Australian Birds – Australian Pelican

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

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Australian Birds – Rose Robin

Pre Stamped Envelopes – Australia –Birds- Rose Robin

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 rose robin (Petroica Rosea) is a small bird native to Australia. TheMale has a distinctive pink breast and its upper parts are dark grey with white frons and its tail black with white tips. Theunderparts and shoulder are white. The Female is an undistinguishedgrey brown. The Robin has small black bill and eyes.

Its natural habitats are the gullies and valleys of temperate forests and subtropical moist lowland forests.  It is mainly found in thickly forested areas of south eastern Australia.

PSE Envelope 005      Date of Issue 11 Sep 1978

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Australian Birds – Rainbow Lorikeet

Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes – Birds- Rainbow Lorikeet

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 rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas

The rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk

PSE Envelope 004      Date of Issue 11 Sep 1978

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Australian Birds – Gouldian Finch

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

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Irish Post -Hall of Fame Stamps -2002

Irish Post -Hall of Fame Stamps -2002

Irish Post (An Post) issued a set of four 41c se-tenant stamps on 17 sep 2002 honoring Football and  Hurling Stars selected for induction into Hall of fame.

The stamps feature Footballers Peter McDermott and Matt Connor  and hurlers Seanie Duggan and Jimmy Smyth.

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Flora of Cook’s Voyage (Correa reflexa)

Australia Pre Stamped Envelopes – Flora of Cook’s Voyage – Correa reflexa

A team of naturalists led by Joseph banks collected hundreds of plants as James Cook navigated the Endeavour along Australia’s eastern coast in 1770. Sydney Parkinson’s botanical sketches were transformed into watercolor  illustrations and engravings after expedition returned to England.

The Correa reflexa specimen was collected at the Botany Bay New South Wales  between 28 April and 5 May 1770.

Correa reflexa is sometimes referred to as Native Fuchsia, a name it shares with Epacris longiflora. Its distribution ranges from southeast South Australia, through Victoria to eastern New South Wales and continues into south-east Queensland; it includes eastern Tasmania and Kangaroo Island off South Australia.

PSE Envelope no 104        Date of Issue  12 Mar 1986.

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Flora of Cook’s Voyage (Dillenia alata)

Australia Pre Stamped Envelopes – Flora of Cook’s Voyage – Dillenia alata

A team of naturalists led by Joseph banks collected hundreds of plants as James Cook navigated the Endeavour along Australia’s eastern coast in 1770. Sydney Parkinson’s botanical sketches were transformed into watercolor  illustrations and engravings after expedition returned to England.

The Dillenia alata specimen was collected at the Endeavour River Queensland between 17 June and 4 august 1770.

Dillenia alata, commonly known as red beech or golden guinea tree, is a rain forest tree found in northern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. It is a medium-sized tree with reddish-brown papery bark. The leaves are 11–23 mm long and 6–13 mm wide and connected to the stem by a stem-clasping winged petiole.

PSE Envelope no 103        Date of Issue  12 Mar 1986.

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