AUSTRALIA Post is marking the centenary of the start of World War I with the release of the first in a five-year series of commemorative stamps telling the story of our nation's involvement in the conflict.
And to celebrate we are offering a Leader reader the chance to win a trip for two to New Zealand including return flights and five nights in Wellington plus $2000 spending money. The lucky winner will also get a private guided tour of the National War Memorial, Wellington, plus a digital camera to record the experience.
Australia will commemorate 100 years since WWI between 2014 and 2018. Michael Zsolt, Manager Philatelic, Australia Post, said the organization helped deliver letters between WWI soldiers and home, and was intrinsically linked to the Anzacs, a connection which it hopes to honor through this commemorative stamp issue.
“During the next five years of commemoration we hope to join all Australians in honouring the contribution made by our Anzacs and hope that these stamps serve as a symbol of our appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr Zsolt said.
Each of the five stamp issues has been developed in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial to encompass key events, battles and individuals relevant to each year of the centenary.
The WWI Centenary stamp issue comprises a mini sheet, stamp pack, first day cover, maxi cards, medallion cover, booklet of 10 x 70c self-adhesive stamps and two postal and numismatic covers. The stamps and associated products are available now from Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 or online at auspost.com.au/stamps.
Leader has one Australia Post WWI Centenary Stamp prize pack to give away. The prize includes return economy air fares for two people from Melbourne to Wellington, New Zealand, five nights’ accommodation, a private guided tour of the New Zealand National War Memorial in Wellington, a Fujifilm S8600 digital camera to record your experiences, and spending money with an Australia Post load-and-go Visa travel card. The prize must be taken by October 31, 2014, and is valued at over $7,000.