Thanks to Australia Post, here is your chance to win one of 16 limited edition Remembrance Day 11.11.11 stamp packs valued at $28.35.
Each pack includes three stamp packs, maxicard sets and first day covers.
Australia Post will release its first ever issue of Remembrance Day stamps to mark this year's significant date 11.11.11.
Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I (1914 - 1918), when Australians pause to honour our men and women who were injured, or lost their lives in service for our country.
An observance of silence was adopted on the first anniversary of armistice on 11 November 1919 by allied nations, and now honours all who have served and suffered in any military conflict or peace-keeping operation.
Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour says, "This stamp issue has a very significant time and date sequence this year, where one minutes silence is observed at 11am on 11.11.11 - a sequence which only occurs every 100 years."
"It is fitting for Australia Post to commemorate Remembrance Day in Australia given the observance of silence was originally proposed by Melbourne journalist and World War I veteran, Edward George Honey in 1919.
"Not many people would know that a plaque stands next to Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance, acknowledging Edward George Honey's significant contribution, which is still celebrated today by allied nations," he said.
The two stamps in the Remembrance Day 11.11.11 issue capture the essence and origins of Remembrance Day.
A silhouetted shadow of two soldiers features on one design and a bugler on the other, each in combination with a Flanders poppy and the first stanza of John McCrae's famous poem In Flanders Fields, penned in 1915.
Melbourne-based designer, Tim Hancock, was commissioned to illustrate the stamp issue and has skilfully drawn attention to the shadow cast by history of those who were affected, injured or lost during their wartime service.
As part of the issue, Australia Post will also release a limited edition stamp and coin cover (11,111 units in total), with a $5 pad printed coin specially made by the Royal Australian Mint. The coin also features scalloped edging.
The Remembrance Day 11.11.11 product range comprises of a minisheet, first day cover, stamp pack, maxicard set of two, stamp-and-coin cover (limited edition of 11,111 units total), self-adhesive booklet of 10 x 60c stamps and a self-adhesive roll of 200 x 60c stamps.
This stamp issue is currently available at participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at www.auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last.