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1998 Issues

Maritime Heritage
Designer: Brian Sadgrove - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue lists four three mast "Clipper Ships" of the past; 45c the Flying Cloud, perhaps the most celebrated of the clippers built by Donald MaKay in Boston, she was 1782 ton, and was constructed in wood in 1851, being 235 feet (72 metres) overall with a beam of 40 feet (12 metres); 85c the Marco Polo, she was built in 1851 in New Brunswick, Canada after she was aquired by the Black Ball Line she was fitted out as passenger ship for emigrant traffic to Australia; $1 the Chusan was a little iron barque-rigged ship, she was also the first steamer to ferry passengers and mail to Australia, built in 1852, her maiden voyage was from Southampton to Australia on 15 May 1852, although a steam ship her sails were in fact her main motive of power; $1.20 the Heather Belle, another clipper ship was a wooden three masted sailing ship built in Aberdeen in 1855, she was noted for setting some very fast passages between Australia and England, she ran between Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and London.   A miniature sheet of 10 x 45c Flying Cloud stamps was also issued in June, 1998 (fourteen issues down) to launch Australia 99 (the Australia stamp expo, the Marco Polo was also re-issued in a joint issue with Canada in a Miniature Sheet format on 19 March, 1999, but for that issue a new number (1474-1-1) was allocated, (this done to solve a catalogue numbering problem) the two stamps are easily identified as the perforation for the 1999 issue is 13.33 x 13.33, while the one below is 14.4 x 14.
Issued 15 January with Perforation 14.4 x 14

1394-1-1 45c Flying Cloud;
1395-1-1 85c Marco Polo;
1396-1-1 $1 Chusan;
1397-1-1 $1.20 Heather Belle

Australia Day
Australian Legends 2
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue of twelve 45c stamps were released as individual stamps & as a Se-tenant Sheetlet, shown are six of Australia's greatest Olympic legends of the past (two stamps each, one in portrait & one in action); the six are Betty Cuthbert was our golden girl she was the first Australian (male or female) to win three gold medals at a single Olympics, then in Tokyo she won gold at a new event the women's 400 metres; Herb Elliott was the youngest athlete to break the four minute mile, at the 1960 Olympics he won the 1500 metres event in world record time and by 20 metres over his nearest competitor, to put his record into perspective his time was good enough to have won him gold in Seoul in 1988, Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996, he retired in 1961 having never been beaten in a 1500 metres or the mile events; Dawn Fraser, at the Atlanta opening ceremony 22 former champions were named from 100 years of Olympic history, Dawn was one of these most illustrious champions, she won eight Olympic medals, three consecutive gold in the 100 metres freestyle sprint from 1956 to 1964, she was also the first female to complete the 100 metres in under one minute and held the world record for sixteen years; Marjorie Jackson was the first Australian women and the first Australian since Edwin Flack in 1896, to win an Olympic track gold medal when she won the 100 and 200 metres in Helsinki in 1952, she was known as the Lithgow Flash, she struggled long and hard for her success, her first running shoes were second hand and too large so she stuffed them with newspaper, she would train on a cinder track purpose built for her by the people of Lithgow, but because of a shortage in funding would run toward car lights during training; Murray Rose, in 1983 he was voted the nation's greatest male Olympian by his peers, he was the only male to have won four gold medals and the only person ever to win the 400 metres freestyle twice in a row, he won the 400 metres the 1500 metres and the 4 x 200 metres freestyle at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, he then won in Rome in 1960 defending his 400 metres title, but was stopped from winning more by the inflexibility of swimming administrators in the 1964 Olympics who would not let him compete & Shirley Strickland, a true champion, she competed in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics bringing home three gold, one silver and three bronze, she is also the only track and field athlete (male or female) to have won back to back gold in the 80 metres hurdles in Helsinki in 1952 and Melbourne in 1956, she is also the first women track and field to have won medals for Australia.
Issued 21 January with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1398-1-1 45c Betty Cuthbert;
1399-1-1 45c Betty Cuthbert - Track;
1400-1-1 45c Herb Elliott;
1401-1-1 45c Herb Elliott - Track;
1402-1-1 45c Dawn Frazer;
1403-1-1 45c Dawn Frazer - Swimming
  
1404-1-1 45c Marjorie Jackson;
1405-1-1 45c Marjorie Jackson - Track;
1406-1-1 45c Murray Rose;
1407-1-1 45c Murray Rose - Swimming;
1408-1-1 45c Shirley Strickland;
1409-1-1 45c Shirley Strickland - Track

