Collectable stamps to honour Queen's 91st birthday
IN HONOUR of Queen Elizabeth's 91st birthday, Australia Post will release two commemorative stamps on Tuesday, April 4.
The $1 stamp features a photograph of the Queen during a visit to the Broadway Theatre in Barking and Dagenham, London. The visit was part of a day of public engagements with Prince Philip.
The international rate $2.95 double-definitive sized stamp shows the Queen and her husband Prince Philip in acknowledgement of their 70 years of marriage.
The image is from when they were travelling in the Royal Procession as part of the prestigious Royal Ascot horseracing event.
"Australia Post has issued Queen's Birthday stamps since 1980, and they remain an important and popular tradition with collectors and followers of royal events," Australia Post philatelic manager, Michael Zsolt said.
The Queen Elizabeth's birthday is actually on 21 April, but the monarch's birthday is officially celebrated in Australia each year in June in every state other than Queensland and Western Australia where it occurs in late September or early October.
The products associated with this stamp issue include a mini-sheet, first day cover, stamp pack, booklet of 10 x $1 self-adhesive stamps, sheetlet of five $2.95 self-adhesive stamps and a set of two maxicards.
The Queen's Birthday stamps and products are available from Tuesday at post offices, or by calling 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps.
The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee prestige postal numismatic cover is available only by calling 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps and limited to one per customer.