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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Australia 2015 Stamp Issue
Collections Australia









Museums are treasure houses. They collect, preserve and exhibit important objects and stories, and generate research that builds knowledge and enables innovation. Museum collections vary widely and the objects featured in this stamp issue reflect on cultural contexts and historical moments. They also illuminate specific stories, themes and issues.

The anchor of the HMB Endeavour (National Museum of Australia) represents British maritime exploration and possession of Australia’s east coast. 

The Welcome Stranger nugget replica (Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum) signals the Australian gold rushes era. 

The automatic totaliser model (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) represents design and technological innovation.

The Turtle (Australian Museum) recognises Indigenous culture and its response to the problem of discarded fishing nets, which endanger marine fauna. The artist, Ellarose Savage, is represented by Erub Erwer Meta art centre.


stamp images and description thanks to:

ISSUE DATE: 5 May 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 19 May 2015
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 30 November 2015
DENOMINATIONS: 4 x 70c
STAMP DESIGN: Gary Domoney, Visua
PRODUCT DESIGN: Gary Domoney, Visua
PRINTER: McKellar Renown
PAPER: Tullis Russell (Gummed), B90 (Self-Adhesive)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 26mm x 37.5mm
PERFORATIONS: 13.86 x 14.6
MINISHEET SIZE: 135mm x 80mm
SHEET LAYOUT: Module of 50
FDI POSTMARK: Collector (Gunning), NSW 2581



SET OF 4 STAMPS

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 18560671
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 2.80$






BLANK COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856005
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 0.30$






STRIP OF 4 SELF-ADHESIVE STAMPS

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856200
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 2.80$



FIRST DAY GUMMED STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856002
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 3.10$










FIRST DAY SELF-AHESIVE STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856003
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 3.10$




MINISHEET FIRST DAY COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856013
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 3.10$



MAXICARD SET

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856220
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 5.80$






GUTTER STRIP 10 X 70c

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856241
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.00$






ROLL OF 100 x 70c

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1856209
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 70.00$