Joint issue with Norfolk Island

Release date: 22 July 2014

Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean some 1,400 kilometres east of the Australian mainland. Originally settled by Polynesians, in 1788 the island was colonised by Great Britain and subsequently used as a British penal colony. In 1856 the inhabitants of the overcrowded Pitcairn Island, including many of the descendants of the original Bounty mutineers, were resettled on Norfolk Island. In 1914 Norfolk Island was proclaimed an external territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and now enjoys a substantial degree of self-government. Since 1947 Norfolk Island has been responsible for its own postal service and postage stamps. This joint stamp issue features the endemic Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla, a symbol of the island which is also widely grown in Australia as an ornamental tree, particularly in coastal regions.

The Stamps

70c Cottesloe Beach, WA
Fifteen minutes west of Perth, beautiful Cottesloe beach is noted for its magnificent stand of Norfolk Island Pines. In 2009, Lonely Planet named Cottesloe Beach the world's second best beach for families.

$1.40 Old military barracks, Norfolk Island
The old Military Barracks at Kingston were built in 1832 during the Second Settlement (1825–1855), and are now home to the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly.
 

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    22 July 2014
  • FDI withdrawal

    20 August 2014
  • Denomination

    1 x 70c, 1 x $1.40
  • Stamp design

    Melinda Coombs, Coombs Whitechurch Design
  • Product design

    Simon Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell
  • Printer (gummed)

    RA Print
  • Printing process

    Lithography
  • Stamp size

    37.5mm x 26mm
  • Perforations

    13.86 x 14.60
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Canberra, ACT 2600
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 January 2015

Designer

Melinda Coombes, Coombes Whitechurch Design

Additional Products

  • First day cover (blank)
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • First day cover (Joint issue)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicard (2)
  • Gutter (10 x 70c)
  • Gutter (10 x $1.40)
     

*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.