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Australia Post launches new Charles Bean stamp

Friday, 21st April, 2017

The new Charles Bean stamp

WAR correspondent Charles Bean is being honoured with a commemorative stamp.

The new design features a photo of Bean watching the Australian advance through a telescope near Martinpuich, France. The image was taken by Herbert Baldwin on February 25 1917.

Australia Post philatelic manager Michael Zsolt said the stamp was the fourth in a five year program honouring the centenary of WWI.

"Correspondent Charles Bean was a key non-combat figure, who recorded Australia's part in the war and initiated our national military heritage collection," Mr Zsolt said.

"We hope his place in this stamp issue reminds all Australians of his significant legacy."

Previous stamps in the series include the Australian Flying Corps, the Third Battle of Ypres, the Sinai-Palestine campaign and the home front support provided by an army of mainly women.

The commemorative Charles Bean stamps are available from participating post offices, via mail order by calling 1800-331-794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last.


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