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Reference > Merchandise: 20th Anniversary by Steve

2005 saw the 20th Anniversary of Neighbours and to celebrate, many new products were released, ranging from a series of novels on the current lives of past characters to a set of commemorative stamps. Here's a run-down of the anniversary products.

Neighbours: The Official Book
Author: Various Contributors
ISBN: 1 876176 78 4
Publisher: News Custom Publishing
Year of Release: 2005
Original Retail Price: 14.95 (UK), $24.95 (Australia)

Twenty years, 25 weddings, 4775 episodes, countless funny moments and endless dramas along the way: Welcome to Ramsay Street, Erinsborough.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Neighbours, Australia's favourite soap, here's the inside story on all your favourite characters, great moments, controversial plot-lines, and the actors who went on to become household names.

Discover the true history of Neighbours and enjoy Ramsay Street for what it truly is: more than a fictional street in suburban Melbourne, but a way of life for millions of fans worldwide.

Notes: Currently, this book is only available in Australia.

Summer Harvest
Year of Release: 2005

Rising Star
Year of Release: 2005

Sisters In The City
Year of Release: 2005

Facing Tomorrow
Year of Release: 2005

These short novels looked at the post-Ramsay Street lives of Flick and Michelle Scully (Sisters In The City), Libby Kennedy and Darren Stark (Facing Tomorrow), and Jack Scully and Nina Tucker (Rising Star). The fourth novel, Summer Harvest, looks at the early stages of Liljana and David Bishop's relationship.

Notes: More details to follow

Neighbours 20th Anniversary Quiz Game
Year of Release: 2005

Notes: More details to follow



Neighbours 20th Anniversary 2005 Calendar
Year of Release: 2005

This 2005 calendar featured a large photo of Ian Smith holding a Neighbours birthday cake. Each calendar was also signed by Ian. A limited number were produced by Neighbours Tours.




Neighbours Commemorative Stamps
Year of Release: 2005

These stamps were released by Australia POST on July 25th 2005. Each of the ten stamps is worth 50c and they each feature one of the following ten Neighbours actors: Tom Oliver (Lou Carpenter), Jackie Woodburne (Susan Smith), Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Ryan Moloney (Toadfish Rebecchi), Carla Bonner (Steph Hoyland), Kyal Marsh (Boyd Hoyland), Stephanie McIntosh (Sky Mangel), Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland), Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson) and Ian Smith (Harold Bishop).


The above items are all currently available from Neighbours Tours Shop, but this is subject to change.