Australia Post – Ned Kelly Centenary – Full Set of 10 Comemorative Envelopes – 1980 Australia Post produced a stamp/envelope set The Siege Of Glenrowan – Centenary 1980 to mark the capture of Kelly 100 years before.
The 22-cent ‘stamp’ printed on the envelope shows Kelly ‘at bay’ wearing his armoured helmet and Colt revolver in hand.
Queensland & Victorian Police as well as the Australian Police Association protested vehemently over their release. Kelly was after all a police killer and criminal being glorified for the sake of popular culture.
You can still find the occasional envelope up for sale here and there but the full set of all 10 is extremely rare.
If you are Kelly fan or if you are dedicated collector of philatelic items this set is an absolute must have.
It is the only full set we have ever encountered.