cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Friday, September 28, 2018

Hello, continuing with the Australia theme; what do you think of this miniature sheet?

Yes it is the Great barrier Reef issue but ratherspecial. We picked this up in Macau last week. And, look very carefully at the perforations. The sheet was available at the show as an imperf sheet and then if one wanted it could be hand perforated in special machine. see image adjusted below so you can see the perfs better

Nice little "oddity" lets call it, for a collection.

Enjoy your stamps and have a great weekend Michael

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Hello, I hope you enjoy this set. One I picked up in Australia last week. Very deep blues that is for sure.

It features images from the Great Barrier Reef and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Something I didn't know was that the Marine Park comprises more than 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands. I have been but I must have missed remembering this from the tour.

The presentation card provides a very interesting write up about the Reef, including the fact that there are 600 types of coral, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of molluscs, 500 worm species, 1600 types of fish, 133 species of sharks and rays and more than 300 species of whales and dolphins.

Quite an amazing place and impressive stamps. With those numbers though, surely Australia Post have enough to work with to release new commemoratives forever :-)

Enjoy your stamps.. Michael

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