Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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This query was inspired by one of Glen's recent items for sale. I use birdtheme.org as my 'catalogue' and it lists 3 stamp show versions of the 1996 Pets MS


Australia 1996 Pets MS
Australia 1996 Pets MS


12.10.96 St Peters Stamp Fair
17.10.96 Melbourne 96
21.10.96 Asian International Philatelic Exhibition, Taipei

However, I know of four others:

05.10.96 ASDA Centrepoint Stamp and Coin Fair
25.10.96 Queensland 96
26.10.96 Swanpex 96
12.02.97 Hong Kong International Philatelic Exhibition

Were there any more?

birdtheme.org also lists 4 versions of the 1994 Zoos MS:
Australia 1994 Zoos MS
Australia 1994 Zoos MS


30.09.94 Sydney Stamp And Coin Show
21.10.94 Brisbane Stamp Show
27.10.94 Stampshow '94 Melbourne
05.11.94 Stamp Show 94 Fremantle

I've not come across others of these, but are there any?

A related query: Why were there so many of these when, for example, the 1997 Creatures Of The Night MS has no stamp show versions I know of and the 1999 Small Pond MS only has one from Bangkok in March 2000? Both were issued in October, when those same stamp shows must have happened.

Is it just that the Zoos and - especially - Pets designs were kiddie-friendly, to try to bring them into philately? Or were some non-nature MSs similarly issued in multiple stamp show versions?
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Re: Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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Hi

Can't answer any of the "why" questions, but I can show you that "where there any others not on my list?" - yes there are. My collection is not complete either.

Here's the only one I have from the Zoos series, it's on your list.

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Moving on to 1996 Pets, I have all but 1 of the ones from your list.

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And now a couple from the Creatures of the Night 1997 series. I only have 2 overprinted minisheets, but I have other covers from stamp shows that are just the normal set of stamps with show postmarks.

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I find the Sydney Philatelics website useful for this sort of thing. Grahame's listings are pretty comprehensive.

https://stampsaustralia.com.au/Online_stamps_shop/query/Aust ... /Sheetlets
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Re: Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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A belated thanks to both (Easter events intervened in my reply).

I added a couple to the birdtheme.org list years ago then I saw the Sydney Pets issue for the first time on Glen's recent sale here -

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=94361

so I wondered how many others might be lurking.

And thanks to The Pom's link I've found there are three other Small Pond versions - all rare and expensive...
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Re: Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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3 overprints on the 1999 Small Pond
3 overprints on the 1999 Small Pond
There are three official/semi-official overprints on the 1999 Small Pond miniature sheets. 2 officially by Australia Post on the 1999 Adelaide Stampex and 2000 Bangkok Stamp Philatelic Exhibition. One done by the Adelaide Stampex Committee with the special Stampex logo.

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Re: Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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The 5 overprints on the 1995 World Down under
The 5 overprints on the 1995 World Down under
There are 5 semi-official overprints on the 1995 World Down Under, all done at the five major stamp shows across Australia for the Stamp Collecting Month
  • Sydney Centrepoint Stamp Show
  • Adelaide Stamp and Collectible Fair 14 & 15/10/1995
  • Brisbane Stamp Show 20-22 October 1995
  • Melbourne Stamp & Coin Fair 27-29 October 1995
  • Swanpex WA 28-29 October 1995

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Re: Query on Australia 1994 Zoos and 1996 Pets stamp show MSs

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I can add one more to the Small Pond selection of overprints.

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