Greetings From Australia -International Postage Stamps of Australia 2006
On 02 May 2006 Australia Post issued two stamps on theme Greetings From Australia -International Postage Stamps . The stamps featured two Icons of Australia
$1.25 -Koala – Found in eucalyptus forests of Eastern Australia
$ 1.85 Royal exhibition Building in Carlton .Melbourne.It is the first Australian building to recognised with a world heritage listing. It was constructed in 1880 and is one of the oldest exhibition Pavilions in the World.The holding hosted Australia’s First Federal parliament on 09 May 1901 and where the Australian Flag was flown for the first time.
A First Day Cover with the stamps is listed.It is cancelled at Carlton on first day of Issue.
Green Succulent – International rate stamp – USA 2017
USPS issued a round shaped stamp on Green Succulent on 28 April 2017. Green succulent is the new Forever international rate stamp. This Global Forever stamp can be used to mail a one ounce letter to any part of the Globe where First Class Mail International service is available.This stamp will have postage value equivalent to the price of single piece First Class Mail international first ounce machineable letter in effect at the time of use.
The stamp features a photograph of echeveria plant which belongs to stonecrop family and is genus to about 140 species native to Americas.
Eastern Tailed -Blue Butterfly stamp- USA 2016 – Non Machineable Surcharge
USPS issued a stamp on Eastern tailed Blue Butterfly on 24 Sep 2016. It is a Non Machineable Surcharge. This is used on envelopes which cannot be automatically processed and have to be hand cancelled. They are charged a non machineable surcharge even if they weigh less than an ounce. This butterfly stamp is equivalent to a regular first class stamp (presently 49c-2018 rates 50c) plus the “first ounce Non machineable surcharge” currently 22 cents totalling 71 cents.
The Eastern tailed blue butterfly or eastern tailed blue also known as Everes comyntas is a common butterfly of eastern North America. It is a medium sized butterfly distinguished from other blues of this category by its small thin tail. The male species shown on stamp has iridescent blue color on its upper wing.
A set of seven stamps on varieties Dates were issued by UAE on 22 Oct 2008.
Culturally, dates have long played a key role in Middle Eastern cuisine and rituals surrounding hospitality. They’re particularly prevalent during Ramadan, when they’re often given as gifts and eaten to break the fast. They also play an important part in the agriculture of the region: there are more than 400 varieties of date in the UAE and date production makes up the majority of fruit and vegetable farming in the UAE. In 2005, the figures were as high as 60 percent.
Dates are rich in Vitamins,Minerals like Potassium, Natural Sugar like Sucrose, Antioxidants & Amino acids.
A Presentation pack containing seven stamps – A Block of Four setenant and three other stamps is listed. The Varieties Dates on stamps are Abumaan, Jash Hamad, Msalli , Farth, Mirzaban , Abukibal & Salani.