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Australian Legends 2011
Home > 2011 Issue Summary > Australian Legends 2011: Advancing Equality

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.

Issue Information
General description of issue - anything new, interesting or unusual.

Issue Date: 20 January 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jo Muré
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
Designs: 60c Eva Cox
60c Elizabeth Evatt
60c Germaine Greer
60c Anne Summers
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
The gummed stamps are issued in strips of four within a sheet of 50. There are a number of arrangements of the stamps in the sheet - see the image below.

2011 Australian Legends stamps
Sheet stamps

Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Sheets of 50 (2 panes of 25 (5 x 5) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 13¾ x 14½ (more information)

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.

Legends gutter strip
Gutter strip

Gummed Sheets
This issue was produced in sheets of 50 stamps.

2011 Australian Legends 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

Legends self-adhesive stamps
Self-adhesive stamps

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B100 ('L' shaped phosphor tagging along right and bottom sides) (more information)
Issued In: Booklets of 20 (4 x 5) (more information)
Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
Perforations: Die-cut 11½ (interrupted) x 11¼ (more information)

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

Legends booklet layout
Booklet layout

Come to the Show Strip
Booklet cover

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
4 values from sheets (4 x 60c) $2.40
Self-adhesive stamps
4 values from booklet (4 x 60c) $12.00
Total $14.40
For the Specialised Collector
Booklet with philatelic barcode $12.00
Booklet with general barcode $12.00
Postal stationery
Maximum cards $5.40
Total $29.40
Grand Total $43.80

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 308, January-February 2011

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