Australia Post celebrates Queen's 90th birthday with stamps honouring armed forces contribution

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11 April 2016
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Australia Post has marked the Queen's 90th birthday with two stamps which celebrate both the Queen and her connection with Australia's Armed Forces.

Australia Post has marked the Queen's 90th birthday with two stamps which celebrate both the Queen and her connection with Australia's Armed Forces.

The stamps feature a portrait of the Queen taken at the Not Forgotten Association garden party, held to honour the contribution of the country's Armed Forces. The second stamp has an image of the Australian Golden Wattle diamond brooch, which was presented to the Queen in 1954 during her inaugrual tour of the country - the first ever Australian tour by a reigning UK monarch.

The 1954 tour was a landmark event in the history of relations between Australia and the Queen, with an estimated 75 percent of Australia's population turning out to see the Queen and her husband Prince Philip.

The stamps, designed by Sharon Rodziewicz, carry the wording 'Queen's birthday' with a photo of the Queen wearing the Golden Wattle brooch on the $1 value and the words 'Golden Wattle Diamond Brooch' on the $2.75 stamp.

Stamp details

Issue date: 5 April 2016

Design: Sharon Rodziewicz

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Printer: RA Printing

Print process: Offset lithography

Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm

Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86

To order the stamps, visit the Australia Post website.

(Image copyright Australia Post)