1398-1-1_1409-1-1 MS $5.40 Miniature Sheet
1398-1-1_1409-1-1 SS Se-tenant Set of 12

Australia Day
Australian Legends 2
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue of twelve 45c stamps, were released in boxes of 100 & booklets of 12, all are the same as the above but in peel & stick format
Issued 21 January with Perforation Die-cut simulated
   
1398-1-2 45c Betty Cuthbert;
1399-1-2 45c Betty Cuthbert - Track;
1400-1-2 45c Herb Elliott;
1401-1-2 45c Herb Elliott - Track;
1402-1-2 45c Dawn Frazer;
1403-1-2 45c Dawn Frazer - Swimming
    
1404-1-2 45c Marjorie Jackson;
1405-1-2 45c Marjorie Jackson - Track;
1406-1-2 45c Murray Rose;
1407-1-2 45c Murray Rose - Swimming;
1408-1-2 45c Shirley Strickland;
1409-1-2 45c Shirley Strickland - Track
1398-1-2_1409-1-2a BK $5.40 Booklet Cover (12 x 45c)

Nature of Australia
Issue 3
Wetlands Birds
Part 4, Peel & Stick
$9 Trial Booklet of 2 strips of 10 stamps
Designer: Rankin Bevers Associates - Printer: SNP Cambec
This is Issue 3, Part 4 of nature Australia and is the first of two $9 trial booklets, this one containing two strips of 10 stamps from boxes of 100, the second $9 booklet was issued on 1 September, 1998 (sixteen issues down) containing 20 stamps in booklet form. 
(I do not have a copy of this booklet cover)
Issued 12 February with Perforation Die-cut simulated
1365-2-1_1368-2-1a BK $9 Booklet Cover

Champagne Roses
Greetings Stamps
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Cathleen Bryant (nee Cram), Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec
The Champagne Rose in this issue is a Greetings Stamp, produced especially for weddings, engagements, anniversaries and related events, the Peel & Stick booklet also contained stickers to affix to the envelope, the designers wedding took place this year so she was the perfect choice to design this stamp.
Issued 12 February with Perforation 14.6 x 13.86
1410-1-1 45c Champagne Rose

Champagne Roses
Greetings Stamps
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Designer: Cathleen Bryant (nee Cram), Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec
The Champagne Rose in this issue is a Greetings Stamp, with the booklet containing 10 stamps & stickers to affix to the envelope, the booklet below was also overprinted for National Stamp Week, NATSTAMP '98 Canberra, ACT in September, 1998 (thirteen issues down).
Issued 12 February with Perforation Die-cut simulated
 
1410-1-2 45c Champagne Rose
 
1410-1-2a BK $4.50 Booklet Cover

Queen's Birthday
Designer: Hannah Richardson, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue celebrates the Queen's 72nd birthday, the photograph shown on the stamp was taken during Her Majesty's visit to Australia in 1992 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of municipal government in Sydney.
Issued 9 April with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6
1411-1-1 45c Queen Elizabeth

50th Anniversary of Fleet Air Arm
Designer: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue celebrates 50 years of the RAN Fleet Air Arm, the computer enhanced design shows a Sea Hawk helicopter landing on a guided missile frigate, the Australian Air Fleet Arm was given official approval to be setup by the Australian Government in January 1925, but was disbanded in 1928, then in the late 1940's the Fleet Arm was again reconstituted.
Issued 9 April with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6
1412-1-1 45c RAN Fleet Air Arm

Farming Australia
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Christopher Shurey - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is a Se-tenant Panoramic strip of five stamps incorporating Wool, Wheat, Beef, Sugar & Dairy, in 1997 just over 80% of Australia's rural output was exported.
Issued 21 April with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1413-1-1 45c Wool;
1414-1-1 45c Wheat;
1415-1-1 45c Beef;
1416-1-1 45c Sugar;
1417-1-1 45c Dairy
1413-1-1_1417-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of 5

Farming Australia
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Designer: Christopher Shurey - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue of five stamps are the same as the above issue but in peel & stick format, they were released in booklets of 10.
Issued 21 April with Perforation Die-cut simulated
   
1413-1-2 45c Wool;
1414-1-2 45c Wheat;
1415-1-2 45c Beef;
1416-1-2 45c Sugar;
1417-1-2 45c Dairy
1413-1-2_1417-1-2a BK $4.40 Booklet Cover

