Release date: 3 February 2015

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’.

The Stamps

70c Red kite

70c Heart cloud outline

70c Heart hot air balloon

70c Heart cloud
 

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    3 February 2015
  • FDI withdrawal

    5 March 2015
  • Denomination

    4 x 70c se-tenant
  • Stamp design

    Jonathan Chong
  • Product design

    Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer

    EGO
  • Paper - gummed

    Tullis Russell
  • Paper - self-adhesive

    C100
  • Printing process

    Lithography
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Perforations

    13.86 x 14.6
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Valentine, NSW 2280
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 August 2015

Designer

Jonathan Chong

Additional Products

  • Stamp (4 x 70c)
  • Cover (blank)
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicard (4)
  • PNC
  • S/A booklet of 10 x 70c (x2)
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10 x 70c (x2)
  • Gutter (10 x 70c) design
  • Greeting card with chocolate