Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet Part 3

Release date: 17 October 2017

The Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet series of stamps takes a light-hearted look at Australia through our cultural icons, inventions, places, characters, flora, and fauna and more. It explores our unique brand of “Aussie” humour and showcases our ability to laugh at ourselves. Each letter of the alphabet has its own stamp that is filled with elements starting with that letter. The idea is to identify as many as possible and string together a good old Aussie yarn.

Part three of this stamp series sees illustrator Gavin Ryan produce some cracking illustrations for five letters of the alphabet: B, G, J, K and U.

The stamps

$1 B is for …

Budgie-smugglers, blowflies, barramundi, billy and ….

$1 G is for …

Galah, gumboots, gecko, gasket and …

$1 J is for …

Jillaroo, jam, jumbuck and …

$1 K is for …

Koala, kangaroo suit, kelpie and …

$1 U is for …

Ulysses butterfly, uggs, umpire and …

Additional products

  • First day cover (blank, gummed, self-adhesive)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicards
  • Self-adhesive booklet of 10
  • Booklet collection
  • Self-adhesive roll of 100
  • Postal numismatic cover (letter “K”)

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    17 October 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date

    15 November 2017
  • Denominations

    5 x $1
  • Stamp design

    Gavin Ryan
  • Product design

    Sonia Young
  • Printer (gummed)

  • Printer (booklets)

  • Printer (rolls)

  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Paper (s/a)

    Securepost MC90
  • Paper (rolls)

    Raf Unik
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • Perforations

    14.6 x 13.86
  • FDI postmark

    Gladstone QLD 4680
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 March 2018
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.

Philatelic team