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1986 Issues
 
Australia Day
Designer: Ray Meeks - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue shows the continent of Australia cradled & protected by a Wandjina spirit, a second egg in his hand is symbolic of perfection & rebirth, after all these years, the white man still has not captured or understood the spirit that is Aboriginal, a very old and wise Aboriginal friend once told me, that the land owns the Aboriginal, not the other way around, we are simply caretakers.
Issued 24 January with perforation 14½

758-1-1 33c Wandjine Spirit Figure, withdrawn on 31 July, 1986

AUSSAT
Designer: Otto Schmidinger & Christine Stead - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Australia's own communication satellite, AUSSAT, the two stamps depict the satellite in high orbit.
Issued 24 January with perforation 14½

759-1-1 33c High Altitude Satellite high on Horizon,
withdrawn on 31 July, 1986;
760-1-1 33c High Altitude Satellite low on Horizon, withdrawn on 31 July, 1986

150th Anniversary of South Australia
Designer: Ian Kidd - Printer: Cambec Press
South Australia was proclaimed a Crown Colony on 26 December, 1836, by Captain John Hindmarsh, he became the first Governor of the settlement, in these two stamps, the designs depict Captain Hindmarsh's ship the "Buffalo" and on the second, Otto Herbert Hajek's sculpture "City Sign", from the plaza of the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Issued 12 February with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
761-1-1 33c the "Buffalo",
withdrawn on 29 August, 1986;
762-1-1 33c Sculpture "City Sign"
, withdrawn on 29 August, 1986;

761-1-1_762-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 3, Part 1
New Holland - Cook's Voyage

Designer: Sue Titcher, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Cambec Press
This is Part 1 of Issue 3, in the Australian Bicentennial series & honours three men, James Cook for his voyage of discovery, Joseph Banks for his botanical work & Sydney Parkinson for his assistance with & artistry of the botanical items, the designs are based on botanical illustrations, a self portrait of Sydney Parkinson, supplied by the British Museum, a portrait of Joseph Banks by Sir Joshua Reynolds, supplied by Parham Park, England & the "Captain Cook" stained glass window from Cranbrook School, Sydney, four of the designs are examples of Parkinson's talent in drawing, as they sailed up the Australian coast, Parkinson did some 400 sketches.  There are a number of bicentennial issues, Issue 1, November, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, April, 1985; Issue 2, Part 2, October, 1985; Issue 3, Part 1, March, 1986 (below); Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986 (six issues down); 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 12 March with perforation 13¼

763-1-1 33c Banksia serrata,
withdrawn on 30 September, 1986;
764-1-1 33c Hibiscus mera
ukensis, withdrawn on 30 September, 1986;
765-1-1 50c Dillenia alata, withdrawn on 30 September, 1986;
766-1-1 80c Correa reflexa, withdrawn on 30 September, 1986;
767-1-1 90c Joseph Banks & Cook Stained Glass Window, withdrawn on 30 September, 1986;
768-1-1 90c Sydney Parkinson, withdrawn on 30 September, 1986

Return of Halley's Comet
Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Cambec Press
Edmund Halley recorded the path of a comet in 1862, he also predicted it would return approximately every 76 years, the design on the stamp is of the radio telescope located at Parkes, New South Wales, which was used to receive data from probes sent to monitor the comet's path.
Issued 9 April with perforation 13¾ x 13¼

769-1-1 33c Radio Telescope, Parkes (The Dish),
withdrawn on 31 October, 1986

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Fay Plamka - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue celebrates the 60th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the design is a portrait in water colours based on a photograph by Tim Graham, taken during Her Majesties South Pacific Royal Tour in 1983.
Issued 21 April with perforation 14½

770-1-1 33c Queen Elizabeth II,
withdrawn on 31 October, 1986

Horses
Designer: Robert Ingpen - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue focuses on horses, primarily those bred in Australia, 33c, the Brumby, a feral horse with great stamina; 80c, the Australian Stock Horse, bred for the harsh Australian environment; 90c, Show Jumping; $1, the Australian Pony, well suited to harness or riding.
Issued 21 May with perforation 14½
  
771-1-1 33c the Brumby,
withdrawn on 28 November, 1986;
772-1-1 80c Mustering
, withdrawn on 28 November, 1986;
773-1-1 90c Show Jumping, withdrawn on 28 November, 1986;
774-1-1 $1 the Australian Pony, withdrawn on 28 November, 1986

