From stamp shows to television shows, and from pioneering aviators to rebels of the gold fields, August is an awesome month for philatelic collectables.

SINGPEX 2019 minisheet set

Australia Post attended the 36th International Asian Stamp Exhibition, SINGPEX 2019, between 31 July and 4 August, in Singapore. Special minisheets were released for each day of the show. These minisheets can now be purchased as a set of five. Four minisheets contain a block of four of one of the stamps in the Australian Fauna stamp issue (2019). The fifth minisheet contains all four stamps from the issue. Each minisheet features the show logo.

Gardening Australia stamp pack

On 1 August 2019, to complement our sustainable gardening theme for Stamp Collecting Month, we released a licensed stamp pack that celebrates 30 years of the popular ABC television program Gardening Australia, first hosted by Peter Cundall and now by Costa Georgiadis. The show reaches more than one million people per week, from novice gardeners to professionals.

The pack contains 20 Flowering Gum stamps from the Love to Celebrate stamp issue, together with images of popular show presenters in the stamp tabs.

Harry Butler: Pioneer Aviator postage prepaid envelope

On 6 August 2019, we released a postage prepaid envelope to mark the centenary of the historic flight from Adelaide to Minlaton by pioneer aviator Henry John (Harry) Butler (1889–1924). On 6 August 1919, Butler became the first aviator to fly across the Gulf St Vincent to Yorke Peninsula. His Bristol monoplane, the “Red Devil”, carried postcards and letters for delivery in Minlaton and for delivery in Adelaide on the return journey. These were the first airmail flights over water in the Southern Hemisphere.

Eureka Stockade postal numismatic cover

On 13 August 2019, we released an attractive postal numismatic cover to commemorate the Eureka Stockade – Australia’s only armed civil uprising. Featuring a $1 uncirculated coin from the Royal Australian Mint, the cover design features imagery and artwork that bring to life the story of the disgruntled Ballarat miners who, on 30 November 1854, built a stockade at the nearby Eureka diggings and made demands relating to parliamentary representation and reform of the gold licensing system. After a deadly confrontation with government troops, the miners’ demands were met, and rebel leader Peter Lalor was elected to the Legislative Council.

The SINGPEX 2019 minisheet set, the Gardening Australia stamp pack, the Harry Butler PPE and the Eureka Stockade PNC are available now, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.

This content was produced at the time of the products release date and will not be updated.

Philatelic Team