Heart Health
Designer: Lynda Warner - Printer: SNP Cambec
This release highlights the issue of a healthy heart, over 2.3 million Australians suffer from cardiovascular disease, this stamp was issued in sheetlets of 10.
Issued 4 May with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6
1418-1-1 45c Heart Health
1418-1-1 SH $4.50 Sheetlet of 10

Rock 'n' Roll
The Early Years
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Phil Ellett, Cozzolino Ellett, Design D'Vision - Printer: SNP Cambec
Issued in sheetlets of 12, this release highlights the best of Australian Rock & Roll from the early years; Johnny O'Keefe "The Wild One" (1935-78), Col Joye "Oh Yeh Uh Huh", Little Pattie "He's My Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy", Normie Rowe "Shakin' All Over", The Easybeats "She's So Fine", Russell Morris "The Real Thing", Masters Apprentices "Turn Up Your Radio", Daddy Cool "Eagle Rock", Billy Thorpe "Most People I Know", Skyhooks "Horror Movie", AC/DC "It's A Long Way To The Top" & Sherbert "Howzat".
Issued 26 May with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6
  
1419-1-1 45c Johnny O'Keefe;
1420-1-1 45c Col Joye;
1421-1-1 45c Little Pattie;
1422-1-1 45c Normie Rowe;
1423-1-1 45c The Easy Beats;
1424-1-1 45c Russell Morris
  
1425-1-1 45c Masters Apprentices;
1426-1-1 45c Daddy Cool;
1427-1-1 45c Billy Thorpe;
1428-1-1 45c Skyhooks;
1429-1-1 45c AC/DC;
1430-1-1 45c Sherbert
1419-1-1_1430-1-1 MS $5.40 Miniature Sheetlet

Rock 'n' Roll
The Early Years
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Designer: Phil Ellett, Cozzolino Ellett, Design D'Vision - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is the same as the above part only in peel & stick format & was released in boxes of 100.
Issued 26 May with Perforation Die-cut simulated
    
1419-1-2 45c Johnny O'Keefe;
1420-1-2 45c Col Joye;
1421-1-2 45c Little Pattie;
1422-1-2 45c Normie Rowe;
1423-1-2 45c The Easy Beats;
1424-1-2 45c Russell Morris
    
1425-1-2 45c Masters Apprentices;
1426-1-2 45c Daddy Cool;
1427-1-2 45c Billy Thorpe;
1428-1-2 45c Skyhooks;
1429-1-2 45c AC/DC;
1430-1-2 45c Sherbert

Australia 99 Maritime Heritage Sheetlet
Designer: Brian Sadgrove - Printer: McPherson's Printing
Issued in sheetlets of 10 with Australia 99 in the selvage of each stamp at least once, this release features the already released 45c Flying Cloud (Maritime Heritage first issued 15 January 1998 (twelve issues up) but with a different perforation, this stamp sheet was issued at the launch Australia 99, the International Stamp Exhibition held in Melbourne between the 19th and 24th of March, 1999.
Issued 17 June with perforation 13.33 x 13.33

1394-1-1 SH $4.50 Miniature Sheetlet

Endangered Birds
Illustrator: Kevin Stead - Designer: Melinda Coombs - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue lists a number of endangered birds and were released in two Se-tenant pairs, the 5c Orange-bellied Parrot & the 5c Helmeted Honeyeater & the 45c Gouldian Finch & the 45c Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, a sheetlet for each pair was produced with "Endangered Birds", in the selvage on the top & bottom in Gold Lettering.  (Many thanks to Steve McTighe for the sheetlet images).
Issued 17 June with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1431-1-1 5c Orange-bellied Parrot;
1432-1-1 5c Helmeted Honeyeater;
1431-1-1_1432-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair
1431-1-1_1432-1-1 SH Sheetlet of 10

1433-1-1 45c Gouldian Finch;
1434-1-1 45c Red-tailed Black Cockatoo;
1433-1-1_1434-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair
1433-1-1_1434-1-1 SH Sheetlet of 10

Youth Arts Australia
Designer: Michelle Gauci - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue was released in Se-tenant form and is based on Youths Arts in Australia, primarily Music & Dance, among the instutions serving youth arts are two that are celebrating anniversaries, they are Youth Music Australia (YMA) which was founded in 1948, so celebrates their 40th anniversary and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) which celebrates it's 25th anniversary.
Issued 16 July with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1435-1-1 45c Dance;
1436-1-1 45c Music;
1435-1-1_1436-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair

