Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes – Birds – Gouldian Finch
Australia has issued nearly 478 Pre Stamped Envelopes from 1913 till Feb 2017. the numbering on envelopes was started on 11 Sep 1978 with the Bird definitives.
The Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould’s finch or the rainbow finch, is a colourful passerine bird endemic to Australia. There is strong evidence of a continuing decline, even at the best-known site near Katherine in the Northern Territory. Large numbers are bred in captivity.
PSE Envelope 001 Date of Issue 11 Sep 1978