Australia Post releases nostalgic stamps featuring neon signs

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14 September 2015
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imports_CCGB_5865_24727.jpg Australia Post releases nostalgic stamps featuring neon signs
Australia Post's new three-stamp issue features well-known neon signs from the country's past. ...
Australia Post's new three-stamp issue features well-known neon signs from the country's past.

Signs of the Times, issued on 31 August 2015, features three neon signs from the 'golden age' of roadside advertising in Australia. The three signs featured are:

  • Skipping Girl, Abbotsford, Victoria, known as Little Audrey (pictured), is arguably Australia's best known neon sign. The original Skipping Girl was erected in 1936 as an advertisement for Skipping Girl Vinegar. The sign was restored in 2009.

  •  Pink Poodle, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, was a popular honeymoon motel built in 1967. The motel was demolished in 2004 but the famous sign (which was rebuilt in 1987) was saved, and in 2005 was nominated as a Queensland Heritage Icon by the National Trust.

  • Dandy Pig, Dandenong, Victoria, was first erected in the 1950s for the Gippsland Co-operative Bacon Curing Company. The sign was restored and re-erected in 1993.
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Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said: 'Today we are more conscious of the visual value of our historic neon signs. Australia Post's Signs of the Times stamp issue features images of three iconic neon-signs that have been preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. We hope this bright nostalgic themed stamp issue will resonate with the public and collectors alike.

To buy the stamps, visit the Australia Post website. (Image copyright Australia Post).

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