Native Orchids
Joint Issue with Singapore
Designer: Cathleen Cram, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Clare Kaegi - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue of four stamps was a joint issue with Singapore, the four native orchids are; 45c Moth Orchid (Phalaenopis rosenstromii F M Bailey, previously known as Phalaenopsis amabilis) it grows in pockets of rainforest north of Townsville up to the Cape York Peninsula; 85c Bamboo Orchid (Arundina graminifolia (D Don) Hochr.) is a native of Singapore; $1 Tiger Orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum) grows around the lowland rainforests of the Malay archipelago and is a tree dwelling orchid; $1.20 Cooktown Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis Fitzg., prevously known as Dendrobium bigibbum) this orchid only occurs between Mount Malloy, west of Mossman and the Archer River in Cape York Peninsula, it is also the State Floral Emblem of Queensland.  The diversity of Orchids in this region of the world are legendary, with I believe more varieties still to be found, the miniature sheet incorporated all four designs.  This issue was released to coincide with the 6th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference, 8 to 15 September 1998 in Townsville, Queensland.
Issued 6 August with Perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1437-1-1 45c Moth Orchid;
1438-1-1 85c Bamboo Orchid;
1439-1-1 $1 Tiger Orchid;
1440-1-1 $1.20 Cooktown Orchid

1437-1-1_1440-1-1 MS $3.50 Miniature Sheet

The Teapot of Truth
Designer: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Michael Leunig - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is based on the children's book "The Teapot of Truth" by Michael Leunig, the 45c stamps were released in Blocks of four, the $1 in Vertical pairs & the $1.20 in Gutter pairs, all stamps were also released in a Prestige Booklet.  The illustrations have always spoken to the heart and everyone seems to gain something different from them, although if you ask, many have no idea what, they simply know it has touched them in some way.
Issued 13 August with Perforations as below 

1441-1-1 45c Angel, perforation 13.86 x14.6;
1442-1-1 45c Love, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
1443-1-1 45c Cup of Tea, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
1444-1-1 $1 Mother & Child, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1445-1-1 $1.20 My Big Toe, perforation 14 x 14.4

1441-1-1_1445-1-1a PBK Prestige Booklet Cover

Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: ANDA SA
Series 11, Part 4
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the ANDA 1998 South Australia.  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006; Series 20, during 2007, I am not aware of any at present; Series 21, during 2008, I am not aware of any at present; Series 22, parts 1 & 2, during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, I am not aware of any at present; Series 25, part 1, March 2012.
Series 7 onward 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.
Issued 14 August with perforation Die-cut simulated
     
1195-6-4 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal ANDA SA;
1196-6-4 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal ANDA SA;
1197-6-4 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal ANDA SA;
1198-6-4 CP 45c Koala Family, literal ANDA SA;
1199-6-4 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal ANDA SA;
1200-6-4 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal ANDA SA

Champagne Roses
Greetings Stamps Booklet
Overprinted
National Stamp Week
NATSTAMP '98, Canberra ACT
Designer: Cathleen Bryant, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec
This booklet was overprinted for the National Stamp Week, NATSTAMP '98, Canberra ACT, the original booklet was released 12 February, 1998 (thirteen issues up).
Issued September with Perforation Die-cut simulated
1410-1-2a BK OP $4.50 Booklet Cover Overprinted NATSTAMP '98
 
Nature of Australia
Issue 3
Wetlands Birds
Part 5, Peel & Stick
$9 Trial Booklet of 20
Designer: Rankin Bevers Associates - Printer: SNP Cambec
This is Issue 3, Part 5 of Nature Australia and is the second $9 trial booklet issue, the first $9 trial booklet, was released on 12 February, 1998 (sixteen issues up) containing two strips of 10, taken from boxes of 100.    
(image below taken from Stamp Bulletin 247 October to December Issue)
Issued 1 September with Perforation Die-cut simulated

