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1988 Issues
Australian Bicentennial
Issue 6, Part 1
The First Fleet: Arrival
Australia Day 1988

Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This is Part 1 of Issue 6, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue is the arrival of the fleet and the standard was raised on 26 January, 1788, 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 6, Part 2, April, 1988 (five issues down), the gutter strip of the last issue was overprinted SYDPEX '88 July, 1988 (thirteen listings down).
Issued 26 January with perforation 13¼
 
880-1-1 37c HMS Supply at Sydney Cove,
withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
881-1-1 37c Aboriginal Family
, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
882-1-1 37c Sydney Cove & Wildlife, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
883-1-1 37c HMS Supply at Port Jackson, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
884-1-1 37c Raising of the Colours, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988

880-1-1_884-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Joint Bicentennial Issue with USA
Designer: Roland Harvey - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
The design shows a Koala & an Eagle, depicting the friendship between the two nations, the decision to settle Australia was prompted by the American War of Independence, which caused Britain to look elsewhere to send it's convicts, this is the first joint issue with the United States of America.
Issued 26 January with perforation 13¼

885-1-1 37c Koala & Eagle,
withdrawn on 29 July, 1988

Reprint Codes
In 1989 Australia Post began using symbols printed in the selvedge to identify reprints, these designs were Koala's & Kangaroos.
(In these lists a small k represents a Koala, a Large R represents a Kangaroo or Roo), one koala is the first reprint, two koala's is a second reprint, three koala's is the third and four koala's is fourth, at this point it becomes one kangaroo for the fifth reprint, then for the sixth it is a kangaroo with one koala and so on, earlier issues that had been reprinted are not shown under this system, so some reprints start at 2k, the first example below has been enlarged for viewing, the second is actual size attached to a stamp (951-1-1, this stamp was first released on 13 February, 1989 and reprinted in the same year), the remainder of the examples are shown as just the selvedge.
  
k1 - First Reprint;
k2 - Second Reprint attached to stamp;
k3 - Third Reprint;
k4 - Fourth Reprint;
k4 - Fourth Reprint in Peel & Stick (printed on backing paper)
R1 - Fifth Reprint;
R1k2 - Seventh Reprint

Living Together Definitives
Series 1, Part 1

Designer: as listed below - Printer: as listed below
The Living Together series was released in three series, Series 1, Part 1, February, 1988 (below); Series 1, Part 2, July, 1988 (eleven issues down); Series 2, March, 1988 (one issue down) & Series 3, September, 1988 (sixteen issues down), the designers are listed with the stamp, along with the printer's name.  Reprints were done on the 4c (2k 1990), 10c (2k 1994), 15c (1k 1990, 2k 1994), 25c (1k 1990, 2k 1993, 3k 1994, 4k 1995); 45c (1k 1990, 2k 1991); 50c (1k 1990, 2k 1991); 80c (3k 1990, 4k 1990, 1R 1992); 90c (2k 1991, 3k 1991), the $1 Specimen stamp was issued 3 October, 1988 (but is listed below), the Specimen image below was taken through the protective cover so the stamp looks washed out & the image is not clear.
Issued 17 February with perforation 14
     
886-1-1 4c Trade Unions, designer: Elizabeth Honey, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
887-1-1 10c Transport, designer: Meg Williams, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
888-1-1 15c Sport, designer: Geoff Cook, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd;
889-1-1 20c Commerce, designer: Michael Atchison, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
890-1-1 25c Housing, designer: Craig Smith, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
891-1-1 37c Postal Services, designer: Peter Viska, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
892-1-1 45c Health, designer: Jenny Coopes, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
893-1-1 50c Mining, designer: George Haddon, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
894-1-1 53c Primary Industry, designer: Sean Leahy, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
895-1-1 70c Science & Technology, designer: Jeff Hook, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
896-1-1 80c Performing Arts, designer: Alex Stitt, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
897-1-1 90c Banking, designer: Stuart Billington, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
898-1-1 $1 Rescue & Emergency Services, designer: Michael Lunig, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
898-1-1 SPEC $1 Rescue & Emergency Services, SPECIMEN

Living Together Definitives
Series 2

Designer: as listed below - Printer: as listed below
The Living Together series was released in three parts, Series 1, Part 1, February, 1988 (one issue up); Series 1, Part 2, July, 1988 (ten issues down); Series 2, March, 1988 (below) & Series 3, September, 1988 (fifteen issues down), the designers are listed with the stamp, along with the printer.   Reprints were done on the 30c (2k 1990, 3k 1991); 40c (2k 1990); 60c (2k 1991); 65c (2k 1990); 75c (2k 1990, 3k 1991); 95c (2k 1991).
Issued 16 March with perforation 14

