Hello Collectors

Welcome to a new edition of the Stamp Bulletin, presenting upcoming Australian and territories stamp issues, as well as themed collectables.

In March, we celebrate 150 years of sheepdog trials in Australia, which are still held today in most states and territories. The stamp designs showcase iconic Australian dog breeds (the Kelpie and Border Collie) that use their intelligence and agility to corral sheep through a course.

On 15 March, we’ll announce the 2022 recipients of the Australia Post Australian Legends Award. The Legends and stamp designs will be showcased in the next edition. In the meantime, on page 27, we’ve listed the collectables that will be released with the stamp issue.

Also released in March will be an issue of four stamps presenting two species of penguin that live and breed in the Australian Antarctic Territory, the Adélie Penguin and Emperor Penguin.

In April, we commemorate an incredible milestone: the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen remains the longest-reigning living monarch and becomes the only British monarch to have reigned for seven decades. The Queen is also celebrating her 96th birthday. Collectables include a medallion cover that features the official Platinum Jubilee emblem.

Later in April, we look back on the integral role that postcards played in keeping soldiers on the frontline, during WWI, in contact with their loved ones at home. We also celebrate the centenary of the Country Women’s Association in Australia and recognise the integral role this organisation plays in rural and remote communities.

I’m also excited to unveil a new range of military collectables available through our online shop. Select collectables and details of how to order are available on pages 18 & 19.

Michael Zsolt

Manager, Philatelic, Australia Post

This content was produced at the time of the Stamp Bulletin publication date and will not be updated.