oz coins dated 2003, 2004 and 2005

Gold and silver Lunar New Year Coins for 2005, the Year of the Rooster 1/20th oz Gold Bullion

99.99% pure gold coin

2 oz Silver Bullion Kookaburra Coin

2005 99.9% pure silver 2 oz Australian Kookaburra coin Mail order codes 1113716 2 oz Bullion Silver Kookaburra Coin 2005 ...................... ‡ $49.50 1113717 2 Coin Kookaburra Year Set 2005....... ‡ $54.50 1113718 3 Coin Kookaburra Collectors Set 2005 .......................... ‡ $79.50 1113732 2004 1/2 oz Square Silver Kookaburra Coin ............................... ‡ $43.00

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½ oz Silver Bullion

99.9% pure silver coin Lunar New Year 2005, Year of the Rooster Coins 1113721 1/20th oz Gold Bullion ...................... ‡ $59.95 1113722 1/2 oz Silver Bullion .......................... ‡ $24.50 ‡Price is correct at time of publication but is subject to change due to valuation changes. Contact the Australian Philatelic Bureau (Freecall 1800 331 794) for current price at the time of your order.

Seven Seas

Corrections to Seven Seas listing in Bulletin 276 Australian Optional pages Cats and Dogs The booklet of ten x 50 (mixed cats and dogs) was left out of the listing for these optional pages. Exhibition overprint The Cocos (Keeling) Island overprint was incorrectly listed as part of the Australian Optional pages. The correct price for Bulletin 276 Australian Optional pages is $28.90. These errors were identified and the price corrected before orders were filled. Standing order customers for Seven Seas Australian Optional pages will automatically receive the correct products ($28.90). Customers without standing orders can purchase the booklet for their Seven Seas pages using the code below.

The following will be included in Seven Seas’ 2004 supplements and optional pages. Seven Seas’ pages are available only from stamp dealers and from Seven Seas. 12 October 2004 Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing Supplement • design set gummed • 5 single s-a from roll Optional pages • s-a booklet • s-a strip of 5 from roll • s-a collector pack 1 November 2004 Christmas 2004 Supplement • design set gummed • single 45c s-a (booklet supplied) • $1.00 s-a (sheetlet supplied) Optional pages • s-a booklet • s-a sheetlet Exhibition overprint China exhibition Australian optional pages Overprinted Tasmania 1804 - 2004 mini sheet Mail order codes 1426235 Supplement ......................................... $20.95 1426236 Optional pages .................................... $30.90 Products for Seven Sea’s Pages • No CTO • Partial returns for refund not accepted

Mail order code 0237236 Australian Optional pages 276B ........... $5.00 Cocos (Keeling) Island standing order customers will automatically receive the overprint described below. Cocos (Keeling) Island 28 August 2004 Exhibition overprint Supplement • Singapore Exhibition overprint 50th Anniversary of the Queen’s visit to Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Customers without standing orders for Cocos Keeling Island Seven Seas pages can buy the overprinted mini sheet using the mail order code listed below. Mail order code 0238237 Cocos (Keeling) Island Supplement 276 B Singapore Exhibition Overprint (50th Ann. of Queen’s visit mini sheet) .. $3.45

2004 Stamp Printing Technical Details The 2004 Stamp Printing Technical details booklet will be available from 1 December 2004. The booklet covers the period from January 2003 to June 2004. The 2004 booklet is priced at $12.95 and includes specifications for: • commemorative and special issues • reprints • items overprinted for stamp show and philatelic exhibitions where Australia Post has been represented • photographs of uncut sheets of interest. Mail order code 1412250 2004 Stamp Printing Technical Details [MO]............................ $12.95

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Fun new products Pre-paid postcard pack

This new product was designed for collectors and travellers. A clear plastic wallet protects the eight postcards featuring photographic images of some of Australia’s best loved native animals. Great value at just $8.95, the postcards are prepaid for postage worldwide. The pack comes with a handy pen making it easier to stay in touch with friends and family. The pre-paid postcard pack is available from participating retail outlets offices and by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. Souvenir Stamp Sheets The Ghan (September)

Sheet of ten x 50c Celebrate stamps (March 2004). Tabs feature “The Ghan” and official logo. While stocks last the sheets are available by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. Celebrating 45 years of Television in SA (September)

Sheet of ten x 50c Australia and Globe stamps (January 2003). Tabs feature celebrities from Channel 9’s past. While stocks last the sheets are available in participating SA retail outlets and by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. 100 Years of Australian Open Golf (October)

Sheet of ten x 50c Australia & Globe stamps (January 2003). Tabs feature the Stonehaven cup. While stocks last the sheets will be available by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. Ballarat Philatelic Society Show (9 to 10 October 2004)

