27 July 2013

Birth of a Prince stamp from Australia



Date of Issue : 22 July 2013

Instant stamp from Australia Post

This instant stamp sheetlet from Australia Post celebrates the birth of a Prince to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 22 July at 4.24pm BST. The newest member of the Royal Family was introduced to the world the next day on the steps of the hospital, with his proud parents. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have since named their son George Alexander Louis.

The stamp features an image of the Royal couple leaving St Mary's Hospital Paddington with their newly-born son. The birth of a future monarch is always a highly anticipated event and the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will be third in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William, was no exception.

A notice of the birth was attached to an ornate easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, with the media officially informed. There were royal gun salutes across London heralding the new arrival.


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Date of Issue : 23 July 2013

Australia Post issued a set of four stamps and a mini sheet featuring news headlines. This stamp issue features key events across the 20th century, which became headline news in Australian papers.


Sydney's Dancing Man would go on to symbolise the joy that comes with an end to war, and in 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin held television viewers captive when they became the first men to set foot on the moon.


Darwin was devastated on Christmas morning in 1974 when it was hit by Cyclone Tracy. The stories of heroism and survival were felt around the country. And until 1983 the New York Yacht Club had successfully defended the America's Cup. John Bertrand and the crew of Australia II changed that by defeating Liberty in the seventh and final race of the series.


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