03 February 2012
Australia Post have revealed the designs of five stamps comparing the technology of today with gadgets from the past. ...
Australia Post's The Technology – Then and Now stamps, issued on 7 February, show how far technology has advanced over the years, comparing the modern-day mobile phone, refrigerator, television, MP3 player and the SatNav system with the gadgets used in days gone by.
The set includes five 60 cent values, including one showing a gentleman – complete with a convincing Seventies-era moustache – relaxing while listening to a vinyl record, with a modern MP3 player in the foreground as contrast. On another design, a map-reading driver is shown beside a GPS satellite navigation system found in many modern cars, while photographs of a public phone booth in use and telephone operators at work are compared to a mobile phone.
'Businesses such as Australia Post continue to make use of technological advances to provide maximum convenience and choice for their customers. This stamp issue reflects on those advances and highlights the difference they make in our daily life,' said Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Mr Michael Zsolt.
The stamps were designed by Stacey Zass, and the related phiatelic products include a minisheet, first day cover, stamp pack, self-adhesive booklet of 10 x 60c stamps, self-adhesive roll of 200 x 60c stamps, decorative gutter strip of 10 x 60c stamps and a set of five maxicards.