899-1-1 1c Religion, designer: Arthur Horner, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
900-1-1 2c Industry, designer: Peter Nicholson, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
901-1-1 3c Local Government, designer: Aubrey Collette, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
902-1-1 5c Parliament, designer: Bronwyn Halls, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
903-1-1 30c Welfare, designer: Ron Tanberg, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
904-1-1 40c Recreation, designer: Roland Harvey, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
905-1-1 55c Education, designer: Victoria Roberts, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
906-1-1 60c Armed Forces, designer: Bill Green, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
907-1-1 63c Police, designer: Jim Russell, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
908-1-1 65c Telecommunications, designer: Bruce Petty, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
909-1-1 68c The Media, designer: Allan Langoulant, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
910-1-1 75c Visual Aids, designer: Graeme Dazely, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
911-1-1 95c Law, designer: Con Aslanis, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.

Frama Labels
Australian Fauna - Echidna
Overprinted F. I. A. P. '88
Vending Machine Issue

Designer: Russell Bevers - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This label, the third in the Australian fauna series (the Echidna) was overprinted for the F. I. A. P. Exhibition (AEROPEX '88) April 1988
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 8 April with perforation Imperforate

860-1-9 OP $1 Aeropex '88 Overprint

Australian Bicentennial
Issue 6, Part 2
The Early Years 1788 - 1809

Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This is Part 2 of Issue 6, in the Australian Bicentennial series, the theme of this issue are the early years of settlement between 1788 & 1809, the designs are taken from early paintings of Sydney Cove & Parramatta, a panorama along the bottom of all stamps (painted by convict artist John Eyre,"Sydney from the Eastern Side of the Cove") unites all five stamps. 
Issue 6, Part 1, January, 1988 (five issues up), Issue 6, Part 2, April, 1988 (below), the gutter strip of the last issue was overprinted SYDPEX '88 July, 1988 (eight issues down).
Issued 13 April with perforation 13¼
  
912-1-1 37c Government House, Sydney 1790
, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988;
913-1-1 37c Government Farm, Parramatta 1791
, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988;
914-1-1 37c Parramatta Road, Sydney 1796, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988;
915-1-1 37c The Rocks & Sydney Cove 1800, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988;
916-1-1 37c Sydney Hospital, Sydney 1803, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988

912-1-1_916-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
Designers: Sandra Baker, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue celebrates the 62nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the design was based on a photograph taken by Tim Graham of the UK.
Issued 21 April with perforation 14½

917-1-1 37c Queen Elizabeth II
, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988

Expo '88
Designer: Garry Emery - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
During April to October, 1988, Queensland hosted "Leisure in the Age of Technology", (Expo '88), a major international exhibition, two stamp packs were also released at the Expo, the two values of the packs were $2.35, containing 5 each 892-1-1 (45c released February, 1988) & 900-1-1 (2c released March. 1988) stamps (47c being the postcard airmail rate to Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore), and $2.90, containing 5 each 894-1-1 (55c released February, 1988) & 901-1-1 (3c released March, 1988) stamps (58c being the postcard airmail rate to USA, Canada & the Middle East).
Issued 29 April with perforation 13¼

918-1-1 37c Expo Logo
, withdrawn on 31 October, 1988

Expo Stamp Pack Releases

892_900 SP $2.35 Stamp Pack (5 x each 892-1-1 & 900-1-1);
894_901 SP $2.90 Stamp Pack (5 x each 894-1-1 & 901-1-1)

The Opening of Parliament House, Canberra
Designer: Brian Sadgrove - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue commemorates the opening of the new Parliament House, Canberra by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, design is a front on view of the new Parliament House with flag flying high against the sky.
Issued 9 May with perforation 14½

