Australian Space Related Postmarks

 

Postmark

Pict. No.*

Date

Description

Reason for Issue & Other Comments

Temporary Postmarks  
Woomera SA APM2170 24/05/1966 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.4 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.4 rocket
Woomera SA APM2260 15/11/1966 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.5 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.5 rocket
Woomera SA APM2400 04/08/1967 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.6/1 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.6/1 rocket
Woomera SA APM2510 06/12/1967 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.6/2 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.6/2 rocket
Woomera SA APM2660 30/11/1968 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.7 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.7 rocket
Woomera SA APM2770 03/07/1969 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.8 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.8 rocket
Woomera SA APM4030 12/06/1970 Triangular pmk shows a rocket in front of a globe - Europa 1 - F.9 Rocket Issued for the launch of the Europa 1-F.9 rocket
 Woomera SA APM2500 29/11/1967 Large circular pmk shows small satellite - FIRST AUSTRALIAN SATELLITE Issued for the launch of Australia's 1st satellite WRESAT-1
Hobart Tas APM4400 16/08/1971 Text based Postmark reads '12th International Conference on Cosmic Rays' 12th International Conference on Cosmic Rays
Melbourne Vic APM4610 30/03/1972 Postmark features an Amateur Astronomer's Telescope 5th National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers : 30 March-4 April
Melbourne Vic APM4920 17/02/1973 Postmark shows Copernius with astronomer's instruments and map 500th Anniversary of Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus - Issued during Polphil '73
Sydney NSW APM5050 20/08/1973 Postmark shows stars 15th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Sydney
Melbourne Vic APM5930 20/10/1976 Postmark shows solar eclipse above a map of Victoria Total Solar Eclipse
Adelaide SA APM11630 19/06/1982 Postmark shows communications satellite between two old style gramophone speakers Adelaide Communications Stamp Fair '82
9-20th June
Parkes NSW APM13130 28/02/1983 Postmark shows Radio Dish Receiver plus other symbols of Parks Centenary of Local Government in Parks NSW
Sydney GPO NSW APM13470 18 /05/1983 Postmark shows a number of radio telescopes World Communications Year FDI
University Crawley WA APM13740 15/08/1983 Postmark is a large sun enclosing a map of Australia Solar World Congress
Melbourne Vic APM13930 25/09/1983 Postmark shows a rocket in front of a hot air balloon World Communications Year
Frenchs Forest NSW 1) APM16820
2) APM16821
24/01/1986 Postmark shows map of Australia & AUSSAT Satellite - Earth Station Belrose
1) Normal
2) Different Font for Date
AUSSAT 2 Stamp FDI
Melbourne Vic APM16760 24/01/1986 Postmark shows Map of Australia & AUSSAT Satellite National FDI Postmark for AUSSAT Stamps
Alice Springs NT APM17090 09/04/1986 Postmark shows Halley's Comet & a telescope Halley's Comet Stamp FDI
Comet Qld APM17080 09/04/1986 Postmark shows map of Queensland with comet trail leading to the town of Comet (First use was 03/04/1986) Halley's Comet Stamp FDI
Melbourne Vic APM17100 09/04/1986 Postmark shows Edmund Halley National FDI Postmark for Halley's Comet Stamp
Stampex 91
Adelaide SA
APM23860 11/10/1991 Postmark shows a rocket above a quarter Earth Stampex 91
one of three postmarks
GPO Canberra ACT APM24331 15/03/1992 Postmark shows a Radio Telescope
one of three postmarks
7th National Philatelic Convention
 Siding Spring
Coonabarabran NSW
APM24350 19/03/1992 Postmark shows the Southern Cross National FDI Postmark for ISY Stamps
St. George's WA APM24351 19/03/1992 Postmark shows satellite and broadcast tower ISY stamps FDI
Chicago USA APM24532 22/05/1992 Rectangular postmark on large Australia Post card shows Shuttle launch World Columbian Stamp Expo - card contains 1 x 45c stamp and 4 different postmarks
Chicago USA APM24532 22/05/1992 Rectangular postmark on large Australia Post card shows Shuttle launch World Columbian Stamp Expo - card contains International Space Year Minisheet - one of 4 cards, each with a different postmark
AEROPEX 94 Type 1 1) APM27241
2) APM27244
19/11/1994 Circular pmk shows rocket & American VIKING Mars lander
1) Includes Adelaide SA
2) Excludes Adelaide SA
National Aero/Astro Exhibition
