Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category
See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02
My first cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory was sent with the help of the postmaster at Casey Station, thank you! It was postmarked with a first day cancel on December 5, 2014. On February 12 it was cancelled again in Hobart and finally arrived on February 19, 2015.
The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on February 18, 2014. They commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914).
It was posted in Maroubra on September 14 and arrived on September 17, 2012.
The left stamp is part of the Cocos Island Butterflies set, which was issued on August 2, 2012. It depicts an Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi).
The stamp set on the right was issued on March 8, 2011. It commemorates the Floral Festivals Australia. The stamps depict flowers of the genera Gerbera, Jacaranda, Viola, Tulipa, and the Australian everlasting.
Many thanks to my Australian friend for sending this beautiful cover!
Juris sent me this nice aerogram from Australia, thank you! It was posted at Millers Point on March 16 and arrived on March 21, 2011.
Jean Pierre sent me this beautiful cover from the Cocos Islands on December 21, 2009, thank you very much!
The left stamp was issued on February 28, 2008, and depicts the Saunders’s Tern (Sternula saundersi). The three other stamps are part of a set commemorating the 400th anniversary of the visit by Charles Darwin. They were issued on April 21, 2009.
Another beautiful cover from Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on the Cocos Islands on December 21, 2009.
The left Australian stamp is part of the set “Australian Songbirds” (issued September 9, 2009). It depicts the Mangrove Golden Whistler (Pachycephala melanura). The five se-tenant stamps are part of the “Coral Reef” set, which was issued on June 13, 2006.
On December 7, 2009, Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Darlinghurst, Australia. Thank you very much!
The cover is a postal stationery, which has attached the Christmas stamp, which was issued on November 2, 2009. The three middle stamps are part of the set “Australia’s Favourite Stamps” (issued on June 26, 2009) and commemorate the stamps “£2 Kangaroo & Map” (1913-1938), “5/- Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge” (1932), and “2½d Peace & Victory” (1946). More info on the original stamps can be found at www.philatelism.com.
Thank you very much, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from the Cocos Islands! It was posted on November 23, 2009.
The cover and the right stamp commemorate the 400th anniversary of the islands’ discovery by William Keeling. The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on April 21, 2009. The middle stamp depicts the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas); it was issued on August 4, 2009. Finally, the left stamp (issued on February 28, 2008) depicts the Saunders’s Tern (Sternula saundersi).
The Christmas miniature sheet was issued on November 2, 2009. The two greetings stamps on the left were issued on February 3, 2009. I already wrote about the Christmas island stamp in this post.
Charles sent me this first day cover from the Christmas Island. It was issued on November 2, 2009.
Thank you for the nice FDC!
This issue of two AAT stamps is part of a world wide initiative involving more than 30 national postal administrations highlighting the importance of the Earth’s poles and glaciers and how global warming may affect them.
The $2.05 stamp features a jade iceberg highlighting the unique beauty and elemental nature of Antarctica. As part of this stamp issue, a special ice crystal logo has been designed by Saku Heinänen of Finland and will appear on the stamps of participating countries. cited from here