Polly Woodside (With Tab)
Celebrate 2000 (With Tab)
The Celebrate 2000 stamp reflects the innovations in technology and the changing of the year. It features a hologram switching between the years 1999 and 2000 inset into the stamp and colourful fireworks. The stamp also comes with a tab (reading 'Celebrate 2000') which is available for personalising using the Personalised Stamps service.
Now Australia Post has another world first - portable personalized stamps. The very first trial printing was at a Scouting jamboree in January 2000. Australia Post took a portable unit to the jamboree, took photos of the people there and made a mini-sheet (M/S) out of it on the spot virtually. As this was a trial, stamp collectors were only made aware of the existence of the M/S recently in the stamp magazines, and it is scarce.
When the Post Office receives the persons picture, they print out a proof run to make sure the photo is OK, and if it is all right, they then use the photo with their M/S - the proofs should then be destroyed, but this one was actually sent back to the people whose photo was taken.