Australia 1999 Australian Legends - Arthur Boyd

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  • Issue Date: 22 January 1999
  • Designed by: Lisa Christensen
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
  • Withdrawal date: 30 January 2000


Description

Announced each year as part of the Australia Day celebrations, the Australian Legends Award honours the contribution to our national identity made by famous Australians.

This year Australian artist, potter and printmaker Arthur Boyd, AC, OBE, has been recognised for his impressive contribution, through his art, to Australia's national heritage. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Arthur Boyd has cast his vision across a broad landscape of ideas and traditions, both real and mythological.


Stamps

Sheet Stamps

  • Perforations: 14 x 14½
  • Format: sheetlets of 10

45c Arthur Boyd Stamp

The portrait was taken by British photographer Clynt Granham.

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45c Nebuchadnezzar on Fire Falling over a Waterfall Stamp

The painting featured on the stamp design is Nebuchadnezzar on Fire Falling over a Waterfall c.1966-68. The painting is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Boyd depicted Nebuchadnezzar in many of his paintings.

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Se-tenant Pair

Se-tenant pair of 45c stamps

Self-adhesive Stamps

  • Perforations: serpentine die cut 11½
  • Format: booklets of 10

Single Stamps

45c
45c

Booklet

$4.50 booklet front cover
Booklet back cover
Booklet pane of 10 x 45c stamps


First Day Cover

The first day of issue postmark was Nowra NSW 2541. A first day cover for the self-adhesive varieties was not officially produced.

First day cover - sheet stamps


Maximum Cards

45c maximum card
45c maximum card


Presentation Pack

Presentation pack of sheetlet of 10 x 45c
Presentation pack back cover