4.150 years of Australian Football
Celebrating 150 years of Australian Football Australia Post issued a single 50
cent stamp featuring the earliest known engraving of a game of Australian
football. The engraving, entitled "Winter in Australia: Football in the
Richmond Paddock" by Robert Bruce, depicts a game at Richmond Paddock,
the parklands that today sit adjacent to the MCG. This image was first
reproduced in the Illustrated Melbourne Post on 27 July 1866.
5 2009 Lets Get Active
The "Let's get active" issue is part of Australia
Post's annual Stamp Collecting Month. It aims to promote stamp collecting as
well as having an educational method in this case to increase exercise rates in
young children. A
for Australian Football along with Basketball, soccer, Netball, cricket
tennis was released on 6th October 2009.
1.West Coast Eagles
In 1994 The West Australian Branch of Australia Post released two series
of 10 individual and a checklist postcard of West Coast Eagles Players.
2. Melbourne 1996 Olympic Bid
Date of Issue: 22/06/1990
Australia Post issued a set of 3 postcards showing
the proposed venues. Naturally this included the
Melbourne Cricket Ground, along
with the National Tennis Centre and the Royal Exhibition Building.
The postcards were
mint and postmarked with
"Olympics For Melbourne 1996" PM.
They were re-released on the 18th September 1990 with
"Games Logo" PM and catchet.
The Games were awarded to Atlanta.
3.Centenary of the
Date of Issue: 23/04/1996
The AFL Centenary Postcards were essentially the same design as the Maximum Card
except that there was no postmark, there is a printed stamp and the colouring is