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International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day is marked on 8 March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

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Issue Information
The single stamp shows the faces of women, and symbols related to women.

Issue Date: 15 February 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Stacey Zass
Printer: RA Printing (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Sheets of 10 (2 x 5) (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 14½ x 13¾ (more information)
Designs: 60c Women's faces
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamp
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Centenary of International Women's Day
Sheet stamp
Gummed Sheets
This issue was produced in small sheets of 10 stamps (2 x 5).

Women's Day Sheet
Sheet of 10 stamps

Sheet Size: 95 mm x 150 mm

Self-adhesive Stamps
Unfortunately, production problems lead to the inclusion of B100 paper in the technical details in Stamp Bulletin No. 308. No self-adhesive stamps will accompany this issue.

Postal Stationery
Apologies for the quality of the image below. When a better image is available it will be posted.

Women's Day Maximum Card
Maximum card

Maximum Cards
Size: 104 mm x 146 mm
Selling Price: $1.30
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
Single stamp (60c) 60c
Total 60c
For the Specialised Collector
Small sheets
Small sheet of 10 gummed stamps $6.00
Postal stationery
Maximum card $1.35
Total $7.35
Grand Total $7.95

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 308, January-February 2011
Wikipedia, International Women's Day, accessed 15 January 2011

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