Our Full STEAM Ahead stamp issue will be released on 3 August 2021, for this year’s Stamp Collecting Month (SCM). It depicts key aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) that may be carried out in a school classroom, specifically robotics, virtual reality, hydroponics, space study and urban design, all of which are fundamental to equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to solve current real-world problems, such as sustainability and Climate Change, or to expand our current understanding of the universe. The arts (or humanities) develop skills in planning, problem solving and communicating science and technology, as well as fostering an ability to see the “bigger picture”.

The five striking stamps are presented in a minisheet, as well as in a stamp pack and on maxicards, the latter of which are perfect to send to friends and family overseas. The five commemorative-sized stamps are also available in booklets of 10 self-adhesive stamps. This year, we’re also releasing a limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark medallion.

SCM is great way for grandparents, parents and teachers to educate children in middle to upper primary about this topical and engaging theme. The stamps and collectables provide collectors with the perfect opportunity to share their love of stamps with children and grandchildren, while perhaps also encouraging them to discuss what they are learning in the STEAM curriculum at school, or even activities they may enjoy at home, such as virtual reality or a hydroponic garden.

Stamp Collecting Month 2021 runs during August, but resources can be used anytime!

View the gallery and technical details from this issue
Download the FREE SCM educational materials

The Full STEAM Ahead stamp issue is available from 3 August 2021, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.

Philatelic Team


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