Fair Dinkum: Aussie Alphabet part 2

Release date: 16 August 2016

On 16 August 2016, part two of the Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet stamp series will be released. Once again, Artist Gavin Ryan has created some highly amusing and quintessentially ocker scenes, based on each letter of the alphabet.

Within each stamp-sized scene, there are places, products, lexicon, cultural icons and native fauna beginning with the featured letter.

Part One, released on 1 March 2016 featured the letters N, Q, S, V and W (to represent five of the six Australian states). This time it’s A, C, L, R, T. That means it’s Tassie’s turn! As well as Tarquin the tradie, you’ll cross paths with angry Aaron the Aussie Rules aficionado, and cautious couple Cheryl and Claude. Plus, there’s a lamington being lobbed, a crazy cockatoo and a chummy crocodile to contend with.

While you feel you may have caught everything, a second glance may bring something else to light …

A is for… Aussie Rules, Adelaide, ant, Anzac memorial …

C is for… Canberra, cockatoo, crocodile, campfire, couple…

L is for… Lace Monitor, lyrebird, lamington, log, lounge …

R is for… refrigerator, rugby, reel, rope, Red Centre, ruler…

T is for…Tasmania, tinnie, tradie, Tasmanian Devil, two-up …

So have a Captain Cook for some hidden Australiana, and keep your eyes peeled for part three of the Fair Dinkum Aussie alphabet, coming soon!

The Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet Part 2 stamp issue is available online from 16 August 2016 at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.


Technical details

  • Issue date

    16 August 2016
  • FDI withdrawal

    13 September 2016
  • Denomination

    5 x $1
  • Stamp design

    Gavin Ryan
  • Product design

    Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell Red Phos
  • Printer (gummed)

    McKellar Renown
  • Paper (self-adhesive)

  • Printer (self-adhesive)

    McKellar Renown
  • Paper (rolls)

    RAF Unik
  • Printer (rolls)

  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography (Flexography)
  • Perforations

    14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Launceston TAS 7250
  • Issue withdrawal date

    28 February 2017
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.