919-1-1 37c New Parliament House, Canberra
, withdrawn on 30 November, 1988

1 June, 1988
Postcode Changes

Postcodes were introduced by the Australian Post Office on 1 July, 1967 as an aide to distribution, in the beginning the first number identified the State,
i.e. 2 = New South Wales & the Australian Capital Territory; 3 = Victoria; 4 = Queensland; 5 = South Australia & Northern Territory; 6 = Western Australia;
7 = Tasmania, the remainder of the four figures in the number identified the originating town and Post Office.
On 1 June, 1988 changes were made to the postcodes for a number of reasons. 
Northern Territory = 0800 to 0999 (Darwin 0800, Darwin GPO Boxes 0801, Darwin MC Post Office Boxes 0822), previously N. T. was 5790 to 5999, Darwin was 5790;
New South Wales = 1000 to 2599 / 2620 to 2899 / 2921 to 2999 (Sydney 2000, Sydney PO Boxes 2001);
Australian Capital Territory = 0200 to 0299 / 2600 to 2619 / 2900 to 2920 (Canberra 2600, Canberra GPO Boxes 2601,Canberra BC PO Boxes 2610);
Victoria = 3000 to 3999 / 8000 to 8999 (Melbourne 3000, Melbourne GPO Boxes 3001, Melbourne PO Boxes 8001);
Queensland = 4000 to 4999 / 9000 to 9999 (Brisbane 4000, Brisbane GPO Boxes 4001, Brisbane Albert Street BC PO Boxes 4002);
South Australia = 5000 to 5999 (Adelaide 5000, Adelaide GPO Boxes 5001);
Western Australia = 6000 to 6999 (Perth 6000, Perth GPO & PO Boxes are different per the number range;
Tasmania = 7000 to 7999 (Hobart 7000, Hobart GPO Boxes 7001).

Frama Labels
Issue 4, Part 2
Australian Fauna - Echidna
Postcode Changes for Northern Territory
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), Perth (6000), Hobart (7000), Darwin (0800) & 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 part 2 in the Echidna release as due to changes to the Postcode System in June, Darwin's Frama labels changed as the Postcode changed from 5790 to 0800, an overprint was also prepared for the SYDPEX '88 Exhibition.  
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 1 June with perforation Imperforate

860-2-6 37c Darwin 0800 postcode;
860-2-6a 1c Darwin 0800 postcode

Joint Bicentennial Issue with the United Kingdom
Designer: Garry Emery - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This joint issue of four stamps with the United Kingdom, depicts four areas where the two countries have been traditionally linked, Emigration, Democracy, Sport & Performing Arts, they were released as two sets of Se-tenant pairs.
Issued 21 June with perforation 13¼

920-1-1 37c Emigration,
withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
921-1-1 37c Democracy
, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;

920-1-1_921-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair

922-1-1 37c Spor
t, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
923-1-1 37c Performing Arts, withdrawn on 30 December, 1988;
922-1-1_923-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair

Joint Bicentennial Issue with New Zealand
Designer: Roland Harvey - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue depicts a koala & a kiwi by a campfire, boasting continuing friendship & prosperity between the two nations.
Issued 21 June with perforation 14½

924-1-1 37c Koala & Kiwi
, withdrawn 30 December, 1988

Living Together Definitives
Series 1, Part 2
Booklets

Designer: Peter Viska - Printers: both CPE Australia Ltd. & Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The Living Together series was released in three parts, Series 1, Part 1, February, 1988 (ten issues up); Series 1, Part 2, July, 1988 (below); Series 2, March, 1988 (nine issues up) & Series 3, September, 1988 (six issues down), the issue by CPE Australia Ltd., was imperforate on the outer edges, while Leigh-Mardon's issue had the normal perforation on all sides, this stamp was first issued in sheet form on 17 February, 1988 (ten issues up).
Issued 1 July with perforation 14 or 14 x 14/Imperforate
 
891-1-2 37c Postal Services Booklet Stamp, perforation: 14 x 14/Imperforate, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd;
891-1-3 37c Postal Services Booklet Stamp, perforation: 14, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.

891-1-2a BK $3.70 C.P.E. Booklet Cover

891-1-2 BK $3.70 C.P.E. Booklet Pane, Imperforate top or bottom

891-1-3 BK $3.70 Leigh-Mardon Booklet Pane, perforation 14 all edges

Australian Bicentennial
The Early Years 1788 - 1809
SYDPEX '88 Overprint 30 July to 7 August

Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This gutter strip was overprinted SYDPEX '88 July, 1988, for the Sydney Exhibition, 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; Issue 4, Part 2, June, 1987; Issue 5, Part 1, August, 1987; Issue 5, Part 2, October, 1987; Issue 6, Part 1, January, 1988 (fourteen issues up), Issue 6, Part 2, April, 1988 (eight issues up).
Issued 30 July with perforation 13.25

912-1-1_916-1-1 GS OP Overprinted Gutter Strip

Frama Labels
Australian Fauna - Echidna
Overprinted SYDPEX '88 30 July to 7 August
Vending Machine Issue

Designer: Russell Bevers - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This label, the third in the Australian fauna series (the Echidna) was overprinted for the SYDPEX '88 Exhibition
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 30 July with perforation Imperforate

860-1-1 OP 50c SYDPEX '88 Overprint with Sydney 2000 postcode

Art of the Desert
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This issue features four stamps from the Flinders University Art Museum that depict an event in the "Dreaming" or Aboriginal Dreamtime, the artists are listed below with the stamp description.
Issued 1 August with perforation 13.25

