World Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

Queen Elizabeth II on 2 new Australian stamps: Morning Report

April 03, 2015 09:40 AM

  • Queen Elizabeth II's 89th birthday is being celebrated by Australia Post with two new stamps in 2015.

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. New Queen stamps

Australia Post is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 89th birthday with two stamps.

"Australia Post has issued Queen's birthday stamps since 1980 following a tradition that resonates with many Australians," Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said. "We trust this stamp issue will be popular with collectors and followers of royal events."

A 70-cent stamp shows Her Majesty during her visit to the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton in October 2013. A $2.75 stamp depicts the Queen at Windsor Castle in April 2014, when she met Irish President Michael D Higgins.

Read Australia Post's full release about the stamps here.

2. Linn's new look

Our monthly magazine got a facelift! 

Editor Charles Snee writes about the changes in his latest editorial.

3. Robert Hall Collection hitting market

"Though perhaps lacking a few of the greatest rarities, the Hall collection is similar in caliber to that of Alan Whitman, sold in 2009, according to Siegel’s president, Scott R. Trepel."

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

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5. Something social

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