Classic Aussie Holdens feature on new stamps
Holden lovers and stamp collectors to snap up memento of Australia’s motoring history.
Five classic Australian Holden cars have been recognised by Australia Post with a new set of stamps.
The stamps feature the 1948 Holden 48-215 sedan, 1963 Holden EH Premier, 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 327, 1971 Holden HQ Kingswood Ute and the 2006 Holden VE Commodore SS V.
Parent company General Motors (GM) made the shock announcement last year that the Holden brand was no longer competitive and would be "retired" from sales, design and engineering in Australia and New Zealand.
GM Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Marc Ebolo said the stamps were a fitting tribute to the impact Holden had on Australia’s motoring history.
“These five stamps feature iconic vehicles which encapsulate the passion people have for the brand, whether they be past employees who helped develop these vehicles or those who purchased them,” Mr Ebolo said.
“It’s an absolute privilege to have this incredible heritage recognised in such a way by Australia Post.”
Australia Post Executive General Manager Community and Consumer Nicole Sheffield said the stamps would appeal to car enthusiasts and stamp collectors, but also to the broader Australian public.
“Through our stamp releases, we’re in a unique position to highlight and honour important Australian icons and this stamp issue recognises the incredible impact that Holden had on the Australian cultural fabric,” Ms Sheffield said.
“For generations, Holden vehicles were a constant presence in key industries, such as farming and law enforcement and a much-loved part of many Australian households.”
Over 60 years Holden constructed more than 7.6 million vehicles for Australia and the world.
GM has pledged to provide after-sales service, support and parts to the 1.6 million Holdens still on the road across the country for the next decade.
The five $1.10 stamps are available now with additional products including a first-day cover, stamp pack, maxicards and a minisheet. Medallion covers will be available from April.
The stamps and associated products are available while stocks last at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online.