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Australian novelty stamps - Part 1

23 May 2017

Over the past two decades, Australia Post has produced various ‘novelty’ stamps, which have pushed the envelope (no pun intended) in terms of printing techniques, and provided enjoyment and amusement to stamp users and stamp collectors alike.

NRL licensed stamp packs out now!

14 May 2017

With the NRL season in full swing, we have some exciting collectables available for Rugby League fans: the 2017 range of NRL licensed stamp packs. There are 16 different packs, one for each team.

Street Art becomes stamp art

08 May 2017

In recent decades there has been an explosion of art practice in our urban environments. Street art describes public artistic expression that appears outside traditional art venues, such as galleries.

Caves exploring the depths

02 May 2017

Australia is home to many spectacular and highly significant caves. Caves are not only fascinating natural subterranean environments, with interesting formations, but they may also be important cultural sites, or home to rare fauna and ancient fossil deposits ...

Joan Orr and the Nanango Stamp Club

25 April 2017

Joan Orr founded the Nanango Stamp Club in 1987, after hearing from the post master that many people were enquiring as to why there wasn’t a stamp club in or near the area.

How Australia Post stamps come to be: Printing

10 April 2017

For our last instalment in our series about the production of Australian stamps, we interviewed Tony May, Facility Manager at Australia Post Sprintpak, which is the printing and distribution arm of Australia Post Philatelic.

Melbourne 2017 Stamp Exhibition highlights

06 April 2017

A wonderful four days of philately and numismatics has just concluded at the Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition (the 34th Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) International Exhibition), held between 30 March and 2 April 2017.

A look back at 1917

03 April 2017

The fourth in our five-part series commemorating the centenary of World War I will be released on 18 April 2017. These five domestic base-rate stamps, designed by Phil Ellett of Creative Ethos, explore key themes and events of 1917, using photographs from the Australian War Memorial collection.

Stamp packs for the ultimate footy fan

30 March 2017

With the start of the 2017 AFL footy season comes a fantastic range of licensed stamp packs, one for each AFL team. These packs are the ultimate collectable for footy fans and keen statisticians and historians of the game.

Celebrating two iconic Australian artists

14 March 2017

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

09 March 2017

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

08 March 2017

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

07 March 2017

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

06 March 2017

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

16 February 2017

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!

14 February 2017

Save up to 20% when you take advantage of our special offers, by Friday 24 February 2017.

Nature shines in Stamp Poll 2016

14 February 2017

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

09 February 2017

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

03 February 2017

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!

01 February 2017

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.