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.
Lord Hope Island lies in South Pacific approx 700 Kilometers north-east of Sydney .This Island is an Australian territory administered from New South Wales.It and its adjacent islets are the eroded remnants of an adjacent Volcano that rises for over 2000 metres from ocean floor and the volcanic rock outcrops of the LordHope Island group are of great geological interest .The Island is ahaven for birdlife -nearly 120 bird species live there permanently or visit regularly.
A Pre Stamped Envelope (PSE no 088) was issued on 20 Mar 1985.
Metropolis 90 – Pre Stamped Envelope Australia 1990
The Third Congress of World Association of Major Metropolises was held in Melbourne from 15 to 19 Oct 1990. It was attended by Political,administrative and technical leaders of Cities around the World with a Population of at least one million. The agenda was to promote co-operation in addressing common problems and challenges facing large urban centres.
Australia Post brought out a 43c Pre Stamped envelope (PSE)on 15 Oct 1990 to mark this event METROPOLIS 90. PSE no 187.