Stamp Collecting Month 2014: Things that Sting

From wasps to stingrays, bull ants to tiger snakes, let’s take sensible precautions to protect ourselves, and them, from harm.

About the ‘Things That Sting’ SCM stamps

Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) is especially for kids (or the inner child in all of us). It's about encouraging budding philatelists, and sharing some educational facts on an interesting topic. Our 2014 SCM stamp release features six creatures (insects, reptiles or fish) that can pack a painful punch if disturbed or threatened.
European Wasp

European Wasp

The European Wasp can be identified by its bright yellow and black striped…

Bull Ant

Bull Ant

The Bull Ant can be identified by its large eyes, long slender mandibles...

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snake can be identified by distinctive black and yellow cross…

Lionfish

Lionfish

The Common Lionfish can be identified by red and black bands...

Stonefish

Stonefish

The Stonefish is an unattractive fish that can be identified by its rough, warty...

Stingray

Stingray

The Bluespotted Fantail Ray can be identified by it colouration of electric...

Stamps: behind the scenes

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