Australia 2001 The Queen's Birthday

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  • Issue Date: 12 April 2001
  • Designed by: Thomas Ledwidge
  • Printed by: McPherson's Printing
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 14 x 14½
  • Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
  • Format: sheetlets of 10


Description[edit]

Australia Post's annual Queen’s Birthday issue features a contemporary photograph of the Queen taken in Glasgow, Scotland in 1999. The background texture is a script ‘ERII’ motif, which is also used in the centre of the FDI postmarker. The silk background used in the pack, sheetlet and maximum cards emphasises the Queen’s grace and femininity.


Stamp[edit]

45c Queen Elizabeth II


Sheetlet[edit]

The sheetlet has a decorative selvedge marking the occasion of the Queen’s 75th birthday.

Sheetlet of 10 x 45c


First Day Cover[edit]

The first day of issue postmark was Elizabeth SA 5112.

First day cover


Maximum Card[edit]

45c Queen Elizabeth II maximum card


Presentation Pack[edit]

Presentation pack of 10 x 45c
Presentation pack back cover