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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Here's a glimpse of the stamps from the Australia Post Stamp Bulletin for Australian Poultry Breeds. I’ve added two scans from their September/October 2013 Bulletin and you can order them from any Australia Post Office shop. They will be officially issued on 3 Sept.
The Australian breeds available in .60c stamps for you to post on your envelops are Australorp, Pit Game and Australian Game.
They also have a mini sheet which includes Australian Langshans, but it’s a shame that they didn’t use the Australian Langshan in a stamp.


http://www.auspost.com.au/stamps

Please note: The Australian Stamp Bulletin is produced by Australia Post and is protected under copyright law. Information and images can only be used by permission.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Thanks Ross and congratulations to all who worked with Australia Post to make this happen.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Great, they look lovely! :-D
Only thing is that the Australorp illustration, although beautiful, looks as though it is laced?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Gallychooks wrote:
Great, they look lovely! :-D
Only thing is that the Australorp illustration, although beautiful, looks as though it is laced?

I think you'll find that the Australorp female is supposed to be blue and the cockerel is supposed to be black. I also believe that the Black Cockerel could have done with a bit of beetle green sheen. They used a white as well in the prestige booklet which is available.

Although the artist may not have got the pictures exactly to the colour Standards, I think its great that Australian Poultry has been recognised and you can buy or order the stamps from any post office and post them anywhere.
You will be able to buy .60c stamp packs of the three individual breeds.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:03 pm 
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I think that it is the modern style for the art on Australian stamps to be a little abstract. Like Ross I think that this is great recognition for Australia's poultry breeds. I dont have Pits but do have the other 3, so I look forward to paying all of my bills with an Australian Game or Australorp stamp for the forseeable future, at least that will be something to smile about when the cheque goes in the mail.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Ooh, very pretty. Me wants them all!!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Fantastic !

I wouldn't have known these were to be released without the thread here.

Thank you ! :th


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:50 pm 
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These look fabulous. Well done to those that made it happen.

I can't wait to see some.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:02 pm 
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They are just great!! How exciting! :-D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:06 pm 
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From what I have seen the stamps, the series and the sets have been really well done.
There has been some slight conjecture on why they chose the .60c stamps only for Australorp, Australian Game and Australian Pit Game and not the other two Australian fowls in Australian Langshan and Elizabeth Waterfowl.
That decision was purely up to the philatelic department of Australia Post so it would be best to talk to them.
I do know that years of lobbying went into the project to actually get them to a culmination that should make all Australian poultry fanciers proud.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:37 pm 
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That's great news. Well done to all involved.

I'll be there at the counter on 3rd Sept to get some :smile blink


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Our local post office ordered in three full sets of everything for us to look at. The way that they are presented with the different envelops, stamps, cards and presentation packs is just outstanding.
We bought two sets of each plus 100 x .60 assorted poultry stamps for our own use, and I have them here at home now.
They told me that they had about 10 assorted orders from various stamp collectors and poultry people, so I suggest you go to your local post office and order before they run out.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:33 pm 
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They are the most beautiful stamps I have ever seen!
Thanks for letting us know, Ross.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:17 pm 
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there was an article in the Australsian poultry magazine nearly two years ago that these stamps were coming out this year. Finally they have arrived! Do I understand that not all Australian breeds will be available, therefore not truly a complete set?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Feel very honoured to have been asked to provide photos of our beautiful and unique Elizabeth duck.
And what a lovely publication the prestige booklet is! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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