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

Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – Tasmania – 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 Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) – It was proclaimed as state floral emblem of Tasmania on  05 Dec 1962 .It is also known as Southern Blue Gum.

This tree is known for its rapid growth and its seasoned timber is valuable in heavy construction work.Its habitat is the southern and eastern parts of Tasmania and also grows in Victoria. The large cream flowers bloom between June & November and yield a characteristic amber colored honey.The name “Blue Gum” is derived from bluish grey color of its young leaves.

Issue date 19 My 1982       PSE No 052.

AUS FLO PSE52
THE TASMANIAN BLUE GUM- FLORAL EMBLEM OF TASMANIA.
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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.

Numbat – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Numbat – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

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

Numbat- The Numbat is a member of the native cat family and is one of the most beautifully patterned Australian marsupials. Numbats are found in south western parts of Western Australia ,north west of South Australia are extinct in Eastern Australia.It has no pouch so the young ones cling to the the long hair of the teats under mother’s abdomen.Unlike most small mammals Numbats can be seen during day time foraging for termites which it scoops up with its long sticky tongue.It is also known as banded anteater

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 020.

Australia PSE 20
NUMBAT- BANDED ANTEATER -AUSTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPE 1980

Desert Hopping Mouse – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

Desert Hopping Mouse – Pre stamped Envelopes -Australia 1980

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

Desert Hopping mouse – It is widespread through the northern and western Parts of Australia and northern parts of south Australia.The hopping mouse is a nocturnal mammal and at times can survive without any water at all. It is an efficient burrower and builds a complex burrow system with many entrances.

Issue date  30 April 1980     PSE Envelope no 019.

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Desert Hopping Mouse – Australia Pre Stamped Envelope 1980