Colours of the AAT
Release date: 26 May 2015
Only two of the world's continents lie entirely within the Southern Hemisphere: Australia and Antarctica. Australia lies quite close to the equator, while Antarctica is situated about the South Geographic Pole.
Antarctica is almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. In extreme weather snow blizzards can cause whiteout, an optical phenomenon in which uniform light conditions effectively make it impossible to distinguish shadows, landmarks or the horizon. This can occur when the snow cover is unbroken and the sky is overcast. Whiteout is a serious hazard as it causes a loss of perspective and direction.
However, some beautiful effects can be observed. In the freezing dry atmosphere of the Australian Antarctic Territory frozen water vapour remains in the air as suspended ice crystals. The reflection of light on these crystals creates some spectacular atmospheric effects such as solar pillars, sun dogs and solar halos. These beautiful stamps demonstrate some of the amazing colours that can be observed in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
70c Violet (Mawson Vicinity 2011-12)
70c Blue (Casey Station 2007)
$1.40 Red (Casey Station 2007)
$1.40 Yellow (North of Davis Station)
Sunset over the Framnes Mountains
Issue date26 May 2015
FDI withdrawal24 June 2015
Denomination2 x 70c, 2 x $1.40 se-tenant pairs
Stamp designJo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Product designJo Mure, Australia Post Deign Studio
Paper - gummedTullis Russell
Stamp size37.5mm x 26mm
Minisheet size135mm x 80mm
Perforations13.86 x 14.60
Sheet layoutModule of 50
National postmarkKingston, Tas 7050
Issue withdrawal date30 November 2015
Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio
- Stamp (2 x 70c, 2 x $1.40)
- Cover (blank)
- First day cover (gummed)
- First day cover (minisheet)
- Stamp pack
- Maxicard (4)
- Gutter (10 x 70c)
- Gutter (10 x $1.40)
- Medallion cover
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.