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06 April 2010
7/2010
Commemorative Issue

Queen's Birthday

Australia
Queen Elizabeth II most recently visited Australia to open the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Her visit coincided with Commonwealth Day, which is held annually on the second Monday of March. Traditionally, the Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, attends the multi-faith Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, from where her message is broadcast across the globe.

In 2006 the Queen delivered her address from St Andrew

 

Technical Information

Issue date ......................... 6 April 2010
FDI withdrawal date .......... 4 May 2010
Denominations .................. 1 x 55c
Stamp/Product design ....... John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer ............................... McKellar
Paper (gummed, s/a) ......... Tullis Russell/B100 S/A stamp paper
Printing process ................ Lithography
Stamp size ........................ 26mm x 37.5mm
Perforations ....................... 13.86 x 14.6
Sheetlet size ..................... 155mm x 101mm
Sheet layout ..................... Sheetlet of 10, Booklet of 10, Cheque books of 20
National postmark .............Windsor, NSW 2756
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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