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Australian Sports Stamps

Australian Sports Stamps

Like most nations around the world, the Australian Postal Service issues a number of commemorative stamps throughout the year. Stamp collectors prize Australian stamps for good color and detail. One of the many issues that collectors particularly enjoy are Australian sports stamps. Australia has a proud Olympic history that is commemorated, and there are sport stamps from the world of football, racing and many other sports.

Within the last three years, Australia has issued some of its best sports stamps in years. In September of 2011, a series of golfing stamps was released to commemorate all of the Australian golfers who participated on the President's Cup team that played against the U.S. team at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. The stamp depicting the beautiful President's Cup Trophy is the star of this group of five stamps.

In January of 2012, Australia honored the legendary players of all types of Australian football. This series of eight 60 cent stamps featured great Australian footballers including Ron Barassi, John Raper, Mark Schwartzer and Gary Ablett among others.

Australian postage stamps went all out to celebrate the Olympic games held in London in 2012. Three stamp issues that year dealt with the Olympics. One 60 cent stamp featured a red, double-deck bus with the London Eye, Saint Paul's Cathedral and the Big Ben Tower in the background. The second set contained three stamps honoring the spirit of the Olympic athletes who would participate in the games. The third set of stamps honored all of the Australia athletes who brought home gold from the London games.

2012 also saw stamps honoring two great Australian athletes. Susie O'Neill was honored for her contributions to swimming and Jacqueline Freney was honored for her award of being named the Paralympian of the Year.

The year 2013 continued to see the issuing of Australian sport stamps. In this particular year, the best stamp was of an equestrian athlete. Black Caviar had an outstanding racing career. She won all 25 races in which she competed. Her portrait on a 60 cent stamp is very stunning.

Throughout the years, Australia has remembered its sporting heroes on stamps. These are just a few of the many sport stars from Australia who have graced the nation's postage.

 

Australian Sports Stamps
Australian Postal Service
Australian Golfing Stamps

 

Stamp with Susie O'Neill
Stamp with Jacqueline Freney
 
 
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