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Millennium Covers


To celebrate the new millennium, a cover was designed by Margaret Murray. It had the words "New Day - 1st January 2000" on it. 500 covers were produced and used in four different ways. Some had attached the block of 4 labels from the Marine Park issue and signed by the current Postmaster, Peter Phillips and designer Margaret Murray. They were postmarked 1 Jan 2000. A "Specimen" cover was also produced using the "Specimen" overprinted labels. Another cover, unsigned, with an Australian stamp affixed, posted 31 Dec 1999 is also in existence.

A final cover with any of the four labels and an Australian stamp was produced. It was signed by the Chief Pilot, Stewart Boyd and Pilot P. Gavin of Eastern Australian Airlines, and flown on the last scheduled flight of 1999 to Lord Howe Island. The Island is the most Easterly point of NSW, the first mainland Australian State and Post Office to see the sunrise in the year 2000.

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