An invitation addressed to Ms NS Lancaster, to attend the Australia Post display at the 1985 Stamp & Coin Show which was held at the Royal Exhibition Building, 18-20 October. The display, which included archival stamps, commemorated 150 years of Victoria's settlement.

Physical Description

Cardboard invitation, Cream background with red printing

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Numismatics & Philately, Royal Exhibition Building

  • Acquisition Information

    Cultural Gifts Donation from Susan Lancaster, 05 May 2015

  • Place & Date of Event

    Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 Oct 1985 - 20 Oct 1985

  • Organiser of Event

    Australia Post, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 Oct 1985 - 20 Oct 1985

  • Inscriptions

    On obverse: VICTORIA/ POSTAGE/ TWOPENCE HALFPENNY/ Your Invitation/ 5015154-7 330/ MS N S LANCASTER/ 16 STIRLING ST/ KEW 3101/ OFFICIAL. MAIL/ THE/ VICTORIAN/ POST OFFICE/ AND ITS STAMPS On Reverse: An invitation to See Australia Post's Display/ THE/ VICTORIAN/ POST OFFICE/ AND IT'S STAMPS/ This is an invitation to see selections from/ Australia Post's archival collection of stamps at the/ Stamp & Coin Show, Royal Exhibition Building/ Convention Centre, from 18 to 20 October. THe/ theme of the display is the "Stamps of Victoria"/ Featured in the display are examples of/ Victoria's stamps issued before Australian/ Commonwealth stamps were introduced in 1913/ (in the pre-federation era, each Australian stat,/ then a colony, administered its own postal service/ and issues its own stamps). Staged to celebrate our/ state's 150th anniversary, the "Stamps of Victoria"/ display features some of the finest and rarest/ stamps of their kind. Alongside Australia Post's/ display at the Stamp and Coin Show, will be/ selections for a magnificent collection of/ Victorian stamps owned by a Melbourne/ philatelist. Stamp & Coin Show- sponsored by the/ Australasian Stamp Dealer's Association and/ Australia Post/ Where? Royal Exhibition Building, Convention/ Centre, 1st Floor (enter from Nicholson Street)./ When? Friday 18 October 10.00am.8.00pm/ Saturday 19 October 10.00/8.00pm/ Sunday 20 October 10.00am/6.00pm./ In addition to the displays, leading stamp dealers/ will be in attendance with a huge range of stamps,/ covers, postcards and coins for sale-something/ for all collectors./ Admission to Stamp & Coin Show - FREE// (NB: Royal Exhibition Building Trustees will/ charge a fee for entry to the car park/ Rathdowne St./ Nicholson St./ Entrance to Car Park/ Royal/ Exhibition/ Building/ Entrance to Stamp and Coin Show/ If undeliverable, return to: Australian Stamp Bulletin, Locked bag 8, South Melbourne Vic 3205.

  • Classification

    Royal exhibition building, Exhibitions & trade shows, Philatelic

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Overall Dimensions

    220 mm (Width), 100 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Royal Exhibition Building, Stamp & Coin Shows, Stamps, Exhibitions, Invitations