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1958 Issues

Inauguration of Around the World Air Service by Qantas Airways
Designer: P.E. Morris - Engraver: P.E. Morris - Printer: W C.G. McCracken
Design shows a "Super Constellation Airliner encircling the Earth"
Issued 6 January with perforation 14¼ x 14

115-1-1 2/- or 2s Blue Airliner

Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Designer: G. Lissenden - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
The stamps in this issue are the same central design (the Hall of Memory within the Memorial, Canberra) the difference are the figures on the left & right of each stamp, the first has a Sailor & Airman, while the second has a Soldier & Nurse.  The design was based on mosaics created by Napier Waller.
Issued 10 February with perforation 14¼ x 14
116-1-1 5½d Lake Sailor & Airman;
117-1-1 5½d Lake Lake Soldier & Nurse;
116-1-1_117-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair
Excerpt from Philatelic Bulletin 031, Volume 6, Issue 1, dated August, 1958, page 3.
Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, is being transferred to Australian administration in the near future.
As from the date of transfer (or from other subsequent date as may be determined), Singapore postage stamps, now currently used at Christmas Island, will cease to have local validity for postage purposes.
The postage stamps to be introduced in lieu will comprise Australian Commonwealth stamps overprinted "CHRISTMAS ISLAND" and surcharged with denominations in Malayan currency.
These new stamps will be valid for use in the Territory of Christmas Island and will not be authorised for use on the Australian mainland or in other Australian Territories.  However, to meet the convenience of collectors, the stamps will be available for purchase, for philatelic purposes, in unused (mint) form at the Philatelic Bureau, Melbourne, and philatelic sales sections in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart on and after the date on which they are first placed on sale at Christmas Island.  The specific date of issue will be the subject of a separate announcement.  It should be noted that ordinary Australian stamps will not be valid for use in Christmas Island at any time.
30th Anniversary of the
First Air Crossing of the Tasman Sea
Designer: James E. Lyle - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This issue features Sir Charles Kings-ford Smith & his plane the "Southern Cross."  The rate covered the standard airmail rate between New Zealand & Australia.
Issued 27 August with perforation 14 x 14¼

118-1-1 8d Blue Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith & the Southern Cross

75th Anniversary of Broken Hill
Designer: R.H. Evans, Broken Hill with adaptation by Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
This stamps design incorporates the Silver Mines, Broken Hill & Aboriginal cave drawings found within New South Wales, released to celebrate the pegging of the first lease at Broken Hill.
Issued 10 September with perforation 14¼ x 14

119-1-1 4d Brown

Christmas 1958
Designer: Donald Cameron - Engraver: P. E. Morris - Printer: W.C.G. McCracken
In this issue, the two stamps are the same design, a Nativity Scene, but with different colours & values.
Issued 5 November with perforation 14½ x 14¾

120-1-1 3½d Red Nativity Scene;
120-2-1 4d Purple Nativity Scene