The external Australian territory of Norfolk Island lies in the South Pacific Ocean. The island’s rich history and natural beauty attract tourists from all over the world who arrive either by air or by sea. The island has no natural port or harbour, so visitors arriving by sea must be ferried ashore when weather permits. This issue features two notable luxury cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island.

The stamps and minisheet, illustrated by Jamie and Leanne Tufrey, present each ship as it approaches the shores of Norfolk Island, complete with pine-topped hills in the foreground.

Products released in this issue

  • Minisheet
  • First day cover (blank, gummed, minisheet)

Technical specifications

Issue date
18 September 2018
Issue withdrawal date
31 March 2019
1 x $1, 1 x $2
Stamp and minisheet illustration
Jamie and Leanne Tufrey
Product design
John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer - gummed
RA Printing
Paper - gummed
Tullis Russell
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size
37.5mm x 26mm
Minisheet size
135mm x 80mm
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI postmark
Norfolk Island NSW 2899
FDI withdrawal date
17 October 2018

Stamps in this issue

$1 Seven Seas Mariner

The recently refurbished 700-berth Seven Seas Mariner, operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises, was the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in the world when she was launched in 2001. She has a gross tonnage of 48,075.

$2 Pacific Explorer

The newest and largest ship in the P&O fleet, the Pacific Explorer, has a gross tonnage of 77,441 and has capacity for 1,998 passengers.

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