Date : August 21, 2018
Australia Post has released a commemorative stamp in celebration of the centenary of May Gibb’s Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Designed by Mary Callahan, the stamp focuses on the original publication of 1918, featuring the first-edition typography and original illustration.
The stamp is released as part of the Children’s Bush Classics which also includes a stamp commemorating the centenary of Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding.
The $1 stamp is available from 21st August 2018 and is available in a stamp set, minisheet, stamp pack and maxicard set.
Special Licensed Product
The product range accompanying this stamp issue includes a postal numismatic cover for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie featuring coins from The Royal Australian Mint. Australia Post has also released Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie licensed stamp pack containing 16 Children’s Bush Classics stamps and lively illustrations in the stamp tabs.
The Children’s Bush Classics stamp issue will be available from 21 August 2018, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.
Free May Gibbs Mail Art Templates
In celebration of the Children’s Bush Classics stamp issue, we have designed a free set of Mail Art templates available for download HERE, encouraging fans of all ages to embrace the art of letter writing.
For those interested in the bourgeoning Mail Art community (creating artistic envelopes in which to send your mail), you can display your creations online by joining Australia Post’s Mail It Forward initiative. Message @auspost on Instagram. #mailitforward #mailart