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youpiao
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11 Feb 2012
07:24:38pm
I received some new issues from Australia with which I was particularly impressed. When I saw them on the web site, I thought, ughh, more photographic labels that look like they belong better in a child's sticker album.

I ordered them, anyway, for my BidStart store, just because I thought the sports topical might appeal to someone. When I received them, my tune changed immediately. I love these stamps!

One set depicts 4 football legends and 4 current stars of the four types of Aussie football.
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The other issue is a golf set for the Presidents Cup tournament.
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From the design and layout, to the type of paper used, these stamps show how a stamp can display a very colorful, modern, up-to-date look, while maintaining their identity (and dignity) as postage stamps. The paper has a satin finish, instead of the glossy photo surface that cheapens the look of so many other modern issues. The only thing I don't like is the blue box with "International Post" on the 2 golf high values.

I look forward now to adding more new issues of Australia to my collection.

Tedski



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11 Feb 2012
09:19:59pm
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Hi Tedski,
Thanks for posting these. Being Australian, I have always liked the design/feel of Australian stamps, and these are a couple of nice sets. I agree with you, about the blue box with "International" in it. I have never liked that, to me it just doesn't fit and ruins the stamp.

I can remember (in my much earlier years) watching David Campese and John Raper play football. Aaaah ... the good old days. :-)

Regards ... Tim

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23 May 2013
11:26:25pm
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Australia issues what to many would be too many stamps, except that like the French issues they are so damn collectable that I cannot resist them.
Visiting the Antipodes was always on my list of destinations but the closest I got was to Samoa and Fiji on one trip or the stops at Singapore of others. I did catch a Mate's berth on a refrigerated vessel that often ran to Australia or New Zealand, thinking that it would be an interesting run only to discover that the company had chartered the ship out to the Military for another run to Viet Nam.
Now as to Aussie Rules football, I have watched a couple of matches on late, late night cable and found it to be a chaotic form of Calvin Ball. I am not sure which team was ahead or won and decided I'd had enough confusion.
I'll stick to stamps.

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macgregor530
07 Jun 2013
03:47:52am
re: Aussie new issues I like

Hi Tedski
I had a passion for the set of 16 Centenary of Rugby issued in 2008.
Came in a presentation folder in Blocks of 4
Cheers
DaveBig Grin

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tedlawrence
07 Jun 2013
04:44:27pm
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auldstampguy: Is Aussie Football the same as Soccer is in the States? Or is it Rugby? Ted.

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05:34:23am
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" .... Is Aussie Football the same as Soccer is in the States? Or is it Rugby? ...."

Soccer, not hardly.
Rugby, as close as a square field can be to a round one. Rugby seems to be more like American/Canadian Football but without all the protective helmets and padding.
Aussie Rules is played on what appears to be a round or oval field. As Mentioned above the rules, if there are any, remind me of Calvin ball. It also seems that there are four goal posts at each end. I think they award penalties for being courteous to members of the other team.

I bet it is very exciting once I figure out what is happening. I have to watch more often.

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cocollectibles
10 Jun 2013
06:58:44am
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My British cousin (okay, he says "English cousin"; whatever) pointed out to me:

"Regular rugby is like American football without padding and soccer with more excitement; Aussie Rules is just rugby without rules."

Not sure how well that will go over with our Aussie friends.

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tooler
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10 Jun 2013
11:19:32am
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These are not new issues (2006) but I like them.
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10 Jun 2013
11:35:06am
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This one is a special edition semi-imperforate Dangerous Australians miniature sheet including the famous Australian RED-BACK SPIDER. (Lactrodectus hasselti)

While the other five Dangerous Australians feature in a stamp issue of the same name, a RED-BACK SPIDER was not part of the issue.

Why was the spider not released as a general postage stamp? Although originally commissioned as the sixth stamp in Dangerous Australians, they thought that the realistic size of this venomous spider on the stamp could alarm users who might mistake it for a real Red-Back!
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10 Jun 2013
01:35:12pm
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" they thought that the realistic size of this venomous spider on the stamp"



Yeow! Shivers just ran up my body (not just my spine), thinking about running across a venomous spider of that size.

Tedski

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08:37:25pm
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The spider reminds me of a commercial that some bug spray company or exterminator ran that showed a very authentic looking roach walking across the TV screen.
They pulled the commercial after receiving complaints that several people had destroyed the video display tube by trying to smack the bug.
Those are the kind of people that have caused bread toaster companies to add " ... DFo not toast bread in the shower stall. ..."to their instructions for use.

