Nostalgic Advertisements on Stamps -Australia 2014.

Australia issued a set of five stamps on Nostalgic Advertisements on 19 Aug 2014. During this era the Poster advertising merged with arts. It was also the Golden age of graphic design and visual advertising. Many of Australia’s earlier posters are now regarded as art forms and highly collectable. These beautiful stamps are designed by Sonia Young.

All stamps are of 70 cents denomination and feature the following advertisements. 70c – Phillip Island 70c – Harper’s Empire self-raising flour. 70c – Fly TAA the friendly way 70c – Jacko Shoe Shine 70c – Swallow & Ariell’s

70c – Phillip Island – The engaging little Penguin is promoting the attractions of Phillip Island in Victoria.This advertisement was also commissioned by Victorian Railways .

70c – Harper’s Empire self-raising flour- Harper’s Empire flour made by Robert Harper & Co was a popular household brand in Australia in 1920s and 1930s with factories in Sydney , Adelaide, Brisbane and Freemantle.

70c – Fly TAA the friendly way – It is perhaps the most famous of all posters of that time (1954), it is a Trans Australian Airlines featuring model Nola Ray. The TAA commenced operations on 08 Feb 1946 and merged with Qantas in 1992. It was established in the backdrop of Post WW II to build domestic Airlines . Its first two aircrafts were two DC-3s and then a dozen more of Ex Royal Australian Air Force DC-3s were added to the Fleet. Four modern DC-4s were ordered from Douglas in July 1946.

70c – Jacko Shoe Shine – This Poster was designed in 1930s by James Northfield. Kookaburra , commonly called Jack Ass, was the emblem of Melbourne based Jacko Polish Company and it features on the poster.

70c – Swallow & Ariell’s – A Label was being sought for a dispensing tin containing Teddy Bear Biscuits and this was the design created in 1940’s for Swallow and Ariell.