Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Premier's Flood Relief Appeal -Charity Stamp Australia

Did you know that Australia Post has released it’s first ever charity stamps! 

Yes they have.
Australia Post has released a set of stamps featuring graphic pictures of the Queensland floods.

Featuring five images from the Queensland floods, the 60 cent stamps will be available in a sheet of 10 that will be sold for $8, with $2 from the sale of each sheet to be donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.

Australia Post has printed an initial run of 250,000 Charity Stamp sheets but will print as many stamps as required to meet demand said Australia Post Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour.

Mr Fahour said Australia Post hopes the initiative will generate substantial additional support from around the nation for the Premier's Appeal and importantly maintain awareness of the plight of so many Queenslanders over coming months.

The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal is an endorsed DGR on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for a public fund it operates. The fund's name is the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. Donations to this fund of $2 or more are tax deductible. 

Technical details
Issue date: 27 January 2011
Issue withdrawal date: tba

Denominations: 5 x 60c
Stamp design: Lynette Traynor
Sheetlet design: Simone Sakinovsky
Printer: Pemara
Paper: Avery Dennison WLK1 B100 Self Adhesive Stamp Paper
Printing process: Flexographic
Stamp size: 23mm x 37.5mm
Sheetlet size:
Perforations: Simulated perf shape
Sheet layout: Self-adhesive sheetlet of 10 stamps
National postmark: GPO Brisbane, QLD 4000

You can purchase them directly online

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