Blank Norfolk Island Seabirds cover
The Norfolk Island Seabirds blank cover is a pictorial envelope that can be used to send a personal letter or to make your own souvenir cover of the stamp issue.Read more
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The Norfolk Island Seabirds blank cover is a pictorial envelope that can be used to send a personal letter or to make your own souvenir cover of the stamp issue.
Norfolk Island, an external Australian territory located in the Pacific Ocean around 1,400 kilometres east of the Australian mainland, has a rich cultural and natural history. These stamps feature two of the more than 20 species of seabirds that can be observed from coastal areas of the island.
The spectacular Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda roseotincta) has two bright scarlet tail quills and performs acrobatic aerial courtship displays. The sub-species found on Norfolk Island has plumage suffused with pink.
The Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra fullagari) is named for the small black mask around its large yellow or yellowish-green beak. The smaller islands of Nepean and Phillip and the smaller islets off the Norfolk coastline are important breeding habitats for most of Norfolk Island’s seabirds.
- Issue date: 20 September 2016
- Issue withdrawal date: 31 March 2017
- FDI withdrawal date: 18 October 2016
- Denominations: 1 x $1, 1 x $2
- Stamp illustration: John White
- Product design: John White
- Printer (gummed): RA Printing
- Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
- Printing process: Offset lithography
- Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
- Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm
- Perforations: 13.86x14.6
- Sheet layout: Sheetlet of 10
- FDI postmark: Norfolk Island NSW 2899
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