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The first items of Australian Commonwealth stationery were released in 1911, two years before the first issue stamps.

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Issue Information
These designs used for these envelopes were inspired by the scenic views used in the design of the lettercards issued by the Commonwealth between 1911 and 1925.

Issue Date: 8 February 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jo Muré
Printer: GEON, Tasmania (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Designs: (C6 plain size) Hounville, Tasmania
(C6 window size) Pineapples, Queensland
(DL plain size) Sydney Heads, New South Wales
(DL window size) Settler's Home, Victoria
(C5 size) Wool carting, Queensland
(C4 size) River Murray, South Australia
(B4 size) Harvesting, Western Australia
Usage: (C6 and DL size) Small letter rate within Australia (details)
(C5 size) Large letter rate within Australia (up to 125 grams) (details)
(C4 and B4 size) Large letter rate within Australia (over 250 up to 500 grams) (details)

Postal Stationery
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Commonwealth Postal Stationery Centenary

Pre-paid Envelopes
Size: (C6 size) 162 mm x 114 mm
(DL size) 220 mm x 110 mm
(C5 size) 229 mm x 162 mm
(C4 size) 324 mm x 229 mm
(B4 size) 353 mm x 250 mm
Selling Price: (C6 and DL size) 70c
(C5 size) $1.40
(C4 size) $2.70
(B4 size) $3.20

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 Specialised Collector
Postal stationery
Prepaid envelopes $10.10
Total $10.10
Grand Total $10.10

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

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