Australia 2005 Rotary International Centenary

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  • Issue Date : 21 April 2005
  • Designed by : Nigel Buchanan
  • Printed by : SNP Sprint
  • Print Process : Lithography
  • Dimensions: 26mm x 37.5mm


This issue commemorates the centenary of Rotary International. Rotary International is one of the world’s largest charitable foundations. The Rotary movement began on the 23 February 1905 in Chicago by founder Paul Harris, a lawyer. Originally an organisation for men, Rotary has admitted women as members since 1989. Today Rotary International is a world-wide movement devoted to community and humanitarian service. There are currently 31, 610 clubs and over 1.2 million members globally. The first club in Australia was established in Melbourne in 1921.


The stamp features the organisation's colours of blue and gold. A figure standing on the symbolic wheel holds up the globe which represents commitment to improving lives around the world.

Sheet Stamps

  • Perforations : 14¾ x 14
  • Formats: sheetlets of 10

50c Rotary International Stamp

50c sheet single


Sheetlet of 10 x 50c
Imperforate sheetlet of 10 x 50c

Self-adhesive Stamps

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

Single Stamp

50c self-adhesive single


Self-adhesive sheetlet of 10 x 50c


$5 booklet cover
Booklet pane of 10 x 50c

First Day Covers

The first day of issue postmark was GPO Sydney NSW 2000.

First day cover - gummed stamp
First day cover - self-adhesive stamp

Maximum Card

50c Rotary International maximum card

Presentation Pack

Presentation pack of 10 x 50c
Presentation pack back cover