Australia 2001 Australia - Sweden Joint Issue

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  • Issue Date: 16 August 2001
  • Designed by: Melinda Coombs
  • Engraved by: Czeslaw Slania
  • Printed by: Sweden Post Stamps Printing Works
  • Print Process: Intaglio and color offset
  • Perforations: 12½ x 12¾
  • Stamp Size: 40 mm x 31.25 mm
  • Format: sheets of 50 (two panes of 25)
  • Withdrawal date: 31 August 2002


This issue, jointly released by Australia and Sweden, features botanist and adventurer, Daniel Solander (1733-1782). Swedish born Solander travelled as a naturalist with James Cook and Joseph Banks on the HMS Endeavour. Although now remembered as Cook’s voyage, at the time it was Banks and Solander who received popular acclaim. Newspapers were full of their exploits.


45c Daniel Solander Stamp

The 45c stamp features an image of Daniel Solander based on a portrait attributed to William Parry ARA (from the Linnean Society of London) and a watercolour illustration of of Barringtonia calyptrata (based on sketches by Sydney Parkinson, Endeavour illustrator, from the Natural History Museum).

45c Daniel Solander

$1.50 Cochlospermum gillivraei Stamp

The $1.50 stamp features a watercolour illustration of Cochlospermum gillivraei (also based on sketches by Sydney Parkinson from the Natural History Museum, London) and a Sydney Parkinson drawing of the Endeavour caught on the reef near Endeavour River, north Queensland (from the University of Melbourne Archives).

$1.50 Cochlospermum gillivraei

First Day Covers

The first day of issue postmark was Botany NSW 2019.

First day cover - Australian issues
First day cover - Australian and Swedish issues

Maximum Cards

45c Daniel Solander maximum card
$1.50 Cochlospermum gillivraei maximum card

Presentation Pack

Presentation pack front cover - Australian issues
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Presentation pack of 2 values - Australian issues