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2009 Lets Get Active Issue

Specialist notes and numbering system are from "The Australian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue" (ACSC), 2002 Edition. Published by Brusden-White.

The "Let's get active" issue is part of Australia Post's annual Stamp Collecting Month. It aims to promote stamp collecting as well as having an educational method in this case to increase exercise rates in young children.

ACSC Description
. 55c Australian Rules Football from sheetlet
. 55c Australian Rules Football from booklet
. Minisheet
Minisheet with Swan River Stamp Show Overprint
. Sheetlet of 50 with illustrated gutter
. Post Office Pack (front )
. Maximum Card
. First Day Cover for the sheetlet stamps and of the minisheet.
. Individual booklets for each sport including Australian Rules Football, a mixed booklet of all sports and cheque books for each sport, including Australian Rules Football and the mixed booklets.
. First Day Issue Postmark
Swan River Stamp Show October 3rd and October 4th Postmarks. (These precede the date of the FDI postmark)

Technical Information

Date of Issue 6th October 2009
Ilustrations James Hart
Design Dong Uong, AP Design Studio
printing Process Lithography
Printing McKellar
Paper gummed Tullis Russell/B100s/a
Watermark Nil
Sheets Panes of 25 modules of 50
Perforation 14.6 x 13.86
Stamp Size 26mm x 37.5
Minisheet size 160mmx89mm
Other Stamps In series Basketball, soccer, Netball, cricket, tennis

First Day Covers

1. Australia Post
Australia Post started producing its own FDCs in 1970. They released a FDC for the
sheetlet stamps and of the minisheet.

2009 Lets Get Active FDC

2. Other Covers
Relevant postmarks are displayed on the Official Australia Post cover for
Collingwood, (Abbortsford) Collingwood, (Philatelic Bureau) Essendon, Hawthorn, Geelong, Fremantle Melbourne, MCG, Salisbury Stamp Fair  and AAMI Stadium,