Sheet of ten x 50c Australia and Globe (January 2003) stamps with decorative selvedge on the theme of the Eureka Stockade will be available for personalising at the Ballarat Philatelic Society’s stamp show (Phone (03) 5334 1598 for further details). A sheet with a generic photo printed in the tab will also be produced for collectors who can not attend. While stocks last sheets will be available by mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. Mail order code 1113724 Pre-paid postcard pack .......................... $8.95 1113727 The Ghan SES sheet............................. $15.95 1113723 45 Years of TV in SA SES sheet..............$15.95 1113728 100 Years of Australian Open Golf ........ $15.95 1113733 Set of Eureka sheets (one each as listed below) ..................... $31.09 1113730 Eureka sheet with generic photo in tab .. $15.95 1113729 Eureka sheet with event logo in tab ....... $15.95

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Last chance for 2003 Collections The 2003 Collection of Australian Stamps and 2003 Australian Territories Collection go off sale on 31 December 2004. Mail order codes 1386171 2003 Collection Deluxe Edition .....................$59.95 1386241 2003 Collection Executive Edition .................$89.95 1386194 2003 Australian Territories Collection ...........$19.95

Post Master Gallery Stampspotting -150 years of Australian Railways Continuing to 14 November 2004

Curated by Richard Breckon

This exhibition features railways on Australian and world stamps. Images of trains, tracks, stations and memorabilia will enthuse trainspotters and stampspotters alike. 45c Spirit of Progress, 1993 The Post Master Gallery is located at 321 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Admission is Free Hours of opening Saturday to Monday midday to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on 24 December 2004 to 2 January 2005 Enquiries (03) 9204 5021 Group and program bookings (03) 9204 7727 Information is available at www.auspost.com.au/stamps or e-mail to [email protected]

P. O. Eureka Delivering Gold - the art of letters on the Victorian goldfields 1851 - 1860 20 November 2004 to 6 March 2005

Curated by Elizabeth Gertsakis

“Arrival of the gold escort in Melbourne”. William Strutt. Victoria the Golden, scenes sketches and jottings from nature 1850 -1862. Reproduced with the permission of the Library Committee of the Parliament of Victoria.

Mail on the goldfields provided the news from home, enabled business to be done, and provided a crucial element of the personal and familial in a situation of chaos and hardship. P.O. Eureka looks at personal and public letters, the delivery of the mail, and the colonial postage and stationery used by both the diggers in Victoria and their families across the seas.

New Issues Mail Order Product Description Code

1425067 1425001 1425002 1425003 1425126 1425223 1425220 1425182 1425250 1425209 1425200 1425240

12 October 2004 Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing Stamps (five x 50c) Set of first day covers (gummed, self-adhesive) [MO] First day cover (gummed) First day cover (self-adhesive) Stamp pack Collector pack Maximum cards (set of five) Booklet of ten x 50c Cheque book (20 booklets of ten x 50c) Roll of 100 x 50c Strip of five self-adhesive stamps (from roll of 100) Gutter strip of ten x 50c (no special text or design in gutter)

Price

1Planned Withdrawal Date

$2.50 $5.60 $2.80 $2.80 $2.95 $6.40 $6.25 $5.00 $100.00 $50.00 $2.50 $5.00

30 April 2005 9 November 2005 9 November 2005 9 November 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005 30 April 2005

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New Issues Mail Order Product Description Code

1426067 1426001 1426182 1426126 1426220 1426122 1426250 1426252 1426251 1426252 1426155 1426240 1426241 1426242 1426243

1412171 1412214

1412194 1113724

Price

1 November 2004 Christmas 2004 Stamps (one each 45c, 50c, $1.00) $1.95 First day cover $2.25 Booklet of 20 x 45c $9.00 Stamp pack $2.40 Maximum cards (set of three) $4.20 Sheetlet of five x $1.00 self-adhesive stamps $5.00 Boxed set of 12 cards and pre-paid envelopes $12.95 $1.10 Set of Christmas card PPEs (mint, postmarked) [MO] $0.55 Christmas card PPE (mint) [MO] $0.55 Christmas card PPE (postmarked) [MO] Aerogramme $0.95 No special text or design in gutters listed below $19.50 Set of gutter strips (ten x 45c, ten x 50c, ten x $1.00) [MO] Gutter strip (ten x 45c) $4.50 Gutter strip (ten x 50c) $5.00 Gutter strip (ten x 1.00) $10.00 Annual Collections 1 November 2004 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps **$74.95 **$104.95 2004 Collection of Australian Stamps Executive Edition **Special pre-Christmas price applies to orders received before 29 December 2004 1 November 2004 Australian Territories Collection 2004 Australian Territories Collection 2004 $25.95 Pre-paid postcard pack Pre-paid postcard pack $8.95

