2020 Annual Collection of Australian Stamps - Stamp Irregularity Identified

The 2020 Collection of Australian Stamps, released Tuesday 1 December 2020, has been produced with a printing error that affects one stamp featured in the Art of the Desert block of four on page 65. The featured artwork, Boxer Milner, Milnga Milnga, The Artist’s Birthplace 1999, NGA, has not been affected. However, the stamp's issue year and country of origin are not visible. The printing irregularity appears in the executive and deluxe editions.

Purchasers of the publication, who wish to have a copy of the original stamp design without the irregularity, may request an Art of the Desert stamp set by contacting Australia Post at mailorder@auspost.com.au or phoning 1800 331 794.

Australia Post’s annual collection publications showcase the Australian and Australian Territories stamp programs for 2020. Not only are they an attractive way for collectors to bring together the stamp issues released in 2020 but they also provide extra insight into the stories behind the stamps, via detailed thematic text and striking imagery.

Annual collections also make wonderful Christmas gifts, whether for a long-time collector, someone who is just getting started or someone who is interested in Australian culture and history.

2020 Collection of Australian Stamps – pre-order now!

Exciting new format!
The 2020 Collection of Australian Stamps presents each stamp issue as a full gummed page (so, without mounts). That means that the stamps are part of the printed page and do not have to be manually inserted.

This attractive collection, with matching slip case, will be released on 1 December 2020 but is available now for pre-order. It includes full gummed pages that house Australian gummed stamps and minisheets released in 2020, together with in-depth background information. This year’s themes are many and varied and span history, transport, science and nature, royalty, fashion, sport, as well as Indigenous art and culture. The included stamps’ face value in this year’s collection totals $122.65, with an RRP of $129.95.

Executive edition with leatherette cover
The executive edition, limited to 6,500, includes gilt-edged pages, brass corner protectors and a black leatherette finish cover and slipcase. RRP is $159.95.

The Australian Territories Collection of Stamps 2020 – out now!

The Australian Territories Collection of Stamps 2020 presents the gummed minisheets from our Australian Territories program for 2020, which includes stamps issued for the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT), Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island. The diverse program in 2020 presented photographic and illustrative issues spanning flora and fauna, culture, history and exploration. RRP is $65.95.


The Australian Territories Collection of Stamps 2020 is available now, online, at participating Post Offices, and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.

The 2020 Collection of Australian Stamps and Executive edition are available for pre-order now. It will be available from 1 December 2020, via the channels listed above.


Philatelic Team


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