Pre Stamped Envelopes – Australia –Birds- Australian Pelican
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.
Pelicans are widely distributed throughout Australia’s lakes ,swamps and beaches . The are often seen swimming together in formation which is thought to be a device to drive fish into shallow waters. The Pelican is a living pre historic relic since fossil remains have been found of Pelicans which lived in Australia 30 to 40 million years ago.
Envelope 005 Date of Issue 11 Sep 1978