Another fabulous stamp pack from Australia Post with some of Australia’s best known native animals.
In this issue we have the Common Wombat, the Short-beaked Echidna, the carnivorous Tasmanian Devil, an Eastern Grey Kangaroo, a Koala and the near extinct Numbat.
The pack contains four of the 70 cents stamp issue and two of the $1.40 stamps as well as the mini sheet with the same denominations again.
Stamp packs are a brilliant way to store and preserve mint condition stamps so their value in the future is not diminished.
Issue date: 13 January 2015
Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2015
FDI withdrawal date: 11 February 2015
Denominations: 4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40
Stamp design: Sharon Rodziewicz
Product design: Sharon Rodziewicz
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
Minisheet size: 170mm x 80mm
The the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as well as the Common Wombat are both found in the south-eastern parts of Australia.
Koalas mainly inhabits the eucalyptus forests along the east coast but are also found in areas of Tasmania and in other states although not in such large numbers.
Numbat are a small, striped marsupial confined in the wild to the south-west of Western Australia and are currently on the endangered species list.
The carnivorous Tasmanian Devil for the last 20 years has been in great danger from a transmissible cancer, the Devil Facial Tumor Disease. Tasmanian devil has one of the strongest bites in the animal world: 1200 pounds per square inch, which means that it has enough bite strength to go through a metal trap.
Short-beaked Echidna feed mainly on termites and ants and are widespread throughout Australia. It is a monotreme like the Platypus and lays eggs to birth its young.