The International Year of Co-operatives will receive the stamp of approval many times over with the imminent release of the Australia Post commemorate stamps, pre-paid envelope and coin mailer (for the commemorative $1 gold coin released by the Royal Australian Mint in November 2011).
The postal products will be launched on 15 February at Melbourne Town Hall at a ceremony addressed by the global leader of co-operatives – Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).
Everyone welcome. Email [email protected] for an invitation.
RSVP online before 5pm, Thursday, 9 February 2012.
Order your stamp sheets, envelopes and mailer
The stamp sheets, envelopes and mailer go on sale in Australia Post outlets from 14 February, but early birds can order them now by downloading the order form , with great bulk discounts applying.
IYC 2012 coin
And the IYC 2012 coin?
In a one off coup for Australian co-ops, as The Hon Bill Shorten, Assistant Treasurer reminded last November, Australia is ‘the only nation in the world to produce a collectible coin celebrating the UN International Year of Co-operatives in 2012, as we recognise the impact of the co-operative business model on the burgeoning strength of the Australian economy on the world stage,"
The official IYC 2012 $1 coin was launched on 22 November 2011 – buy yours from the Mint e-shop.