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Gutter strip of 10 Norfolk Island Seabirds gummed $2 stamps

SKU #1919242

Gutter strip of 10 Norfolk Island Seabirds gummed $2 stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $2 stamps from the Norfolk Island Seabirds stamp issue.
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The gutter strip consists of 10 x $2 stamps from the Norfolk Island Seabirds stamp issue, five on either side of the blank/design strip separating the two panes of a stamp sheet.

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.

Technical details

  • 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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