Outstanding collectables in October
October is an outstanding month for stamp and coin enthusiasts, with special collectables being released throughout the month on a range of themes.
Get ready for the limited-edition draw!
Soon it will be time to register your interest for an opportunity to purchase limited-edition items from the 2018 Impressions catalogue. The Impressions range is a collection of very special products based around the themes of the stamp issues and licensed products released in 2018. The themes of this year’s limited-edition products focus on the Queen, the Great War, Holden, Christmas and Diwali.
2018 footy collectables - pre-order now open
The 2018 AFL and NRL seasons have come to an end but pre-order* for some wonderful collectables has just started. Celebrate West Coast Eagle’s thrilling AFL premiership victory over Collingwood, the decisive NRL premiership success of the Sydney Roosters and Tom Mitchell winning the 2018 Brownlow medal.
Special collectables for the new $50 banknote
The new Australian $50 banknote is the latest release of Australia’s next generation of banknotes. Key aspects of the existing $50 banknote design have been retained including the colour, size and people portrayed.
Shining a light on the lighthouses of Sydney
Despite the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology for navigation, the more than 350 lighthouses still in existence across Australia’s vast coastline still play an important role. They also remind us of the history of early sea travel and their evolution charts important technological developments.
Commemorating the final year of the Great War
The fighting on the Western Front and in the Middle East that raged during 1917 continued into the early months of 1918. A major consequence of the bitter fighting in France and Belgium the previous year had been the enormous casualties. With fewer men voluntarily enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force, the Australian government held a second vote on conscription.
Australia Post will be on show in Macau
The 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition “Macau 2018” will be held between 21 and 24 September 2018. Australia Post will have a double-sized booth at the show, which will not only allow us to not only present some fantastic philatelic products for sale but also fit a special perforating machine, in which customers can perforate their own stamp sheetlet!
Celebrating some of Australia’s beautiful cities
The Beautiful Cities stamp issue, released on 25 September 2018 and designed by Jason Watts of the Australia Post Design Studio, celebrates the cities of Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane on three international-rate stamps.
Stamp Bulletin 356
Welcome to our final edition of the Stamp Bulletin for 2018. By now you would have received news of the special stamp issued to celebrate the amazing record of 26 consecutive race wins recently set by Australian champion mare, Winx.
Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet Part 4
Eureka! Gavin Ryan has done it again! Part 4 of our Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet is coming on 18 September 2018 and it’s an ode to the fun-loving Aussie in all of us.
Sensational collectables in September
The start of spring sees the release of some sensational licensed products, spanning sport and anniversaries of some beloved children’s characters.
Philatelic products for car fans!
August is a bumper month for car fans! On 31 August 2018, we release some fantastic licensed stamp packs and postal numismatic covers (PNCs) that will excite Ford and Holden enthusiasts alike.
Mike Harbar and the art of Vintage Motorcycles
English-born Mike Harbar has been a professional freelance illustrator since 1990. He emigrated to Australia in 2000 and has built an international reputation for his illustration of vehicles, which he creates at his Classic Lines Artist studio on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Mike is commissioned by clients all around the world, both private individuals and large company brands, to produce original illustrations and customised prints.
Celebrating Winx – Queen of the track
On 18 August 2018, Australian mare Winx clocked up her record-breaking 26th consecutive race win. The race in which she achieved this milestone victory was previously known as the Warwick Stakes, and in 2017 was renamed the Winx Stakes in honour of the champion mare.
Stamp Bulletin 355
Welcome to the September edition of the Stamp Bulletin, which includes a nostalgic look at motorcycles from a bygone era. Since their appearance in the 19th century, motorcycles have been a popular mode of transport, although of course today’s vehicles have undergone significant developments in design, engine power and safety.
Visit Australia Post at the Melbourne Money Expo 2018
The Melbourne Money Expo 2018, run by the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association, is being held between 18 and 19 August 2018 at the Melbourne Park Function Centre.
Celebrating the centenary of two Australian children’s classics
Two iconic Australian children’s books are celebrating their centenary in 2018: The Magic Pudding, by Norman Lindsay (1879–1969), and the first of the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie series, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful, by May Gibbs (1877–1969).
Special philatelic products in August
On 8 August 2018, we release the Battle of Amiens 1918 postal numismatic cover, to commemorate this important military victory of World War I. We’re releasing two very special licensed stamp packs that focus on the centenary of The Magic Pudding and the first of the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie series of books. And on 14 August 2018, we release a Hot Wheels licensed stamp pack and postal numismatic cover to celebrate 50 years of Hot Wheels cars.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef during Stamp Collecting Month 2018
The Great Barrier Reef is the star of this year’s Stamp Collecting Month (SCM). The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and the largest living structure on the planet. The reef is home to 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, 500 worm species, 1,600 types of fish, 133 species of sharks and rays and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.
Philatelic survey competition winners announced
During the month of May, subscribers to the Stamp Bulletin had the opportunity to enter a competition to go into the draw to win one of five $400 Visa Pre-Paid gift cards.