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01 November 2010
27/2010
Anniversaries and Events

150th Melbourne Cup

Australia
The Melbourne Cup has been raced annually at Flemington Racecourse since 1861. Its popularity arose from the handicap conditions in a race run over two miles for horses of at least three years of age. At the race

150th Melbourne Cup  

150th Melbourne Cup

Carbine 1890  

Carbine 1890

Phar Lap 1930  

Phar Lap 1930

Saintly 1996  

Saintly 1996

Technical Information

Issue date ....................... 1 November 2010
FDI withdrawal date........ 28 November 2010
Denomination ................. 1 x 60c, 3 x 60c se-tenant
Stamp design ...................Jonathon Chong
Product design .................Simone Sakinofsky,
Australia Post Design Studio
Printer .............................McKellar Renown
Paper (s/a) ....................... Tullis Russell (B100 s/a)
Printing process .............. Lithography
Stamp size ...................... 37.5mm x 26mm
Perforations .................... 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout.................... Modules of 50/2 x 25
Issue highlight ................ Special blocks of four (prestige booklet)
National postmark........... Flemington, Vic 3031
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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