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First Day Cover - Australian Horse Racing, 10 Oct 1978 Object Reg. No: SH 990925

This first day cover was issued by Australia Post in 1978 to celebrate the Australian Racing Industry, particularly horses that had won the Melbourne Cup. One of these was the race horse Phar Lap, who won the race in 1930.
This first day cover consists of a rectangular white paper envelope with four different priced postage stamps attached on right side of envelope. All four stamps feature race horses who have won the Melbourne Cup. Each of the stamps also has a different price and the name of the horse printed on it. On left front side of envelope a pink jockey cap and an orange riding crop have been printed with black ink printed text around it. Reverse of envelope has printed section for sender's name, address and postcode printed on pre-gummed flap. Printed in the lower left of envelope is designers name and cover number.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Anonymous, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.30 cm (Height), 19.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, commerce, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Phar Lap Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PHILATELIC COVERS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: first day covers
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on front: AUSTRALIAN/ HORSE RACING.

Stamped in black ink on front: FIRST DAY OF ISSUE/ BRISBANE/ 18 OCT 1978/ QLD. 4000/ FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

Printed in black ink on reverse: SENDER'S NAME..../ ADDRESS..../ POSTCODE..../ Stamp & Cover Designer: Brian Clinton/Australia Post Cover No. 120.
Issued By: Australia Post, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1978
Designer: Mr Brian Clinton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1978

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