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Ukrainian Collectibles Society of Australia

Australia Releases Plast Personalised Stamp and Commemorative Envelope

Who is facilitating this project?

George Fedyk of Bandura Collectibles is facilitating this project on behalf of KPS Australia. George is a lifelong member of Plast and a member of the Chornomortsi kurin. He has expertise is releasing these stamps and envelopes being the project manager for the Ukrainian Collectibles Society (UCS) which is currently releasing stamps and covers for the “Ukrainian Heritage in Australia” series. He will be responsible for preparing, producing and distributing these philatelic items.

What is planned to be issued?

  • An official Australia Post Personalised Stamp™ with a label depicting the approved HPB centenary design
  • A souvenir commemorative envelope depicting the official centenary logo and which will be cancelled on the first day of release in Canberra, ACT

Personalised Stamps

  • AUD $0.60 denomination stamps only (current standard domestic letter rate)
  • Sheets of 20 Peel & Stick (not gummed) stamps with label (stamp and label form a single unit)
  • Stamps will be available to be purchased in the following formats
    • Full sheet (NOTE: full sheet includes the special corner block of 3)
    • Any quantity
  • Pre-release orders can only be placed through Bandura Collectibles on the prescribed Order form
  • Full payment on placement of order (orders will not be accepted without full payment).

Commemorative First Day Cover (FDC) envelopes

  • Each envelope will carry a single 60-cent Personalised Stamp, cancelled in Canberra, and the envelope will depict the official centenary logo
  • All covers will be postmarked on 20 December 2011 at a Canberra Australia Post postal outlet
  • Pre-release orders can only be placed through Bandura Collectibles on the prescribed Order form
  • Full payment on placement of order (orders will not be accepted without full payment)
  • For Australian residents FDC can be:
    • Posted direct to the purchaser on the day of issue
    • Sent to the purchaser in a package in the new year (postmarked but in mint condition)
  • For non-Australian residents FDC can be:
    • Sent to the purchaser in a package in the new year (postmarked but in mint condition)
    • For an additional fee, posted direct on the day of release
  • A limited number of FDC will be available for purchase at UMPZ and for after-release sale through Bandura Collectibles. Once sold no further FDC can be issued

Pre-release orders and payment

  • Orders can only be made on the prescribed Order Form (Word document Order Form attached)
  • Orders can only be placed through Bandura Collectibles:
    • PO Box 466, Woodville SA 5011
    • Email: bandura@ozemail.com.au
    • Telephone George Fedyk – 0412 702 234 | Day: 08 8345 4033 | A/H: 08 8445 9825
  • There will be a cut-off date for the placement of orders for stamps and FDC, which is Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – pre-release orders cannot be filled after this date
  • Pre-release orders will be accepted from both Australian and non-Australian residents
  • Available payment options:
    • Cheque – payable to “Plast Federal Executive Museum-Archives”
    • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
      • Institution: Dnister Ukrainian Credit Cooperative Limited
      • BSB: 704-235
      • Account Number: 00014591
      • Notation: “your name and city” (eg: Ivan Mazepa, Adelaide)
      • A notation MUST be made with any EFT for identification
    • For international orders:
      • Electronic payment in Australian currency only, either through Paypal orMoneybookers – the email payment address is: bandura@ozemail.com.au
      • A surcharge of 5% MUST be added to the total amount to offset charges
      • An appropriate notation must be made with funds transfer for identification
      • International cheques, payable on an Australian bank, are acceptable but only if a $15.00 surcharge is added to the total to cover bank transaction costs
      • Non-Australian personal cheques are acceptable but only if a $20.00 surcharge is added to the total to cover bank transaction costs
      • International currency cash payments will not be accepted

Delivery of ordered items

  • All ordered items will be sent in the first week of January 2012 in a single package to the address provided on the Order Form, unless any FDC are to be posted direct to the purchaser on the day of issue.

Prices and Costs (all prices in AUD)

  • Stamps:
    • Full sheet of 20 stamps - $30.00 (discounts for over 20 sheets, see Order form)
    • Single stamps - $ 1.50
  • First Day Covers:
    • Fully serviced envelope - $5.00
  • Postage and handling package costs: (standard letter weight up to 125g)
    • Within Australia - $1.50
    • International - $6.00 (for Registered mail, see Order Form)
      • DL size letter for non-full sheets
      • B4 size letter for full sheets (see Order Form)
    • For packages in excess of 125g you will be contacted prior to despatch for additional postage payment
    • All prices are in Australian currency only.

Additional Information

  • A small quantity of stamps and FDC will be held by Bandura Collectibles and will be made available for purchase after 1 January 2012 (on a first in, first paid basis). You should contact George Fedyk directly for further information or to purchase.
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