This stamp issue commemorates the centenary of Legacy in Australia. This national charitable organisation was established in 1923 in Melbourne to provide services to the families of Australian Defence Force veterans killed or wounded in World War I. In 1923, returned serviceman Major General Sir John Gellibrand formed the Remembrance Club in Hobart to aid those who suffered because of war. Another returning soldier, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige, was inspired to establish a similar club in Melbourne, which was named Legacy.

Legacy is still caring for tens of thousands of partners and families who have lost their loved ones or have been adversely impacted by conflicts across the globe, including the Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Vietnam War, campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and in peacekeeping operations. Today, there are 44 Legacy Clubs throughout Australia and one in London, providing emotional, social and financial support. Legacy currently supports 43,000 individuals and families across Australia, supported by over 3,600 volunteer members or Legatees. Funds to support Legacy’s work are raised by a variety of methods, the most notable being the sale of special badges and other goods during Legacy Week, which is usually during the first week of September.

Technical specifications

Issue date
21 March 2023
Issue withdrawal date
30 September 2023
$1.20 x 1
Stamp design
Janet Boschen, Boschen Design
Product design
Janet Boschen, Boschen Design
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell 104gsm Red Phosphor/Blue PVA Stamp Paper
Paper: self-adhesive
RAF Unik Stampcoat 85FSC/WG65
Printing process
Offset lithography (Flexographic s/a)
Stamp size (mm)
26 x 37.5
Sheetlet size (mm)
101 x 151
14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout
Sheetlet of 10
FDI Postmark
Melbourne Vic. 3000
FDI withdrawal date
19 April 2023

Stamp in this issue

$1.20 100 Years: Legacy Australia

The stamp design presents the iconic branding of Legacy Australia and echoes the colours of the Australian flag. The torch design prominently placed in the stamp represents the undying flame of service and sacrifice, the foundation of Legacy’s existence. The body of the torch is presented in a gold colour, signifying generosity and compassion. In its wreath of laurel, with its points inverted in remembrance, is the guerdon of honour, to represent those who gave their lives for their country.

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Single stamp:

Single Centenary of Legacy Gummed Stamp

The single Centenary of Legacy $1.20 gummed stamp presents the iconic branding of Legacy Australia and echoes the colours of the Australian flag.

Sheetlet pack:

Centenary of Legacy Sheetlet Pack

The Centenary of Legacy sheetlet pack contains the sheetlet of 10 x $1.20 stamps from the stamp issue presented in a high-quality folder.

Sheetlet of 10:

Sheetlet of 10x Centenary of Legacy Stamps

This gummed sheetlet contains 10 x $1.20 stamps from the Centenary of Legacy stamp issue.


Centenary of Legacy Maxicard

The Centenary of Legacy maxicard is a prepaid postcard with the single stamp from the stamp issue affixed and postmarked on the view side.

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