1996 AFL Centenary: The Booklets

The Booklets were sold separately from post offices and in a Stamp Booklet Collection of 16. Sales from Philatelic sections and the Booklet Collection were type 1 with different barcodes for each team (108 4/5 ??). Booklets sold separately from general post offices were type 2 with the same barcodes (273729). Despite the majority of sales falling into this category a collection of 16 Booklets with the same barcode is more expensive and more difficult to obtain. Different quantities of each team booklet were placed on sale and sold from different offices depending on local team support. Their is no difference in the booklets except for the barcode.

There was also a set of small barcode stickers.

The Booklets were also sold as a collection.

All 16 booklets are available as FDCs in both formats.

Imperforate Booklets

3 imperforate booklets each of Collingwood, Essendon and Geelong are known to exist. A Collingwood booklet was sold by Millennium Auctions on the 22 October 2003 for $2,500 and by Status International Auctions on the 19 July 2019 for $1,600. An Essendon booklet was sold by Charles Leski Auctions on the 16 May 2000 for $1,500 and by Status International Auctions on the 19 July 2019 for $1,600. A Geelong booklet was sold by Millennium Auctions on the 22 October 2003 for $2,400 and by Status International Auctions on the 19 July 2019 for $1,300. (It is not known if these are the same booklets).

Flaws

The Essendon Booklet stamp on the right shows that the image is displaced inferiorly. No other example has been seen. As explained by Stampboarders “These are from miss cut booklet panes usually. The large sheets are printed first and then cut. You see a number of these on different self adhesive issues. I had a booklet of the 60 cent fish with severe miss cuts and some even imperforate. You will find some more examples on ‘Show here your Decimal Australia stamp errors‘”

Self-adhesive stamps: An Australian revolution