Overview

The external Australian territory of Norfolk Island has around 200 native plants, including 40 that are endemic, such as the Norfolk Tree Fern (Cyathea brownii). At around 20 metres in height, with fronds up to five metres long, this is the tallest of all tree fern species. Mature trees have a smooth trunk marked with oval scars from fallen fronds.

The Norfolk Tree Fern was common in the island’s once extensive subtropical rainforest. It can now be found naturally in remnant patches of native forest on private land and in the Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden, where it’s a protected species. The Norfolk Tree Fern has been cultivated in many countries and is not endangered.

The stamps, designed by Simone Sakinofsky of the Australia Post Design Studio, presents close-up photographs of this fern species, showing an open frond as well as a frond in the process of unfurling.

Technical specifications

Issue date
2-April-2019
Issue withdrawal date
31-October-2019
Denomination
1 x $1, 1 x $2
Stamp design
Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Product design
Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Printer
RA Printing
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
37.5 x 26
Minisheet size (mm)
135 x 80
Perforations
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI Postmark
Norfolk Island, NSW 2899
FDI withdrawal date
30-April-2019

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Set of Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamps:

Set of Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamps

This set of stamps contains the two stamps from the Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamp issue.

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Norfolk Island Tree Fern minisheet:

Norfolk Island Tree Fern minisheet

The Norfolk Island Tree Fern minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

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Gutter strip 10 x $1 Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamps:

Gutter strip 10 x $1 Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $1 stamps from the Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamp issue.

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Gutter strip 10 x $2 Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamps:

Gutter strip 10 x $2 Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $2 stamps from the Norfolk Island Tree Fern stamp issue.

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