Hello Collectors

Welcome to the new edition of the Stamp Bulletin, where we present new stamps for Australia and Australian external territories.

Among the issues included in this edition is a set of two stamps featuring the White-breasted Waterhen of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

September is Australia Post Collecting Month, with the month set aside to celebrate the popular pastimes of stamp and coin collecting. This year, we invite you to explore five Aussie Big Things, a companion stamp issue to the popular 2007 Big Things issue. This time, the stamps are illustrated by well-known artist Nigel Buchanan. You are also invited to hunt for an elusive Giant Murray Cod coloured coin.

An upcoming stamp issue presents a wide range of collectables to mark a century of entertainment with Disney IOO. Collectables include character-inspired collections, postcards, medallion covers and postal numismatic covers. The fun and colour of all things Disney is captured in the four stamp designs, each depicting a favourite Australian destination.

A set of six stamps honours the faithful service of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen Elizabeth II: In Memoriam stamps highlight important traits and attributes displayed during Her Majesty’s remarkable reign. We also mark the birth 150 years ago of Australia’s First Olympian: Edwin Flack and pay tribute to his amazing achievements in the first Olympic Games of the modern era, held in Paris in 1896.

This year also commemorates the Centenary of Public Broadcast Radio in Australia. A single stamp design allows for nostalgic reminiscing of the impact public broadcast radio had on everyday life.

Our final stamp issue in this edition is Poppies of Remembrance, honouring the service and sacrifice of men, women, and animals in times of human conflict and hardship. The different versions of the Flanders Poppy are featured in this set of three stamp designs.

Stamp Bulletin #385 (September-October edition) image correction: The two AFL Coin Sets promotion (available online from 25 September 2023), on page 39, showed the incorrect image for each product. The pricing for each item correctly reflected the written description, however the picture above the 2023 $1 ALBR Proof Coin Set depicted the 2023 AFL $1 AG Proof Coin Set and vice versa. The correct images appear in the version of the Bulletin on the auspostcollectables.com.au website. This error only appeared in the product promotion in the Stamp Bulletin mailed out to mail order subscribers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Michael Zsolt

Manager, Philatelic, Australia Post

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