Stamp Bulletin 360
Welcome to a new edition of the Stamp Bulletin. I'm pleased to introduce the stamp issues and collectables that will be released over coming weeks, including Stamp Collecting Month and an issue commemorating a globally significant event.
Celebrating sport on stamps
Sport is valued highly in Australian culture, both by participants and spectators. It makes sense therefore that sport is a popular thematic on Australian stamps. These stamps usually tell the story of athletic achievement, rather than highlighting the venues at which sporting events are held, save for the Australian Racecourses stamp issue, released in 2014.
Collectables to warm your winter
In June 2019, Australia Post will release a range of collectables spanning current movie releases, classic characters and historical themes, including Marvel Avengers: Endgame, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Mary Poppins, Dr Seuss 115th Birthday and the 90th Anniversary of the Women’s Pioneer Society.
Sydney Stamp and Coin Expo 2019
Between Thursday 13 June and Sunday 16 June 2019, Australia Post will be attending the Sydney Stamp and Coin Expo 2019. The theme of the show is the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on 28 June 1919, at the Palace of Versailles, France, and laid out the conditions of peace with Germany at the conclusion of World War I.
Special philatelic collectables in May
The month of May is in full swing and that means some marvellous collectable releases spanning a range of themes, including a Toy Story 4 stamp pack and postal numismatic cover's for the Queen Victoria 200th Birth Anniversary and the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Insects on stamps
The stamp issue depicts representatives from the four main native bee families in Australia: Resin, Green and Gold Nomia, Wasp-mimic and Neon Cuckoo Bees.
Shining a light on Indigenous Languages
“Through language, people preserve their community’s history, customs and traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking, meaning and expression.” International Year of Indigenous Languages website: iyil2019.org
Philatelic special offers for 2019 quarter 2
We are now taking orders for the next round philatelic special offers for 2019. Save up to 20% when you take advantage of these special offers, by 5pm on Friday 7 June 2019*.
Stamp Bulletin 359
Welcome to the Stamp Bulletin and to our range of stamp issues and collectables to be released over May–June. This edition also provides details of the Sydney Stamp and Coin Expo and a range of products to be available at the event.
Australia Remembers in a year of peace
On the morning of Sunday 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops entered their first major engagement of World War I – the landing at Gallipoli and attempted capture of Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). A failure in military terms, the campaign took eight months and cost more than 8,100 Australian lives.
Products to celebrate the 2019 footy season
Whether you’re a fan of Aussie Rules or rugby league, April sees the release of some fantastic footy-themed collectables.
Amazing collectables in April
The month of April begins and ends with a bang, as we release some amazing collectables. Ford and Holden collectables and Felix the Cat 100th Anniversary stamp pack.
Three stamps of approval for sustainable fish
We spoke with Professor Keith Sainsbury and Anne Gabriel from the Marine Stewardship Council about sustainable fishing practices and the work of the Marine Stewardship Council
Visit Australia Post at the Perth Stamp and Coin Show 2019
Australia Post will be attending the Perth Stamp and Coin Show 2019 – a three-day show being held from Friday 29 March to Sunday 31 March 2019. A range of current philatelic products and limited-edition show products, as well as coins from The Perth Mint, will be available for sale at the Australia Post stand.
Marvellous collectables in March!
March is here, and that means the release of some exciting collectables.
Silo Art tops 2018 Stamp Poll
The Silo Art stamp issue has been voted Australia’s favourite stamp design for 2018 by collectors and stamp enthusiasts. There were 461 respondents who completed the online poll, ranking either their “top 5” stamp issues and least favourite issue, or selecting to rank each Australian and territories issue in order of preference.
A stamp issue that strikes gold!
The Welcome Stranger: 150 Years stamp issue, commemorates the discovery of the Welcome Stranger nugget in 1869, near the town of Moliagul, Victoria – the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found, with a nett weight of 2,284 troy ounces (71 kilograms).
Stamp Bulletin 358
Welcome to the first edition of the Stamp Bulletin for 2019 and the year of themes and celebrations ahead. I would like to welcome you back, and also new subscribers to the Collectables e-newsletter. You may be starting a collection for the very first time, so I hope you enjoy the journey ahead.
Recognising the legacy of Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd CBE (1919–71) was a leading architect, writer, cultural commentator and educator in Australia from the late 1940s through the 50s and 60s. Born into a family renowned for its artistic achievements, particularly in painting, he carved out his own creative path, winning significant national and international accolades for his modernist approach.
Fantastic collectables in February
Our February licensed collectable releases include some love-themed products, ideal for Valentine’s Day. We also celebrate the 90th birthday of Popeye the sailor man, and we release the latest in our series of Ford and Holden racing-car postal numismatic covers (PNCs).