Pictorial envelope for the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay blank cover is a pictorial envelope that can be used to send a personal letter or to make your own souvenir cover of a stamp issue.Read more
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The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay blank cover is a pictorial envelope that can be used to send a personal letter or to make your own souvenir cover of the stamp issue.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest in Commonwealth Games history, covering 230,000 kilometres over 388 days, visiting the six Commonwealth regions of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Many thousands of batonbearers will carry the Queen’s Baton around the Commonwealth. In Australia alone there will be approximately 3,800 batonbearers who will share its remarkable journey.
The Baton landed on Australian soil on 24 December 2017. Spending 100 days travelling through Australia the Baton will finish its journey at the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018. Here the message calling the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition will be removed from the Baton and read aloud by Her Majesty’s representative, the Prince of Wales, to officially open the Games.
Stamp design: Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images
Cover design: Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio