Australia Post has gone along for the moon landing remembrance ride, releasing a commemorative stamp issue to mark the 50th anniversary of a man walking on the moon this month.
Philatelic Manager at Australia Post, Michael Zsolt said the stamp release celebrated the magnitude of the occasion as well as the small but significant part Australia played in it.
“On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong famously took some of the biggest steps for mankind, and with it, etched himself and the occasion into world history,” Mr Zsolt said.
“The stamps celebrate the historical Apollo 11 mission through a global and local lens, to appeal to history buffs, the general public and collectors alike,” he said.
“It notes the role Australia played in telecasting the historic event to television sets over the world.”
Mr Zsolt said the stamps were designed by Gary Domoney of Visua, a Melbourne-based visual communication and brand strategy agency.
He said the four $1 domestic stamp designs featured images of the Lunar module Eagle; the Parkes radio telescope; the first Moon walk; and the telecast via Honeysuckle Creek, ACT.
He said the 50-year anniversary Moon landing commemorative stamp issue was now available at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online.