Saturday, August 15, 2009

Australian Space Stamps

My sister bought this for me at an auction for my birthday present. The miniature sheet and a set of stamps came together in one nice presentation package with the word Space on the front cover and a detailed explanation of Mars statistics. I was not sure which year this is as I don't collect Australian stamps either. When I heard the price, I thought she overpaid for it but then it was for charity, so I guess it is okay.

Anyway, I checked the stamps out. It was issued in 2000 but I am not sure what the occasion was. If there is anyone out there who can tell me more about these stamps, I would be most happy to hear from you.

1 comment:

kai said...

I do have these M/S, the stamps set as well as the M/S with overprint "Hong Kong 2001 Stamps Exibition" printed in gold colour on the bottom left corner. However I have no idea what the theme was. I used to have all the stamps bulletin issued since early 1990, but then the wife was complaining about all the rubbish I kept in the house (running out of bookshelves space)that I had to threw them all away. Now I wish I didn't.