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1987 Issues
 
Australia Day
Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
Special Effects Photography: High Tech Flag, Barry Gilbert, Latrobe Studios; Australian Made Logo, Ken Cato
The theme for this issue is Australia, Australian Made, the designs are, the Australian Flag incorporated into an electronic "High Tech" Display & the Australian Made Logo, the two stamps are 36c each in value.
Issued 23 January with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
818-1-1 36c Australian Flag in Micro-circuitry,
withdrawn on 31 July, 1987;
819-1-1 36c Australian Made Log
o, withdrawn on 31 July, 1987

America's Cup Defence
Designer: Otto Schmidinger & Christine Stead - Typography: Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The design for this issue are four aspects showing different views of the Royal Perth Yacht Club's defending yacht, but after an grueling set of races, over four months, the cup was lost to the San Diego Yacht Club's entry.
Issued 28 January with perforation 14½

820-1-1 36c Masthead View,
withdrawn on 31 July, 1987;
821-1-1 55c Tackin
g, withdrawn on 31 July, 1987;
822-1-1 90c Crossing Paths, withdrawn on 31 July, 1987;
823-1-1 $1 Sails, withdrawn on 31 July, 1987

Frama Labels
Australian Fauna - Platypus
Overprinted CUP-PEX '87
Vending Machine Issue
Designer: Russell Bevers - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This label, the second in the Australian fauna series (the Platypus) was overprinted for the Cup-Pex National Philatelic Exhibition in Perth as the America's Cup defence was running from 30 January to 8 February, 1987, although the machine was set at 50c, due to a fault other values are known to exist.
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; overprinted CUP-PEX '87, January, 1987 (below);
Issue 3, Part 2, July, 1987 (seven issues down);
Issue 4, Part 1, September, 1987
(eleven issues down); overprinted AEROPEX '88, April, 1988;
Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1988; overprinted SYDPEX '88, July, 1988;
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 31 January with perforation Imperforate

801-1-1 OP 50c Cup-Pex '87 Overprint

Fruit in Australia
Designer: Susan Tilley - Photography: Christopher Budgeon - Calligraphy: Keith Rogers - Printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
This issue was highlights the diverse & wonderful range of fresh fruit grown in Australia.
Issued 11 February with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
  
824-1-1 36c Vine Fruit & Melons,
withdrawn on 31 August, 1987;
825-1-1 65c Tropical & Sub-tropi
cal Fruit, withdrawn on 31 August, 1987;
826-1-1 90c Citrus Fruit, Apples & Pears, withdrawn on 31 August, 1987;
827-1-1 $1 Stone & Berry Fruit, withdrawn on 31 August, 1987

Agricultural Shows
Designer: David Lancashire - Printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
The theme of this issue are Agricultural shows within Australia (with the first shows in 1822) a different aspect of agricultural shows are featured on each of the four stamps, the 36c stamps were only printed on Harrison paper, but the other three, 65c, 90c & $1, were printed on both Harrison & APWH paper, due to shortage of sufficient paper from one source.
Issued 10 April with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
     
828-1-1 36c Livestock, Harrison Paper,
withdrawn on 30 October, 1987;
829-1-1 65c Produce, Harrison Pape
r, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987;
829-1-2 65c Produce, APWH Paper, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987;
830-1-1 90c Sideshows, Harrison Paper, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987;
830-1-2 90c Sideshows, APWH Paper, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987;
831-1-1 $1 Competitions, Harrison Paper, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987;
831-1-2 $1 Competitions, APWH Paper, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
Designers: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
This issue celebrates Her Majesties 61st birthday, the design was based on a photo taken by Tom Stoddart of the queen walking amongst the people on her 1986 tour, although Australia celebrates Her Majesties birthday in June with a holiday (retaining the holiday of King George V), Australia Post issues the Queen's birthday stamps as near to Her birthday as possible (21 April).
Issued 21 April with perforation 13¼ x 13¾

832-1-1 36c Queen Elizabeth II, withdrawn on 30 October, 1987

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 4, Part 1
Departure of the First Fleet

Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This is Part 1 of Issue 4, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue is the departure of the fleet from Portsmouth, England, the illustrations are based on the original paintings, journals, contemporary drawings & advice from appropriate areas, if the stamps from Issue 4, Part 1 through to Issue 6, Part 1 are laid alongside each other (in order) they will form a mural from departure to arrival.    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; Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986; Issue 4, Part 1, May, 1987 (below); Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987 (one issue down); Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987 (five issues down); Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987 (nine issues down); 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 13 May with perforation 13¼

833-1-1 36c Assembly of Convicts for loading with view of HMS Sirius;
834-1-1 36c a Marine & his Wife Promenading the Docks;
835-1-1 36c Sailors Ferrying Supplies;
836-1-1 36c Personnel being Ferried Aboard;
837-1-1 36c Departure of the Fleet, HM Brig Supply & HMS Sirius

833-1-1_837-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 4, Part 2
The First Fleet at Teneriffe

Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This is Part 2 of Issue 4, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue is the arrival & departure of the fleet from Santa Cruz, Teneriffe (now spelt Teneriffe) in the Canary Islands, if the stamps from Issue 4, Part 1 through to Issue 6, Part 1 are laid alongside each other (in order) they will form a mural from departure to arrival.  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; Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986; Issue 4, Part 1, May, 1987 (one issue up); Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987 (below); Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987 (four issues down); Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987 (eight issues down); 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, the $1 Specimen stamp was released on 3 October, 1988, but is shown below.
Issued 3 June with perforation 13¼

838-1-1 $1 Arrival at Teneriffe, the Canary Islands;
838-1-1 SPEC $1 Arrival at Teneriffe, the Canary Islands, SPECIMEN;
839-1-1 36c Santa Cruz, Teneriffe, the Canary Islands;
840-1-1 36c Fishermen plying their trade as the First Fleet leaves Port;
839-1-1_840-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair

Australiana
Issue 3
The Man from Snowy River

Designer: Connell Lee - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
The focus of this issue is the bush ballad "The Man from Snowy River" written by A. B. (Banjo) Paterson, each stamp depicts a part from the ballad, the story is about a young mountain man who out rides even the most daring horsemen to round up the wild horses on the slopes of Mount Kosciusko.  There were three Australiana Issues, Issue 1, July, 1985; Issue 2, July, 1986; Issue 3, June, 1987 (below).
Issued 24 June with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
  
841-1-1 36c at the station,
withdrawn on 31 December, 1987;
842-1-1 36c mountain bred
, withdrawn on 31 December, 1987;
843-1-1 36c that terrible descent, withdrawn on 31 December, 1987;
844-1-1 36c at their heals, withdrawn on 31 December, 1987;
845-1-1 36c brought them back
, withdrawn on 31 December, 1987

841-1-1_845-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Frama Labels
Issue 3, Part 2
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 from 1c to $20.00 were able to be produced, this design, the second in the Australian fauna series, the Platypus is part 2 of the issue, necessitated through the postal rate rise from 36c to 37c, a special thanks goes to Russell Walsh as he has supplied a number of scans. 
There have been a number of issues of Frama Labels:
Issue 2, October, 1985;
Issue 3, Part 1, August, 1986; overprinted CUP-PEX '87, January, 1987 (seven issues up);
Issue 3, Part 2, July, 1987 (below);
Issue 4, Part 1, September, 1987
(four issues down); overprinted AEROPEX '88, April, 1988;
Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1988; overprinted SYDPEX '88, July, 1988;
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 1 July with perforation Imperforate
   
800-2-1 37c Sydney 2000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-2 37c Canberra 2601 postco
de, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-3 37c Melbourne 3000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-4 37c Brisbane 4000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-5 37c Adelaide 5000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-6 37c Darwin 5790 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987
800-2-7 37c Perth 6000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-8 37c Hobart 7000 postcode, withdrawn on 2 September, 1987;
800-2-9 37c Other Offices without postcode,
withdrawn on 2 September, 1987

Australian Wildlife Definitives
Series 2

Designers: David Higgins - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
With the rise in the postal rate, five 37c Se-tenant stamps were released depicting indigenous wildlife, Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula),Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) & the Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), gutter pairs on these stamps were overprinted with the WAPC logo for the SWANPEX '87 South Perth W.A. stamp exhibition held between 14 & 15 Nove
mber, 1987.  
Issued 1 July with perforation 14½ x 14
    
846-1-1 37c Common Brushtail Possum;
847-1-1 37c Sulphur-crested Cockatoo;
848-1-1 37c Common Wombat;
849-1-1 37c Crimson Rosella;
850-1-1 37c Short-beaked Echidna

846-1-1_850-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 5, Part 1
The First Fleet at Rio de Janeiro

Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This is Part 1 of Issue 5, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue is the arrival & departure of the fleet from Rio de Janeiro, if the stamps from Issue 4, Part 1 through to Issue 6, Part 1 are laid alongside each other (in order) they will form a mural from departure to arrival.  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; Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986; Issue 4, Part 1, May, 1987 (five issues up); Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987 (four issues up); Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987 (below); Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987 (four issues down); 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

851-1-1 37c Stormy Seas,
withdrawn on 29 February, 1988;
852-1-1 37c Rio de Janeiro
, withdrawn on 29 February, 1988;
853-1-1 37c Market Day, withdrawn on 29 February, 1988;
854-1-1 37c Religious Procession, withdrawn on 29 February, 1988;
855-1-1 37c Departure, withdrawn on 29 February, 1988

851-1-1_855-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Australian Achievements in Technology
Designers: Otto Schmidinger & Christine Stead - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Australia has proved innovative in technology for some time, the design on the 37c stamp is a Bionic Ear was developed by the University of Melbourne on (Department of Otolaryngology); he design on the 53c stamp is a VSLI Microchip, they were designed & produced by Austek Microsystems Pty. Ltd;the design on the 63c stamp is a robot gripper was produced by Machine Dynamics Pty. Ltd; the component shown on the 68c stamp is a 7.5 mm ceramic air bearing.
Issued 19 August with perforation 14½

