Baum Cycles features in new Australia Post bicycle stamp series

Special edition stamps to commemorate cycling

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.

Know for his steel and titanium frames, darren baum is one of australia's most respected custom builders:
Know for his steel and titanium frames, darren baum is one of australia's most respected custom builders:

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.

Colin Levitch

Staff Writer, Australia
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides in Sydney, Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his former European pro father convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he enjoys the occasional mountain bike ride, too.
  • Discipline: Road, mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Tarmac mountain climbs into snow-covered hills
  • Current Bikes: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Trek Top Fuel 9
  • Dream Bike: Mosaic Cycles RT-1
  • Beer of Choice: New Belgium La Folie
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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