2010 Australia Post Prestige Collection – 200 Years Post

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Celebrating 200 Years of Australia Post – Prestige Collection Book – 2010

This stunning book details the history of Australia Post over the last 200 years.

It is filled with lots of wonderful historical pictures and contains panes of all the stamps issued to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Part of the Prestige Collection, it sold out very quickly and is quite hard to find. A fantastic piece of Australian history.

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A beautifully presented book filled with images and transcript covering the history and development of Australia Post over the last 200 years.

Australia Post has long been a world leader in graphic design and our nations stamps are amongst the most interesting and beautiful in the modern world.

Stamp collectors everywhere should find this a highly interesting snapshot of the philatelics background of Australia.

History

Over the last 15 years, Australia Post has broadened its product and service range and invested in major technology-based infrastructure programs. Today, it operates in three core areas: letters, retail and agency services, and parcels and logistics. It offers delivery services, retail products, financial services (such as bill payment and banking through its retail network), logistics and fulfilment services, and direct marketing and database management services. It also has a number of subsidiaries and joint ventures, including Sai Cheng Logistics International – a joint-venture logistics company established with China Post.

Australia Post remains a government business enterprise. It is self-funding and uses its assets and resources to earn profits, which can be reinvested in the business or returned as dividends to its shareholder, the Commonwealth Government. Under its community service obligations, Australia Post is committed to providing an accessible, affordable and reliable letter service for all Australians wherever they reside. The corporation reaches more than 10 million Australian addresses; operates 4,462 postal outlets; and serves more than a million customers in postal outlets every business day.

Under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989, letters up to 250 grams are reserved to Australia Post – other people and businesses can only carry them if they charge four times the basic postage rate. All of the other goods and services provided by Australia Post are sold in fully competitive markets and, in 2005–06, nearly 90 per cent of the corporation’s profit (from ordinary activities before net interest and tax) came from selling products and services in competitive markets.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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