Australia 1998 Christmas

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  • Issue Date: 2 November 1998
  • Designed by: Sophie Byass
  • Illustrated by: Ken Done
  • Printed by: SNP Cambec
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Withdrawal date: 31 March 1999


One of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Ken Done, has illustrated traditional scenes for the 1998 Christmas stamps. Ken Done is known internationally for his brightly coloured Australian designs. In particular, his vibrant images of Sydney Harbour and of native flora and fauna have proved popular. In 1992, Ken’s services to art, design and tourism were recognised with an Order of Australia.


Sheet Stamps

  • Perforations: 14 x 14½
  • Format: sheets of 50 (two panes of 25)
40c Three Kings
45c Nativity Scene
$1 Mary and Joseph

Self-adhesive Stamp

  • Perforations: serpentine die cut 11½
  • Format: booklets of 20 plus 20 labels

40c Stamp

40c Three Kings


$8 booklet front cover
Booklet back cover
Booklet pane 40c stamps plus labels



First Day Cover

The first day of issue postmark was Christmas Hills Tas 7330. A first day cover for the self-adhesive variety was not officially produced.

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Maximum Cards

40c Three Kings maximum card
45c Nativity Scene maximum card
$1 Mary and Joseph maximum card