The new range in the Special Occasions series provides a selection of stamps to mark both personal and public events. This range has particular appeal for planners of special events, for tourists and for those wanting to add a heartfelt touch to their correspondence or invitations.

Some designs in this 10-stamp issue are occasion-specific, such as those for a wedding or an engagement, while others are of a more general celebratory nature and can be used for many purposes.

Apart from the two Australia map designs, the stamps can be used with the Australia Post Personalised Stamps™ service.

The map stamps have been designed specifically to appeal to businesses and organisations, particularly for use in a souvenir stamp sheet to mark an anniversary or other significant event with a customised philatelic product.


Melinda Coombes, Coombes Whitechurch Design; Stacey Zass; Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Design Studio; Gary Domoney, Visua; Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio; Sean Pethick.

Products released in this issue

  • 9 x 70c stamps, 1 x $1.40 stamp
  • Stamp pack
  • First day cover 
  • Maxicard set
  • Five booklets of 10 x 70c stamps

Technical specifications

Issue date
15 April 2014
Issue withdrawal date
9 x 70c, 1 x $1.40
Stamp design (balloons, champagne flutes, silver wedding bands)
Stacey Zass
Stamp design (baby mobile)
Lisa Christensen
Stamp design (fireworks)
Gary Domoney
Stamp design (Australian map, heart flowers)
Sean Pathick
Stamp design (red rose)
Sonia Young
Stamp design (gold wedding bands)
Melinda Coombs
Product design
Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design
Paper - gummed
Tullis Russell
Printer - gummed
Paper self-adhesive
Printer self-adhesive
Printing process
Stamp size
26mm x 37.5mm
14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI postmark
Sydney, NSW 2000
FDI withdrawal date
14 May 2014

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