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1985 Issues

Australia Day
Designer: Sue Titcher, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd
This issue celebrates Australia Day, the designs feature paintings by Sir Sydney Nolan "Musgrave Ranges" & by Russell Drysdale "The Walls of China", released in vertical Se-tenant form, this release also marks the birth century of poet Dorothea Mackellar, the stamps feature the words, "I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains", on one & "Of ragged mountains ranges, Of draughts and flooding rains", on the other, from her poem "My Country".
Issued 25 January with perforation 14½

716-1-1 30c Musgrave Ranges, withdrawn on 31 July, 1985;
717-1-1 30c The Walls of China, withdrawn on 31 July, 1985;
716-1-1_717-1-1 SS Vertical Se-tenant Pair

International Youth Year
Designer: Ms. Derryn Vogelnest - Printer: Cambec Press
In this design Ms Vogelnest captures a representation of "free, uninhibited, bright & lively youth, with the overhead sun radiating, unity, participation, integration, communication, peace & happiness".
Issued 13 February with perforation 13¾ x 13¼

718-1-1 30c Youth Representation, withdrawn on 30 August, 1985

Colonial Military Uniforms
Designer: Pam Andrews - Typographer: Sue Titcher, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
During the late 19th century a large number of military regiments were formed within Australia to defend the colonies from aggression, five of these are show in these designs, the Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery 1854; the Western Australian Pinjarrah Cavalry 1862; the New South Wales Lancers 1885 (known as the Sydney Light Horse, then the 1st Australian Light Horse, then the 1st Royal Australian Light Horse); the New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan 1885 & the Victorian Mounted Rifles 1885.
Issued 25 February with perforation 14½
  
719-1-1 33c Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery, w
ithdrawn on 30 August, 1985;
720-1-1 33c Western Australian Pinjarrah Cavalry, withdrawn on 30 August, 1985;
721-1-1 33c New South Wales Lancers, withdrawn on 30 August, 1985;
722-1-1 33c New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan, withdrawn on 30 August, 1985;
723-1-1 33c Victorian Mounted Rifles, withdrawn on 30 August, 1985

719-1-1_723-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Frama Labels Barred Edge
Issue 1, Part 3
Vending Machine Issue

Designer: Harry Williamson - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The Frama machines have been installed in a number of locations throughout Australia, Sydney (2000), Canberra (2601), Melbourne (3000), Brisbane (4000), Adelaide (5000), Darwin (5790), Perth (6000), Hobart (7000) & Other Offices (no Postcode) values from 1c to $20.00 were able to be produced, the design for the first label was a series of diagonal bars or lines dark blue, dark red on the left & light blue, light red on the right side, a postal rate rise to 33c on standard articles was advised on 5 March, 1985, the value changed, but the label design remained the same.
There have been a number of issues of Frama Labels:
Issue 1, Part 1, February, 1984; Issue 1, Part 2, March, 1984; Issue 1, Part 3, March, 1985 (below);
Issue 2, October, 1985 (eleven issues down);
Issue 3, Part 1, August, 1986; overprinted CUP-PEX '87, January, 1987;
Issue 5, September, 1988;
Issue 6, September, 1989; overprinted ESSEN Stamp Fair, Germany, April, 1990;
Issue 7, September, 1990; overprinted NORPEX '91, October, 1991;
Issue 8, January, 1992;
overprinted NATIONAL '92 for the Brisbane National Stamp Show, June, 1992;
overprinted PEELPEX '92, Tamworth, September, 1992; overprinted QLD '93 for the Queensland Stamp & Coin Show, June, 1993;
overprinted WAPEX '93 for the National Gold Centenary Stamp Exhibition, September, 1993;
overprinted DINO '93 for the Queensland ASDA Stamp & Coin Show, October, 1993; overprinted FAMILY '94, June, 1994;
Issue 9, September, 1994;
overprinted ZOOS '94 October, 1994, overprinted AEROPEX '94 November, 1994;
overprinted CINEMA '95, June, 1995; overprinted DOWNUNDER '95, October, 1995;
Issue 10, June, 1996; overprinted Olympics '96 1996; overprinted Dolls & Bears, June, 1997;
Issue 11, October 1999; overprinted AUSTRALIA '99, March, 1999;
Issued 5 March with perforation Imperforate
    