925-1-1 37c Bush Potato Country, artists: Turkey Tolsen Tjupurrula & David Corby Tjapaltjarri;
926-1-1 55c Courtship Rejected, artist: Limpi Puntungka Tjapangati;
927-1-1 90c Medicine Story, artist: unknown;
928-1-1 $1 Ancestor Dreaming, artist: Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri

Olympic Games, Seoul 1988
Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Design - Photography: Les Horvat - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd
This issue is based on "Sports People in Action" and depicts three sports Australian athletes competed in at the XXIV (24th) Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea, they were Basketball, Athletics, Gymnastics.
Issued 14 September with perforation 14.25

929-1-1 37c Basketball;
930-1-1 65c Athletics;
931-1-1 $1 Gymnastics

34th Parliamentary Conference
Designer: Keryn Christos - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is drawn from parliamentarians from all Commonwealth countries united in the pursuit of the positive ideals of parliamentary democracy, the design features the "Rod & Mace", symbols of Parliament & the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, this meeting was held at Parliament House, Canberra.
Issued 19 September with perforation 14.25

932-1-1 37c Rod & Mace

Living Together Definitives
Series 3
Stamp & Booklet Issue

Designer: John Spooner - Printers: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd. & C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
The Living Together series was released in three parts, Series 1, Part 1, February, 1988 (sixteen issues up); Series 1, Part 2, July, 1988 (six issues up); Series 2, March, 1988 (fifteen issues up) & Series 3, September, 1988 (below), the normal stamp issue was printed by Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd. and the booklet stamps were printed by C.P.E. Australia Ltd.
Issued 28 September with perforation 14
 
933-1-1 39c Tourism, perforation: 14, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.;
933-1-2 39c Tourism Booklet Stamp, perforation 14 x 14/Imperforate, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.

933-1-2a BK $3.90 Booklet Cover

933-1-2 BK $3.90 Booklet Pane

Frama Labels
Issue 5
Australian Fauna - Ringtail Possum
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 (0800), Perth (6000), Hobart (7000)& Other Offices (no Postcode) values from 1c to $20.00 were able to be produced, this design, the fourth in the Australian fauna series, is the Ringtail Possum, with the advent of this design the "other office" machines were modified to print a unique identification number.    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 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003.
Issued 28 September with perforation Imperforate
  
934-1-1 39c Sydney 2000 postcode;
934-1-2 39c Canberra 2601 postcode;
934-1-3 39c Melbourne 3000 postcode;
934-1-4 39c Brisbane 4000 postcode;
934-1-5 39c Adelaide 5000 postcode;
934-1-6 39c Darwin 0800 postcode

  
934-1-7 39c Perth 6000 postcode;
934-1-8 39c Hobart 7000 postcode;
934-1-9 39c Other Offices, Imprint B92

Australian Crafts
Folder Vending Machine Issue

Designer: Keryn Christos, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Mercury Watch, Hobart, Tasmania
Items featured on the three stamps in this release are from the Australian National Gallery's contemporary decorative arts collection, they are a necklace, vase & teapot, there are two booklets in this release, one containing 1 x 2c & 2 x 39c stamps, 80c in value, the other containing 1 x 5c & 5 x 39c , $2 in value..
Issued 28 September with perforation Imperforate x Rouletted

935-1-1 2c Necklace;
936-1-1 5c Vase;
937-1-1 39c Teapot

935-1-1_937-1-1a BK 80c Booklet Cover

936-1-1_937-1-1 BK 80c Booklet Pane

936-1-1_937-1-1a BK $2 Booklet Cover

936-1-1_937-1-1 BK $2 Booklet Pane

Panorama of Australia
Designer: Keryn Christos, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
The four designs featured show some of the natural wonders that can be found in Australia, 39c, The Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park; 55c,Kakadu National Park; 65c, The Twelve Apostles; 70c, Mountain Ash Eucalypts.
Issued 17 October with perforation 13.25

938-1-1 39c The Desert;
939-1-1 55c The Top End;
940-1-1 65c The Coast;
941-1-1 70c The Bush

Christmas 1988
Designers: as below - Printers: as below
This series was designed by Australian Primary School Children, through a competition conducted by Australia Post in 1987, the designers were 32c, Danielle Hush aged 7; 39c, Kylie Courtney aged 6; 63c, Benjamin Stevenson aged 10.
Issued 31 October with perforation as below

942-1-1 32c Nativity Scene, perforation: 13.25, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
943-1-1 39c Koala with Santa Hat, perforation: 13.25, printer: C.P.E. Australia Ltd.;
944-1-1 63c Cockatoo as Santa, perforation: 14.25, printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.