Locals put stamp on royal nuptials

ROYALISTS on the Fraser Coast joined hundreds of others across the country yesterday when Australia Post released official stamps commemorating the royal wedding.

Expat Lorraine Wilson moved to the Fraser Coast 15 years ago and rushed out to grab the new-release stamps and other memorabilia.

“It is just a beautiful way to remind myself of such a perfect day,” she said.

Mrs Wilson also has her name down for the collector's coin that will be in store in mid-May.

She is a regular at the Torquay Post Office, who let her know of the release of the stamps.

“They knew I would be really excited,” she said.

Torquay Australia Post owner Ron Hunt said there had been a strong demand for not only the stamps but the commemorative coins and medallions.

He urged enthusiasts to get their orders in early to avoid disappointment.

Torquay Post Office only has 13 of the special medallions to sell, of which there were only 10,000 made.

“With most of the memorabilia, we'll only get one crack at it,” Mr Hunt said.

The sheet of 10 stamps features Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day.

Australia Post has printed more than four million of the 60-cent stamps.

Mr Hunt said hundreds of different collectables would be in store by the second week of May.