The 20th century advertisements in this stamp issue recall a bygone era of both poster design and Australian manufacturing. The engaging Little Penguin, promoting the attractions of Phillip Island in Victoria, was one of many commissioned by Victorian Railways in the 1930s. Harper’s Empire flour, made by Robert Harper & Co., was a popular household brand throughout the country in the 1920s and 1930s. http://auspo.st/1lg56q1 #stampcollecting
Australian driver Lex Davidson piloted his Ferrari 625F1 (pictured) to victory on 4 March 1957 at the Australian Grand Prix, held on a street circuit in Caversham. Davidson went on to win the 1957 Australian Drivers' Championship, and won the Australian Grand Prix four times between 1954 and 1961.