Explored within this fabulous Australia Post stamp pack is the theme of Clipper Ships from the Era of Sail.
The four stamps included in this pack have lithographs of some of the more famous that serviced Australian ports through the nineteenth century.
All four postage stamps from the issue are here.
The Phoenician, the Frances Henty, Monkchester and the Arabian were all ships that had significant roles in the pages of Australia’s maritime history.
The cover of the stamp pack is a hand colored lithograph by John Raphael Isaac featuring the Arabian by C.P. Williams.
The clipper barque Monkchester is by a well known English oil painter John Scott who painted it in 1865.
The Frances Henty was built in 1852 and it served mainly to carry passengers as well as gold and wool from Melbourne to London,
In 1849 the White Star Line sent the Phoenician to Australia and it was the first to ever travel to Australia in 1849.