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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Australia 2015
ANZAC: Australia - NZ Joint Issue




ISSUE DATE: 7 April 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 31 October 2015
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 5 May 2015
DENOMINATIONS: 70c, $1.85
STAMP DESIGN: Sonia Young
PRODUCT DESIGN: Sonia Young
PRINTER: McKellar RenownRA Printing
PAPER: Tullis Russell (Gummed)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 26 mm x 37.5 mm 
PERFORATIONS: 14.6 x 13.86
MINISHEET SIZE: 105mm x 70mm
SHEET LAYOUT: Module of 50 (2 x 25)
NATIONAL POSTMARK: Canberra, ACT 2600





This joint stamp issue with New Zealand commemorates the formation and service of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

Australian and New Zealand troops were organised into a single force during training in Egypt, before being landed on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915. Part of a broader allied effort, they landed north of British and French troops at what became known as Anzac Cove; the men consequently became known as Anzacs.

After Gallipoli, ANZAC was disbanded. The men, along with three additional Australian divisions, were reorganised into I Anzac Corps and II Anzac Corps, and sent to France where they fought on the Western Front. An Anzac Mounted Division was also formed in 1916, serving in Sinai and Palestine.


"The casualties in the boats and on the beach were moderate. It was chiefly the endeavour to reach the “Third” ridge, and the Homeric struggle that followed to hold the position achieved, that gave Australia ANZAC Day." – Graham "Gertie" Butler





SET OF 2 STAMPS
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 18520671
PRICE: 2.55$






BLANK COVER
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852005
PRICE: 0.30$






JOINT FIRST DAY COVER
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852250
PRICE: 5.55$






FIRST DAY MINISHEET COVER 
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852013
PRICE: 2.85$





JOINT STAMP PACK ANZAC
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852128
PRICE: 11.00$







MAXICARD SET
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852220
PRICE: 4.05$




"POSTCARDS HOME" PRESTIGE COVER
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852350
PRICE: 23.50$






GUTTER STRIP 10 X 70c
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852240
PRICE: 7.00$




GUTTER STRIP 10 X 1.85$
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852242
PRICE: 18.50$





BOOKLET 10 X 70C
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852182
PRICE: 7.00$






MINISHEET
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852142
PRICE: 2.55$







CHEQUEBOOK 20 X 10 X 70c
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852251
PRICE: 140.00$







CHEQUEBOOK 20 X 5 X 1.85$
AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1852451
PRICE: 185.00$