Thursday, June 07, 2007

Australia salutes 'Big Things'

Stanley Gibbons Stamp Monthly reports Australia Post has issued five new stamps featuring some of the large roadside replicas that can be found scattered across the country.

According to SG, "These former advertising billboards have been immortalised on new 50c stamps by Reg Mombassa, New Zealand born artist, musician and founder member of pop group Mental As Anything.
Wikipedia says Mombassa is inspired by "the wind, semi-professional birthday clowns, heavy machinery and the behavior of domestic animals".

The five stamps (which are shown above) picture;

  • A Big Merino in Goulburn, NSW
  • A Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • A Big Pineapple in Nambour, QLD
  • A Big Lobster in Kingston SE, SA
  • A Big Golden Guitar inTamworth, NSW
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM