Australia Post delivers St Mary stamp

15/09/2010

Mary MacKillop Commemorative Stamp Series News Story
 
Australia Post will recognise Australia’s first Saint by releasing a new commemorative stamp series the day after Mary MacKillop's 17 October Canonisation.

"The canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop will be celebrated around the world with services, vigils and pilgrimages. Australia Post will mark the occasion and recognise the selfless acts of this inspirational heroine in its own way with a special stamp issue," Australia Post Manager of Philatelic Michael Zsolt said.

"This is truly history in the making and we’re certain that these stamps will be treasured by Australians for years to come," Michael said.

The new commemorative stamp series will feature a photograph of Mary MacKillop taken during the 1890s, used with the permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph.

The stamp series has been designed by Adam Crapp from Australia Post Design Studio, who also designed the Mary MacKillop prepaid envelope released in April 2010.

The stamps will be available for purchase from 18 October at all participating Australia Post retail outlets while stocks last. They will also be available from the online shop.

To find out more, or to order from the Mary MacKillop stamp series, go to auspost.com.au/stamps

 


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