1365-2-2_1368-2-2 BK $9 Booklet Cover & Stamps

Butterflies
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Christopher Shurey - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue of five stamps was released in a sheetlet of ten (two of each stamp), Part 1 (below) and Part 2 (next issue down) were Se-tenant strips of five also a special sheetlet of 5 (Part 3) was released for the China 1999 World Philatelic Exhibition, August, 1999.   The stamps (all 45c) are the Common Red-eye (Chaetocneme beata); the Ulysses Butterfly (Papilio ulysses joesa); the Meadow Argus (Junonia villida calybe); the Dull Oakblue (Arhopala centaurus centaurus)and the Red Lacewing (Cethosia cydippe chrysippe) .
Issued 3 September with Perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1446-1-1 45c Common Red-eye;
1447-1-1 45c Ulysses Butterfly;
1448-1-1 45c Meadow Argus;
1449-1-1 45c Dull Oakblue;
1450-1-1 45c Red Lacewing

1446-1-1_1450-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
1446-1-1_1450-1-1 SH $4.90 Sheetlet of 10

Butterflies
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Designer: Christopher Shurey - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is the same as the above release, but in peel & stick format, this issue was only released in boxes of 100.
Issued 3 September with Perforation Die-cut simulated

1446-1-2 45c Common Red-eye;
1447-1-2 45c Ulysses Butterfly;
1448-1-2 45c Meadows Argus;
1449-1-2 45c Dull Oakblue;
1450-1-2 45c Red Lacewing

Bass & Flinders
Bicentenary of Navigation of Van Dieman's Land
Designer: Lynda Warner - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue highlights the Bicentenary of  the circumnavigation of Van Dieman's Land (now called Tasmania), by George Bass (1771-c.1803) & Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) this took place between 1798 & 1799.  They both arrived in New South Wales on the HMS Reliance in September 1795 and immediately began charting and exploring the coastline, on 7 October 1798 they left Port Jackson on board the Norfolk to explore Van Dieman's Land, the brig Nautilus accompanied them as it was on it's way to Cape Barren Island.    After circumnavigating Van Dieman's Land they arrived back at Port Jackson on 12 January 1799.    On 5 February 1803 Bass left Port Jackson to sail into the Pacific and was never heard of again, Flinders had his own misadventure when he was interned by the French in Mauritius between 1803 and 1810, he arrived back in England ion 23 October and prepared his work 'A Voyage to Terra Australis' which was published on 18 July 1814 a day before his death.
The Bass stamp features an excerpt from a letter he wrote to Sir Joseph Banks in 1799, detailing his finding Bass Strait along with Finders sextant and a map detailing the separation of Tasmania from the mainland; the Flinders stamp features the map, an excerpt from the narrative of the exploration undertaken in the Norfolk and Flinders telescope, the Se-tenant pair are integrated with a traditional compass image.
Issued 10 September with Perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1451-1-1 45c Sextant - Bass;
1452-1-1 45c Telescope - Flinders;
1451-1-1_1452-1-1 SS Vertical Se-tenant Pair

St. George Bank discontinued supply of ATM's stamp sheets as at 11 September, 1998.
(St. George Bank took over supply of these sheets from the Advance Bank on 1 April, 1998).

Planet Ocean
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Stamp Collecting Month
Designer: Wayne Rankin - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is called Planet Ocean for good reason, almost three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water, it is therefore surprising that only 2% of the ocean has ever been explored, the issue is broken up into three parts as there are a number of perforations (this is Part 1), Part 1 is the standard Lick & Stick (below), Part 2 is the Miniature Sheet (one issue down), Part 3 is the Peel & Stick range (two issues down), the stamp designs include: the Manta Ray (Manta birostris); the White Pointer or Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias); the Fiery Squid (Pyroteuthis margaritifera); the Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus); the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) & the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis), these are only six of the many marine creatures that inhabit the seas in this part of the world, all stamps are 45c in the value, a number of other creatures are included in the miniature sheet, these are Jelly Fish, Star Fish, Coral, a number of fish (including the Red Snapper) and even man (a diver is shown in the background).
Issued 1 October with Perforations as below
  
1453-1-1 45c Manta Ray, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1454-1-1 45c White Pointer Shark, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1455-1-1 45c Fiery Squid, perforation 14.4 x 14;
1456-1-1 45c Weedy Dragon, perforation14.6 x 13.86;
1456-1-1_1457-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair;
1457-1-1 45c Bottlenose Dolphin, perforation 14.6 x 13.86;
1458-1-1 45c Southern Right Whale, perforation 14.4 x 14

Planet Ocean
Part 2, Miniature Sheet
Stamp Collecting Month
Designer: Wayne Rankin - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue (Part 2) is the same as the above but with a common perforation for all stamps incorporated in a miniature sheet, this issue is broken up into three parts as there are a number of perforations (this is part 2), Part 1 is the standard Lick & Stick (one issue up), Part 2 is the Miniature Sheet, Part 3 (one issue down) is the Peel & Stick range.
Issued 1 October with Perforation 14.4 x 14.4

