Australia 2005 Marking the Occasion

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  • Issue Date : 22 March 2005
  • Designed by : Fragile Design
  • Printed by : SNP Sprint
  • Print Process : Lithography
  • Perforations : 14¾ x 14, die cut 11 x 11¼ (self-adhesive)
  • Dimensions: 37.5mm x 26mm
  • Formats: sheets of 50, panes of 20, booklets of 8 and 20


Description[edit]

This issue is for those special occasions we celebrate throughout the year. There are stamps for weddings and engagements, birthdays and friendships, or to celebrate the birth of a baby and send greetings to friends and loved ones overseas.

Stamps[edit]

Sheet Stamps[edit]

Single Stamps[edit]

50c Births and Babies
(bumblebee plush toy)
50c Romance and Love
(red roses)
50c Celebrations and Parties
(gifts)
50c Weddings and Engagements
(bouquet)
50c Leaps and Bounds
(kangaroo)
$1 Weddings and Engagements
(bouquet) Large letter rate
$1.10 Koala
International postcard rate
$1.20 beach scene
Asia Pacific letter rate
$1.80 Sydney Opera House
International letter rate
45c Christmas (Christmas tree)
Issued: 6 September 2005
50c Australiana (map of Oceania)
Issued: 6 September 2005

Se-tenant Strip of 5[edit]

Se-tenant strip of 5 x 50c

Self-adhesive Stamps[edit]

Single Stamps[edit]

The 50c Leaps and Bounds (kangaroo) stamp was only issued as a self-adhesive in the 20-stamp sheet with personalized tab format.

50c Births and Babies
50c Love and Romance
50c Celebrations and Parties
50c Weddings and Engagements
$1 Weddings and Engagements
$1.10 Koala
$1.20 beach scene
$1.80 Sydney Opera House

Stamps with Personalized Tab[edit]

  • Issue date: 19 August 2005
50c Births and Babies
50c Love and Romance
50c Celebrations and Parties
50c Weddings and Engagements
50c Leaps and Bounds
$1 Weddings and Engagements
$1.10 Koala
$1.20 beach scene
$1.80 Sydney Opera House
45c Christmas
Issued: 6 September 2005
50c Australiana
Issued: 6 September 2005

Booklets[edit]

Prestige Booklet Panes[edit]

Each booklet pane has a different margin image with four stamps.

Pane from Babies prestige booklet
Pane from Let's Party prestige booklet
Pane from The Big Day prestige booklet
Pane from Royal Weddings prestige booklet
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Pane from Postcards from Australia prestige booklet
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$1.20 x 4 pane from Destination Australia prestige booklet
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$1.80 x 4 pane from Destination Australia prestige booklet
Pane from Christmas prestige booklet
Issued: 6 September 2005

Prestige Booklets Covers[edit]

Babies 20 x 50c Births and Babies
Roses 20 x 50c Love and Romance
Let's Party 20 x 50c Celebrations and Parties
The Big Day 20 x 50c Weddings and Engagements
Royal Weddings 20 x $1 Weddings and Engagements
Postcards from Australia 8 x $1.10 Koala and 3 postcards
Destination Australia 4 x $1.20 beach scene and 4 x $1.80 Sydney Opera House
Christmas 20 x 45c (12 x 45c Christmas and 8 x 45c Christmas Island stamps)
Issued: 6 September 2005


First Day Covers[edit]

The first day of issue postmark for the 22 March 2005 issue was Marks Point NSW 2280. The first day of issue postmark for the 6 September 2005 issue was Happy Valley SA 5159. First day covers for the self-adhesive varieties were not officially produced.

First day cover - 50c sheet stamps
First day cover - large/international rate sheet stamps
First day cover - Christmas sheet stamps
Issued: 6 September 2005

Maximum Cards[edit]

50c Births and Babies
50c Love and Romance
50c Celebrations and Parties
50c Weddings and Engagements
50c Leaps and Bounds
$1 Weddings and Engagements
$1.10 Koala
$1.20 beach scene
$1.80 Sydney Opera House
45c Christmas
Issued: 6 September 2005
50c Australiana
Issued: 6 September 2005

Presentation Packs[edit]

Presentation pack cover - original issues
Presentation pack inside cover - original issues
Presentation pack - original issues
Presentation pack cover - Christmas issues
Presentation pack - Christmas issues