1987 Aussie Kids

What could be more Australian than barracking at the footy while eating a pie with sauce. The beanie and scarf suggest an Aussie Rules Game. Interestingly no VFL team had green in their colours. The first in the AFL was Fremantle established in 1994 with Green, purple and red. (Purple haze) The stamps were designed by Elizabeth Honey from Melbourne.

From the stampsize colour photographic eassay it can be seen that initially all the stamps were of the same domination, 36c, the basic postage rate for a small letter in 1986.

As can be seen from the Banner that Western Australia had an official FDI postmark as well as the other town, in this case Melbourne.

Date of Issue16th September 1987
DesignElizabeth Honey, Melbourne
PrinterPhoto-Litho by Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd, Melbourne
PaperClark International Paper
Sheets100 divided into two panes of 50
Stamps In series37c Catching Yabbies, 55c Playing with cat, 90c Barracking at the footy, $1 Playing with a joey

From the 17 December 1994 to 18 March 1995 Australia Post held an exhibition of Holiday Book Illustrations at the Philatelic Gallery in Melbourne. Elizabeth Honey the designer of the Aussie Kids stamps was a guest at the exhibition. One of the non adopted designs for the series was released on an Avant Card Postcard. It shows a beach cricket scene.