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Australia Post has only ever commemorated two past World Expos - Tokyo in 1970 and Brisbane in 1988. On the 18 May we can add Shanghai 2010. China is still a growth market for stamp collecting, so like the Beijing Olympics, issuing a number of stamps with a Chinese theme or connection will help promote Australian stamps. Australian stamps will also be sold at the expo, further promoting Australia and our stamps.

More information on Australia and Shanghai World Expo 2010 visit http://www.australianpavilion.com .

Issue Information
This rather uncomplicated issue, consists of just two stamps showing the Australian Pavilion and kookaburra mascot 'Peng Peng', which translates to 'friendship' in Mandarin.

Issue Date: 18 May 2010 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jo Muré
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 (5 x 2) (more information)
Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 13¾ x 14½ (more information)
Designs: 55c Australian Pavilion
55c Peng Peng
Usage: 55c Small letter rate within Australia (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
The two stamps were issued in horizontal and vertical pairs within the sheet of 10.

2010 Expo Pair
Sheet stamps

Gummed Sheets
This issue was produced in small sheets of 10 stamps (5 x 2).

Expo 2010 Sheet
Sheet of 10 stamps

Sheet Size: 155 mm x 101 mm

Postal Stationery
Two maximum cards accompanied the issue, each showing an enlargement of the bottom two-thirds of the stamps.

Expo 2010 Maximum Cards
Maximum cards

Maximum Cards
Size: 146 mm x 104 mm
Selling Price: $2.60 (set of 2)
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 stamps
Horizontal pair (2 x 55c)
Total $1.10
For the Specialised Collector
Small sheets
Small sheet of 10 gummed stamps

Blocks, pairs and strips
Vertical pair (2 x 55c)
Se-tenant block of 4

Postal stationery
Maximum cards




Total $11.40
Grand Total $12.50

Australian Pavilion Website, http://www.australianpavilion.com, accessed 5 April 2010
Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 304, May-June 2010

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