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Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Bulletin. Our first stamp issue in May recognises a historic tour that took place 150 years ago. In 1868, a team of 13 Aboriginal cricketers travelled to England to play against local and county teams, becoming the first team from Australia to tour internationally.
The Queen Elizabeth Rose
This year’s Queen’s Birthday stamps feature a floral theme, with a particular focus on the Queen Elizabeth rose. The ‘Queen Elizabeth’ was released in 1954 to honour Her Majesty the Queen’s ascension to the British throne in 1952 and subsequent coronation in 1953.
War Memorials: Honouring those who serve
The Century of Service stamp series presents the Australian experience of war across the last century. The latest issue is War Memorials, released on 10 April 2018. It focuses on the various forms war memorials take and the different ways in which they express mourning and remembrance.
AFL and NRL 2018 stamp packs out now!
With the start of the 2018 AFL and NRL seasons comes a fantastic range of licensed stamp packs, one for each AFL and NRL team. Each striking pack design centres on the club logo. Each pack includes 20 $1 stamps as well as the club logo in the stamp tabs. The packs also contain a 2018 playing fixture or season draw for each club, which makes for a great way to stay organised during the footy season.
Lucy Osburn: The founder of modern Australian nursing
On 5 March 2018, Australia Post will release a pre-stamped envelope to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Lucy Osburn in Sydney on 5 March 1868, who is recognised as the founder of modern nursing in Australia.
Preserving Australia’s social history
Collectors often share certain characteristics. Just ask Val Hawkes, a social historian who has been collecting since she was a child in the 1940s.
GC2018: Commonwealth Games products
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is taking place from 4 to 15 April at sporting venues across the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. This is the fifth time Australia has hosted the “Friendly Games”. The first Australian Games was in Sydney in 1938, followed by Perth in 1962, Brisbane in 1982 and Melbourne in 2006.
Canberra Stamp Show 2018
The Canberra Stamp Show 2018, staged by the Philatelic Society of Canberra, will run from Friday 16 March to Sunday 18 March 2018. The main theme for the exhibition is a celebration of nursing in Australia, including the ground-breaking work by Lucy Osburn (1836–1891), the first nurse in Australia to be trained in Florence Nightingale techniques.
Special pre-order offer: January to March 2018
Here’s your opportunity to pre-order first day covers and maxicards issued by Australia Post between January and March 2018, at a discounted rate. Your covers and maxicards will be mailed to you free of any postage and handling charges, beginning 25 April 2018, which is after the release of all of the included covers and maxicards.
World War I designs top Stamp Poll 2017
The Centenary of WWI: 1917 stamp issue has topped Australia Post’s Stamp Poll 2018. A total of 536 respondents completed the poll, ranking their favourite Australian and territories stamp issues in order of preference (from 1 to 34).
Banksias: The artwork of Celia Rosser
Banksias are an evocative native Australian flowering plant; evocative because of the way they instantly conjure up the Australian bush. Indeed, when Captain James Cook (1728–1729) first voyaged to Botany Bay, in 1768, on the Endeavour, with him was a team of naturalists led by Joseph Banks (1743–1820).
Instant stamps for 2018 Olympic Winter Games
While summer is heating up in Australia, the Opening Ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place on 9 February 2018 in Pyeong Chang, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea.
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As Australia gears up for this year’s Commonwealth Games, to be held on Queensland’s Gold Coast, we at Philatelic wish participating Australian athletes every success.
Love by Design
“Love is a many splendored thing”. “The greatest thing, you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom” …
Legends 2018: Legends of TV Entertainment
In 2018, the Australia Post Australia Day Legends are five much-loved, multi-award-winning personalities of the small screen who have become part of our national popular culture. The stamp issue, released on 18 January 2018, was designed by Jason Watts of the Australia Post Design Studio.
Exploring our convict past
In January 1788, England’s First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson before raising the flag on Gadigal land at Sydney Cove. On board were 751 convicts, the first of a number that would swell to around 165,000 by the time transportation to Australia was abolished 80 years later.
Special products for the Year of the Dog
Lunar New Year 2018 celebrates the Year of the Dog. The courageous, loyal and friendly Dog is the 11th sign in the 12-year recurring Chinese Zodiac cycle. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Dog begins on 16 February 2018 and ends on 4 February 2019.
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Welcome to the first edition of the Stamp Bulletin for the New Year, which introduces a range of forthcoming stamp issues. This edition also offers a preview of the full list of products to be released on 18 January to honour the 2018 Australian Legends Award recipients. The award coincides with official Australia Day celebrations.
The Australia Post Legends Award
The Australia Post Australian Legends Award is presented annually by Australia Post to honour a living individual or group of individuals who have excelled in a particular field of endeavour.
Collectables for car fans
Celebrate iconic car models and great racing moments, with our latest suite of car-related collectables. Ford and Holden are icons of Australian motor racing and these licensed products are sure to get your motor revving!