First day cover, Australian Bicentenary stamp issue album

Object Type
Philatelics and currency/Philatelic material/Stamp
Date Used
1988
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Attached to this page with clear plastic corners is an "OFFICIAL M.C.C. COVER", featuring one stamp depicting W G Grace. The envelope has a colour picture of a kangaroo and lion in cricketing whites in front of an oval, over which is the MCC logo and "150". It is stamped in black ink with a design within a cricket ball border featuring cricket stumps and text reading "'THE GABBA' / 21 JUN 1988 / WOOLLOONGABBA Q. 4102". The page is a thick white piece of paper, punched with four holes along the top to insert into a binder. Printed at the top is a picture of W G Grace, and the bottom features a lion holding a ball and a kangaroo wearing batting pads. Text reads "1788 / 1988" and "BICENTENNIAL SOUVENIR / ENGLAND / AUSTRALIA".
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 307 W: 220 D: 3mm (H: 12 1/16 W: 8 11/16 D: 1/8")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1988
Location
In storage
Registration No
M5518.20

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