Australia 2002 Motor Racing

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  • Issue Date: 27 February 2002
  • Designed by: Belinda Marshall
  • Illustrated by: Fredd Briggs
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm


Description

These designs are based on illustrations by well-known Melbourne-based motor artist Fredd Briggs. Previous issues about motorcarsVeteran and Vintage Cars in 1984 and Classic Cars in 1997 emphasised the car’s historic appeal. In this issue we take a different approach, emphasising the speed and the excitement of motor racing – two constants in this fast changing and varied sport. Although the illustrations depict specific cars which are in some cases associated with individual drivers, they are intended to evoke milestones in Australian motor racing history.


Stamps

Sheet Stamps

  • Perforations: 14 x 14¾
  • Format: Sheets of 50 (two panes of 25 separated by decorative gutter)

Single Stamps

45c Phillip Island, Victoria, 1928 Stamp

The first Australian Grand Prix was held at Cowes, Phillip Island in 1928 as the 100-Mile Road Race. The stamp illustrates a Victoria Austin 7 and a Bugatti Type 40 tourer.

45c Phillip Island, Victoria, 1928
45c Mallala, South Australia, 1963 Stamp

Depicted on this stamp is Bob Jane’s distinctive, modified white Jaguar Mark II. He won the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1962 and 1963.

45c Sandown, Victoria, 1966 Stamp

This stamp shows Jack Brabham’s Repco-Brabham at the 1966 Tasman Series at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria. When Brabham won the 1966 World Formula One Driver’s Championship he became the first person to win it driving a car built in his own factory.

45c Sandown, Victoria, 1966
45c Bathurst, New South Wales, 1972 Stamp

For much of its history, the Bathurst event has been regarded as a Ford versus Holden competition. Peter Brock’s Holden Torana XU-1 and John French’s Ford Falcon XY GTHO are illustrated on this stamp.

45c Calder, Victoria, 1980 Stamp

Shown on this stamp is Alan JonesWilliams FW07 Ford. He was the second Australian to win the World Championship.

45c Calder, Victoria, 1980
45c Albert Park, Victoria, 2001 Stamp

The Formula One World Drivers’ Championship begins each year with the Australian Grand Prix on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park, Victoria. Depicted on this stamp is a Benetton-Renault at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.

45c Albert Park, Victoria, 2001

Se-tenant Block

Se-tenant block of 6 x 45c

Gutter Strip

The gutter strip includes five labels illustrating several different racing flags.

Gutter strip of 10 x 45c plus 5 labels

Self-adhesive Stamps

  • Perforations: 11¼ x 11½, serpentine die cut
  • Formats: booklets of 10, coils of 100

Single Stamps

45c Phillip Island, Victoria, 1928
45c Mallala, South Australia, 1963
45c Sandown, Victoria, 1966
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Coil Strip

Coil strip of 6 x 45c

Booklet

Booklet cover
Booklet pane of 10 x 45c


First Day Covers

The first day of issue postmark was Albert Park VIC 3206.

First day cover - sheet stamps
First day cover - self-adhesive stamps


Maximum Cards

45c Phillip Island, Victoria, 1928 maximum card
45c Mallala, South Australia, 1963 maximum card
45c Sandown, Victoria, 1966 maximum card
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Presentation Pack

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack back cover
Presentation pack of 6 x 45c