one of a number of postmarks released for the exhibition
AEROPEX 94 Type 2 1) APM27242 20/11/1994 Rectangular pmk with rounded ends shows a map of Australia, the Shuttle, a satellite & planets National Aero/Astro Exhibition
one of a number of postmarks released for the exhibition
NPC Melbourne 1) APM28730
2) APM28731
10/01/1996 'Beam Me Up Spotty' postmark shows a cartoon dog's head and a space capsule
1) Normal Postmark
2) Small dog's head & larger capsule
NPC Space Exhibition
Mount Isa Qld   03/08/1998 31/08/1998 Postmark shows the Sun Return to Mount Isa
 Launching Place Vic. APM33310 03/10/2000  Postmark shows cartoon spacecraft with alien pilot National FDI Postmark for Mars stamps
 SWANPEX
Subiaco WA
APM33391 21/10/2000 Postmark shows a rocket in flight (horizontal) SWANPEX 2000
  SWANPEX
Subiaco WA
APM33390 22/10/2000  Postmark shows cartoon spacecraft with alien pilot (different to the National FDI postmark)  SWANPEX 2000
Salisbury Stamp Fair
Adelaide GPO SA 
APM33400 22/10/2000  Postmark shows cartoon spacecraft with alien pilot (different to the otherI postmarks) Salisbury Stamp Fair
 St. Peters Stamp & Coin Fair
Adelaide GPO
APM33460 18/11/2000 Postmark shows futuristic spacecraft facing right  St. Peters Stamp & Coin Fair
 St. Peters Stamp & Coin Fair
Adelaide GPO
APM33461 19/11/2000 Postmark shows futuristic spacecraft facing left  St. Peters Stamp & Coin Fair
AEROPEX 03
Adeliade SA 
  18/12/2003 Rectangular pmk shows Andy Thomas AEROPEX 03 - 1 of 4 postmarks released for the exhibition
 Campbell Town Tas.   08/06/2004 Postmark shows the Transit of Venus across the Sun Transit of Venus
Woomera SA   02/10/2007 Postmark shows the Earth with text forming an orbit Blastoff - 50 Years in Space National FDI Postmark
Crawley WA   20/10/2007 Green Postmark shows the Sun and a rocket. Swan River Stamp Show 2007 - Day 1
Crawley WA   21/10/2007 Red Postmark shows the Moon and a rocket. Swan River Stamp Show 2007 - Day 2
Salisbury SA   27/10/2007 Postmark shows an astronaut Salisbury Stamp Fair 2007
Southern Cross WA   25/08/2009 Postmark shows the Southern Cross Stargazing stamps FDI
Southern Cross WA   25/08/2009 Postmark shows a graphic representation of the Solar System? International Year of Astronomy PSE
Vermont South Vic   06/06/2012 Postmark shows path of Venus across the Sun Transit of Venus
Cairns Qld   16/10/2012 Postmark shows a Palm Tree Solar Eclipse 2012 PSE
Canberra ACT   23/07/2013 Text postmark shows a News Headline Headline News
Sunshine Vic   22/09/2015 Postmark shows Sun & orbits Our Solar System
Crawley WA   03/10/2015
04/10/2015
Postmark shows Sun & Saturn Swan River Stamp Show 2015
Salisbury   24/10/2015 Postmark shows Saturn Salisbury Stamp Fair 2015
Woomera   12/09/2017 FDI postmark shows WRESAT satellite WRESAT 50th Anniversary FDI
Woomera   29/11/2017 Postmark for actual Anniversary date of WRESAT satellite Actual WRESAT 50th Anniversary
Permanent Postmarks**  
Ceduna SA 1) APM17950
2) APM17955
3) APM23470
4) APM23471
various Postmark shows the 'OTC Satellite Earth Station' 23 January 1987 - --mm diameter - S.A.
1) Ordinary Postmark
2) FDI Postmark
13 June 1991 - 32mm diameter - SA
3) Ordinary Postmark
4) FDI Postmark
Murchison Vic  APM30450 various 'Stardust Country' Postmark features a the 'Murchison' meteorite 1 October 1997
Narrabri NSW  APM33820 various Postmark shows the 'Australia Telescope', an array of six radio telescopes 5 June 2001

1) Parkes NSW

2) Parkes NSW

1) APM11800
2) APM11801
various Postmark shows Parks' Radio Telescope & Southern Cross 4 August 1982
1) single space between month & year
2) double space between month & year
 Siding Spring Coonabarabran NSW APM16630 various Postmark shows Observatory & Southern Cross 4 November 1985
Windsor NSW (Macquarie Towns) APM17110 various Postmark shows Tebbitt's Observatory amoungst others 9 April 1986
Woomera SA  1) APM9910
2) APM?
3) APM23420
4) APM?
various Postmark is symbolic showing an orbiting satellite in the arc of a dish with a rocket shape midway up the picture 1) 29 July 1981 - 37mm diameter
2) 16 June 1982 - 32mm diameter
3) 13 June 1991i - Sth Aust replaced with SA
4) 25 February 2002 - removed some lines
* Australian Pictormarks by Eury & Woolley - DC Desktoppers 2001 - ISBN 0 646 40171 8
** Dates are the first date of use of the poskmark

Notes:
i)  From eBay

Notes Other:
1) Dates are in day/month/year format
2) Only items with a significant direct relation to Space are listed.

 
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