Parcel Post

 

Parcel Post

 

Press Release

Parcel Post Stamps

 

Commensurate with the increased price of sending parcels, there will be an issue of Parcel Post stamps on Monday 1st April 2019. These stamps will be for exclusive use on parcels and will not be valid for letters. Also from this date letter postage stamps will no longer be valid for use on parcels. Businesses were advised of this by email last month.

There will be domestic stamps that include GST and International Post stamps that are GST-free. Five values of each type will be issued: $10, $20, $30, $40 & $50. These stamps will only be supplied upon request. If a customer does not request stamps on their parcel they will automatically get the black and white sticker once the parcel has been weighed.

Each stamp will be available in sheetlets of 10 stamps. Additional products with this issue will include a perforated and imperforate miniature sheet, a stamp pack containing all 10 stamps and the 4 miniature sheets, 10 maximum cards and 4 First Day Covers. The National Postmark will feature Parcelton, WA 6854.

Note that the imperforate stamps in the miniature sheet may not be cut out and used as individual stamps. However the whole sheet may be used as a $150 stamp for those really heavy parcels.

To satisfy collectors of varieties each sheetlet will feature a stamp with one letter from the word “parcel” missing. These stamp varieties will be the top right stamp on each sheetlet. Sheetlets with no spelling mistakes will also be available. This will be the first time this feature has been included in a stamp issue. This is the result of the recent survey of collectors who were asked what their favourite aspect of stamp collecting is. Finding and collecting varieties or printing errors and mistakes was near the top of their lists. (The ‘Variety Sheetlets’ will not be available from Mail Order. They will be supplied at random.)

Mail Order customers will be sent a special form to be filled-in if they wish to have Parcel Post stamps included in their Standing Order. Customers that pay using a credit card now have to tick a box on the form specifying that their card’s credit limit exceeds $1000.

Unlike Letter Post stamps that are issued every 2 or 3 weeks, Parcel Post stamps will be limited to 6 new issues per year.

Parcel Post Stamp Products
Item Cost
 
Sheetlet of 10 x $10 domestic post stamps  $100
Sheetlet of 10 x $20 domestic post stamps $200
Sheetlet of 10 x $30 domestic post stamps $300
Sheetlet of 10 x $40 domestic post stamps $400
Sheetlet of 10 x $50 domestic post stamps $500
 
Sheetlet of 10 x $10 International Post stamps $100
Sheetlet of 10 x $20 International Post stamps $200
Sheetlet of 10 x $30 International Post stamps $300
Sheetlet of 10 x $40 International Post stamps $400
Sheetlet of 10 x $50 International Post stamps $500
 
Miniature Sheet (5 domestic post stamps) $150
Imperforate Miniature Sheet (5 domestic post stamps) $150
Miniature Sheet (5 International Post stamps) $150
Imperforate Miniature Sheet (5 International Post stamps) $150
 
Stamp Pack
(5 single domestic post and 5 single International Post stamps)
(2 perforated Miniature Sheets with domestic and International Post stamps)
(2 imperforate Miniature Sheets with domestic and International Post stamps)
$900
 
10 Maximum Cards
(Single domestic post and International Post stamps)
$300
 
4 First Day Covers $600
(Single domestic post stamps, single International Post stamps and the 2 perforated miniature sheets)
$600

 

Domestic Parcel Post Stamp Set

International Parcel Post Stamp Set

Domestic Parcel Post Imperforate Stamp Set

$20 Domestic Parcel Post Sheetlet 

$40 International Parcel Post 'Variety' Sheetlet

   
Domestic Parcel Post Imperforate Miniature Sheet  $30 Domestic Parcel Post 'Variety' Stamp Set 
   
   

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