Owls: Guardians of the Night has been voted the favourite stamp issue design for 2016 in Australia Post’s latest annual stamp poll. A total of 632 polls were completed, ranking Australian and territories stamp issues in preferred order (from 1 to 32). There were many positive comments about the program overall, as well as about favoured stamp issues. There was also some constructive feedback for us to take on board. It was also pleasing to see some great ideas for future stamp issues.
While 90 per cent of the respondents were from Australia, collectors from other countries, such as the USA, UK and New Zealand, also had their say. More than half of the respondents were in the 60+ age bracket, but the 44 to 59 and 30 to 44 age groups were also well-represented, which is pleasing for philately’s future!
The top ten stamp issues are outlined below. While nature-related themes dominate, we also see a preference for historical and vintage issues, with a humorous stamp issue also making the cut:
Visit our stamp poll page for a full run-down of previous polls.
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release dates mentioned within this article and will not be updated.