2009 Australia Post Maximum Card – Wombat Bush Babies

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Australia Post Maximum Card – Bush Babies – Baby Wombat

This series of card depicting Australian native fauna is a great release by Australia Post.

There are 4 cards in the series with each one depicting a different native wildlife baby and its parent.

They all have been postmarked for the first day of release at Gumly Gumly in New South Wales. on 1st July 2009.

This one bears the $4.20 postage stamp which is a philatelic must have. A delightful set with brilliant photography.

They make for wonderful overseas communication with foreign friends and at the same time are desirable collectibles.

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Maximaphily is a branch of philately involving the study and creation of maximum cards.It is one of eleven classifications of philately recognised by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) and therefore has its own FIP Commission.The FIP Maximaphily Commission holds an annual conference on the subject, most recently at Bucharest in 2008. A maximum card is made up of three elements, the postcard, the stamp and the postmark. The object of maximaphily is to obtain a card where the stamp and picture are in close concordance, ideally with an appropriate cancellation too. The image should not be of the stamp on the card. Maximaphily displays have become popular at competitive philatelic exhibitions and special rules have been developed by the FIP to assist in judging the entries. Maximaphily did not become organised until after the Second World War. Before then maximum cards were created as novelties, often by tourists. Maximaphily is closely associated with thematic or topical stamp collecting and many thematic collections are enhanced with appropriate maximum cards.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

History

Wombats are Australian marsupials; they are short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, approximately 1metre (39in) in length with a very short tail. They are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. The name wombat comes from the Eora Aboriginal community who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.Female wombats give birth to a single young in the spring, after a gestation period, which like all marsupials can vary, in the case of the wombat: 26–28 days. They have a well-developed pouch, which the young leave after about 6–7 months. Wombats are weaned after 15 months, and are sexually mature at 18 months.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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