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The Philatelic Team   29 August 2016

AAT: Ice Flowers

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The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) has three year-round research stations, Mawson, Davis and Casey, which are administered by the Hobart-based Australian Antarctic Division. During the winter months, temperatures on these research stations frequently fall below -40° C. This is the… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   26 August 2016

Seabirds of Norfolk Island

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Norfolk Island is home to a number of bird species, including over 20 species of seabirds that can be seen from coastal areas, including popular vantage points Captain Cook Monument and Bird Rock. Nepean Island, Phillip Island and the smaller… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   24 August 2016

Philately: the hobby of kings (and a pop star or two) – Part 2

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In our first article in our three-part series on famous stamp collectors, we looked at royalty and philately. In this second instalment, we move from royalty to leaders of the political world. For many of these stamp-collecting leaders it would… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   11 August 2016

Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet – Part 2

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On 16 August 2016, part two of the Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet stamp series will be released. Once again, Artist Gavin Ryan has created some highly amusing and quintessentially ocker scenes, based on each letter of the alphabet. Within each… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   11 August 2016

160 Years of Holden

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Torana, Monaro, Kingswood and Commodore. Even those who don’t know very much about cars will be familiar with these iconic Holden car models, which have become part of Australian culture. 2016 marks 160 years since the Holden story began. From… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   10 August 2016

Christmas Island Shells

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The Christmas Island Shells stamp issue, released on 23 August 2016, features beautiful illustrations, by Roger Swainston, of four species of marine mollusc found in the tropical waters around Christmas Island. It may seem an unlikely analogy at first, but… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   9 August 2016

Instant gold medallist stamps: a world-first continues

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In 2000, Australia Post produced instant gold medallist stamps for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games. This was not only a first for Australia, but also globally. In a nutshell, photographs of the Australian Gold Medallists, taken during the medal… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   6 August 2016

Olympic Games stamps: a look back

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On 2 October 1968, Australia released its first recurring stamp issue marking Australia’s participation in the Olympic Games. The stamp issue comprised two stamps recognising the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games. The design featured an Aztec calendar stone, to evoke… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   5 August 2016

Rio 2016 Australian Gold Medallist

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For each Australian gold medal performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to date, Australia Post has produced a stamp in a sheetlet of 10. The stamp designs feature the athletes at their medal presentation ceremonies and have been made… Read more

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The Philatelic Team   3 August 2016

Meet the editor of the Australian Stamp Bulletin

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In this next instalment of the Meet the Team series we interview Kerry Tillison, who has been with Australia Post for an incredible 23 years. Since 2004, Kerry has been the Publications Manager for Australia Post Philatelic. As part of… Read more

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