Australia 2003 Peace and Goodwill

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  • Issue Date: 5 August 2003
  • Designed by: Chris Shurey
  • Printed by: SNP Sprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 14½ x 14
  • Dimensions: 30mm x 30mm


Description

The iconic, festive symbolism of the tree and star predates their use in Christian celebrations making these designs welcome heralds of the holiday season. The design’s universal appeal will be welcome wherever their message of peace and goodwill is sent.

This issue is part of the Greetings series. It was also issued with "personalized" tabs in sheets of 20 plus 20 tabs.


Stamps

50c Tree

From ancient times the tree has symbolised new life and fertility. Since the twelfth century fir trees have been used to celebrate Christmas.

50c Christmas tree

90c Star

The star is a universal symbol of hope and optimism. In a Christian context, the star symbolises the star of Bethlehem which guided the Magi to the Christ child.

90c Star

Personalized Stamps

50c Christmas tree
90c Star


First Day Cover

The first day of issue postmark was Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775.

First day cover


Maximum Cards

50c Christmas tree maximum card
90c Star maximum card


Presentation Pack

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack 2 values