2020 Impressions

Impressions 2020 is the yearly pre Christmas auction and sale of limited philatelic objects by Australia Post. The sale commenced on the 2 November 2020.

Sports Stadium Medallion Cover

It included a limited edition Sports Stadium Medallion cover. It was numbered and limited to 150 covers. It contained all eight Sports Stadium Series One and Two gummed stamps postmarked with a Gold Foil Postmark.

Minisheet Collection

The minisheet series was limited to 200 copies. The four stamp series one sheet was set on a background of the MCG. The four stamp series two sheet was set on a background of Melbourne Olympic Park with the tennis centre.

Each stadium also had an individual 4 stamp minisheet. The AFL/cricket grounds are shown above.

50th Anniversary of official Australia Post FDCs

Australia Post released a limited series of 150 sets of commemorative covers from the 1970 Standard Gauge Railway Link Sydney-Perth stamp issue and 27 covers featuring stamps from 2020. One was from the “Word of sport” series showing the AFL Commentators Lou Richards, Jack Dyer and Bod Davis. The first FDC produced by Australia Post was on 16 March 1970 for the Osaka World Expo 70 stamps and not as claimed on the reverse of the new Train FDC. The Train stamp was issued on 11 February 1970.

Stampboards: 2020 Australia Post Impressions issue to commemorate AP FDCs

Commemorative Landscape issues 2020

The commemorative landscape issues of 2020 included stamps from the Word of Sports issues and the Sports Stadium Two Issue. They include Richie Benaud, Reg Gasnier and Les Murray. The Sports Stadium issue includes the Adelaide Oval, Anna Meares Velodrome, Rod Laver Arena and Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.