Australia 2004 50th Anniversary of the Royal Tour of 1954
- Issue date: 13 April 2004
- Designed by: Hannah Mattner
- Printed by: SNP Sprint
- Print Process: Lithography
- Perforations: 14½ x 14¼
- Dimensions: 37.5mm x 26mm
- Paper: Phosphorised
- Format: sheetlets of 10
Several design elements reflect the historic tour of 1954 and style of the 7 1/2 d stamp issued by Australia Post to mark the event. This year’s stamp uses the same Dorothy Wilding portrait of the Queen used in the 1954 stamp. The stamp is printed using a deep, regal purple that evokes the printing of the 1954 intaglio stamp. And a symbolic sprig of wattle flows from the stamp into the selvedge, echoing the importance of the wattle as a motif during the 1954 tour.
- Sheetlet size: 101mm x 156mm
- sold at $10.95, a premium of 95c over the face value of the 20 stamps within
The prestige booklet features five stamp panes of four stamps each. The panes are interleaved with pages of text about, and images of, the 1954 royal tour. Each of the five panes features a different decorative border.
First Day Cover
The first day of issue postmark was Fremantle WA 6160.