Overview

This stamp issue commemorates 150 years of one of the world’s greatest hospitals for children, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne.

From its beginnings as the Melbourne Free Hospital for Sick Children, which opened its doors on 9 September 1870 with only six rooms, the RCH has continued the vision of its founders to provide the best care to sick and injured children, free of charge.

For 150 years, the RCH has provided exceptional care to millions of children, young people and their families; treatments and cures for childhood illness and disease have been discovered; new and innovative models of care have been pioneered; and education and training to the world’s brightest medical minds has been provided.

Today, RCH remains at the forefront of paediatric health, providing world-leading care for the sickest and most vulnerable children and their families, locally, nationally and internationally. The hospital’s anniversary recognises the extraordinary impact 150 years of caring has had on the children and communities of Victoria, Australia and beyond.

Technical specifications

Issue date
7-July-2020
Issue withdrawal date
31-January-2021
Denomination
$1.10x 1
Stamp design
Janet Boschen Design
Product design
Janet Boschen Design
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper: self-adhesive
Arconvert Securpost MC90
Printer
RA
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
37.5 x 26
Sheetlet size (mm)
101 x 151
Perforations
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Sheetlet of 10
FDI Postmark
Parkville VIC 3052
FDI withdrawal date
5-August-2020

Stamps in this issue

$1.10 Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 150 Years

The stamp design features two young patients of the hospital, as well as the 150th anniversary logo.

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Gummed stamp:

150th Anniversary of The RCH gummed stamp

The single stamps from the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne stamp issue feature two young patients of the hospital, as well as
the 150th anniversary logo.

Sheetlet pack:

150th Anniversary of The RCH sheetlet pack

The 150th Anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne sheetlet pack contains the sheetlet of 10 x $1.10 stamps from the stamp issue presented in high quality folder.

Sheetlet:

Sheetlet of 10 150th Anniversary of The RCH stamps

The gummed sheetlet contains 10 x $1.10 stamps from the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne stamp issue.

Maxicard:

150th Anniversary of The RCH maxicard

The 150th Anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne maxicard is a *prepaid postcard with the stamp affixed and postmarked on the view side.

Additional products:

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