668-2-1 33c Sydney 2000 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
668-2-2 33c Canberra 2601 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
668-2-3 33c Melbourne 3000 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
668-2-4 33c Brisbane 4000 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
668-2-5 33c Adelaide 5000 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
668-2-6 33c Perth 6000 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985

 
668-2-7 33c Hobart 7000 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
669-2-1 33c Darwin 5790 postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985;
669-2-2 33c Other Offices, No Postcode, withdrawn 22 October, 1985
 
Centenary of District Nursing
Designer: Wendy Tamlyn - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The district nursing association started after a meeting on 17 February, 1885, at that time the Melbourne District Nursing Society was formed, similar services were started around the country, this service was extended & became the Royal District Nursing Service with a national body (the Australian Council of Community Nursing) being formed in 1969.
Issued 13 March with perforation 14½

724-1-1 33c District Nurse,
withdrawn on 30 August, 1985
 
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Vending Machine Booklet

Designer: Russel Bevers - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This $1 booklet release was comprised of a single strip of stamps containing 1 x 1c stamp & 3 x 33c stamps, Se-tenant in design, both with same features but different colouring, with one stamp in each folder imperforate on one side only.
Issued 13 March with perforation 14½ x Imperforate
 
725-1-1 1c Buff Colouring;
726-1-1 33c Blue Colouring

725-1-1_726-1-1a BK $1 Booklet Cover;
725-1-1_726-1-1 BK $1 Booklet Pane

Marine Life Definitives
Issue 2, Part 1

Designer: Gavin Ryan - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Australia hosts a very diverse range of marine Life, this issue shows the, 33c, Leafy Sea-dragon, a relative of the sea horse, it grows to about 30 cm in length.  There have been a number of marine life issues, Issue 1, June, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, March, 1985 (below); Issue 2, Part 2, June, 1985 (four issues down);Issue 3, June, 1986.
Issued 20 March with perforation 14 x 14¼

727-1-1 33c Leafy Sea-dragon

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 2, Part 1
Terra Australis - Navigators
Designer: Gary Emery - Printer: Cambec Press
This is the second issue in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue are the navigators who first found the continent, "Abel Tasman" sighted & named Anthonie Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) on 24 November, 1642; "Hartog's Eendracht", Dirk Hartog found himself in uncharted waters after passing through the "Roaring Forties", he sighted an unknown shore on October, 1616 (which was the Australian West coast); "William Dampier", a British pirate was the first recorded Englishman to make contact with the Australian West Coast in January, 1688; "Globe", Willem Jansz, captain of the "Duyfken" was the first European known to have set foot on Australian soil on the West side of Cape York in March, 1606, a miniature sheet of all four stamps was also released, the stamps from the miniature sheet have slight differences to the normal issue.
There are a number of bicentennial issues, Issue 1, November, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, April, 1985 (below); Issue 2, Part 2, October, 1985 (seven issues down); Issue 3, Part 1, March, 1986; Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986; Issue 4, Part 1, May, 1987; Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987; Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987; Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987; Issue 6, Part 1, January, 1988, Issue 6, Part 2, April, 1988, the gutter strip of the last issue was overprinted SYDPEX '88 July, 1988.
Issued 10 April with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
  
728-1-2 33c Abel Tasman,
withdrawn on 31 October, 1985;
729-1-1 33c Hartog's Eenhracht, withdrawn on 31 October, 1985;
730-1-1 33c William Dampier, withdrawn on 31 October, 1985;
731-1-1 90c Globe, withdrawn on 31 October, 1985

