New Zealand wins the Battle of Rock

Legends of rock have been featured on plenty of stamps in recent years, but New Zealand has just trolled us all

Rhodonites are a girl’s new best friend

No messing about with this issue. You want gemstones? Fine... here are some fat freakin' gemstones!

Australia’s best (and worst) of 2016

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

Lost in the System

Punk returns with one of his favourite issues of 2016. Check out these stunning, spacey stamps!

Water on Mars (and all the other planets)

As water flows on Mars and champagne flows at NASA, these gorgeous stamps risk being flooded by my tears of joy

You wood, woodn’t you?

I'm not averse to saucy double entendres, which ought to be difficult when I'm talking about philately. But not when Australia Post has just printed stamps on wood.

Riding the sheep’s back… or is it a goat?

Once upon a time, the Lunar (or “Chinese”) New Year was just a thing that Asians did. Whitey went to Chinatown to watch the firecrackers and eat yum cha, but that was about it. But a funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century. Asia got richer, and China boomed. As the Chinese... Continue Reading →

Happy (not quite) Valentine’s Day

Australia Post would never release Valentine’s Day stamps. That would be commercial and crass – something Australia Post would never stand for. But it just so happens that most years, AP releases love-themed stamps just weeks before Valentine’s Day. How amazingly convenient! I’m not sure when ‘Love’ became so Australian that it deserved to be... Continue Reading →

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