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Following a visit to Australia by President Lee Myung-bak in March 2009, 2011 has been declared a Year of Friendship between Australia and South Korea, and marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

All images on this page come from the electronic version of the Stamp Bulletin. Actual images of the products will be posted when available.

Issue Information
The size of the stamps in this issue are larger than normal, and are believed to be the same as the Korean stamps.

Issue Date: 31 October 2011 (Korean stamps released 28 October 2011) (more information)
Stamp Design: Brian Clinton (illustrations), Jo Muré (Australian stamp), Jae-Yong Shin (Korean stamp)
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Stamp Size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Designs: 60c Haegeum Musician
$1.65 Didgeridoo Musicium
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)
$1.65 Letter rate to Asian and Pacific countries (to 50 grams)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
All images on this page come from the electronic version of the Stamp Bulletin. Actual images of the products will be posted when available.

Australia-Korea Joint Issue
Sheet stamps

Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20 (5 x 4) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
Sheetlets of 10 (5 x 2) (more information)
Perforations: Comb perforated 13¼ x 13 (more information)

Gummed Sheets
This issue was produced in small sheets of 10 stamps (5 x 2). For the first time Australia Post will include a QR Code which links to a video on the Australia Post website. The sheet is only sold in a presentation pack for $6.45, the usual mark for a presentation pack.

Joint Issue with Korea sheetlet
Sheetlet with QR Code

Sheet Size: 175 mm x 114 mm

Self-adhesive Booklet Stamps
The $1.65 stamp will also be released in a self-adhesive booklet of five stamps.

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B100 ('L' shaped phosphor tagging (TBC)) (more information)
Issued In: Booklets of 5 (1 panes of 5) (more information)
Stamp Size: 30 mm x 40 mm (TBC)
Perforations: Die-cut 11½ (interrupted) x 11¼ (TBC) (more information)

Self-adhesive Booklets
Although not rouletted, the booklets could be folded in half without damage to the stamps. Booklets were distributed to post offices in chequebooks of 20 booklets. These are not listed on this website.

Booklet size: ? mm x ? mm (unfolded)
? mm x ? mm (folded)
Barcodes: 9312650xxxxxx ($1.65 x 5 philatelic booklet)
9312650xxxxxx ($1.65 x 5 general booklet)

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

Australia-Korea Maxicards
Maximum Cards

Maximum Cards
Size: 104 mm x 146 mm
Selling Price: $3.75 (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
2 values from sheets (60c, $1.65) $2.25
Self-adhesive stamps
$1.65 stamp from booklet $8.25
Total $10.50
For the Specialised Collector
Small sheets
Sheetlet of 10 gummed stamps $6.45
Booklet with philatelic barcode $8.25
Booklet with general barcode $8.25
Postal stationery
Maximum cards $3.75
Total $26.70
Grand Total $32.20

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 313, November-December 2011

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