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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Australia Post All Aboard to Celebrate Railway Heritage

Four of Australia's most scenic railway trips are being celebrated by Australia Post with the launch of a new stamp issue titled Great Australian Railway Journeys.

This issue features three 55c stamps - The Ghan, the Indian Pacific, the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania and one $2.10 international stamp - Kuranda Scenic Railway in Queensland.

The issue includes a limited edition (10,000) prestige first day cover featuring the Indian Pacific stamp and a reproduction version of the 1917 invitation to the official opening of the Trans-Australian Railway. A prestige booklet comprising mixed blocks of four stamps, minisheet and postcards will also be available.

A first day cover, a minisheet, a stamp pack, a maxicard set of four, a self-adhesive sheetlet of 5 x $2.10, a self-adhesive booklet of 20 x 55c and a roll of self-adhesive stamps (200 x 55c) are also available.