The heart is quite simply the most iconic love symbol of all. The exchange of heart-shaped Valentines is believed to have gained popularity in Victorian England.

This issue of stamps, for special occasions and everyday use, is a fresh and contemporary take on the subject of love and the love-heart form.

Each stamp presents a heart-shaped object, floating in a panorama of blue sky and fluffy white clouds. There is a heart-shaped kite, sky-writing smoke trail, hot-air balloon and cloud.

The stamps convey a sense that love is something limitless, uplifting and exciting; that love is about to happen; that love really is ‘in the air’.


Jonathan Chong

Products released in this issue

  • Stamp (4 x 70c)
  • Cover (blank pictorial and gummed)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicard
  • Postal numismatic cover
  • Booklet of 10
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10
  • Gutter strip design
  • Greeting card with chocolate

Technical specifications

Issue date
3 February 2015
Issue withdrawal date
31 August 2015
4 x 70c se-tenant
Stamp design
Jonathan Chong
Product design
Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper - gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper - self-adhesive
Printing process
Stamp size
26mm x 37.5mm
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI postmark
Valentine, NSW 2280
FDI withdrawal date
5 March 2015

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