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Canberra Stamp Show was held at the Hellenic Centre, Woden from 12-14 March. More information on the show is available at http://www.canberrastamps.org/canberra2010.htm

The following items were issued for the show:

  • Special Chinese New Year overprinted miniature Sheet in the Supporter's Pack
  • Australia Post Exhibition Miniature Sheet
  • Limited edition Governor Macquarie Imperforate Prestige Booklet (only available at the show)

With thanks to Darryl Fuller, I was able to supply information on the miniature sheet, and sale of the imperforate prestige booklet.

Gummed Miniature Sheet
The show miniature sheet includes a se-tenant block of four stamps, featuring the 55c Macquarie, $2.75 Centenary of Australian Coinage and 55c and $1.45 Centenary of Powered Flight stamps.

There was some confusion over the issue date of the miniature sheet. In Stamp Bulletin No. 303 Australia Post gives an issue date of 9 March on page 25, and 12 March on page 26 and in the order form. It turns out that 12 March was the issue date, although Australia Post did not have a stall at the show until 13 March.

The choice of stamps reflects the souvenirs, postmarks and theme of the show. The Macquarie imperforate booklet will be special souvenir of the show; the show's theme is the centenary of powered flight in Australia; and the Royal Australian Mint is found in Canberra. The Australian War Memorial features in the sheet's background

There were some differences between the miniature sheet stamps and regular sheet stamps. Information on these differences are found on the corresponding issue pages: 55c Macquarie and 55c and $1.45 Centenary of Powered Flight stamps.

As the Macquarie and Flight stamps differ, but not the Coin stamp does not, suggests that Energi Print printed the miniature sheet - they printed the Coin issue, while McKellar Renown printed the Macquarie and Flight issues.

Canberra Stamp Show
Miniature sheet

Issue Date: 12 March 2010* (more information)
* Australia Post did not have a stall at the show until 13 March. Weston Creek Post Office had stock of the miniature sheet on 12 March.
Printer: To be advised (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Miniature sheet of 4 (2 x 2) (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Mini. Sheet Size: 140 mm x 95 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 13¾ x 14½ (more information)

Imperforate Prestige Booklets
The numbered imperforate Macquarie prestige booklet were only available at the show. The booklets were only sold to those who bought an entry ticket, and were be limited to 100 on Friday, 100 on Saturday and 48 on Sunday. Numbers 1 and 250 will be sold at auction. By the end of the show all booklets were sold out.

The booklets were sold for $60 each.

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
Miniature sheets
Miniature sheet
Total $5.30
For the Specialised Collector
Blocks, pairs and strips
Se-tenant block of 4 from miniature sheet
Total $5.30
Grand Total $10.60
The imperforate Macquarie Booklet is included on the Macquarie page
Individual stamps from the sheet are listed on each issue's page.

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 303, March-April 2010

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