Thursday, May 2, 2013

Maritime Links - Australia and Ireland


A joint issue by Australia Post and An Post to celebrate the maritime partnership between Australia and Ireland.

Featured in this joint issue, Polly Woodside was built in 1885 in Ireland for William J. Woodside, and was presented to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1968.

The Polly Woodside has traveled more than 800,000 nautical miles during its 37 years of sailing career, and traded mainly between Australia and New Zealand.

TECHNICAL DETAILS - AUSTRALIA STAMP

Date of Issue : 19 Mar 1999
Postmark : Melbourne VIC 3000
Denomination : 45c
Stamp Size : 30.55mm x 30mm
Paper : Harrisons
Printing Process : Offset lithography

TECHNICAL DETAILS - IRELAND STAMP

Date of Issue : 17 Mar 1999
Postmark : Dublin
Denomination : 30p
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm

A LIL' NOTE

Both stamp designs are brought together on a joint miniature sheet for Australia 99 stamp exhibition held in Melbourne. A first day cover issue with mixed cancellation, both dated 19 Mar 1999.

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