Australia 2002 Albert Namatjira Birth Centenary
From Stamps of the World
- Issue Date: 1 July 2002
- Designed by: Cathleen Cram
- Printed by: SNP Ausprint
- Print Process: Lithography
- Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Albert Namatjira was the first Indigenous artist to paint and exhibit professionally in a Western style. He was both prodigious and successful. During his lifetime he produced some two thousand works and founded a school of painting that still continues among his Western Aranda relatives and other Aranda peoples.
- Perforations: 14 x 14½
- Format: sheets of 50 (two panes of 25 separated by decorative gutter)
Printed in the gutter is a scene from the Australian Outback.
- Perforations: 11 x 11½ die cut
- Formats: booklets of 10, coils of 100
First Day Covers
The first day of issue postmark was Hermannsburg NT 0872.
The prestige booklet included sixteen mint stamps plus a mint miniature sheet and two postcards. The stamps are presented in five panes with decorative borders. The panes are miniature sheet, plus four blocks of four stamps – four each Ghost Gum Mt Sonder; Mt Hermannsburg; Glen Helen Country; and Simpsons Gap. These single design block configurations are only available in the prestige booklet. Also exclusive to the prestige booklet are the two postcards. The interleaved pages and borders of the panes include photographs, paintings by Namatjira, and text about his country, culture and people.