Australia 1978 National Stamp Week. The 1928 Kookaburra

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue Date : 25th September 1978
  • one value, a sheetlet of four, and a promotional booklet
  • Designed by : Cato Hibberd Design, Melbourne from original 1928 issue by H W Bell
  • Printed by : Asher & Co, Melbourne
  • Print process : offset lithography
  • stamp format height 37½mm x width 26mm. Sheetlet of four height 112mmx width 78mm
  • Perforations : 15¼ x 15¼

National Stamp Week 1978. 50th anniversary of the National Stamp Exhibition of 1928

20c ~ reproduces the 3d blue of 2nd November 1928 depicting a Kookaburra
sheetlet (or miniature sheet) of 20c x 4 copies

Sheet stamp


First Day Cover


Miniature Sheet and SPC booklet pane

minisheet of four
pane of four from SPC booklet

Stamp Promotion Council numbered booklet

  • booklet was a production authorised by Australia Post but issued by the Stamp Promotion Council in association with Stamp Exhibition standholders

booklet contains one pane of four, as sheetlet/miniature sheet, but larger format height 112½mm x width 84mm, and with numbering and marginal overprinting in scarlet
affixed by left selvedge on to card booklet

  • front cover of booklet has a SPECIMEN stamp affixed (using its gum adhesive)
Stamp Promotion Council booklet cover