Complete Set of 5 nos of postage stamps on the National Stamp Week 1980 (September 29 – October 5) :
Issued by Australia
Issued on Sep 29, 1980
Designer : Bruce Weatherhead, Melboune
Picture : 22 c – Mailbox, 22 c – Mailman c. 1900, 22 c – Mail truck, 22 c – Mailman, mailbox & 22 c – Mailman [different].
Colour : Multi colour
Type : Se–tenant Stamps, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Denomination : 22 Cents each
Printing Process and Paper : Photo–litho on litho chromo paper incorporating luminescence
Printer : Asher & Co, a division of Leigh–Marden Pty Ltd, Melbourne
- In the immediate years that followed the turn of the century the man with the mails was one of the colourful characters on Australian streets. He was dressed in the picturesque uniforms of the former colonial postal administrations which had combined to form the Commonwealth Postmaster–General’s Department in 1901.
- Stately iron roadside pillarboxes were convenient recepticals for the mails. Many have stood the test of time and are still in use today.
- Towards the end of the first decade motor vehicles were tested for suitability in transporting mails. The early PMG motor vans became the forerunners of today’s fast, efficient Australia Post fleet.