Stamp Collecting Month 2017: Dragonflies

Be dazzled by nature's flying machine - the incredible dragonfly!

Dragonfly on branch
Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) provides an exciting way for middle to upper primary school students (and their teachers) to engage with interesting themes through stamps. This website introduces you to the five dragonfly species featured in our SCM stamp issue, and contains videos, fun activities, teaching resources and more.

Meet the stars of our Dragonflies stamps

Our 2017 SCM stamp issue features five magnificent dragonfly species, via incredibly life-like illustrations. The dragonfly is one of the most captivating creatures in the insect world and was the first faunal creature in Australia to be described, after a specimen was collected in 1770.

Activities and resources

If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher, here are some free SCM resources to share with children. Want some more advice on stamp collecting? Read our tips on starting a collection.

Stamps: behind the scenes

Find out why stamp collecting is such a popular hobby, and watch how stamps get made.