Norfolk Island Seabirds minisheet
The Norfolk Island Seabirds minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.Read more
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The Norfolk Island Seabirds minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature 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.
- 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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