856-1-1 37c Bionic Ear;
857-1-1 53c VSLI Microchips;
858-1-1 63c Robotics;
859-1-1 68c Ceramics

Frama Labels
Issue 4, Part 1
Australian Fauna - Echidna
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 third in the Australian fauna series, is the Echidna, an overprint was also prepared for the F. I. A. P. Exhibition April, 1988, a special thanks goes to Russell Walsh as he has supplied a number of scans.  There have been a number of issues of Frama Labels:
Issue 2, October, 1985;
Issue 3, Part 1, August, 1986; overprinted CUP-PEX '87, January, 1987 (eleven issues up);
Issue 3, Part 2, July, 1987 (seven issues up);
Issue 4, Part 1, September, 1987
(below); overprinted AEROPEX '88, April, 1988;
Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1988; overprinted SYDPEX '88, July, 1988;
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 2 September with perforation Imperforate

860-1-1 37c Sydney 2000 postcode;
860-1-2 37c Canberra 2601 postcode;
860-1-3 37c Melbourne 3000 postcode;
860-1-4 37c Brisbane 4000 postcode;
860-1-5 37c Adelaide 5000 postcode;
860-1-6 37c Darwin 5790 postcode

 
860-1-7 37c Perth 6000 postcode;
860-1-8 37c Hobart 7000 postcode;
860-1-9 37c Other Offices without postcode

Aussie Kids
Designer: Elizabeth Honey - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This shows kids activities that are timeless & universal within Australia, the $1 Specimen stamp was released 3 October, 1988, but is shown below.
Issued 16 September with perforation 14½

861-1-1 37c Catching Yabbies,
withdrawn on 31 March, 1988;
862-1-1 55c Cat's Cradle, withdrawn on 31 March, 1988;
863-1-1 90c Barracking at the "Footy", withdrawn on 31 March, 1988;
864-1-1 $1 Playing with "Joey", withdrawn on 31 March, 1988;
864-1-1 SPEC $1 Playing with "Joey" SPECIMEN

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 5, Part 2
The First Fleet at Cape of Good Hope

Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This is Part 2 of Issue 5, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue is the arrival of the fleet & loading of provisions & livestock from the Cape of Good Hope, if the stamps from Issue 4, Part 1 through to Issue 6, Part 1 are laid alongside each other (in order) they will form a mural from departure to arrival.  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; Issue 3, Part 2, August, 1986; Issue 4, Part 1, May, 1987 (nine issues up); Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987 (eight issues up); Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987 (four issues up); Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987 (below); 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, the $1 Specimen stamp was issued on 3 October, 1988, but is shown below.
Issued 13 October with perforation 13¼
  
865-1-1 $1 Fishermen plying their trade as the Fleet arrives, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
865-1-1 SPEC $1 Fishermen plying their trade as the Fleet arrives SPECIMEN
866-1-1 37c Marine Officer Checking
Stores, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
867-1-1 37c Loading of Stores, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;

866-1-1_867-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair

Aboriginal Crafts
Vending Machine Booklets

Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The Australian Aboriginal made everything they needed from the environment that surrounded them, the 37c, Basket was made in Arukun, Queensland in the early 1980's; the 3c, Spearthrower was made at the Warburton River, Western Australia, pre 1945; the 37c, Bowl was made by the Pintubi people of Central Australia about 1970; the 37c, Belt was made in Arnhem Land about 1920; the 15c Shield was made in New South Wales in the nineteenth century.
Issued 13 October with perforation 15½ x Imperforate
   
868-1-1 37c Basket;
869-1-1 3c Spearthrower;
870-1-1 37c Bowl;
871-1-1 37c Belt;
872-1-1 15c Shield

868-1-1_869-1-1 BK 80c Booklet Pane, (2 x 3c & 2 x 37c)

868-1-1_869-1-1a BK 80c Booklet Cover

870-1-1_872-1-1 BK Booklet Pane (1 x 15c & 5 x 37c)

870-1-1_872-1-1a BK Booklet Cover

Christmas 1987
Family Scenes - Carols by Candlelight

Designer: Brian Clinton - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd. (all 30c) CPE Australia Ltd,. (37c & 63c)
Nothing is more Australian than Carols by Candlelight, with main events being held in all major cities and many rural towns & suburbs, the designs are: 30c, Grandmother & two Girls; 30c, Father & two Girls; 30c, Four Children; 30c, A Family Group; 30c, Teenagers; 37c, Senior Citizens & 63c, Family.
Issued 2 November with perforation 14½
 
873-1-1 30c Grandmother & Two Girls,
withdrawn on 30 June, 1988;
874-1-1 30c Father & Two Girl
s, withdrawn on 30 June, 1988;
875-1-1 30c Four Children, withdrawn on 30 June, 1988;
876-1-1 30c Family Group, withdrawn on 30 June, 1988;
877-1-1 30c Teenagers, withdrawn on 30 June, 1988


873-1-1_877-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Issued 2 November with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
878-1-1 37c Senior Citizens
, withdrawn on 30 June, 1988;
879-1-1 63c Family, withdrawn on 30 June, 1988