Overview

The stocky Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) and the Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) are both found in the south-eastern parts of Australia. The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) lives in eucalyptus forests along the eastern seaboard, and the endangered Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small, striped marsupial confined in the wild to the south-west of Western Australia.

The carnivorous Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) has been threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease for the last two decades. The Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) feeds largely on ants and termites and is found throughout Australia. Like the Platypus (the only other monotreme), the Echidna lays eggs rather than gives birth to live young.

Designer

Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio

Products released in this issue

  • Stamps (4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40)
  • Minisheet
  • Cover (blank pictorial, gummed and minisheet)
  • Stamp pack
  • Presentation pack
  • Maxicard
  • Booklet of 10
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10
  • Booklet of 20
  • Chequebook of 20 x 20
  • Gutter strips

Technical specifications

Issue date
13 January 2015
Issue withdrawal date
TBA
Denominations
4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40
Stamp design
Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio
Product design
Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper - gummed
EGO
Printer - gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper self-adhesive
C100
Printer self-adhesive
EGO
Printing process
Lithography
Stamp size
13.86 x 14.60
Minisheet size
170mm x 80mm
Perforations
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI postmark
WA 6254
FDI withdrawal date
11 February 2015


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