Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Stamps with Wood Chips - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with wood chips printed

Australia 2015 The battle of Lone Pine Medallion Album with wood chips printed on the stamp

Wood chips printed on the tree trunk and branches as well on LONE PINE heading

Wood chips printed on the trench wooden bars of the stamp 

Wood shavings enclosed in the medallion on the album folder

Issue date 14 April 2015

As part of the Centenary of World War I commemoration, Australia Post has issued The Battle of Lone Pine Medallion Album folder which includes a minisheet featuring shavings from the Australian War Memorial - Lone Pine tree as part of the printing process. The stamp on the minisheet was issued as part of a set of 5 stamps for commemorating the Gallipoli Campaign Centenary.

The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Ottoman Empire forces during the Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War, between 6 and 10 August 1915.

The folder contains a wonderfully designed medallion that contains shavings from the Australian War Memorial Lone Pine tree grown from a seed brought back from Gallipoli. Shavings used are from a branch that feel during a storm in 2008.

A limited edition of 3000 folders with the unusual minisheet was issued.

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Stamps with Wood Chips

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1 comment:

  1. If you love the rustic look of wood chips, you'll love these stamps! They're perfect for adding a bit of texture and interest to your paper crafting projects.