Specialist notes and numbering system are from
"The Australian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue" (ACSC), 2002 Edition.
Celebrating 150 years of Australian Football Australia Post issued a single 50
cent stamp featuring the earliest known engraving of a game of Australian
football. The engraving, entitled "Winter in Australia: Football in the
Richmond Paddock" by Robert Bruce, depicts a game at Richmond Paddock,
the parklands that today sit adjacent to the MCG. This image was first
reproduced in the Illustrated Melbourne Post on 27 July 1866.
|Date of Issue
||29th July 2008
||gummed Tullis Russell
||sheet of 10
||14.6 x 13.86
||26mm x 37.5
|Other Stamps In series
First Day Covers
1. Australia Post
Australia Post started producing its own FDCs in 1970.
2. Wesley First Day Cover
The Wesley Cover Service also released a FDC for
3. Other Covers
New postmarks were released on the 17th September 2008 to replace
postmarks issued for the Centenary of the AFL in 1996. The postmarks are
displayed on the 150th Anniversary stamps and cover for