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Coles Bay postcard

SKU #1832702

Coles Bay postcard

Coles Bay prepaid postcard.
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Issue date: 26 August 2014

Prepaid Postcards are a great way to keep in contact with family and friends.

Prepaid postcards can be posted from any red post box located in Australia or at your local Australia Post retail outlet and can be sent worldwide or to domestic locations.

No stamp is required as the prepaid postcard includes postage, making it easier for you to stay in touch.

The Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are the counterpart of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Auroras most commonly occur above a band of high latitudes in each hemisphere, known as the auroral zones. Each auroral zone is centred on the Earth’s magnetic poles, and lies between latitudes of approximately 50˚ and 60˚. The Southern Lights are less commonly seen than their northern counterpart, as there are comparatively few populated regions under the auroral zone of the Southern Hemisphere

The two main discernible forms of aurora are a diffuse glow, which generally appears towards the poleward horizon, and discrete forms such as arcs and curtains that stretch from east to west, as well as rays that may run upward from the horizon. These forms are shaped by the Earth’s magnetic field. When the aurora is sufficiently bright, specific colours may be seen, most commonly green, red and violet. These colours depend on energy of the incoming solar particles, and the type of atmospheric gases they interact with.

The Southern Lights are best seen from the islands of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. In Australia, they are occasionally observed in the southern skies of Tasmania, and sometimes from southern locales on the mainland.

Issue date: 26 August 2014

Issue withdrawal date: 28 February 2015

FDI withdrawal date: 24 Spetember 2014

Denominations: 2 x 70c, 2 x $1.40

Stamp design: Lynda Warner

Product design: Jo Muré

Printer: McKellar Renown

Paper - gummed: Tullis Russell

Paper - self-adhesive: C100

Printing process: Lithography

Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm

Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm

Postcard size: 160mm x 118mm

Perforations: 13.86 × 14.60

Sheet layout: Module of 50

National postmark: Hobart, Tas 7000

The photographs in the designs were taken in Tasmania. The minisheet’s tête-bêche configuration of stamps will be of interest to collectors.

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