Australia 2002 Greetings
From Stamps of the World
- Issue Date: 23 August 2002
- Designed by: Chris Shurey, Doug Pitt ($1.65)
- Printed by: SNP Ausprint
- Print Process: Lithography
- Perforations: 13.8 x 14.3
- Dimensions: 30.55 mm x 30 mm, 50.55 mm x 30 mm (with tab)
- Format: sheets of 20 with tabs
- 1 Description
- 2 Sheet Stamps
- 3 Prestige Booklet
- 4 First Day Cover
- 5 Maximum Cards
- 6 Presentation Pack
This special issue of three new International Post Stamps was released to accommodate an increase in international postage rates. Each new design is similar to the design it replaces. The stamps were available for printing a personalised image on the tabs.
90c Christmas Star Stamp
The colourful, abstract star design was intended to convey the joy of the festive season. It was suitable for a wide range of holiday greetings.
$1.10 Koala Stamp
Many tourists come to Australia to experience the unique native flora and fauna. One of the most popular animals, particularly among Japanese visitors, is the koala.
$1.65 Aboriginal Art Stamp
Visitors to Australia, especially those from Europe and North America are also interested in Aboriginal culture. This stamp features a work by Ngarralja Tommy May, entitled Puja. The painting tells the Dreamtime story of the Crow and her son the Eaglehawk.
Stamps with Tabs
Stamps with Personalised Tabs
Full Sheets with Decorative Selvedge
The prestige booklet was issued with 3 panes of 4 x $1.65 Aboriginal Art stamps.