1Planned Withdrawal Date

31 May 2005 29 November 2004 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 29 November 2004 31 May 2005 29 November 2004 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 31 May 2005 31 May 2005

31 December 2005 31 December 2005

31 December 2005 To be advised

Recent Issues 1418067 1418126 1418220 1418240 1418241 1418242 1418243 0236134 1431067 1431126 1431220

3 August 2004 Athens 2004 Olympic Games Stamps (one x 50c, two x $1.65) Stamp pack Maximum cards (set of three) Set of gutter strips as listed below (no special text or design in gutters) [MO] Gutter strip (ten x 50c) Gutter strip, Athletics (ten x $1.65) Gutter strip, Cycling (ten x $1.65) 3 August 2004 Centenary Australian Industrial Relations Commission Centenary of Australian IRC PSE (mint) 1 September 2004 Coastlines Stamps (one each $1.20, $1.80, $2.40 and $3.60). Stamp pack Maximum cards (set of four)*

$3.80 $4.25 $6.05 $38.00 $5.00 $16.50 $16.50

28 February 2005 28 February 2005 28 February 2005 28 February 2005 28 February 2005 28 February 2005 28 February 2005

$0.60

31 August 2004

$9.00 $9.45 $12.00

To be advised 31 March 2005 31 March 2005

1 Please note: From January 2004, the sales period for new commemorative and special issues has been reduced from 12 to 6 months. Planned withdrawal dates may be changed without notice to meet emergent postal requirements. Advice of such changes will be published in the first available Australian Stamp Bulletin after the changes. • 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. An asterisk (*) indicates issue related postcard design(s) available from participating Post retail outlets.

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Recent Issues (continued) Mail Order Product Description Code

1420067 1420200 1420220 1420126 1420223 1420184 1420182 1420209 1420250 1420240 1427067 1427200 1427126 1427220 1427251 1424067 1424142 1424126 1424220 1424282 1424252 1424122 1424253 1424254 1424255 1424256 1424257 1424258 1424240 1424241 1424242 1424243 1424184 1424301 1424302 1424303 1424304

7 September 2004 150th Anniversary of Railways in Australia Stamps (five x 50c) Strip of five self-adhesive from roll of 100 Maximum cards (set of five) Stamp pack Collector pack Prestige booklet Booklet of 10 x 50c Roll of 100 x 50c Cheque book 20 booklets of ten x 50c Gutter strip (ten x 50c) decorative gutter 7 September 2004 Treasures from the Archives Stamp gummed (one x $5.00) Stamp self-adhesive (one x $5.00) Stamp pack Maximum card Chequebook of twenty self-adhesive stamps (20 x $5.00) 21 September 2004 Cats and Dogs Stamps (four x 50c, one x $1.00) Miniature sheet (mint) Stamp pack Maximum cards (set of five) Booklet of ten x 50c (Cats and Dogs) Cheque book (20 booklets of ten x 50c) Set of self-adhesive sheetlets (two x five x 50c, one x five x $1.00) [MO] Sheetlet of five x 50c (Cats) Cheque book (20 sheetlet of five x 50c, Cats) Sheetlet of five x 50c (Dogs) Cheque book (20 sheetlet of five x 50c, Dogs) Sheetlet of five x $1.00 Cheque book (20 sheetlet of five x $1.00) Set of three gutter strips as listed below, no special text or design in gutters [MO] Gutter strip, Dogs (ten x 50c) Gutter strip, Cats (ten x 50c) Gutter strip (ten x $1.00) Set of two prestige booklets (one each Dogs, Cats) [MO] Prestige booklet (Cats) Prestige booklet (Dogs) Cats and Dogs Fun Pack Edward’s Big Day Out!

AFL 2004 Official Souvenir Booklets 1422250 Set of 16 booklets (one booklet for each club) Individual souvenir booklets 10.95 each 1422301 1422302 1422303 1422304

Adelaide Brisbane Carlton Collingwood

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Kangaroos Melbourne Port Adelaide Richmond

$2.50 $2.50 $6.25 $2.95 $6.40 $10.95 $5.00 $50.00 $100.00 $5.00

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$3.00 $3.00 $6.45 $6.75 $5.00 $100.00 $10.00 $2.50 $50.00 $2.50 $50.00 $5.00 $100.00 $20.00 $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 $21.90 $10.95 $10.95 $9.95 $9.95

