150th Anniversary of Brisbane – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 2009
In 1859 Brisbane became a Municipality and the First Council was established .Brisbane was declared the Capital of newly formed state of Queensland. Brisbane today is a vibrant City with multi cultural communities and cutting edge technologies.
A Pre stamped envelope was issued on 01 Sep 2009 to mark Brisbane’s 150th Anniversary.It features Brisbane iconic locations -City Botanic Gardens ,Goodwill Bridge and Southbank Parklands.
International Year of Natural Fibres – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 2009
Year 2009 was declared by UNO as International Year of Natural Fibres. Derived from Plants & Animals natural fibres are used to form fabrics,paper,insulation and other building materials essential to society. As of 2009 30 million tonnes of natural fibre was produced in the world annually.Natural fibre contributes significantly to Australian economy with Australia wool,cotton,angora,cashmere,mohair & alpaca traded all around the World.
Accounting for about one quarter of of World’s Wool production ,Wool is the most valuable natural fibre industry in Australia with exports valued at $2.7 billion in 2008 and in 201617 expected to be worth $3.615 Billion.
Australia Post issued a beautiful Pre stamped envelope to commemorate International Year of Natural Fibres 2009 on 18 May 2009.The Cancellation shows a sheep and words “The World’s largest Wool Producers”. Australia’s natural fibres are also featured on the PSE.
Pre Stamped Envelope Australia -International Year of Astronomy –2009
2009 was celebrated as International Year of Astronomy and it coincided with 400th Anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia nova in the 17th Century.
Australia issued a Pre Stamped Envelope (55c) ON 25 AUG 2009 to mark the International Year of Astronomy .The envelope features the Christmas tree cluster,fox fur nebula and cone nebula.
Women’s World Bowls Championships – Pre Stamped Envelopes -Australia 1985
Women’s World Bowls Championships are held every four Years .The First one was held in Sydney in 1969. The 5th Women’s World Bowls Championships were held in Melbourne Australia from 13 Feb 1985 to 02 Mar 1985 at Reservoir Bowls Club.
Australia Post brought out a beautiful Pre Stamped envelope(30c) on 13 Feb 1985 to commemorate this sporting event of Women. PSE No 087.
Girl Guides of Australia – 75th Anniversary- Pre Stamped Envelope 1985
The Girl Guide Movement started in England in 1910. It was equivalent to Boys Scouts and founded by Baden – Powell’s sister Agnes.A Pre stamped envelope was issued on 17 Apr 1985 to commemorate 75th Anniversary of Guiding . PSE no 093
Boys Brigade Centenary 1983 – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia
A 30c Pre Stamped Envelope was issued by Australia on 04 Oct 1983 to celebrate Centenary of Boys’ Brigade which was established at Glasgow in 1883. First Company of Boys Brigade of Australia was established at Melbourne in 1890-91. PSE no 066
Metropolis 90 – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 1990
The Third Congress of World Association of Major Metropolises was held in Melbourne from 15 to 19 Oct 1990. It was attended by Political,administrative and technical leaders of Cities around the World with a Population of at least one million. The agenda was to promote co-operation in addressing common problems and challenges facing large urban centres.
Australia Post brought out a 43c Pre Stamped envelope (PSE)on 15 Oct 1990 to mark this event METROPOLIS 90. PSE no 187.