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24 April 2001
8/2001
Commemorative Issue

Colour My Day

Australia
The five colourful, highly versatile designs of Colour My Day are available with title tabs (as shown), through normal channels; Australia Post outlets and mail order from the Australian Philatelic Bureau. The issue includes different designs for domestic (three x 45c) and international (one each $1.00 and $1.50) use. The designs take into account different style preferences in the domestic and international markets.

The issue is made up of individual sheets (no decorative selvedge) for each design, a first day cover, a stamp pack, postcards, a set of maximum cards and a pack of five sheets (one sheetlet of each design) with title tabs and decorative selvedge. Three postcards (featuring the designs for the Bayulu Banner, Let

2001  

2001

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Celebrates the

Let  

Let

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Takes an illustrative approach to the theme with balloons and streamers in bright colours.

Smile  

Smile

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Features the popular

Leaps and Bounds  

Leaps and Bounds

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Sports a red kangaroo and her joey against their grasslands habitat.

Bayulu Banner  

Bayulu Banner

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Uses a reproduction of a detail from a colourful banner in synthetic polymer paint on canvas by the Aboriginal Bayulu community of Fitzroy Crossing. The banner is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Technical Information

Issue date ..........................24 April 2001
Denominations....................three x 45c, one x $1.00, one x 1.50
Designers ..........................Doug Pitt, Graphic Connection; Jimmy Chan, Dux Creative Consultants; Chris Shurey; Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio; all Melbourne
Printer ................................SNP Ausprint
Paper ................................Tullis Russell Red phosphor
Stamp size..........................30 x 30 mm
Tab size ............................20 x 30 mm
Printing process ................Lithography
Perforations ........................13.86 x 14.28
Sheet layout........................Sheets of 20 with printed tabs on right hand side, and sheets of 20 with printed tabs on right hand side with decorative selvedge.
National postmark ..............Bright VIC 3741
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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