Monday, 29 July 2013
281. Australia Post First To Depict Royal Baby.
Hot on the tails of the news that Isle Of Man will issue a pair of stamps to commemorate the birth of Prince George Of Cambridge on 31 July 2013 comes the news that the first stamp to actually depict the new prince will be issued by Australia Post on the same date. The stamp was designed by Sonia Young and lithograph printed by EGO and is issued in a $6 sheetlet of 10 x 60c stamps. The design depicts a photograph of the Duke and Duchess standing outside the hospital where the baby was born presenting the prince to a huge gathering of press as well as TV cameras which captured images of the baby and sent them out across the world. This charming photograph makes the modestly priced item highly collectable and will surely prove to be highly popular with the Australian mail-sending public and stamp collectors alike.