1453-1-2 45c Manta Ray;
1454-1-2 45c White Pointer Shark;
1455-1-2 45c Fiery Squid;
1456-1-2 45c Weedy Dragon;
1457-1-2 45c Bottlenose Dolphin;
1458-1-2 45c Southern Right Whale
1453-1-2_1458-1-2 MS $2.70 Miniature Sheet

Planet Ocean
Part 3, Peel & Stick
Stamp Collecting Month
Designer: Wayne Rankin - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is the same as the two above but in peel & stick format, this issue is broken up into three parts as there are a number of perforations (this is part 3), Part 1 is the standard Lick & Stick (two issues up), Part 2 is the Miniature Sheet (one issue up), Part 3 is the Peel & Stick range (below), the stamp designs in this part of the issue are only the Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) & the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), they were released in boxes of 100 & booklets of 10.
Issued 1 October with Perforation Die-cut simulated

1456-1-3 45c Weedy Seadragon;
1457-1-3 45c Bottlenose Dolphin

1456-1-3_1457-1-3a BK $4.50 Booklet Cover

From October boxes of 100 & 200 will have details printed on the box to identify; the Printer, the Print Run & the Date Packaged, the identification is composed of three lines of three digits.
 
The first line shows that the box was packaged on day 209 (which is July 28).
The second line shows the approximate time & year packaged;
The first number refers to the time of day; 1 = morning; 2 = afternoon; 3 = evening;
The second two numbers refer to the year, (in this case 98, so the year is 1998).
The third line refers to the Printer & Reprint details;
The first figure refers to Printer Codes; they are P for Pemara & S for SNP Cambec;
The second two figures refer to the print run, 1K = first reprint; 2K = second reprint; 3K = third reprint; 4K = fourth reprint; 1R = fifth reprint & so on.

So the above box was packaged in the morning on the 28 July, 1998 & printed by Pemara as a first reprint.

Johnny O'Keefe
Special Souvenir Gold Foiled Card
Designer: Phil Ellett, Cozzolino Ellett, Design D'Vision - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue pays tribute to the one & only Australian Wild One, a total of only 12,000 were produced, with ten stamps affixed to this Gold Foiled card, the stamp comes from "Rock & Roll, The Early Years" (issue released in May, 1998, sixteen issues up); and is the first stamp in the set (1419), "Johnny O'Keefe, The Wild One", is considered the "Father" of Rock & Roll in Australia, Johnny O'Keefe gave us our first rock & roll hit in 1958 with "The Wild One" which later became his nickname, he recorded over 50 singles & LP's in his short life, he was also billed as the "Boomerang Kid" while on tour in the United States of America, I have fond memories of Six O 'Clock Rock; Sing, Sing, Sing & the Johnny O'Keefe Show. (As a Special Release I have given this card it's own number)
(image taken from Stamp Bulletin 247, October to December Issue)
Issued 6 October with Perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1459-1-1 MS Special Edition Souvenir Card, Johnny O'Keefe "The Wild One"
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: ST. PETERS 1998
Series 11, Part 1
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the St. Peters 1998, South Australian Stamp & Collection Fair, 10 & 11 October, 1998.  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006; Series 20, during 2007, I am not aware of any at present; Series 21, during 2008, I am not aware of any at present; Series 22, parts 1 & 2, during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, I am not aware of any at present; Series 25, part 1, March 2012.
Series 7 onward 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.
These images courtesy of Steve Irwin Stamps - Quality Australian & New Zealand Stamps Online
Issued 10 October with perforation Die-cut simulated
     
1195-6-1 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal ST PETERS 1998;
1196-6-1 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal ST PETERS 1998;
1197-6-1 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal ST PETERS 1998;
1198-6-1 CP 45c Koala Family, literal ST PETERS 1998;
1199-6-1 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal ST PETERS 1998;
1200-6-1 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal ST PETERS 1998