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Elizabeth Innes, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Cambec Press
This issue celebrates the 59th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as 1985 was the 10th anniversary of the Australian Honours System, the design is of the Queen's Badge as Sovereign Head of the Order of Australia.
Issued 22 April with perforation 13¾ x 13¼

732-1-1 33c the Queen's Badge,
withdrawn on 31 October, 1985

Conservation
Judged the world's most beautiful stamp issue for 1985.
Designers: Lyndon Whaite & Grant Jorgensen - Printer: Cambec Press
This issue highlights that conservation of important natural aspects of our planet are of great importance.
Issued 15 May with perforation 13¾ x 13¼

733-1-1 33c S
oil, withdrawn on 29 November, 1985;
734-1-1 50c Air,
withdrawn on 29 November, 1985;
735-1-1 80c Water, withdrawn on 29 November, 1985;
736-1-1 90c Energy, withdrawn on 29 November, 1985

Marine Life Definitives
Issue 2, Part 2

Designer: Gavin Ryan - Printer: Cambec Press
Australia hosts a very diverse range of marine Life, this issue shows the, 5c, Tasselled anglerfish (Rhycherus filamentosus); 20c, Red handfish (Brachionichthys politus); 40c, Red velvet fish (Gnathanacanthus goetzeei); 80c, Pineapple fish (Cleidopus gloriamaris); 90c, Crab-eyed Goby (Signigobius biocellatus).  There have been a number of marine life issues, Issue 1, June, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, March, 1985 (four issues up); Issue 2, Part 2, June, 1985 (below); Issue 3, June, 1986.
Issued 12 June with perforation 13¼ x 13¾

737-1-1 5c Tasselled anglerfish;
738-1-1 20c Red handfish;
739-1-1 40c Red Velvet fish;
740-1-1 80c Pineapple fish;
741-1-1 90c Crab-eyed Goby

Australiana
Issue 1
Classic Children's Books

Designer: Peter Leuver - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The focus of this issue is classic Australian children's books, "Elves and Fairies", written by Annie Rentoul & illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, published in 1916; "The Magic Pudding", written & illustrated by Norman Lindsay, published 1918; "Ginger Meggs", comic book character created by James Charles Bancks in 1921; "Blinky Bill", written by Dorothy Wall, published in 1933; "Snugglepot and Cuddlepie", written by May Gibbs between 1916 & 1918.  There were three Australiana Issues, Issue 1, July, 1985 (below); Issue 2, July, 1986; Issue 3, June, 1987.
Issued 17 July with perforation 14½

742-1-1 33c Elves and Fairies,
withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
743-1-1 33c The Magic Pudding, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
744-1-1 33c Ginger Meggs, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
745-1-1 33c Blinky Bill, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
746-1-1 33c Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986

742-1-1_746-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Christmas 1985
Part 1

Designer: Scott Hartshorne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue was released in two parts, Part 1, September (below) & Part 2, November (four issues down), inspired by Albrecht Durer & his woodcut angels, the artist has combined the old & the new into his designs.
Issued 18 September with perforation 14½

747-1-1 45c Angel with Candle Mast in Sailing Boat,
withdrawn on 30 June, 1986

Australia Post Electronic Mail
Designer: J. S. (Stan) Ostoja-Katkowski - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Lasers were used to create the red, blue & green shapes in this design, the release was issued to publicise electronic transfer of messages by Australia Post.
Issued 18 September with perforation 14½

752-1-1 33c Dish Antenna,
withdrawn on 31 March, 1986

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 2, Part 2
Terra Australis - Coastal Shipwrecks

Designer: Gary Emery - Printer: Cambec Press
This is the second issue in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue are coastal shipwrecks, the designs are artefacts recovered from wrecks off the Australian coast, the earliest known wreck is the "Trial" lost on 25 May, 1622, four others are the, the "Batavia" lost in 1629; the "Vergulde Draeck" or Gift Dragon, lost in 1656; the "Zuytdorp" lost in 1712 & the "Zeewijk" lost in 1727. 
There are a number of bicentennial issues, Issue 1, November, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, April, 1985 (seven issues up); Issue 2, Part 2, October, 1985 (below); Issue 3, Part 1, March, 1986; Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986; Issue 4, Part 1, May, 1987; Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987; Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987; Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987; Issue 6, Part 1, January, 1988, Issue 6, Part 2, April, 1988, the gutter strip of the last issue was overprinted SYDPEX '88 July, 1988.
Issued 2 October with perforation 13¼ x 13¾

