Australia 2002 Greetings

From Stamps of the World

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  • Issue Date: 23 August 2002
  • Designed by: Chris Shurey, Doug Pitt ($1.65)
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 13.8 x 14.3
  • Dimensions: 30.55 mm x 30 mm, 50.55 mm x 30 mm (with tab)
  • Format: sheets of 20 with tabs


Description[edit]

This special issue of three new International Post Stamps was released to accommodate an increase in international postage rates. Each new design is similar to the design it replaces. The stamps were available for printing a personalised image on the tabs.


Sheet Stamps[edit]

Single Stamps[edit]

90c Christmas Star Stamp[edit]

The colourful, abstract star design was intended to convey the joy of the festive season. It was suitable for a wide range of holiday greetings.

90c Christmas Star

$1.10 Koala Stamp[edit]

Many tourists come to Australia to experience the unique native flora and fauna. One of the most popular animals, particularly among Japanese visitors, is the koala.

$1.10 Koala

$1.65 Aboriginal Art Stamp[edit]

Visitors to Australia, especially those from Europe and North America are also interested in Aboriginal culture. This stamp features a work by Ngarralja Tommy May, entitled Puja. The painting tells the Dreamtime story of the Crow and her son the Eaglehawk.

$1.65 Aboriginal Art

Stamps with Tabs[edit]

90c Christmas Star
$1.10 Koala
$1.65 Aboriginal Art

Stamps with Personalised Tabs[edit]

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90c Christmas Star
$1.65 Aboriginal Art

Full Sheets with Decorative Selvedge[edit]

Sheet of 20 x 90c Christmas Star
Sheet of 20 x $1.10 Koala
Sheet of 20 x $1.65 Aboriginal Art


Prestige Booklet[edit]

The prestige booklet was issued with 3 panes of 4 x $1.65 Aboriginal Art stamps.

Prestige booklet front cover
Prestige booklet back cover
Prestige pane of 4 x $1.65


First Day Cover[edit]

First day cover of 3 values
First day cover back


Maximum Cards[edit]

90c Christmas Star maximum card
$1.10 Koala maximum card
$1.65 Aboriginal Art maximum card


Presentation Pack[edit]

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack back cover
Presentation pack of 3 values