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Commemorative Covers

    As a means of promoting the Society and fund raising the Society produces Commemorative Covers for significant events and the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

Limited numbers of covers are produced however stock is available of some covers from the society.

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

For each Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race since 1982, with the exception of 1993, commemorative covers have been produced for both Mono and Multi Hull races.  Each year the covers are carried in the race by two of the competing yachts (1 for Mono and 1 for Multi).  The front face of the cover includes a maritime pictorial representing the yacht and/or history of the race.  The rear of the cover includes details of the yacht and society.  Before the race the covers are cancelled by the post office at the suburbs nearest the start line, Sandgate for the Mono-hull cover and Manly for the Multi-hull.  Once cancelled the covers are packaged and handed over to the skippers of the yachts to be carried to Gladstone during the race.  The race starts on Good Friday at 11 AM and usually takes yachts 24-72 hours to complete.  Once the yachts arrive in Gladstone the covers are stamped with a commemorative seal indicating the date of arrival.  

The Society sponsors the trophy for 2nd on Performance Handicap in the Multi-hull race.  It is also tradition that the winner (1st) on Performance Handicap of the Multi-hull race carries the covers for the society the following year.  
 
Yacht race covers for the respective years :
1982 - Project 1 - Wistari (Monohull)
1983 - Project 2 - Laurabada (Monohull)
1984 - Project 3 - Apollo  (Monohull)
1985 - Project 4 - The Office  (Monohull)
1985 - Project 5 - Escapade  (Multihull)
1986 - Project 6 - Madam De Farge  (Monohull)
1986 - Project 7 - Alpha Centauri   (Multihull)
1986 - Project 8 - Rocky Electric Train Cover
1987 - Project 9 - Dr Dan    (Monohull)
1987 - Project 10 - Pumpkin Eater   (Multihull)
1987 - Project 12 - "Guayas" on Polly Woodside Cover
1988 - Project 13 - Hammer of Queensland  (Monohull)
1988 - Project 14 - Nudgee Budgie    (Multihull)
1988 - Project 15 - Visit of Young Endeavour
1989 - Project 16 - Walk on the Wild Side  (Monohull)
1989 - Project 17 - Gold Rush   (Multihull)
1990 - Project 19 - The Gambler   (Monohull)
1990 - Project 20 - Shotover    [Multihull]
1991 -  Project 21 - Lunchcutter  [Monohull]
1991 -  Project 22 - ARRIBA     [Multihull] 
1992 -  Project 23 - Restless     [Monohull]
1992 -  Project 24 - Light Blue Touchpaper and Stand Clear  [Multihull]
1994 -  Project 26 - Seaulater     [Monohull]
1994 -  Project 27 -   XL2             [Multihull]
1995 -  Project 28 - Spirit            [Monohull]
1995 -  Project 29 - The Boss      [Multihull]
1996 -  Project 30 - Hammer of Queensland      [Monohull]
1996 -  Project 31 -  Free Spirit     [Multihull]
1997 -  Project 32 - Starlite Good News    [Monohull]
1997 -  Project 33 - Nudgee Budgie   [Multihull]
1998 -  Project 34 - Wistari      [Monohull]
1998 -  Project 35 - Triumph    [Multihull]
1999 -  Project 36 - Windcheetah  (Alpha Centauri)  [Multihull]
1999 -  Project 37 -   K9                     [Monohull] 
2000 - Project 38 -  Restless        [Monohull]
2000 - Project 39 - Nudgee Budgee     [Multihull]
2001 - Project 40 - Golden Apple of the Sun       [Monohull]
2001 - Project 41 -  Alpha Centauri ||     [Multihull]
2002 - Project 42 -  Thylacine        [Monohull]
2002 - Project 43 -  Shanda       [Multihull]
2003 - Project 44 -  South Passage     [Monohull]
2003 - Project 45 -  Flat Chat     [Multihull]
2004 - Project 46 - Sassy; Spirit of Sandgate   [Monohull]
2004 - Project 47 -  The Cats Whiskers    [Multihull]
2005 - Project 48 -  Pagan          [Monohull]
2005 - Project 49 -  Raw Nerve       [Multihull]
2006 - Project 51 - Immigrant        [Monohull]
2006 - Project 52 - Enchantress       [Multihull]
2007 - Project 53 - Marriah               [Monohull]
2007 - Project 54 - Renaissance       [Multihull]
2008 - Project 55 - Tuan {Immigrant}  [Monohull]
2008 - Project 56 - Spellbound               [Multihull]
2009 - Project 57 - Sassy                     [Monohull]
2009 - Project 58 - Renaissance      [Multihull]
2010 - Project 59 - Achernar 11            [Monohull]
2010 - Project 60 - Rhythmic               [Multihull]
2010 - Project 61 - 30th birthday cover 9th May.
2011 - Project 62 - Arcadia                    [Monohull]
2011 - Project 63 - Akimbo                   [Multihull] 
2012 - Project 64 - Samurai Jack       [ Monohull ]
2012 - Project 65 - No Problem          [ Multihull ]
2013 - Project 66 - Immigrant            [Monohull ]
2013 - Project 67 - Rushour                [Multihull ]
2014 - Project 68 - The Fat Controller    [Monohull]
2014 - Project 69 - Cut Snake                [Multihull]. 
2015 - Project 70 - Wistari                     [ Monohull]
2015 - Project 71 - Catalina                    [Multihull]
2016- Project 72 -  Kerumba                  [Monohull]
2016- Project 73 - No Problem             [Multihull]
2017 - Project 74 - Apriori                     [Monohull]
2017 - Project 75 - Top Gun                  [Multihull]
2018 - Project 76 - Laurabada               [Monohull]
2018 - Project 77 - BOSS Racing            [Multihull]

1st Electric Passenger Trains Brisbane to Rockhampton

In July 1989,,  2 covers were produced for the inaugural running of Electric Passenger Train services from Brisbane to Rockhampton and Rockhampton to Brisbane.  
 
1989 - Project No 18 - 1st Electric Passenger Trains  [2] 
 
  
Gladstone Postal Rearrangement Covers
In 1993 a set of covers were produced for the rearrangements of the postal system in Gladstone. 
 
 
25th Anniversity of GDPS Inc Overprinted Dogs & Cats Minisheet
 
2005- Project 50 -   Overprinted "Dogs & Cats" minisheet  
 
 
 

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