The Philatelic Team   19 July 2016

Road to Rio


Between 5 and 21 August 2016, Rio de Janeiro, the carnival city of Brazil, will host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. This will be the first time a South American city has played host to the Games in the… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   15 July 2016

50 Years of Play School


Play School is Australia’s longest running children’s television program. The 50 Years of Play School stamp issue celebrates half a century of this much-loved Australian television program. The stamps and minisheet feature three iconic and enduring aspects of the show… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   11 July 2016

Blair Thomson, changing perceptions of philately


Blair Thomson is a designer, author and avid philatelist, on a personal mission to change the traditional perceptions of stamp collecting from old fashioned and nerdy to contemporary and cool. His successful Instagram account Graphilately, is a wonderful pictorial celebration… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   7 July 2016

A look back at the Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Expo


In May 2013 Melbourne played host to the Australia 2013 FIP (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie) World Stamp Expo, at the time believed to be the second largest international stamp show ever held. Staged at the city’s Royal Exhibition Building, the… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   1 July 2016

Owls: Guardians of the Night


On 5 July 2016, Australia Post releases its latest stamp issue, Owls: Guardians of the Night. Featuring naturalistic illustrations by Adelaide-based wildlife artist Christopher Pope, the issue depicts four of these magnificent birds of prey on double-definitive-sized $1 stamps: Sooty… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   27 June 2016

Meet a Customer Service Rep


The Australia Post philatelic customer sales and service team plays a vital role in ensuring all collectors’ questions and queries are answered and their product needs met. The office is a hive of activity with 11 dedicated customer service operators… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   23 June 2016

How to spot a genuine Australia Post Postal and Numismatic Cover


For collectors, whether of sports memorabilia, literature, art, stamps or coins and more, part of making a sound investment depends on whether the purchased item is genuine. The disappointment of taking something to a dealer for valuation, only to find… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   17 June 2016

July–August 2016 Stamp Bulletin


The July–August 2016 edition of the Stamp Bulletin should reach subscribers during the second week of June. The stamp releases during July and August are diverse in terms of both design and subject-matter – from celebrating an icon of Australian… Read more

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