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Saintly Envelopes

  • April 6th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

marymackillop-0498226.jpgAhead of the expected canonisation of Mother Mary MacKillop this October,  Australia  Post has today (6.4.10) released a commemorative souvenir pre-paid envelope.

Expect a small avalanche of publications and products to celebrate the first Australian Saint.

mckillop-stamp.jpgMary MacKillop (15.1.1842 – 8.8.09), best known as Mother Mary of the Cross, was an inspirational Catholic nun who founded a religious society to provide education for poor children. (see also, EUAustralia , 20.2.10 “Vatican …”; 15.1.10 “Papal Moves …” ).

The Stampboards philatelic service reports:

“In the envelope area is an image of Mary MacKillop with members of her Congregation at Aotearoa 1895/Mary MacKillop Place Archive, North Sydney; while in the stamp area is a painting of Mary MacKillop by Raffaele Gagliardi (Rome), original in Mary MacKillop Place Museum, North Sydney…”

It’s obtainable from Australia Post  at  http://www.stamps.com.au/shop/stationery


Reference


Stampboards
(Postage stamp chat board), “Australia Post Releases two Unannounced Prepaid Envelopes”, (6.4.10).  http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18239, (6.4.10). (Also released, Ipswich municipality Queensland, 150 years commemoration).

Australia Post, Mary MacKillop Souvenir Stamp Sheet;  Mary MacKillop Postage Paid Envelope, http://www.stamps.com.au/shop/stationery/mary-mackillop, (6.4.10); Stamp sheet, http://www.stamps.com.au/shop/souvenir-sheets/mary-mackillop, (6.4.10).

Pictures

PPE, and earlier stamp sheet release, (Australia Post).

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