A new set of postage stamps feature five of the Lion's most iconic cars.
Holden’s long history in Australia is being honoured on a set of five postage stamps released by Australia Post today.
The five stamps depict iconic cars from Holden’s 73-year history as a manufacturer in Australia, from 1948-2020.
The $1.10 stamps feature ‘Australia’s Own Car’, the 1948 Holden 48-215; the 1963 EH Premier; Australia’s answer to the muscle car, the 1968 HK Monaro GTS; the 1971 HQ Kingswood Ute and the 2006 VE Commodore SS V.
“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,” said Nicole Sheffield, Australia Post Executive General Manager Community and Consumer.
“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.”
Marc Ebolo, Managing Director of GM Australia and New Zealand, said it was a privilege for the Holden brand to be honoured in this way: “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."
“It’s an absolute privilege to have this incredible heritage recognised in such a way by Australia Post.”
Holden built around 7.6 million cars during its time on Australian soil. It’s estimated some 1.6 million Holden vehicles are still on our roads today.