The stamp that really should be more expensive
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The stamp that really should be more expensive

191G - Kangaroo and Map Stamp (3)
Australia's first ever stamp - Kangaroo & Map (1)
Australia's first ever stamp - Kangaroo & Map (2)

The stamp that really should be more expensive

Issued in 1913, the Kangaroo and Map stamp is the Commonwealth of Australia’s First Ever Postage Stamp.

The Kangaroo and Map design was adopted in part from the winning entry of a Stamps Design Competition held by the Postmaster-General’s Department for a uniform series of Australian postage stamps.

On its release it was met with fierce opposition. The Labour Government at the time were accused of being anti-Mother England and unpatriotic. It is telling that one of the first moves of the new government in 1914 was to introduce a stamp featuring the head of King George V.

However since its turbulent release, the Kangaroo and Map design is now held in high esteem and is one of the nation’s most popular designs. Its symbols make it instantly recognisable around the world as uniquely Australian.

As one extra bonus, because of their age, we are encapsulating each of the available stamps in a special protective capsule to ensure they survive another 100 years. And we will also include a story card that tells the remarkable story of how the stamp first came into being.

Remember, you can own one for JUST £24.99. An opportunity really not worth missing out on. A philatelic legend, over 100 years old, just £24.99. Order today!

I understand I will receive other historic stamps at the
priority collector's price of £24.99 (+p&p) in the
Philatelic Legends Stamp Collection at monthly intervals. I
am under no obligation and may return any historic stamp
within 10 days. I may stop collecting at any time.
Order Ref 185/505V/0

Orders and payment terms are subject to acceptance and status.


  • Actual size of stamp: 22x34mm
  • Comes presented in a tamper-proof capsule

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.