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Centenary of Australian Taxation Office
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Starting as the Land Tax Office in 1910, the Australian Taxation Office's roles of collecting revenue, managing and supporting superannuation, tax returns, health insurance and emergency relief are important to all Australians.

For more information on the centenary visit the ATO's Centenary website.

Issue Information
This issue consists of a single stamp issued in a sheet of 10.

Issue Date: 27 July 2010 (more information)
Stamp Design: Hoyne Design
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Sheets of 10 (2 x 5) (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 14½ x 13¾ (more information)
Designs: 60c Workers
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
All images on this page come from the electronic version of the Stamp Bulletin. Actual images of the products will be posted when available.

Tax Office Centenary stamp
Sheet stamp

Gummed Sheets
This issue was produced in small sheets of 10 stamps (2 x 5). My sheet shown below had wide left selvedge (11 mm) and narrow right selvedge (9 mm).

Tax Office sheetlet
Sheet of 10 stamps

Sheet Size: 95 mm x 150 mm

Postal Stationery
A maximum card was also issued featuring an enlargement of the 'doctor' and 'teacher' section of the stamp.

Tax Office maximum card
Maximum card

Maximum Cards
Size: 146 mm x 104 mm
Selling Price: $1.35
Stamp Imprint: Three bars (picture)

Issue Summary
The table below summarises the above information. The cost of each item is given, along with a total for each section. In some cases the stamps are only available from self-adhesive booklets (sold at face value), or from prestige booklets, souvenir sheets or folders (sold above face value).

Item and Description Cost
For the General Collector
Gummed sheet stamp  
Total 60c
For the Specialised Collector
Small sheets
Small sheet of 10 gummed stamps

Postal stationery
Maximum cards



Total $7.35
Grand Total $7.95

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 305, June-August 2010
Australian Taxation Office, ATO Centenary Website, accessed 18 June 2010

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