First day cover, "The Gabba" pictorial postmark - 24 Jan 1986

Object Type
Philatelics and currency/Philatelic material/Stamp/First day cover
Date Used
24 Jan 1986
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Brief Description
Envelope, unused with green and light brown printing. Features outline of Australia, and a map of Brisbane Cricket Ground. Printed green text reads, in part, "Australia's & World's FIRST permanent (for daily use) / pictorial CRICKET postmark...". Centenary Test (1977) postage stamp affixed, valued at 18c. "THE GABBA" postmark stamped twice. On reverse, printed text reads, "Of the 200 covers produced only 68 were in mint / condition. This is one of the 132 rejects because of postmark 'ghosting'".
0 - Whole: H: 113 W: 163 D: 1mm (H: 4 7/16 W: 6 7/16 D: 1/16")
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Date Used
24 Jan 1986
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