Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category

#1288 Australian Antarctic Territory 20/03/16

On August 12, 2020 I received this very nice cover from the Australian Antarctic research station on Macquarie Island. It was cancelled on March 16, 2020. A big thank you goes to the postmaster there! The island is part of the state of Tasmania, but the station is managed by the Australian Antarctic Division.

The stamp set was issued on August 20, 2019. It is entitled “Mapping the Australian Antarctic Territory”.

See also: #1133 Australian Antarctic Territory 17/10/01

#1272 Australia 20/03/09

This beautiful cover from Australia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Sydney on March 9 and arrived on March 23, 2020.

The cover is a stationery, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Australian Pig Breeders Association (1909–2009). The left stamp depicts an echidna. The right stamp commemorates the invention of spray-on skin cells.

#1202 Cocos Islands 19/01/12

This nice cover from the Cocos Islands was sent by Austin, thank you! It was posted on January 12 and arrived on January 25, 2019.

See also: #425 Cocos Islands 09/12/21

#1199 Australia 18/10/24

This very nice cover from Australia was sent by Alfred, thank you! It was posted in Fairfield Heights on October 24 and arrived on October 30, 2018.

Alfred attached some stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The top left stamp commemorates the Antarctic Treaty System. The top right stamp depicts some emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri).

The bottom stamps depict the Prince Charles Mountains and an “Iceberg Alley” at Mawson Station.

#1133 Australian Antarctic Territory 17/10/01

On December 19 I received this beautiful cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was cancelled on October 1 at the Davis Station, many thanks to the postmaster of Davis!

The stamp set was issued on March 7, 2017. It is entitled “East Antarctic Deep Sea Creatures” and depicts the Antarctic sea star (Odontaster validus), the Antarctic neosquid (Alluroteuthis antarcticus), a Pogonophryne ssp. and Antarctic pink anemone (Urticinopsis antarctica), and the Dorid nudibranch (Tritoniella belli) and deep sea coral.

See also: #1031 Australian Antarctic Territory 16/02/20

#1058 Christmas Island 16/08/03

Christmas Island 160803This beautiful cover from the Christmas Island was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on August 3 and arrived on August 17, 2016.

The left stamp depicts a coral rabbitfish, the middle stamp depicts the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), and the right stamp depicts the robber crab (Birgus latro).

See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02

#1031 Australian Antarctic Territory 16/02/20

AAT 160220On April 12 I received this beautiful cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was cancelled at Mawson Station on February 20, 2016.

See also: #901 Australian Antarctic Territory 14/12/05

#901 Australian Antarctic Territory 14/12/05

AAT 141205My 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).

#603 Australia 12/09/14

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!

See also:
#499 Australia 11/02/17
#244 Samoa 09/12/02

#533 Australia 11/03/16

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.

#499 Australia 11/02/17

Juris sent me this nice cover from Australia, thank you! It was posted in Sydney on February 17 and arrived on February 22, 2011. The special cancellation depicts Cadmans Cottage in Sydney.

The left stamp depicts the butterfly cruiser (Vindula arsinoe). It is part of a set, which was issued on May 4, 2004. The right stamp commemorates the Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii).

#425 Cocos Islands 09/12/21

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.

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#344 Cocos Islands 09/12/21
#254 Cocos Islands 09/11/23

#344 Cocos Islands 09/12/21

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.

#296 Australia 09/12/07

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.

#254 Cocos Islands 09/11/23

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).

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