& Local Stamp Shows
Ausipex 84 was held in
Melbourne from the 21st to the 30th September 1984. Australia Post issued a
single 30c "Kangaroo and map" stamp (Australia's first stamp) on stamp one month
before and on the opening day issued a large souvenir sheet with the first stamp
of each of the colonies and the first stamp of the federation.
Many countries also issued stamps,
miniature sheets, souvenir sheets and covers, many with an Australian Theme. As
the VFL grand final was played during the show it was only fitting that stamps
with an Aussie Rules theme should be issued. Antigua and Barbuda are members of
the Leeward Island group in the British West Indies. They issued two stamps
(shown below) with a
Fisrt Day Cover
, one showing "Aussie Rules" and the other "Grass skiing", and a miniature
sheet with a single stamp showing a boomerang. All were also overprinted
of the stamps of all the Postal Administrations was also
was a cover and Miniature sheet by the Hutt River Province Principality. This is
an area of Western Australian were a farmer, Prince Leonard, unilaterally
declared his farm an independent country. The province issues stamps which would
be considered cinderellas.
released at Ausipex was a Cinderella Miniature Sheet produced by stamp producer
Leigh-Mardon of three cricketers with the MCG in the background. Three versions
plain miniature sheet,
numbered Ausipex overprint
1992 World Cup overprint.
Sydpex was held in Sydney in 1988 as
part of Australia's Bicentenary Celebrations. Many overseas countries issued
stamps, souvenir cards, covers etc to commemorate both the exhibition and the
On the 1st August 1988 Grenadines issued a
series of six stamps celebrating Mickey's 60th Birthday, the Bicentennial of
Australia and Sydpex '88. The 5c stamp shows Mickey handpassing to Goofy in
front of Donald Duck.
Grenadines are a group of islands north of Grenada in the West Indies. The
southern group are administered by Grenada.
The Melbourne 1989 Stamp
A Silk 'STERLING'
Cachet of Carlton v Richmond Match & The Stamp Show PM
(APM21720) was used for the
1989 Melbourne Stamp Show.
The cover with an altered heading had been used for the
125th Anniversary of Australian
Berri Stamp Festival
The Berri Stamp Festival was staged on the weekend
of the Centenial AFL Grand Final between Sydney and North Melbourne, won by
was also carried on the Paddle
Collecting Airship covers is a
very popular thematic area within philately. They are commonly used by TV
stations for ariel shots. This cover commemorates the
used in 1999 at the AFL Grand Final on the Saturday in Melbourne and again on
the Sunday at the Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney.