Four eminent women renowned for their role in advancing gender equality are this yearŐs Australian Legends. Featured on the stamps are change advocate Eva Cox AO, former judge Elizabeth Evatt AC, journalist and author Anne Summers AO and academic and author Professor Germaine Greer.
General description of issue - anything new, interesting or unusual.
Gummed Gutter Strips
The gutter strip is unusual - the first four stamps on both sides is the same, while the last stamp is different. This is the first time this has happened.
This issue was produced in sheets of 50 stamps.
Sheet of 50 stamps showing the arrangement of stamps
The sheet arrangement is quite unusual. There are ten horizontal strips and two vertical strips. The Anne Summers is also the only stamp available in a horizontal pair. Depending on your collecting interests you may even consider collecting horizontal strips of five!
Self-adhesive Booklet Stamps
The four designs were also issued in self-adhesive booklets.s
B100 ('L' shaped phosphor tagging along right and bottom sides) (more information)
Booklets were distributed to post offices in chequebooks of 20 booklets. These are not listed on this website.
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
For the General Collector
Gummed sheet stamps
4 values from sheets (4 x 60c)
4 values from booklet (4 x 60c)
For the Specialised Collector
Booklet with philatelic barcode
Booklet with general barcode
Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 308, January-February 2011
If you have more information, or spot an error, please e-mail me.