Australia Post is commemorating the centenary of Red Cross in Australia with the release of a new domestic base-rate (70c) stamp.Red Cross in Australia was established in 1914 and is now part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the largest humanitarian movement in the world. The movement comprises millions of volunteers worldwide and prides itself on being independent of government and without political, religious or cultural bias.The Australian Red Cross Centenary stamp design is based on the official centenary logo of the Australian Red Cross and on an historic poster from World War II. The designer of the stamp is Lisa Christensen of the Australia Post Design Studio.A commemorative postal and numismatic cover is available with this stamp issue. The striking cover houses a $1 Perth Mint coin featuring the Australian Red Cross logo in colour.
The associated products also available with this stamp issue include a first day cover, sheetlet pack, maxicard, sheetlet of 10 x 70c stamps and a roll of 200 x 70c self-adhesive stamps. The Australian Red Cross Centenary stamp issue is available from 6 May 2014 at participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last.