Australia 1999 Olympic Torch Commemoration

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  • Issue Date: 22 March 1999
  • Designed by: FHA Image Design
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 14.5 x 14.0
  • Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
  • Formats: panes of 25, sheetlets of 10


The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games heralded a number of firsts in Olympic history – the first time Australia had hosted the Games and the first time the world’s most celebrated sporting event had been held in the Southern Hemisphere. One of the most glorious sights of the Games was the lighting of the Olympic Flame on 22 November 1956. Australia Post issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the XVI Olympiad – one of the stamps depicting an Olympic Torch. As part of the Australia 99 Olympics Day celebrations on 22 March, Australia Post will release a $1.20 stamp with the original 7 1/2d Olympic Torch stamp in a contemporary ‘stamp on stamp’ design.

$1.20 Olympic Torch Stamp

$1.20 Olympic Torch

First Day Cover

The first day of issue postmark was Melbourne Vic 3000.

First day cover

Maximum Card

$1.20 Olympic Torch maximum card

Presentation Pack

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack of 1 x $1.20 plus 1956 penny coin