Australia:Stamp Collecting Month

Australia Post continues the tradition of Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) throughout\"\" October with the release of the Mythical Creatures stamp issue. There are five domestic rate (60 cents) stamps and one domestic large letter rate ($1.20) stamp.The fantastic world of ancient myth and legend is featured in this stamp issue with six mythical creatures including a fairy, troll, mermaid, griffin, unicorn and a dragon. Research found mythical creatures to be one of the most popular themes with children.

Stamp Collecting Month endeavours to interest and educate children about history, geography and culture through the designs on Australian stamps and the hobby of stamp collecting, which continues to be one of the most popular hobbies in the world.Included in this stamp issue is an Australian first, a special effect 3D minisheet. The 3D minisheet comes with viewing glasses and is housed in a special stamp pack complete with a standard minisheet.

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