Australia issues Remembrance stamps

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04 November 2011
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Australia Post's first ever Remembrance Day stamps mark the landmark date 11/11/11. ...

Australia Post has released its first ever issue of Remembrance Day stamps to mark this year’s significant November date of ‘11.11.11.’
The stamp designs show a silhouetted shadow of two soldiers on one design and a bugler on the other, each in combination with a Flanders poppy and the first stanza of John McCrae’s famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, written in 1915. The stamps were designed by Melbourne-based artist Tim Hancock.
Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour said: ‘This stamp issue has a very significant time and date sequence this year, where one minutes silence is observed at 11am on 11.11.11 – a sequence which only occurs every 100 years.
Australia Post will also release a limited edition stamp and coin cover (11,111 units in total), with a $5 pad printed coin specially made by the Royal Australian Mint. For more details visit the Australia Post website.

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