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Australian Prestige Booklet Pages


2017 Stamp News articles



Is this stamp a "forever" stamp?

$1 Rhodonite stamp

6 November 2017 releases added

Postal history updated - still not postmarked !

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Brighton Philatelic Society : Decimal Australia Study Group Launch

April 2017

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Stamp Variation


is a different version or format in which a stamp was issued

(usually compared with the original single gummed sheet stamp)


The main variations are:

Blocks, Strips & Pairs - Decorative Gutters - Image - Imperforate - Minisheets

Overprints - Perforation - Prestige Booklet Pages

Printed Perforations - Self-adhesive - Sheetlets - Size - Tabs


Variations are produced on purpose

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