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This set for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was issued in September 2011 a sheetlet of 20 x 60c stamps.
Also issued but unavailable unless you purchased a pack of greeting cards for $9-99 was a sheetlet of nine and these are embellished and look very appealing.

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sam931
04 Sep 2015
04:01:37pm
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I like this 2014 Orchids issue.

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sheepshanks
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04 Sep 2015
09:47:52pm
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"They pulled the commercial after receiving complaints that several people had destroyed the video display tube by trying to smack the bug."



Reminds me of when I was doing an insurance round in the UK and a policyholder wanted to make a claim on her TV.
Seems the local police/neighbourhood watch had been advising people to postcode mark there property with an invisible ink pen. Yep she had written her postcode in large letters right across the screen, invisible until she switched on.

The Aussie stamps look very brightly coloured, bit too much for my tastes, but each to his own.
Now if you want a rough "sport" try Hurling but book a hospital bed first.
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cdj1122
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06 Sep 2015
04:20:29pm
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The real trick with those attractive stamps of Keeling Islands would be postally used examples.
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Or a post card from the Airport.


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bicolor04
08 Oct 2015
09:14:11pm
re: Aussie new issues I like

Not a new issue in the sense of the past few years, but post 2000.

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13 Oct 2015
03:12:12pm
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bicolor04, those Federation commemoratives are also one of my recent favourites because of its rich colours.

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Winedrinker
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19 Mar 2016
07:07:46pm
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Ok Stop. I just purchased a DAVO album for Australia 1913 to 1965. By posting depictions of stamps that that I want, that I don't have an album for yet, is potentially creating havoc for my budget. Particularly in light of the fact that I am gaining an interest in Australia States stamps, and could easily go there as well. I mean, where does it end?

Eric

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auldstampguy
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19 Mar 2016
08:13:09pm
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That's the beauty of it Eric, it doesn't end. LOL.

Tim.

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tooler
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19 Mar 2016
09:30:54pm
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I have the same Davo album. I use it for my doubles, I really don't like the way it lays.
I prefer the SevenSeas Australia pre-decimal album, unfortunately you can't buy them in the U.S..

I purchased mine some years ago from the publisher in Australia when the postage costs were much cheaper. Would like to update to a new one, but postage is as much as the album. So,
I will just keep the one I have and try to not let it fall apart.

Australia 1913-1965 is a great collection, so many verities and flaws it will keep you going for a long time. I love mine.

Hope you enjoy it and have many hours of funHappy

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20 Mar 2016
02:29:16am
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" Particularly in light of the fact that I am gaining an interest in Australia States stamps, and could easily go there as well. I mean, where does it end?"



Don't forget the Aussie "Duty" stamps Eric.. Thumbs Up

Steve.

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damichab
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26 Mar 2016
08:25:50am
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"The only thing I don't like is the blue box with "International Post" "


These indicate that they are 'GST Free'. We cannot use them internally within Australia. Sending a parcel overseas is 10% cheaper using these stamps over normal postage stamps.

Can't remember exactly, but I think someone tried to get a tax reimbursement for overseas postage (or did they sue the post office for over charging - memory a bit foggy now on this) and that brought on these stamps. Someone else here might be able to enlighten us on the full details, but essentially, it is an internal tax issue.

But I agree, it spoils the stamp. At least the blue tag is smaller now. It used to be on the full side of the stamp.

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Rob1956
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26 Mar 2016
11:46:14am
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"tooler

Australia 1913-1965 is a great collection, so many verities and flaws it will keep you going for a long time. I love mine."



I have completed 98% of stamps from 1937-1952 All in mint unhinged condition and the centring ranges from well centred to superb centring, which includes nearly all shades, paper types, specimens, varieties and rarities, such as the yellow kangaroo (only 160 ever printed) and the scarce green-blue aniline stamp of 1952.

I'm missing just one Specimen, the £1 Coronation Specimen. I was offered one but had to turn it down as the border was centred too far to the right.I have all the other Specimens.

My collection that I consider of note is 1913-1966, as the decimal navigator series and the Specimen types and other varieties of 1966 are just as valuable as their 1963-1965 counterparts.

Here is the link to the King George VI issues, the link belongs to Google Driver. You can click on any image to enlarge them or use the right and left arrow that is shown on both sides of the enlargements to view them in a slide show.

On the top of the image is the info, if the info is not showing in full just hover the cursor over the info to read it in full.

There are many scarce and rare stamps in the KG VI collection. Hope you find them interesting.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8f0Z-HKP8u4SnpESGJqRnNrXzQ
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