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To mark the "WORLD EXPO '88" held in Brisbane Australia as from April 30 to October 30, 1988, the Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications of Republic of Indonesia issues a series of commemorative stamps "WORLD EXPO'88 BRISBANE".
These commemorative stamps are issued on 30th April 1988 and consist of three denominations i.e. Rp 200,00, Rp 300,00 and Rp 350,00.
Although these commemorative stamps consists of three denominations, they form a unity and have one theme of Indonesian children with bright future, full of optimism and dyanmism, and supported by their forefather cultural heritage, which - among others - are a priceless historical temple BOROBUDUR and a traditional house of Toraja in South Sulawesi called TONGKONAN.
Borobudur temple was constructed in 9th century and regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world, while the Tongkonan portrays a close-knit families of The Toraja society and Thus symbolically it represents the national unity of the Indonesian people, in line with the national moto : "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" (Unity in Diversity).
These commemorative stamps are printed in rorogravure by Perum PERURI on white unwatermarked paper in three colours and bearing special marks in the form of emblem of Perum Pos dan Giro which are visible under ultra-violet ray. PV acetate is used as glue material.
Edition of stamps in two million pieces. Size and format 21.00 x 28.96 mm and the perforation 12,50 x 12,50 in sheets of 100 stamps.
Pre design of these stamps were done by Drs Wagiono and redesign were done by Heri Purnomo.
First Day Cover designed by Andi S., and available at the price of Rp 1.000,00 each.
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