Micro cuts on self-adhesive stamps
Micro cuts are small security cuts that improve the adhesion of the stamp to the article surface and also prevent self-adhesive stamps from being removed easily for possible re-use.
Celebrating 25 years of two fun-loving bananas!
In 2017, Bananas in Pyjamas is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. To help the celebrations, Australia Post is releasing a licensed stamp pack and postal numismatic cover .
Inside the wonderful world of Australian succulents
To showcase some these amazing ‘water-storers’, we are releasing the Australian Succulents stamp issue on 20 June 2017. The stamps, designed by Janet Boschen, feature four endemic Australian succulent plant species.
Australia Post Legends announced during Reconciliation Week
The official announcement of the 2017 Australia Post Legends Award recipients and the launch of the associated Australia Post Legends stamp issue.
The short fiction of Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson (1867–1922) was a writer and poet, who was known as the “Poet of the People”. His writing was distinctly Australian, with stories, characters and language that reflected various aspects of Australian life and identity, both pre and post Federation, including republicanism, poverty and his own experiences in the outback.
Lions Clubs International: 100 years of service
In 2017, the largest community service organisation in the world, Lions Clubs International, celebrates its centenary. Lions Clubs International is a secular and politically non-aligned community service organisation that seeks “to create and foster and spirit of understanding among the people of the world”.
The Australia Post Legends 2017: Indigenous leaders
The Australia Post Australian Legends Award recognises individuals who have shaped Australian society and identity in a variety of positive ways. In 2017, we honour three remarkable Indigenous leaders: Tom Calma, Lowitja O’Donoghue and Galarrwuy Yunupingu.
The 1967 Referendum
Prior to the historic 1967 federal referendum, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples did not have the same rights as other Australians under the constitution.
Australian novelty stamps - Part 1
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.