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$175.20

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Also Available • SES Sheets

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Books and Accessories 1113715 New Stamp Collecting Starter Kit $24.95 0960281 Packet of 100 Australian Stamps $2.45 1386171 2003 Collection of Australian Stamps, Deluxe Edition $59.95 1386241 2003 Collection of Australian Stamps, Executive Edition $89.95 1386194 Australian Territories Collection 2003 $19.95 0000000 2004 Stamp Printing Technical Details [MO] $12.95 1386250 2003 Stamp Printing Technical Details [MO] $10.00 1301255 2002 Stamp Printing Technical Details [MO] $10.00 1113576 Australia’s First Flights [MO] $15.00 Album Sheets 0903270 First day cover album binder $10.00 0960251 Collector’s Choice binder (3-ring, holds album stock sheets) $17.95 0903269 Collector’s Choice binder + slip case [MO/CC] $19.00 0903294 Album stock sheets – to hold P Stamp sheets (set of ten) fits 0903269 $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) $10.25 Australian Stamp Catalogue Range 1113714 2004 Compact Australian Stamp Catalogue $13.50 1113705 Comprehensive Colour Catalogue of Australian Stamps 3rd Edition (Wire-O Bound Eidtion) $39.95 1113607 Australian Coin & Banknote Values - 20th Ed $19.95 0190251 2002 Australian Air Mail Catalogue $79.50 0190250 Stamps of Australia 8th Ed $14.95 1113608 Australasian Stamp Catalogue Vol 1 (29th Ed) $35.00 (Australia, AAT, Christmas & Cocos Islands) 1113609 Australasian Stamp Catalogue Vol 2 (29th Ed) $35.00 (Nauru, Norfolk, Pitcairn Islands, & PNG) Australian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogues 0197250 Decimals Soft bound Volume I [MO] $90.00 0197251 Decimals Loose-leaf Volume I [MO] $85.00 $97.50 0197252 Decimals Soft bound Volume II [MO] 0197253 Decimals Loose-leaf Volume II [MO] $92.50 $92.50 0197254 Decimals Soft bound Volume III [MO] $87.50 0197255 Decimals Loose-leaf Volume III [MO] 0197256 Decimals Soft bound, $210.00 Vols I, I I& III (as above) [MO] 0197257 Decimals Loose-leaf $210.00 Vols I, II & III (as above) [MO] Volume I is completely revised, Volumes II and III are new Buy all three for $210.00, and save 25% off the cost of the softbound volumes (if purchased separately).

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• Accessories

• Books

• Catalogues

Stamp and Coin Covers 1417008 Eureka 1854-2004 ................................... $14.95 Perth Mint coins 2005 Coins and Coin sets 1113716 2 oz Bullion Silver Kookaburra Coin 2005 ..........................‡ $49.50 1113717 2 Coin Kookaburra Year Set 2005 ...........‡ $54.50 1113718 3 Coin Kookaburra Collectors Set 2005 ..............................‡ $79.50 Lunar New Year 2005, Year of the Rooster Coins 1113721 1/20th oz Gold Bullion ......................... ‡ $59.95 1113722 1/2 oz Silver Bullion ............................. ‡ $24.50 2004 coins 1113732 2004 1/2 oz Square Silver Kookaburra Coin ...................................‡ $43.00 1113624 2 oz Bullion Silver Kookaburra Coin 2004 ............................‡ $42.00 1113625 2 Coin Kookaburra Year Set 2004 ...........‡ $44.20 1113626 3 Coin Kookaburra Collectors Set 2004 .....‡ $65.45 1113627 1/20th oz Gold Bullion Nugget Coin ..........‡ $53.95 Lunar New Year 2004, Year of the Monkey Coins 1113628 1/10th oz Gold Bullion ............................ ‡ $99.00 1113629 1/20th oz Gold Bullion ............................ ‡ $59.95 1113630 1/2 oz Silver Bullion ................................ ‡ $22.50 1113614 1113615 1113616 1113617

Australians at War Individual sets The Boer War 1899-1902 ...................... ‡$122.40 World War 1 1914-1918 ........................ ‡$122.40 World War 11 1939-1945 ...................... ‡$122.40 The Korean War 1950-1953 .................. ‡$122.40

RAM coins Rugby World Cup 2003 coin 1113622 Uncirculated Al-bronze RWC 2003 .............. $12.70 Eureka Stockade bronze coins 1113632 ‘C’ $1.00 Eureka Stockade bronze coin ................................................. $2.75 1113640 ‘E Mintmark $1.00 Eureka Stockade bronze coin ................................................. $2.75 Olympic Games coin 1113636 $5.00 Al-bronze uncirculated coin.............$14.95 1413250 1413251 1413260 1413261 1413270

2004 Coins and Coin sets 2004 Baby Coin Set (proof)......................... $95.00 2004 Baby Coin Set (uncirculated) .............. $30.50 2004 Six Coin Set (proof)............................ $80.00 2004 Six Coin Set (uncirculated) ................. $23.50 2004 1 oz Silver Kangaroo coin ................ ‡$32.45

‡Price is correct at time of publication but is subject to change due to valuation changes. Contact the Australian Philatelic Bureau (Freecall 1800 331 794) for current price at the time of your order.

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