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.
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.
Issue date22 July 2014
FDI withdrawal20 August 2014
Denomination1 x 70c, 1 x $1.40
Stamp designMelinda Coombs, Coombs Whitechurch Design
Product designSimon Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper (gummed)Tullis Russell
Printer (gummed)RA Print
Stamp size37.5mm x 26mm
Perforations13.86 x 14.60
Sheet layoutModule of 50
National postmarkCanberra, ACT 2600
Issue withdrawal date31 January 2015
Melinda Coombes, Coombes Whitechurch Design
- 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)
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