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Literally meaning ice mountain, an iceberg is a large piece of ice formed from freshwater that has broken off from a snow-formed glacier or ice-shelf and is floating in open water. The size of icebergs varies between one and 75 metres above sea level, with one-tenth of the volume above the water.

The stamps in this issue capture the beauty of icebergs, showing their different shapes, colours, effects and textures.

Issue Information
The four stamps in this issue are available in sheets, a miniature sheet and self-adhesive booklets.

Issue Date: 7 June 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Lynette Traynor
Printer: RA Printing (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Designs: 60c Striated jade iceberg
60c Eroded iceberg
60c Jade iceberg
60c Blue iceberg
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
The four stamps are produced in blocks of four within sheets of 50. The sheet of 50 consists of 8 blocks of four, and 18 single stamps.

AAT Icebergs block of four
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)
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
The miniature sheet contains a block of four stamps.

AAT Icebergs miniature sheet
Miniature sheet

Mini. Sheet Size: 135 mm x 72 mm

Self-adhesive Booklet Stamps
This is the first time an Australian Antarctic Territory issue has been released in a self-adhesive booklet.

AAT Iceberg self-adhesive stamps
Self-adhesive stamps

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B100 (phosphor border) (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 were distributed to post offices in chequebooks of 20 booklets. These are not listed on this website.

AAT Iceberg self-adhesive booklet layout
Booklet layout

AAT Iceberg self-adhesive booklet cover
Booklet cover

Booklet size: 61 mm x 85 mm (folded)
Barcodes: 9312650216306 (philatelic booklet)
9312650xxxxxx (general booklet)

Postal Stationery
A set of four maximum cards accompany this issue, showing enlargements of the images on the stamps.

AAT Icebergs maximum cards
Maximum cards (images from Australia Post website)

Maximum Cards
Size: 104 mm x 146 mm
Selling Price: $5.40 (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
Block of four (4 x 60c) $2.40
Miniature sheets
Miniature sheet $2.40
Self-adhesive stamps
4 stamps from booklets (4 x 60c) $6.00
Total $10.80
For the Specialised Collector
Booklet with philatelic barcode $6.00
Booklet with general barcode $6.00
Postal stationery
Maximum cards $5.40
Total $17.40
Grand Total $28.20

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 310, May-June 2011

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