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Postal Cover - Australia Post, West Gate Bridge Melbourne, Official Opening, 15 Nov 1978 Document Reg. No: HT 16133

Summary:
Souvenir postal cover issued by Australia Post on 15 Nov 1978, to commemorate the official opening of the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne. Includes 20c "Little Grebe" stamp, a postal stamp incorporating official West Gate Bridge Authority logo and a stamp of an Australia Post mail van with the words the "First Official Mail Across West Gate".
Description:
Plain white envelope 165 mm x 93 mm overprinted with three colour illustration of West Gate Bridge and black postal stamp incorporating official West Gate Bridge Authority logo.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 16.40 cm (Width), 9.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, bridges, road transport, postal covers
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Bridges
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs & mementoes
Inscriptions: Text: OFFICIAL OPENING/WEST GATE/BRIDGE MELBOURNE/Australia Post/Souvenir cover.
Issued By: Australia Post National Philatelic Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 15 Nov 1978
References: See curatorial research file on 'West Gate Bridge'.

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