Australia Post has just announced their latest ‘issue’ of special edition stamps celebrating four iconic Australian made bicycles.
Designed by Sean Pethick, this stamp issue sees two domestic base rate 70c stamps and two international rate $1.85 and $2.75 stamps.
Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said: "Recreational, commuter and competition cycling have long been popular with Australians, and this stamp issue embraces a resurgence in this trend. It focuses on transformations in design through four bikes made in Australia between 1888 and 2015."
The bicycles featured on the 70c stamps are a Penny Farthing made by Melbourne company Bassett & Co. in 1888, and a ‘ladies' safety bike’ designed and built by Melburnian Arthur Sutherland for his wife, Marion, around 1910.
One of Darren Baum's bespoke road frames has been immortalised on a limited edition stamp
Occupying the $1.85 stamp is a “men's sprung-frame bike” made by the Melbourne based outfit Finlay Bros in the 1930s, and a custom built Baum road bike fittingly features on the $2.75 stamp.
'The Bicycles' stamp issue is available from 13 October 2015 at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last.