Today is an 'all Australia day', as I have bought and received some Australia (WWF) items lately. And all very nice items, Australian Post has done a great job if you ask me :)
First I want to show you some items I bought on the internet last May: stamps, First Day Covers, Maxicards and Numiscover. All items picture endangered Australian dolphins and were issued on May 26, 2009. You're right, I'm talking about the latest Australian WWF issue! :)
Here are the pictures of the items:
- 55c: Spotted Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus);
- $ 1.35: Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger);
- $ 1.40: Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii) ;
- $ 2.05: Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus).
Now I want to show some items that were sent to my by Ben. Thanks a lot Ben for these great stamps!!
First we have a real sent 2006 WWF FDC 'Australian Whales'. The whales pictured on the stamps are:
- Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae);
- Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus);
- Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus);
- Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons).
Then we have the 1998 WWF FDC from Australia, picturing different Australian birds.
These wonderfully coloured stamps picture:
- Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops);
- Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster);
- Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii);
- Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae).