Stamp Bulletin 357
Welcome to the first edition of the Stamp Bulletin for 2019 and the year of themes and celebrations ahead. I would like to welcome you back, and also new subscribers to the Collectables e-newsletter. You may be starting a collection for the very first time, so I hope you enjoy the journey ahead.
Australia Post will be at the Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition
Australia Post will be attending the Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition, which is being held between 28 November and 3 December 2018. The Australia Post booth will include the latest stamp issue releases as well as some daily collectables developed especially for the show.
The Impressions 2018 catalogue is out now
The Impressions range is a fantastic array of collectables that are based on themes from the stamp issues and licensed products released in 2018. There are philatelic and numismatic items and compilations spanning themes of wartime; celebrations (such as Lunar New Year and the Royal Wedding); heritage...
Annual collection publications for 2018 - out now!
Just released are Australia Post’s annual collection publications, which showcase the Australian and territories stamp programs for 2018. Not only are they an attractive way for collectors to bring together the year’s gummed stamps and minisheets but they also bring the stamp themes to life via thematic text and striking imagery.
Licensed collectables for Christmas 2018
Just released is a suite of licensed Christmas collectables that will delight young and old. Not only will these appeal to collectors but they will also make great stocking fillers!
Christmas stamps and collectables are on their way
The Christmas 2018 and Christmas Island Christmas 2018 stamp issues, both of which will be released on 1 November 2018, feature domestic Christmas-card-rate (65c) and international-rate stamps, and are sure to appeal to fans of both traditional and secular designs.
Personalised Stamps™ for Christmas 2018
Australia Post Personalised Stamps ™ allow you to create your own special finishing touch to your invitations, thank-you cards and, of course, Christmas greetings! Our Christmas 2018 stamp issue , which will be released on 1 November 2018, will be the latest addition to the Personalised Stamps range, providing both traditional and secular designs to choose from.
Final special offer on maxicards and first day covers for 2018
We are now taking orders for the last round of philatelic special offers for 2018. Save up to 20% when you take advantage of these special offers, by 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.
Welcome to the 2018 Impressions catalogue. The Philatelic Team once again offers you a range of limited edition items based on stamp themes released throughout the year.
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.