The special philatelic products being released in August span a range of themes, from important military and literary centenaries through to the 50th anniversary of a much-loved toy.
Battle of Amiens 1918 postal numismatic cover
Under the command of Lieutenant General John Monash, the Australian Corps played a significant role in the Battle of Amiens, near Villers-Bretonneux, which occurred on 8 August 1918. British, Canadian and Australian infantry overran German positions and achieved a decisive breakthrough, capturing more than 12 kilometres in the first day. They also took 29,144 German prisoners and around 350 guns including, significantly, the “Amiens gun”.
To commemorate the centenary of this important battle of WWI, we are releasing a postal numismatic cover on 8 August 2018. Featuring the $1 Cobbers Statue stamp from the War Memorials stamp issue (2018) and a special 50-cent coin, the cover design showcases part of the striking 1930 painting by H Septimus Power, 8th August 1918, which is housed in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.
The Magic Pudding and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie licensed stamp packs
To coincide with the release of the Children’s Bush Classics stamp issue on 21 August, we are releasing two very special licensed stamp packs. The packs focus on the centenary of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, and Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs, both of which were first published in 1918. The designs incorporate original illustrations and cover art.
Each pack features 16 Children’s Bush Classics stamps, together with lively character illustrations in the stamp tabs. The Magic Pudding stamp tabs are a selection of illustrations made by Norman Lindsay in 1959, as part of the development of a Magic Pudding puppet show.
Hot Wheels licensed products
Since its release 50 years ago, Hot Wheels has become a worldwide sensation, delighting generations of children and adults alike. Four billion die-cast vehicles that have been made since the first Hot Wheels zoomed off the production line in 1968.
On 14 August 2018, we release a Hot Wheels licensed stamp pack and postal numismatic cover that are sure to rev your interest! Containing 20 Map of Australia stamps from the 2016 Love to Celebrate stamp issue, the stamp pack also includes bright and colourful Hot Wheels slogans and illustrations in the stamp tabs. The postal numismatic cover contains a TVD$1 uncirculated coin from The Perth Mint featuring a vibrant Hot Wheels design.
The Battle of Amiens 1918 PNC is available from 8 August 2018, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.
The Magic Pudding and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie licensed stamp packs are available from 21 August 2018, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.
The Hot Wheel licensed stamp pack and PNC are available from 14 August 2018, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.
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