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02 January 2020

Joyful Occasions

Australia: Joyful Occasions (10 gummed stamps), 2 January 2020. All images from Australia Post.

Technical specifications
Issue date: 2-January-2020
Issue withdrawal date: tba
Denomination: $1.10 x 9, $2.20 x 1
Stamp design (teddy bear): Jason Watts, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp design (balloons, gifts, roses): Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp design (Let’s Party): Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp design (blossoms, glasses, ring): Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp design (map, kangaroo paw): Lynda Warner
Product design: Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed Tullis Russell
Printer: Ego
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm): 26 x 37.5
Sheetlet size (mm): 170 x 90
Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout: Module of 50
FDI Postmark: Melbourne Vic 3000
FDI withdrawal date: 30-January-2020

Overview
These 10 vibrant stamps, the latest in our Special Occasions series, seek to bring joy and delight to the recipient of cards or letters, which is especially important in an era of email and text.

These versatile designs can be used for a range of occasions and heartfelt greetings, including weddings and engagements, special birthdays including the arrival of a new baby, graduations, Saint Valentine’s Day, or just for general celebration. Two stamps are designed for more corporate use, both showing the Southern Cross, with one also featuring the kangaroo paw, the other the map of Australia. The $2.20 Ring design is perfect for over-sized invitations or thank-you cards.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (stamp pack), 2 January 2020. All images from Australia Post.

The Joyful Occasions stamp pack contains all 10 stamps in an exclusive minisheet from the stamp issue presented in high quality folder.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (gummed stamps FDC), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

The first day cover is a pictorial envelope with the 10 gummed stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue affixed and postmarked – First day of issue | 2 January 2020 | Melbourne Vic 3000

The first day cover is valid for postage only on the day of issue, from the post office named on the postmark.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (Happy Birthday PNC cover), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

The postal numismatic cover is highly collectible, featuring a pictorial envelope with the Balloons stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue and a coin from the Perth Mint. The stamp is postmarked – First day of issue | 2 January 2020 | Melbourne Vic 3000

PNC Issue: 2020 Issue 04, limited to 5,000

Coin details
PNC issue date: 2019
Mint: The Perth Mint
Metal: AlBr
Denomination: $1
Weight: 13.8g
Diameter: 30.6mm
Finish: Uncirculated

Australia: Joyful Occasions (set of 10 maxi-cards), 2 January 2020. All images from Australia Post.


This maxicard set contains the 10 maxicards from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue. A maxicard is a *prepaid postcard with a stamp affixed and postmarked on the view side. The subject matter of a maxicard is common to the card, stamp and postmark.

A *prepaid postcards can be posted from any red post box located in Australia or at your local Post Office and can be sent worldwide or to domestic locations.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive Teddy Bear stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Teddy bear stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive Balloons stamps), 2 January 2020. Images from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Balloons stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive blossoms stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Blossom stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive Let’s Party! stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Let’s Party stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive Glasses stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Glasses stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive Gifts stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Gifts stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (booklet of 10 self-adhesive Roses stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

This booklet contains 10 x $1.10 self-adhesive Roses stamps from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue in a convenient wallet sized booklet.

Australia: Joyful Occasions (“Chequebooks”, each containing 20 of the 10-stamp self-adhesive booklets for the Balloons, Teddy Bear, Gifts, Glasses, Let’s Party!, Roses, and Blossoms stamps). Images from Australia Post.
Australia: Joyful Occasions (Weddings prestige booklet), 2 January 2020. Image from Australia Post.

The Wedding prestige booklet from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue contains unique stamp configurations only found in this book, along with in-depth information.

The booklet contains 16 Ring stamps.


NOTE:
Effective 2 January 2020
Ordinary Small and Large Letters prices will increase from 2 January 2020, including the Basic Postage Rate which increases from $1 to $1.10.
Along with the increase to the Ordinary (stamped) letter prices including the BPR, there will be increases to business letter prices effective 2 January 2020. These are the only planned price increases for these services in the 2019/20 financial year.
There is no change to the price of Concession Stamps (booklet of five stamps will still cost $3) or the Seasonal Greeting card price ($0.65).


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