Queen’s Birthday 2015

Release date: 7 April 2015

This stamp issue commemorates the Queen’s Birthday 2015. Australia Post has been issuing a stamp to commemorate the Queen’s birthday since 1980.

The Stamps

70c Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visits Brixton, 2013
The stamp shows Her Majesty on the occasion of her visit to the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton in October, 2013. The Queen visited at the invitation of the Duchess of Cornwall, the club’s President. The Ebony Horse Club gives young people in the deprived inner city area opportunities to learn about riding and care for horses. The Queen and Duchess met with young riders and volunteers and watched a display of precision riding.

$2.75 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle, 2013 (international)
The stamp depicts the Queen at Windsor Castle in April 2013, when Her Majesty met Irish President Michael D Higgins. This historic occasion was the first-ever state visit to Britain by Ireland’s head of state.

Higgins and his wife, Sabina, met the monarch at Windsor Castle three years after the Queen's visit to Dublin heralded the start of a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries. The streets of Windsor were decked out in union flags and Irish tricolours on Tuesday morning ahead of the visit. After travelling to the Berkshire town from London with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the president and his wife were met by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

After the guests were honoured with two gun salutes, the Queen and president entered the castle in the Australian state coach, before Higgins and Prince Philip inspected troops of the Queen's Company Grenadier Guards.

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    7 April 2015
  • FDI withdrawal

    6 May 2015
  • Denomination

    1 x 70c, 1 x $2.75
  • Stamp design

    Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Product design

    Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer

    RA Print
  • Paper - gummed

    Tullis Russell
  • Paper - self-adhesive

    B100
  • Printing process

    Lithography
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size

    105mm x 70mm
  • Perforations

    14.60 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Royal Park, SA 5014
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 October 2015

Designer

Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio

Additional Products

  • Stamp (1 x 70c, 1 x $2.75)
  • Minisheet
  • Cover (blank)
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • First day cover (minisheet)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicard (2)
  • Prestige booklet
  • S/A sheetlet of 5 x $2.75
  • Chequebook of 20 x 5 x $2.75
  • Gutter (10 x 70c)
  • Gutter (10 x $2.75)

*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.