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Maximum Card - Kangaroo and Map, 10 Dollars, 10 May 2013 Philately Reg. No: PH 6273

Maximum Card, issued to commemorate the Centenary of the first Australian Commonwealth postage stamp issue, the Kangaroo and Map stamp. Issued by Australia Post in Melbourne,10 May 2013, during the World Stamp Fair held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, 10 -15 May 2013. The card depicts the original die used in the printing process: it shows the 9 Pence stamp in reverse.
Stamp design by John White, Australia Post Design Studio.
Maximum cards (or maxicards) are postcards which include postage paid for Australia and delivery worldwide.
The Kangaroo and Map series was the first uniform stamp of the Commonwealth of Australia. It replaced the Colonial issues still in use. The stamp design was released in 1912 and was in use until 1950. It was designed by Blamire Young, based on an idea of the then Postmaster-General, Mr Frazer. Young was a British-born Australian artist. The design attracted criticism from the public and the press when it was released, because it did not depict the head of the King of England.
In 2000, Australia Post held an exhibition about the development of the stamp.

Maximum cards (or maxicards) are postcards which include postage paid for Australia and delivery worldwide.
Postcard with black and white image of original steel die for Kangaroo and Map stamp. A 10 Dollar 2013 Kangaroo and Map stamp is affixed to the card. Postmarked 10 MAY 2013 MELBOURNE VIC 3000 / Australia, with the CH monogram(representing the Colonial Heritage Series).Reverse is a standard postcard with Australia Post logo and photo credit.
Discipline: Philately
Dimensions: 103 mm (Height), 145 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: philatelic exhibitions, australian federation 1901, printing industry, dies
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: POSTAL STATIONERY
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: prepaid postage
Issue: Colonial Heritage
Issue Date: 10/05/2013
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Colour: Red & White
Issued By: Australia Post, 10 May 2013
Designer: John White - Australia Post Design Studio, Australia, 2013
Postmarked: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 may 2013
References: Stamp Bulletin Issue No 322 /May-June 2013
  1. [Catalogue] Breckon, Richard & Gertsakis, Elizabeth. 2000. Kangaroo and map: 'an advertisement for Australia'.

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