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Australia Postal Service 2014 Issue
Designed by Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio

First Air Mail 100th Anniversary

The Australia Postal Service has issued 2 new stamps that have postage values of 70c and $2.60 named "First Air Mail 100th Anniversary" on the 1st of July 2014. The Australian first airmail flight was done by aviator Maurice Gullaux when he took off from Melbourne Agricultural Grounds on the 16 July 1914. His mail cargo consisted of souvenir postcards, official letters and a small number of parcels. His flight stops were at seymour, Wangaratta, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Harden, Goulburn and Liverpool. His last stop was at Sydneys Moore Park where he landed at 2:50pm on July 18, 1914. Total flying time for this two day trip was just 9 1/4 hours.
This stamp issued was created from artwork held in the National Philatelic Collection. The designs feature two watercolor sketches by Kevin Mckay from the development of the 1964 commemorative stamp issue. To learn more goto www.australiasfirstairmail.com

"First Air Mail 100th Anniversary" stamps can be purchase as a set of 2, Module of 50, Minisheet, Stamp pack, Prestige Booklet, Gutter strips of 10 and FDCs. The size of each stamp is 35mm x 35mm with a perforation size of 14.28 using the 2cm reference. The size of the mini-sheet is 135mm x 80mm. The stamps were printed by McKellar Renown using the lithography printing process with Tullis Russell self adhesive paper.


First Air Mail 100th Anniversary FDC


First Air Mail 100th Anniversary Souvenir Sheet


To order these stamps or to learn more go to austpost.com.au/stamps Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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