Release date: 19 August 2014
These 20th century advertisements recall a bygone era of both poster design and Australian manufacturing.
70c Philip Island
The engaging Little Penguin promoting the attractions of Phillip Island in Victoria was illustrated by J. Miller Marshall in the 1930s. It was one of many commissioned by Victorian Railways from the best commercial artists of the day.
70c Harper’s Empire Self-Raising Flour
Harper’s Empire flour, made by Robert Harper & Co., was a popular household brand throughout the country in the 1920s and 1930s, with factories in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Fremantle.
70c Fly TAA the Friendly Way
Perhaps the most famous of all Australian posters, this striking c. 1954 Trans Australian Airways (TAA) advertisement featured model Nola Ray.
70c Jacko Shoe Shine
The kookaburra, commonly called the jackass, was the emblem of the Melbourne-based Jacko Polish Company, for which artist James Northfield designed this poster in the 1930s.
70c Swallow & Ariell’s Teddy Bear
The label from Port Melbourne manufacturer Swallow & Ariell was made in the 1940s for the front of a grocer’s dispensing tin containing teddy bear biscuits.
Issue date19 August 2014
FDI withdrawal17 Sept 2014
Denomination5 x 70c (se-tenant)
Stamp designSonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Product designSonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper (gummed)Tullis Russell
Printer (gummed)McKellar Renown
Printer self-adhesiveMcKellar Renown
Stamp size26mm x 37.5mm
Minisheet size170mm x 80mm
Perforations14.60 x 13.86
Sheet layoutModule of 50 Printed gutter with design
National postmarkPort Melbourne, Vic 3207
Issue withdrawal date28 February 2015
Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
- Blank cover
- First day cover (gummed)
- First day cover (minisheet)
- First day cover (s/a)
- Stamp pack
- Special sheetlet pack
- Maxicards (5)
- Roll (100 x 70c)
- Collector pack
- Strip of 5 (s/a)
- Gutter (10 x 70c) design
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.