Celebrating two iconic Australian artists
Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (1867–1943) and Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (1917–1992) were leading Australian artists of their day and are much-admired icons of Australian art.
Australian gemstones dazzle on stamps
Gemstones are rare and highly prized objects of beauty. As well as their application in jewellery and ornaments, gemstones form an important part of museum-based geological collections.
Holden in the 70s - Sandman and Torana PNCs
Two new licensed postal and numismatics covers (PNCs) that feature popular Holden car models from the sensational 70s.
Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition - one day to go
A sense of excitement is building in the community, as we count down to the Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition, which kicks off on Thursday 30 March and runs until Sunday 2 April at the Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne.
Magnificent licensed products in March
Some exciting licensed products that feature fun animated characters of the big and small screen as well as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley.
Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition – February update
The Australia Post Philatelic team is hard at work, preparing for one of the biggest events in the 2017 philatelic calendar: The Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition (the 34th Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) International Exhibition).
Special offers on maxicards and first day covers – don’t miss out!
Save up to 20% when you take advantage of our special offers, by Friday 24 February 2017.
Nature shines in Stamp Poll 2016
Owls: Guardians of the Night has been voted the favourite stamp issue design for 2016 in Australia Post’s latest annual stamp poll.
Commemorating 75 years since the bombing of Darwin
On 19 February 1942, mainland Australia was attacked for the first time when Japanese forces launched two air raids on Darwin.
All you need is love
For the past 27 years, Australia Post has been issuing stamps for greetings and special occasions that portray love and affection. These stamps provide mail users with something special with which to adorn their envelopes for invitations and greetings.
Fantastic licensed products in February!
The first licensed stamp products for 2017 will soon be released: the Our Pets stamp pack and the Fireman Sam stamp pack and medallion cover.
Designing a philatelic Lunar New Year
We spoke to Dani Poon, the talented graphic designer behind this current series of Lunar New Year stamps, about her love of design and how she has handled such a large-scale philatelic design project.
Get ready for the 2017 Melbourne International Stamp Exhibition
From Thursday 30 March 2017 to Sunday 2 April 2017, philatelists and stamp enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Caulfield Racecourse for the Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition
Meet a Philatelic Designer: John White
From a young age, John White enjoyed painting, drawing and making things. Yet it wasn’t until he attended art school at the University of Tasmania that he started to think seriously about a career in graphic design.
Personalised Stamps™: a world first continues
On 1 September 1999, Australia Post officially launched their first Personalised Stamps – a world first at the time. Then known as Personal Greetings stamps. A tab next to the stamp could be either personalised with a photo or kept ‘as is’ with a celebratory phrase in calligraphic font.
Christmas competition winners announced
The five lucky winners of our Christmas competition were drawn on 6 December 2016 and they have each won an incredible hamper of philatelic collectables, valued at $664.95.
Stamps are helping to change the lives of kids with cerebral palsy
The Australian Chapter of Lions International Stamp Club (LISC) is working wonders – raising money to purchase mobility aids for children with cerebral palsy, helping them to stand and walk to the best of their ability.
How Australia Post stamps come to be: Product development
In this fifth and latest instalment in our series of articles on Australian stamp production, we look into the world of product development.
Dylan Alcott: Paralympian of the Year 2016
The Australian Paralympic Committee announced wheelchair tennis champion and dual gold medallist Dylan Alcott OAM as the 2016 Paralympian of the Year.
Collecting Australian Gold Sovereigns
In England in 1489 a new gold coin was ordered. It was to be worth 20 Shillings and to be called a ‘Sovereign’, the coin is a large one having a diameter of 42 millimetres and weighing 240 grains.