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This issue makes the retirement of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) F-111 'Pig' aircraft. The issue also coincides with the 90th anniversary of the RAAF.

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Issue Information
Each stamp shows a single aircraft, which together in the miniature sheet captures a day to day scene.

Issue Date: 27 February 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jamie Tufrey and Simone Sakinofsky
Printer: RA Printing (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Designs: 60c F-111
60c F/A-18F
$1.20 Wedgetail
$3 C-17
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)
$1.20 Large letter rate within Australia (up to 125 grams) (details)
$3.00 Large letter rate within Australia (over 250 up to 500 grams) (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
Illustrations of the stamp pack and first day cover show the two 60c stamp in a pair. This cannot be confirmed until the stamps are released.

Air Force Aviation
Air Force Aviation
Sheet stamps

Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: 60c Pairs within sheets of 50 (2 panes of 25 (5 x 5) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
$1.80 and $3 Individual sheets of 50 (2 panes of 25 (5 x 5) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
Miniature sheet of 4 (2 x 2) (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 14½ x 13¾ (more information)

Gummed Miniature Sheets
Apologies for the quality of the image below. When a better image is available it will be posted.

Air Force Aviation miniature sheet
Miniature sheet

Mini. Sheet Size: ? mm x ? mm

Self-adhesive Booklet Stamps
The two 60c stamps will also be released in a self-adhesive booklet of 10.

Air Force Aviation booklet

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B100 ('L' shaped phosphor tagging?) (more information)
Issued In: Booklets of 10 (2 x 5) (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Perforations: Die-cut 11¼ x 11½ (interrupted) (more information)

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

Air Force Aviation booklet cover
Booklet cover

Booklet size: ? mm x ? mm (unfolded)
? mm x ? mm (folded)
Barcodes: ?

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

Air Force Aviaiton Maximum Cards
Maximum cards

Maximum Cards
Size: 146 mm x 104 mm
Selling Price: $8.40 (set of 4)
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
4 values from sheets (2 x 60c, $1.20, $3) $5.40
Miniature sheets
Miniature sheet $5.40
Self-adhesive stamps
2 values from booklets (2 x 60c) $6.00
Total $16.80
For the Specialised Collector
Blocks, pairs and strips
Se-tenant block of 4 from miniature sheet $5.40
Booklets with philatelic barcode $6.00
Booklets with general barcode $6.00
Postal stationery
Maximum cards $8.40
Total $25.80
Grand Total $42.60

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

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