A to B Self Adhesive Coil Stamp

A new 45c self-adhesive coil stamp design was introduced in July 1994 with a 'A to B' theme.

Issue information

The letter 'A' representing the origin of the mail piece and the 'B' the destination. This design was modified and reissued with a 40c denomination in October 1995 due to a postage rate decrease.

A to B self-adhesive 

Issued 20 July 1994.

Self-adhesive coil stamps were primarily aimed at small business, clubs and other groups wanting reasonable amounts of stamps.

The bulk of coils produced were supplied from Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd with a smaller quantity being supplied from Australia Post-Sprintpak at the time Leigh-Mardon were required to produce 40c stamps as a result of a reduction in postage rates. Apart from slight colour differences the Australia Post-Sprintpak stamps have 'rounded' die-cut corners as opposed to the Leigh-Mardon variety that have 'pointed' die-cut corners.

A to B self-adhesive 

Issued 2 October 1995.

The 'A to B' stamp was produced with a 40c denomination when the postage rate was decreased in 1995.

Of the total number of coils produced an initial quantity were supplied from Leigh-Mardon with latter bulk supplies supplied from Australia Post-Sprintpak.

Apart from slight colour differences the Australia Post-Sprintpak stamps have 'rounded' die-cut corners as opposed to the Leigh-Mardon variety that have 'pointed' die-cut corners.

Product listing for A to B Self-adhesive Coil Stamp

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Image  Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 45c 'A to B' self-adhesive stamp. $0.45
Set of 3 Stamps Mint, used or cancelled strip of 3 x 45c self-adhesive stamps. $1.35
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $0.70
Dispenser Dispenser box containing 100 x 45c self-adhesive stamps. $45.00

Technical information

Date of issue: 20 July 1994
Designer: Van de Roer Design, Wellington, NZ
Printer: Australia Post-Sprintpak, Australia; Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp size: 25mm x 30mm
Sheet size: 100 stamps per coil
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: Die cut perforations
Paper type: Leigh-Mardon Coils: Fasson, self -adhesive; Australia Post-Sprintpak Coils: JAC self-adhesive, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 20 July 1995.