Marine Life Definitives
Issue 3

Designer: Gavin Ryan - Printer: Cambec Press
Australia hosts a very diverse range of marine Life, this issue shows seven dangerous Australian marine life, 3c, Jimble, (Carybdea rastoni); 10c, Stonefish (Synanceia trachynis); 45c, Textile Cone Shell (Conus textile) also this design is a mirror image of the norm, a corrected stamp was not issued; 60c, Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra); 65c, Stingaree (Urolophus cruciatus); 70c, Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa); $1, Crown of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci), a Specimen issue of the $1 stamp was also released
on 3 October, 1988 (but is listed below). There have been a number of marine life issues, Issue 1, June, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, March, 1985; Issue 2, Part 2, June, 1985; Issue 3, June, 1986 (below).
Issued 11 June with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
    
775-1-1 3c Jimble;
776-1-1 10c Stonefish;
777-1-1 45c Textile Cone Shell;
778-1-1 60c Lionfish;
779-1-1 65c Stingaree;
780-1-1 70c Blue Ringed Octopus;
781-1-1 $1 Crown of Thorns Starfish

781-1-1 SPEC $1 Crown of Thorns Starfish SPECIMEN

Australiana
Issue 2
Click Go the Shears

Designer: Robert Ingpen - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The focus of this issue is the song "Click Go the Shears", each stamp carries a line from the song, a number of Gutter Strips were overprinted with the Stampex '86 & FIAP logo to raise funds for the Stampex '86 Exhibition, held in Adelaide in 1986. There were three Australiana Issues, Issue 1, July, 1985; Issue 2, July, 1986 (below); Issue 3, June, 1987.
Issued 21 July with perforation 14½

782-1-1 33c the old shearer stands,
withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
783-1-1 33c The ringer looks aro
und, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
784-1-1 33c The boss of the Board, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
785-1-1 33c The tar boy is there, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
786-1-1 33c Shearing is all over, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987

782-1-1_786-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 3, Part 2
The Decision to Settle

Designer: David Lancashire - Printer: Cambec Press
This is Part 2 of Issue 3, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue is the principals involved in deciding to settle, King George III; Lord Sydney, Secretary of State; Captain Arthur Phillip, Captain-General of the fleet & Governor-in-Chief of the colony & Captain John Hunter, second-in-command, he became the Governor of the colony in 1792.  There are a number of bicentennial issues, Issue 1, November, 1984; Issue 2, Part 1, April, 1985; Issue 2, Part 2, October, 1985; Issue 3, Part 1, March, 1986 (six issues up); Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986 (below); 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 6 August with perforation 13¼

787-1-1 33c King George III
, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
788-1-1 33c Lord Sydney, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
789-1-1 33c Captain Arthur Phillip, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987;
790-1-1 $1 Captain John Hunter, withdrawn on 30 January, 1987

Australian Wildlife Definitives
Series 1

Designers: David Higgins - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
With the rise in the postal rate, from 33c to 36c five Se-tenant 36c stamps were released depicting indigenous wildlife, Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus), Emu (Dr
omaius novaehollandiae), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) & the Platypus (ornithorhynchus anatinus). 
There have been seven Australian Wildlife releases: Series 1, August, 1986 (below); Series 2, July, 1987, Series 3, August, 1992, Series 4, August, 1993, Series 5, March, 1994 ; Series 6, Part 1, May, 1994; Series 6, Part 2, May, 1994; Series 7, Part 1, November, 1994; Series 7, Part 2, November, 1994; Series 7, Part 3, March, 1999; Series 7, Part 4, August, 2003; Series 7, Part 5, August, 2003; Series 7, Part 6, January, 2004; Series 7, Part 7, February, 2004; Series 7, Part 8, May, 2004; Series 7, Part 9, September, 2004.   Series 7 are the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same designs as Series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo's or stamp shows.
Issue
d 13 August with perforation 14½ x 14
  
791-1-1 36c Red Kangaro
o,
withdrawn on 29 January, 1988;
792-1-1 36c Emu, withdrawn on 29 January, 1988;
793-1-1 36c Koala, withdrawn on 29 January, 1988;
794-1-1 36c Kookaburra, withdrawn on 29 January, 1988;
795-1-1 36c Platypus, withdrawn on 29 January, 1988

791-1-1_795-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of five

Alpine Wildflowers
Vending Machine Booklets

Designer: Betty Conabere - Printer: Mercury-Walch, Hobart, Tasmania
In this release the 5c stamp only appeared in the 80c booklet & the 25c stamp only appeared in the $1 booklet, all issues were Se-tenant in form, the species were, 3c, Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa); 5c, Alpine Marsh Marigold (Caltha introloba); 25c, Mount Buffalo Sunray (Helipterum albicans var. buffaloensis); 36c, Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia sp.).
Issued 25 August with perforation Imperforate x Rouletted
  
