Australia 1999 Navigators of Australia

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  • Issue Date : 19 March 1999
  • Designed by : Cozzolino/Ellett Design D’vision
  • Printed by : SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process : Lithography
  • Miniature sheet size: 76 mm x 142 mm
  • Withdrawal date: 31 July 1999


Description[edit]

Six great navigators who helped put Australia’s 32,000 kilometres of coastline on the map are celebrated in two special issue miniature sheets to be released by Australia Post. The stamps shown on the miniature sheets were first released in 1963–64 as the Early Navigators in Australian Waters stamp issue and re-issued with new denominations in 1966 following the introduction of decimal currency to Australia.


Miniature Sheets[edit]

$1.35 Tasman, Cook and Flinders Miniature Sheet[edit]

  • Perforations: 14 x 14½

Miniature sheet consists of three stamps (size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm) featuring Abel Tasman, Captain James Cook, and Captain Matthew Flinders.

$1.35 Tasman, Cook and Flinders Miniature Sheet

$1.35 Dampier, Bass and King Miniature Sheet[edit]

  • Perforations: 14½ x 14

Miniature sheet consists of three stamps (size: 25 mm x 30 mm) featuring portraits of William Dampier, George Bass, and Phillip Parker King.

$1.35 Dampier, Bass and King Miniature Sheet

Imperforate Miniature Sheets[edit]

$1.35 imperforate Tasman, Cook and Flinders Miniature Sheet
$1.35 imperforate Dampier, Bass and King Miniature Sheet


First Day Covers[edit]

The first day of issue postmark was Melbourne Vic 3000.

First day cover - Tasman, Cook and Flinders Miniature Sheet
First day cover - Dampier, Bass and King Miniature Sheet


Maximum Cards[edit]

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Presentation Pack[edit]

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