50th Anniversary UN Declaration of
Human Rights
Designer: Lynda Warner - Printer: SNP Cambec
Each year "Human Rights Day" celebrates the rights of every human being on the planet, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year is the 50th anniversary of that declaration, the design below rightly shows a beautiful rose growing up through a strand of barbed wire, very apt given the world's history in human rights abuse.
Issued 22 October with Perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1460-1-1 45c Rose & Barbed Wire
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: SALISBURY 1998
Series 11, Part 2
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the Salisbury 1998, Salisbury Philatelic Society Stamp Fair. This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006; Series 20, during 2007, I am not aware of any at present; Series 21, during 2008, I am not aware of any at present; Series 22, parts 1 & 2, during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, I am not aware of any at present; Series 25, part 1, March 2012.
Series 7 onward 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.
These images courtesy of Steve Irwin Stamps - Quality Australian & New Zealand Stamps Online
Issued 25 October with perforation Die-cut simulated
     
1195-6-2 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal SALISBURY 1998;
1196-6-2 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal SALISBURY 1998;
1197-6-2 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal SALISBURY 1998;
1198-6-2 CP 45c Koala Family, literal SALISBURY 1998;
1199-6-2 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal SALISBURY 1998;
1200-6-2 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal SALISBURY 1998
 
Christmas 1998
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Ken Done - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue was illustrated by Ken Done one of Australia's contemporary artist's, the 40c shows the three kings following the star, the 45c is of a nativity scene & the $1 shows Mary & Joseph on their way the Bethlehem, the 40c was also produced in a booklet of 20 in Peel & Stick format.
Issued 2 November with Perforation 14.6 x 14.4

1461-1-1 40c The Three Kings;
1462-1-1 45c Nativity Scene;
1463-1-1 $1 Mary & Joseph

Christmas 1998
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design- Illustrator: Ken Done OA - Printer: SNP Cambec
This 40c stamp was illustrated by Ken Done one of Australia's leading contemporary artist's, it shows the three kings following the star & was produced in both sheets of 25 x 2 (50) Lick & Stick & a booklet of 20 Peel & Stick.
Issued 2 November with Perforation Die-cut simulated

1461-1-2 40c The Three Kings
1461-1-2a BK $8 Booklet Cover
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: NOARPEX 98
Series 11, Part 3
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the NOARPEX 98, Norlunga & District Philatelic Exhibition, which was the 23rd Annual South Australian State Philatelic Congress, YMCA, Happy Valley, S.A.This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006; Series 20, during 2007, I am not aware of any at present; Series 21, during 2008, I am not aware of any at present; Series 22, parts 1 & 2, during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, I am not aware of any at present; Series 25, part 1, March 2012.
Series 7 onward 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.   The below image is without Literal, but is supplied to show design.
Issued 14 November with perforation Die-cut simulated
Currently I do not have scans
    
1195-6-3 CP Red Kangaroo, literal NOARPEX 98;
1196-6-3 CP Kangaroo & Joey, literal NOARPEX 98;
1197-6-3 CP Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal NOARPEX 98;
1198-6-3 CP Koala Family, literal NOARPEX 98;
1199-6-3 CP Koala on Ground, literal NOARPEX 98;
1200-6-3 CP Koala in Tree, literal NOARPEX 98
 
Overprinted Booklets Gutter Strips & Miniature Sheets were released at Stamp Fairs, Shows & Expo's, as I receive the information I will list them after the year listings (if listed above within the catalogue or not).
1998 Stamp Fairs & Expo's
ANDA Exhibition, 14 August 1998, (a CPS machine was available, along with Frama labels overprinted ANDA SA)
Port Hedland Cachet, 12 September, 1998, Play Station Rally, Port Hedland, Western Australia 6721
Portugal '98, 4 to 13 September, 1998.
NATSTAMP '98, (National Stamp Week) Canberra, ACT. September, 1998, (a booklet was overprinted NATSTAMP '98)
St. Peters Stamp & Coin Fair; 10 & 11 October, 1998, St. Peters Town Hall, St.Peters, S.A. (a CPS machine was in operation, overprinted St. Peters)
Salisbury Stamp Fair; 25 October, 1998, Augustine's Catholic School, Salisbury S.A. (a CPS machine was in operation, overprinted Salisbury)
ANDA Coin, Note and Stamp Show, 30 October to 1 November, 1998, Sydney Showground & Expo, Homebush, Sydney.
Noarpex '98, 23rd Annual South Australian State Philatelic Congress, YMCA, Happy Valley, S.A. (a CPS machine was in operation, overprinted Noarpex)
ITALY '98, 23 October to 1 November, 1998, Milano, Italy. (a Wetlands Miniature Sheet overprinted Italy '98 were available)