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.
More sensational savings on maxicards and first day covers!
Philatelic special offers are on again. Save up to 20% when you take advantage of our latest round of special offers, by Friday 7 September 2018*.
Licensed stamp packs in July
In July, we are releasing some exciting licensed stamp packs to energise you during winter! Stamp packs from the recent cinema release Avengers Infinity War, the 40th Anniversary of Grease and the gods of rock AC/DC.
An interview with Owen Bell, digital painter
Owen Bell is most likely a familiar name to nature-themed stamp collectors. In recent years, Owen’s detailed, photo-realistic illustrations have appeared in Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Visiting Birds (2015), Jewel Beetles (2016), Endangered Wildlife (2016), Dragonflies (2017) and in the recently released Frogs stamp issue.
Special philatelic products in July
Two special philatelic collectables are being released in July 2018: one that explores an important women’s convict site of the early 19th-century and the other celebrating a popular cultural festival.
Special collectables for the Perth Stamp and Coin Show 2018
The Perth Stamp and Coin Show 2018 is a three-day show that brings together international, interstate and local stamp and coin dealers as well as dealers of banknotes, postcards and militaria.
Australia Post champions Sustainable Development Goals
In January 2016, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect. The SDGs provide a blueprint to put the world on a sustainable path to 2030 and to address pressing economic, social and environmental challenges.
Licensed stamp packs in June
In June, our licensed stamp pack releases feature favourites of the small and big screen, spanning animal characters (friendly and ferocious), a ground-breaking BBC series and a hit-movie anniversary.
Stamp Bulletin 354
Welcome to the July edition of the Stamp Bulletin and to news about stamp issues and commemorative products being released over July and August. You can also receive details of new stamp issues by subscribing to our free monthly e-newsletter at auspostcollectables.com.au
Celebrating recent royal events
The year 2018 has been a year of royal celebrations. In April 2018, we marked the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a floral-inspired stamp issue. The Birth of a Royal Baby stamp issue celebrates the birth of the fifth in line to the British throne. The 2018 stamp issue A Royal Wedding will commemorate the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle, which occurred in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018.
Australian bird stamps: past and present
From the Emu and Lyrebird stamps from the 1888–9 Centenary of NSW stamp issue to the two Finches of Australia stamp issues of 2018, birds have been a popular and evocative theme in the history of Australian stamps. Australian stamps have featured water birds, wetland birds and desert birds.
Licensed stamp packs in May
In the month of May we release two licensed stamp packs that showcase some popular heroines and heroes, Disney Princesses and Hans Solo Star Wars.
Commemorating battles at Coral and Balmoral
The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest military commitment of the 20th century. Participation began in 1962 when Australia sent an initial contingent of 30 military advisors to South Vietnam. In 1965 the size of the force increased with the deployment of a battalion. One year later the commitment increased further and was upgraded to a task force.
Street art becomes rural art
In the last few years some extraordinary artworks have appeared across Australia. The unlikely canvases for these works are the towering grain silos that dominate numerous small wheat-growing country towns.
Visit us at the 2018 Newcastle Stamp and Coin Expo
The Newcastle Philatelic Society celebrates its centenary in May 2018. As part of its centenary celebrations, the society is hosting a national philatelic exhibition from Friday 25 May to Sunday 27 May 2018 at the Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre.