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Celebrating the centenary of the Girl Guides in Australia will be released in August 2010. The Girl Guides were founded in the UK by Lord Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes, and modelled on the Scouts. Over a million Australian women, are, or have been guides. For more information on the Girl Guides visit www.girlguides.org.au .

Issue Information
The issue is almost a repeat of the Scouting issue of 2008 - three stamps, self-adhesive coil and booklet stamps, prepaid envelope. The only thing missing is a sheetlet pack with tabs.

Issue Date: 31 August 2010 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jo Muré
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Designs: 60c Active Guide
$1.50 The Guide Sign
$2.20 Olave Baden-Powell
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)
$1.50 Letter rate to Asian and Pacific countries (to 50 grams)
$2.20 Letter rate to Europe, Africa, America (to 50 grams)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
The images below come from the electronic version of the Stamp Bulletin. Images of the actual products will be posted when available.

Girl Guides stamps
Sheet stamps

Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Individual sheets of 50 (2 panes of 25 (5 x 5) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
Perforations: Comb perforated 14½ x 13¾ (TBC) (more information)

Self-adhesive Coil Stamps
The 60c stamp will be issued in coils of 200. No image of this stamp is yet available.

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B90 (phosphor tagging?) (more information)
Issued In: Coils of 200 (more information)
Perforations: Die-cut 11¼ x 11½ (interrupted) (more information)

Self-adhesive Booklet Stamps
The 60c, $1.50 and $2.20 stamps will all be issued in booklets. No images are yet available.

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B100 (phosphor tagging?) (more information)
Issued In: 60c Booklets of 20 (more information)
$1.50 and $2.20 Booklets of 5 (more information)
Perforations: Die-cut 11¼ x 11½ (interrupted) (more information)

Self-adhesive Booklets
Booklets will be distributed to post offices in chequebooks of 20 booklets. These are not listed on this website.

60c booklet $1.50 booklet $2.20 booklet
Booklet covers

Postal Stationery
Three maximum cards and a prepaid envelope will be released with this issue.

Maximum cards
Maximum cards

Prepaid envelope
Prepaid envelope

Maximum Cards
Size: 146 mm x 104 mm
Selling Price: $6.55 (set of 3)
Stamp Imprint: Three bars (picture)
Pre-paid Envelope
Design: (-) Girl Guides Logo
Usage: (-) Small letter rate within Australia (details)
Size: DL size
Selling Price: 70c

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
3 values from sheets (60c, $1.50, $2.20)

Self-adhesive stamps
Single value from coils (60c)
2 values from booklets ($1.50, $2.20)



Total $8.60
For the Specialised Collector
3 booklets with philatelic barcode
3 booklets with general barcode

Postal stationery
Maximum cards
Prepaid envelopes



Total $68.25
Grand Total $76.85

Royal Mail, British Philatelic Bulletin, Vol. 47, No. 4, December 2009
Wikipedia, Girl Guides, Australia, accessed 18 December 2009
Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 305, July-August 2010

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