Postal Numismatic Cover - SKIPPY commemorative - Stamp & Coin Cover honours the 50th anniversary of the last episode of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, which aired in May 1970. Coin is the 50c RAM anniversary coloured legal tender coin. The PNC is postmark dated Saturday July 18. 500 only issued.
Beloved by a generation of Australian children, “Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo” was a highly successful television series that screened on the Nine Network from 1968 to 1970. Eric Jupp’s catchy theme music introduced each half-hour episode of the adventures of young Sonny Hammond and his family in the fictional Waratah National Park (actually Sydney’s Ku-ring-gai-Chase National Park). Of course, the real star of the show was Skippy, an unusually intelligent and dextrous grey kangaroo who communicates with characteristic (and fabricated) clicking sounds. In each episode, the endearing Skippy helps the family tackle a range of issues, always managing to save the day.
The original series was exported all over the world and did much to promote Australia internationally.
Today, “Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo” remains a much-loved pioneer of Australian television.
The Skippy the Bush Kangaroo postal numismatic cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope with a Kangaroo Paw $1.10 stamp and a 50c coloured coin from the Royal Australian Mint. This official Australia Post release is a must-have for stamp and coin collector alike.
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