Australia 2000 Paralympic Torch

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  • Issue Date: 18 October 2000
  • Designed by: FHA Image Design
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 14.5 x 14.0
  • Stamp Size: 30.55 mm x 30 mm (50.55 mm x 30 mm with tab)
  • Format: sheets of 20 plus 20 labels (tabs)
  • Withdrawal date: 31 October 2001


Description[edit]

The stamps in the second Paralympic issue for 2000 are inspired by the design of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic logo and torch . The stamps are produced with tabs, so they can be personalised. Title tabs carry the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games’ slogan, ‘Feel inspired’.


Stamps[edit]

45c Logo Stamp[edit]

The Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games logo embodies the vitality of Sydney, the spirit of Australia and the ability and achievement of the Paralympic athlete. It portrays the Paralympic torch and echoes the sails of Sydney’s greatest landmark, the Opera House.

45c Logo with title tab

45c Torch Relay Stamp[edit]

This stamp shows a stylised image of a vision impaired athlete carrying the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Torch. The design of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic torch, evokes the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games logo.

45c Torch Relay with title tab
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45c Torch Relay with personalized tab

Sheets[edit]

Sheet of 20 x 45c Logo with title tabs and decorative selvedge
Sheet of 20 x 45c Torch Relay with title tabs and decorative selvedge


First Day Cover[edit]

The first day of issue postmark was Sydney NSW 2000.

First day cover


Maximum Cards[edit]

45c Logo maximum card
45c Torch Relay maximum card


Presentation Pack[edit]

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack - 2 x 45c