Monday, May 30, 2011

Unexpected New Booklet

Did you notice the 1 koala reprint of the $7.50 (5 x $1.50) sheetlet/booklet in Stamp Bulletin No. 310?

If you collect booklets, then you will certainly want one. The front cover of the booklet has changed, indicating the $1.50 stamp is now for postcards and greetings card. The barcode has also changed.

Original booklet (top) and reprint (bottom)

The phosphor tagging is also denser on the reprint.

Northern Territory PPE becomes a PSE!

Today's prepaid envelope for the centenary of the Northern Territory has become a prestamped envelope!


As a result it has it's own first day of issue postmark (as shown above).

For collectors wanting to order this envelope the mail order codes are:
PSE postmarked - 6676144
PSE mint - 6676134

The postmarked envelope is not listed online, and 
may only be available by phoning up the Philatelic Bureau.

Colleen of OzPictormarks has also advised that Darwin is holding the postmarker for those wanting to get their own prepaid envelopes cancelled.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stamp Issues for July to start of August 2011

5/7/11 Living Australia
5/7/11 Amnesty International
19/7/11 Skiing Australia
28/7/11 Colonial Heritage II - Emerging Identity
2/8/11 Centenary of Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Dates and titles are subject to change.