796-1-1 3c Royal Bluebell,
withdrawn on 29 April, 1988;
797-1-1 5c Alpine Marsh Marig
old, withdrawn on 29 April, 1988;
798-1-1 25c Mount Buffalo Sunray, withdrawn on 29 April, 1988;
799-1-1 36c Silver Snow Daisy, withdrawn on 29 April, 1988

796-1-1_799-1-1a BK1 80c Booklet Cover

796-1-1_799-1-1 BK1 80c Booklet Pane

796-1-1_799-1-1a BK2 $1 Booklet Cover

796-1-1_799-1-1 BK2 $1 Booklet Pane

Frama Labels
Issue 3, Part 1
Australian Fauna - Platypus
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 were originally 1c to $9.99 but some machines were capable of producing values to $20.00, this design, the second in the Australian fauna series, the Platypus an overprint was also prepared for the Cup-Pex National Philatelic Exhibition in Perth as the America's Cup defence. 
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;
Issue 2, October, 1985;
Issue 3, Part 1, August, 1986 (below); 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;
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 25 August with perforation Imperforate
   
800-1-1 36c Sydney 2000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-2 36c Canberra 2601 postcode
, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-3 36c Melbourne 3000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-4 36c Brisbane 4000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-5 36c Adelaide 5000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-6 36c Darwin 5790 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987

800-1-7 36c Perth 6000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-8 36c Hobart 7000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-1-9 36c Other Offices without postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987

Australian Native Orchids
Designer: Otto Schmidinger & Christine Stead - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Orchids represent the largest family of flowering plants in the world, Australia boasts some 700 varieties, this issue features the, 36c, Pink Emerald Orchid (Elythranthera emarginata); 55c, tree-dwelling orchid (Dendrobium nindii); 90c, Duck Orchid (Caleana major); $1, Queen of Sheba, Sun Orchid (Thelymitra variegata)
Issued 18 September with perforation 14¼  

802-1-1 36c Pink Emerald Orchid;
803-1-1 55c Tree-dwelling Orchid;
804-1-1 90c Duck Orchid;
805-1-1 $1 Queen of Sheba, Sun Orchid

America's Cup Triumph, 1983
Designers: Jim Passmore & Gerald Rowan, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Cambec Press
This issue celebrates the fact that by winning the America's Cup in 1983, a 132 year winning streak by the New York Yacht Club was broken.
Issued 26 September
with perforation 13¾ x 13¼ 
 
806-1-1 36c Boxing Kangaroo;
807-1-1 36c Australia II;
808-1-1 36c America's Cup

International Year of Peace
Designer: Ken Cato - Printer: Cambec Press
The General Assembly of the United Nations declared 1986 the International Year of Peace, this design features a white dove with an olive leaf (symbol of peace) set before a radiating sun.
Issued 22 October with perforation 13¾ x 13¼

809-1-1 36c Dove of Peace
809-1-1 GS Gutter Strip of 10

Christmas 1986
Designer: Brian Clinton - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd. did the initial print along with the 1st reprint, CPE Australia Ltd. did the 2nd reprint.
This issue highlights the highs & lows of a Christmas play held by a kindergarten class, the 30c stamp of this issue was initially printed on APWH paper by Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., being in great demand, a reprint was done on Clark International paper, again by Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., a second reprint was needed & was done  on Harrison paper by C.P.E. Australia Ltd, Melbourne, this last issue had a different with perforation (13¾ x 13¼), a miniature sheet containing 5 x 30c stamps was also produced, but the stamps from this sheet are easily distinguishable as although they are similar, they are all different from the single stamps, design or value.
Issued 3 November with perforation as below

810-1-1 30c Joseph, Mary & the Babe, perforation 14½, Initial Print, APWH Paper;
810-1-2 30c Joseph, Mary & the Babe, perforation 14½, First Reprint, Clark International Paper;
810-1-3 30c Joseph, Mary & the Babe, perforation 13¾ x 13¼, Second Reprint;
811-1-1 36c Three Kings, perforation 14½;
812-1-1 60c Angels, perforation 14½;
813-1-1 30c Shepherds, perforation 14½, Miniature Sheet Stamp;
814-1-1 30c Angels, perforation 14½, Miniature Sheet Stamp

815-1-1 30c Joseph, Mary & Angels, perforation 14½, Miniature Sheet Stamp;
816-1-1 30c Shepherd & Angels, perforation 14½, Miniature Sheet Stamp;
817-1-1 30c Three Kings & Teacher, perforation 14½, Miniature Sheet Stamp

813-1-1_817-1-1 MS Christmas 1986 Miniature Sheet