Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – South Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – South Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia Post issued a set of seven Pre stamped envelopes on the Australian States’ floral emblems on 19 May 1982.

Sturt’s Desert Pea (Clianthus formosus) – It was proclaimed as state floral emblem of South Australia 0n 23 Nov  1961 and honours the explorer Captain Charles Sturt.

A legume it grows throughout the arid regions of the State and is found from the southern coasts of western Australia to the western plains of New South Wales.

The Scarlet flowers with their blue black blotch on the upper petal grow in clusters and boom between June and November. Occasionally white,pink and purple flowers may be sighted.

Date of Issue     19 May 1982                                             PSE No 054

AUS FLO PSE54A
STURT’S DESERT PEA – FLORAL EMBLEM OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
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Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – New South Wales – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – New South Wales – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia Post issued a set of seven Pre stamped envelopes on the Australian States’ floral emblems on 19 May 1982.

The Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) – It was proclaimed as state floral emblem of New South Wales in 1962 by the then Governor Sir Eric Woodward.

This sturdy ,slender plant mainly grows in the sandy bushland areas of Sydney district and Blue Mountain and some of the ranges north and south of Sydney. The Waratah grows to about three metres in height and its crimson dome shaped flowers bloom in the late spring and early summer months.There are four species of Waratah and all are endemic to south eastern Australia.

Issue date 19 My 1982       PSE No 053.

AUS FLO PSE53
THE WARATAH – FLORAL EMBLEM OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Frilled Lizard – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Frilled Lizard – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Australia issued a set of Seven Pre stamped envelopes on Animals on 30 Apr 1980.

Frilled Lizard – It is widely distributed throughout Australia and is one of the most colourful and spectacular of all Australian Lizards. It lives in trees and comes to the ground to feed on small mammals,insects and spiders . The Lizard’s frill opens up when the animal is disturbed or attacked.

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 025.

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FRILLED LIZARD -AUSTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPE 1980

Koala – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Koala – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Australia issued a set of Seven Pre stamped envelopes on Animals on 30 Apr 1980.

Koala – The Koala can be found in some areas of Queensland,New South wales ,Victoria and South Australia.It lives mainly on eucalyptus tress and the adult koala eats up to one kilogram of gum leaves per day. In early years Koala was hunted to near extinction but it is now widely protected.

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 024.

Australia PSE24
KOALA – ASUTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPE 1980

Sugar Glider – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Sugar Glider – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Australia issued a set of Seven Pre stamped envelopes on Animals on 30 Apr 1980.

Sugar Glider –  The Sugar Glider is most common of the Petaurus (flying) Possums in Australia being found in most forest country habitats. It is often found in small groups ,lives in trees and is nocturnal. The Sugar Glider feeds on insects and nectar of eucalyptus.

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 023.

Australia PSE23
SUGAR GLIDER – AUSTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES 1980

Mountain Brushtail Possum – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Mountain Brushtail Possum – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Australia issued a set of Seven Pre stamped envelopes on Animals on 30 Apr 1980.

Mountain Brushtail Possum or southern bobuck  inhabits the mountain districts of south eastern Queensland ,eastern New South Wales,Victoria and various forest areas. This Possum belongs to the family of large Possums and is distinguished by its short and rounded ears and its dark grey or black fur.

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 022.

Australia PSE22
MOUNTAIN BRUSHTAIL POSSUM -AUSTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES 1980.

Grey Kangaroo – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Grey Kangaroo – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Australia issued a set of Seven Pre stamped envelopes on Animals on 30 Apr 1980.

Grey Kangaroo – The eastern Grey Kangaroo inhabits forests and woodlands.The Grey Kangaroo belongs to the largest family of Marsupials in the World. This Kangaroo can grow up to one and a half metres and is found in eastern states of Australia. The Female is reproductive most of the year and produces one young per litter.The young one remains with the mother up to 18 months this being the longest parent off spring relationships.

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 021.

Australia PSE21
THE GREY KANGAROO- AUSTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES 1980