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22 March 2011
7/2011
Commemorative Issue

The Gallery Series

Australia
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) was founded on 24 May 1861. For 150 years, Australia

A bunch of flowers, by Nora Heysen  

A bunch of flowers, by Nora Heysen

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Flowers have long been a favourite subject of artists, and this stamp issue features a selection of floral still life paintings by Australian artists drawn from the collections of the NGV. These include A bunch of flowers (1930) by Nora Heysen (1911

Camellias, by Arnold Shore  

Camellias, by Arnold Shore

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Camellias was painted by the artist, teacher and critic Arnold Shore (1897

Fruit and flowers, by Vida Lahey  

Fruit and flowers, by Vida Lahey

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Fruit and flowers was painted circa 1924 by Vida Lahey (1882

Still life, Zinnias, by Roy de Maistre  

Still life, Zinnias, by Roy de Maistre

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Still life, Zinnias by Roy de Maistre (1894

A cottage bunch, by Sir Hans Heysen  

A cottage bunch, by Sir Hans Heysen

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Sir Hans Heysen (1877

Cancellation Stamps

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC The Gallery Series

Technical Information

Issue date: 22 March 2011
FDI withdrawal date: 19 April 2011
Denomination: 5 x 60c
Stamp and product design: John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown
Paper (s/a): Tullis Russell (B100 and B90 s/a)
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Modules of 50 (2 x 25) with design
National postmark: Melbourne, Vic 3000
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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