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First Day Cover - Minisheet, Centenary of the First Commonwealth Banknote, Melbourne, 11 May 2013 Philately Reg. No: PH 6270

Minisheet first day cover for 60 cent and 2 dollars 60 cents stamps, issued to commemorate the Centenary of the First Commonwealth Banknote. Issued by Australia Post in Melbourne, 11 May 2013, during the World Stamp Fair held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, 10 -15 May 2013. The design of the minisheet incorporates the image of the first Commonwealth Banknote, which was a 10 shilling note bearing the serial number M000001.
Stamp design & cover design: Boschen Design.
The minisheet includes a facsimile image of one side of the first ten shilling banknote, with the 2013 stamps, 60 cent and $2.60, incorporated into the design. It is blue and white with the serial number M000001 printed in red. The background is faint yellow and purple. On the left is the $2.60 cent stamp, with the coat of arms in an oval, the serial number in red beneath, and the International Post logo. On the right, the 60 cent stamp. The oval image is a photograph of the Hon. Judith Denman, daughter of the Governor, at the numbering ceremony 1 May 1913, with the serial number in red beneath. Each stamp is postmarked with an oval with a crown above and the serial number in the centre, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE / 11 MAY 2013 / MELBOURNE VIC 3000.
The reverse of the cover includes explanatory text, credits, standard Australia Post details, and a logo for the centenary of the Kangaroo and Map stamp.
Discipline: Philately
Dimensions: 110 mm (Height), 189 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: philatelic exhibitions, australian federation 1901, paper money
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PHILATELIC COVERS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: first day covers
Issue Date: 11/05/2013
Colour: Blue & White & Red
Issued By: Australia Post, Australia, 11 May 2013
Person Depicted: Honourable Anne Denman, 1913
Designer: Janet Boschen - Australia Post Design Studio, 2013
Postmarked: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 2013
References: Stamp Bulletin Issue No 322 /May-June 2013

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