National Parks of Australia – Stamps of Australia-1979

National Parks of Australia – Stamps of Australia-1979

Australia issued a set of seven stamps on National Parks of Australia on 09 Apr 1979.Five horizontal were issued in strips of Five and vertical stamps were issued in Se-tenant pair. The Seven parks featured are

Port Campbell National Park Victoria-established  on 05 May 1964. It has flora such as sun orchid,spider orchid,bower spinach etc.Southern emu ,honeyeaters,egrets,Pelicans and black swans are also found here.Brown bandicoots , echidna are fauna species found here.

Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park – Northern Territory

Royal National Park – New South Wales

Flinders Ranges National Park South Australia

Nambung National Park Western Australia

Girraween National Park Queensland -is an area of granite belt in the Darling Downs region of Queensland.It was established on 21 Oct 1966.Girraween is an aboriginal word meaning place of flowers. The Golden wattle blooms in July in the Park. Among the fauna species found here are common wombat,spotted quoll,lyrebird,turquoise Parrot and Bald rock creek turtle

Mount Field National Park Tasmania

FDC AUSTRALIA 1979 NPARKS
FDC AUSTRALIA 1979 NATIONAL PARKS

 

 

 

Landscapes of Netherlands on Stamps -1980

Landscapes of Netherlands on Stamps -1980

on !5 Apr 1980 ,Netherlands issued a set of four stamps on Landscapes.

45c -Dune landscape

50c – Country Estate

60c- Lake Country

70c-Moorland

A FDC is listed

FDC NETHER LSCAPES
FDC NETHERLANDS LANDSCAPES 1980

150th Anniversary of Brisbane – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 2009

150th Anniversary of Brisbane – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 2009

In 1859 Brisbane became a Municipality and the First Council was established .Brisbane was declared the Capital of newly formed state of Queensland. Brisbane today is a vibrant City with multi cultural communities and cutting edge technologies.

A Pre stamped envelope was issued on 01 Sep 2009 to mark Brisbane’s 150th Anniversary.It features Brisbane iconic locations -City Botanic Gardens ,Goodwill Bridge and Southbank Parklands.

AUS BRISBANE PSE
PRESTAMPED ENVELOPE AUSTRALIA 2009-150TH ANNIVERSARY BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

International Year of Natural Fibres – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 2009

International Year of Natural Fibres – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 2009

Year 2009 was declared by UNO as International Year of Natural Fibres. Derived from Plants & Animals natural fibres are used to form  fabrics,paper,insulation and other building materials essential to society. As of 2009 30 million tonnes of  natural fibre was produced in the world annually.Natural fibre contributes significantly to Australian economy with Australia wool,cotton,angora,cashmere,mohair & alpaca traded all around the World.

Accounting for about one quarter of of World’s Wool production ,Wool is the most valuable natural fibre industry in Australia with exports valued at $2.7 billion in 2008 and in 201617 expected to be worth $3.615 Billion.

Australia Post issued a beautiful Pre stamped envelope to commemorate International Year of Natural Fibres 2009 on 18 May 2009.The Cancellation shows a sheep and words “The World’s largest Wool Producers”. Australia’s natural fibres are also featured on the PSE.

AUS NAT FIBRE PSE
PRE STAMPED ENVELOPE AUSTRALIA 2009 – INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF NATURAL FIBRES

Stamps on South Asia Tourism Year – Bangladesh 2005

Stamps on South Asia Tourism Year – Bangladesh 2005

The Year 2005 was celebrated as South Asia Tourism  Year and Bangladesh issued a stamp on 01 Feb 2005 to commemorate this event.

A FDC is listed.

Note :- The Spellings of Tourism on the Cover and Stamp differ. On stamp it is printed as “Tourisam”

FDC BDESH TOURISM
FIRST DAY COVER -BANGLADESH 2005 SOUTH ASIA TOURISM YEAR

The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994

The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994

The 20$ Mount Cook Definitive of 1994 is perhaps a very unique stamp in many ways.

-New Zealand’s highest and largest valued stamp

-First ever $20 stamp for high value parcels,but collectors felt otherwise .

-most complex stamp production ever commissioned.

-Design masterpiece in montage and captures NZ’s treasured heritage

– Incorporates several NZ icons- Firstly NZ’s highest mountain – Mount Cook

– Two native plants Ponga Fern & flowers of Kowhai tree

-A maori rafter pattern symbolising Hammerhead shark and embossed in in gold foil forms the top border

-New Zealand flag is also woven into the montage

-printed on watermarked paper with a special fluorescent surface printed security pattern.

The first day Cover shows Southern Alps-South Island of New Zealand.

FDC NZ$20 DEF
FDC NZ$20 DEFINITIVE 1994

 

UN Stamps on World Heritage Sites – 1984

UN Stamps on World Heritage Sites – 1984

UN issued stamps under the theme Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Man and the stamps featured World Heritage Sites. The stamps were issued on 18 Apr 1984.

UNO Geneva

0.50 Fr –  Fort Saint Angelo,Birgu, Malta ( World Heritage 1980)

0.70 Fr- Los Glaciares National Park ,Argentina ( World Heritage 1981)

UNO Vienna

3.50 s – Serengeti National Park Tanzania (World Heritage 1981)-Known for massive migration of wildebeest and Zebras.

TWO FDC’s of UN Geneva and UN Vienna are listed.

UNPA NEW YORK

20C – Grand Canyon ,USA (World Heritage site 1979)

50c – Polonnaruwa ,Sri Lanka ( World Heritage 1982)

FDC UN HERITAGE SITES
FDC UNESCO HERITAGE SITES -UNPA GENEVA & UNPA VIENNA
FDC UN HERITAGE SITES
FDC UN HERITAGE SITES -UNPA VIENNA AND UNPA NEW YORK