753-1-1 33c Astrolab, Batavia 1629,
withdrawn on 30 April, 1986;
754-1-1 50c Jug, Verguide Draeck 1656, withdrawn on 30 April, 1986;
755-1-1 90c Scissors, Zeewijk 1727, Bobbins, Batavia 1629, withdrawn on 30 April, 1986;
756-1-1 $1 Buckle, Zeewijk 1727, withdrawn on 30 April, 1986

Frama Labels
Issue 2
Australian Fauna - Green & Gold Kangaroos
Vending Machine Issue

Designer: Russell Bevers - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The Frama machines have been installed in a number of locations throughout Australia, Sydney (2000), Canberra (2601), Melbourne (3000), Brisbane (4000), Adelaide (5000), Darwin (5790), Perth (6000), Hobart (7000) & Other Offices (no Postcode) values from 1c to $20.00 were able to be produced, this design, the Green & Gold Kangaroos, is the first in the Australian fauna series.
There have been a number of issues of Frama Labels:
Issue 1, Part 1, February, 1984; Issue 1, Part 2, March, 1984; Issue 1, Part 3, March, 1985
(eleven issues up);
Issue 2, October, 1985 (below);
Issue 3, Part 1, August, 1986; overprinted CUP-PEX '87, January, 1987;
Issue 5, September, 1988;
Issue 6, September, 1989; overprinted ESSEN Stamp Fair, Germany, April, 1990;
Issue 7, September, 1990; overprinted NORPEX '91, October, 1991;
Issue 8, January, 1992;
overprinted NATIONAL '92 for the Brisbane National Stamp Show, June, 1992;
overprinted PEELPEX '92, Tamworth, September, 1992; overprinted QLD '93 for the Queensland Stamp & Coin Show, June, 1993;
overprinted WAPEX '93 for the National Gold Centenary Stamp Exhibition, September, 1993;
overprinted DINO '93 for the Queensland ASDA Stamp & Coin Show, October, 1993; overprinted FAMILY '94, June, 1994;
Issue 9, September, 1994;
overprinted ZOOS '94 October, 1994, overprinted AEROPEX '94 November, 1994;
overprinted CINEMA '95, June, 1995; overprinted DOWNUNDER '95, October, 1995;
Issue 10, June, 1996; overprinted Olympics '96 1996; overprinted Dolls & Bears, June, 1997;
Issue 11, October 1999; overprinted AUSTRALIA '99, March, 1999;
Issued 22 October with perforation Imperforate
  
757-1-1 33c Sydney 2000 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986;
757-1-2 33c Canberra 2601 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986;
757-1-3 33c Melbourne 3000 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986;
757-1-4 33c Brisbane 4000 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986;
757-1-5 33c Adelaide 5000 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986

757-1-6 33c Darwin 5790 postcode
, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986

757-1-7 33c Perth 6000 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986;
757-1-8 33c Hobart 7000 postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986;
757-1-9 33c "Other" Post Office - no postcode, withdrawn on 25 August, 1986

Christmas 1985
Part 2

Designer: Scott Hartshorne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue was released in two parts, Part 1, September
(four issues up) & Part 2, November (below), inspired by Albrecht Durer & his woodcut angels, the artist has combined the old & the new into his designs.
Issued 1 November with perforation 14½

748-1-1 27c Angel with Holly Wings
,
withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
749-1-1 33c Angel with Bells, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
750-1-1 55c Angel with Christmas Star, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986;
751-1-1 90c  Angel with Bauble, withdrawn on 30 June, 1986