When history is Cook’d, Black Stories Matter

Recent Australian stamps speak volumes about an urgent global issue. So why won’t you see them on your mail?

Coronavirus update: Punk Philatelist is now kid-safe!

To help teachers and parents through isolation, Punk has combed through the archives and removed the naughty words. Mostly.

Iceland’s stamps are on the rocks

Some breaking news out of Iceland last week has shocked the placid world of stamp collecting and made this puffin sad.

Australia Day: an awkward first date

In 1994, January 26 officially became a day of national observance down under: Australia Day. We maybe should've thought that one through.

Australia’s best (and worst) of 2016

A year's worth of reviews and bitching in one massive post. Also, a man called Molly

African stamps: the hairdos and the tortoise

A shock discovery sends Punk down memory lane to a world of matinee icons and Japanese railroads. Somehow it ends up with Bowie and a tortoise. It will make sense when you read it.

Another day, another dollar (and fifty cents)

Australia's postal rate rise means new stamps, more work for its busiest crocodiles, and slower delivery times. Wait, what?

An apology to rich people

Recently I wrote that rich people would pay outlandish prices for things that rats have peed on. I was wrong.

Princess stamps? AMAZEBALLS!

A baby was born on the other side of the world over three months ago and soon we will have stamps about it! This is the happiest day of my life!

The Queen isn’t dead. Long live the Queen!

Australia Post's graphic design department must draw straws to see who gets to design each year's Queen's birthday issue.

"Crap, I've drawn the short straw. What's the brief?"

"Same as the last 35 years: the Queen, some flowers and shit, pinks and blues, and try to not make her look like she hired MI6 to knock off Princess Diana."

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