Australia 2004 Cats and Dogs

From Stamps of the World

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  • Issue Date : 21 September 2004
  • Designed by : Jo Muré
  • Photography by: Lynton Crabb
  • Printed by : SNP Sprint
  • Print Process : Lithography
  • Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm


Description[edit]

Released for Stamp Collecting Month. Once kept primarily because they served a useful purpose, cats and dogs are now family members in many Australian households. Indeed, Australia has the highest incidence of pet ownership in the world. Of all the animals that can be kept as pets, dogs and cats are the most popular. Forty percent of households own a dog; 26 percent own a cat.

Stamps[edit]

Sheet Stamps[edit]

  • Perforations : 14¾ x 14
  • Format: sheets of 50 (two panes of 25)

The sheets of 50c stamps were printed with the two cat stamps se-tenant on one pane and the two dog stamps se-tenant on the other pane.

Single Stamps[edit]

50c black and white cat
Name: Ezzie
50c ginger and white cat
Name: Tinkerbell
50c Labrador Retriever puppy
Name: Max
50c West Highland Terriers
Names: Bridie and Lily
$1 Jack Russell Terrier
Name: Edward

Se-tenant Pairs[edit]

50c x 2 cats
50c x 2 dogs

Self-Adhesive Stamps[edit]

  • Perforations : die cut 11¼ syncopated
  • Formats: booklets of 5 or 10

Single Stamps[edit]

50c black and white cat
50c ginger and white cat
50c Labrador Retriever puppy
50c West Highland Terriers
$1 Jack Russell Terrier

Booklets[edit]

$2.50 cats booklet cover
$2.50 cats booklet pane
$2.50 dogs booklet cover
$2.50 dogs booklet pane
$5 dogs booklet cover
$5 dogs booklet pane
$5 cats and dogs booklet cover
$5 cats and dogs booklet pane
$5 cats and dogs booklet
overprinted: ANDA/APTA


Miniature Sheet[edit]

  • Miniature sheet size: 170mm x 85mm
Miniature sheet of 5 values


First Day Covers[edit]

The first day of issue postmark was Artarmon NSW 2064. A first day cover for the self-adhesive varieties was not officially produced.

First Day Cover - single stamps
First Day Cover - miniature sheet


Prestige Booklets[edit]

Cats Prestige Booklet[edit]

The Cats prestige booklet has five stamp panes and a sheet of 20 stickers. The panes are interleaved with pages of text about cats in general and cats in Australia. The panes in this prestige booklet are: one block of four x Ezzie, one block of four Tinkerbell, three mixed blocks of four (Ezzie, Tinkerbell). Some of the blocks are unique to the Cats prestige booklet.

Cats prestige booklet

Dogs Prestige Booklet[edit]

The Dogs prestige booklet has five stamp panes and a sheet of 20 stickers. The stamp panes are interleaved with pages of text about dogs in general and dogs in Australia. The stamp panes are: one block of four Westies; two blocks of four mixed Westies and Labs; one block of four Labs; one pair of Jack Russells. Each pane has a unique border and some of the blocks are unique to the Dogs prestige booklet.

Dogs prestige booklet


Maximum Cards[edit]

50c Tinkerbell maximum card
50c Max maximum card
50c Bridie and Lily maximum card
$1 Edward maximum card


Presentation Pack[edit]

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack page
Presentation pack of 5 values and miniature sheet
Presentation pack back cover