Australia 1999 Personal Greetings

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  • Issue Date: 1 September 1999
  • Designed by: Chris Shurey
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 14.5 x 14.0
  • Formats: panes of 20 with 20 tabs (normal selvedge), sheetlets of 20 with 20 tabs (printed selvedge)


Description

The Personal Greetings stamps are suitable for a variety of special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, the birth of a baby, weddings and postacard greetings to friends and relatives overseas. Australia Post has created a philatelic precedent with these stamps. It is the first postal administration to issue stamps which can be personalized.


Stamps

The tab (label) which could be personalized measures 17 mm wide except for the Happy Christmas Stamp which measures 24 mm in width. This was to provide space for a family portrait if desired. Personalized stamps were only issued in the sheetlets with the decorative selvedge.

45c New Baby Stamp

45c New Baby with printed tab
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45c New Baby with personalized tab
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c New Baby with printed tabs and decorative selvedge

45c Happy Birthday Stamp

45c Happy Birthday
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Happy Birthday with printed tabs and decorative selvedge

45c Congratulations Stamp

45c Congratulations
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Congratulations with printed tabs and decorative selvedge

45c Thinking of You Stamp

45c Thinking of You
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Thinking of You with printed tabs and decorative selvedge

45c Happy Christmas Stamp

45c Happy Christmas
45c Happy Christmas
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Happy Christmas with printed tabs and decorative selvedge

$1 Greetings Stamp

$1 Greetings
Sheetlet of 20 x $1 Greetings with printed tabs and decorative selvedge


First Day Cover

The first day of issue postmark was Wishart VIC 3189.

First day cover - 6 values


Prestige Booklets

Each prestige booklet has 5 panes of 4 x 45c.

Wedding Prestige Booklet

  • Issue date: 12 March 2002
Wedding prestige booklet front cover
Wedding prestige booklet back cover
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Prestige booklet pane of 4 x 45c Congratulations

Christmas Prestige Booklet

  • Issue date: 31 October 2003
Christmas prestige booklet front cover
Christmas prestige booklet back cover
Prestige booklet pane of 4 x 45c Happy Christmas


Maximum Cards

45c New Baby maximum card
45c Happy Birthday maximum card
45c Congratulations maximum card
45c Thinking of You maximum card
45c Happy Christmas maximum card
$1 Greetings maximum card


Presentation Pack

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack - 6 values with tabs