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