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27 February 2002
4/2002
Commemorative Issue

Motor Racing

Australia
These designs are based on illustrations by wellknown Melbourne-based motor artist Fredd Briggs. Previous issues about motorcars

1928 Phillip Island, Victoria Austin 7 and Bugatti Type 40 tourer - the first Australian Grand Prix  

1928 Phillip Island, Victoria Austin 7 and Bugatti Type 40 tourer - the first Australian Grand Prix

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The first Australian Grand Prix was held at Cowes, Phillip Island in 1928 as the 100-Mile Road Race.

1963 Mallala, South Australia, Bob Jane  

1963 Mallala, South Australia, Bob Jane

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Bob Jane

1966 Sandown, Victoria, Jack Brabham  

1966 Sandown, Victoria, Jack Brabham

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When Brabham won the 1966 World Formula One Driver

1972 Bathurst, New South Wales, Peter Brock  

1972 Bathurst, New South Wales, Peter Brock

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For much of its history, the Bathurst event has been regarded as a Ford versus Holden competition.

1980 Calder, Victoria, Alan Jones  

1980 Calder, Victoria, Alan Jones

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Alan Jones was the second Australian to win the World Championship.

2001 Albert Park, Victoria, the Benetton-Renault - 2001 Australian Grand Prix  

2001 Albert Park, Victoria, the Benetton-Renault - 2001 Australian Grand Prix

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The Formula One World Drivers

Technical Information

Issue date ......................27 February 2002
Denominations ..............Six x 45c
Illustrator ......................Fredd Briggs, Melbourne
Designer ......................Belinda Marshall, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp size (all) ..............37.5 x 26 mm
Perforations ..................13.86 x 14.6
Printer (all) ....................SNP Ausprint
Paper (gummed) ............Tullis Russell
Paper (self-adhesive) ....booklets JAC B100, rolls JAC B90
Sheet layout ..................Modules of 50, two panes of 25
Special features ............Racing flags printed in gutter
National postmark ..........Albert Park VIC 3206
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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