Special Occasions: Love

Release date: 7 February 2017

The heart and the red rose have long been symbols of love and devotion. In the 13th century the French poem Roman de la Rose identified the rose with romantic passion and in 1794, Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns, famously compared his sweetheart to this exquisite bloom. This stamp issue introduces two new designs for social mail users and event organisers.

The stamps

  • $1 Heart
  • $1 Rose

Additional products

  • First day cover (blank and gummed)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicards
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10 ($1 Heart)
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10 ($1 Rose)
  • S/A booklet of 10 ($1 Rose)
  • S/A booklet of 10 ($1 Heart)
  • Gutter (10 x $1 Rose)
  • Gutter (10 x $1 Heart)
  • Weddings stamp pack

The Weddings stamp pack includes 30 Heart stamps together with matching envelope seal stickers. The pack contains two exclusive sheetlets of 15 – one printed with a satin silver foil and the other with a blind embossed finish.

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    7 February 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date

    7 March 2017
  • Denominations

    2 x $1
  • Stamp illustration

    Gary Domoney, Visua
  • Product design

    Sonia Young
  • Printer

    EGO
  • Printer (Wedding stamp pack)

    RA Print
  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell Red Phos
  • Paper (self-adhesive)

    Securepost Cprint 100
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Sheetlet size

    120mm x 192mm
  • Perforations

    14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • FDI postmark

    Roselands, NSW 2196
  • Issue withdrawal

    31 August 2017

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