Photography on Australian postage stamps
The magnificient Australian Alps region includes eleven beautiful national parks and reserves. Superb photographs taken at three of these national parks are reproduced on postage stamps issued on July 21st,2020 by Australia Post.
The three $1.10 domestic-rate stamps show photographs of Namadgi National Park in the Australian Capital Territory, Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria and Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales.
Jaime Plaza Van Roon’s photograph of Namadgi National Park focuses on snow gum trees. This hardy species of eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus pauciflora) can handle the alpine region’s harsh winters.
The Cathedral, one of the granite tors in Mount Buffalo National Park, dominates the photograph by Michael Boniwell. The hiking trail to the Cathedral also can be seen.
Bruce Hood’s photograph of Kosciuszko National Park captures the reflection of sunlight in the Swampy Plain River as its flows “through the beautiful valley between Australia’s highest lake, Lake Cootapatamba, and Cootapatamba Hut,” according to Australia Post.
Sharon Rodziewicz of the Australia Post Design Studio designed the stamps.
They were printed in a variety of formats, including separate sheets of 50, a souvenir sheet with the three stamps se-tenant (side-by-side), and coil rolls of 100.
Photography on stamps is a very popular thematic stamp collection in which the thematic collector will use his or her ingenuity and creativity to illustrate the theme far and wide, be it for fun, exhibition or profit, with material such as:
- fresh from post office or used stamps
- first day covers or enveloppes that travelled the world
- commemorative postmarks
- stamp booklet covers
- paraphilatelic material
- and much more…
Topical Stamp Collecting
The ATA has a full-color 96-page handbook on the basics of this educational hobby: Adventures in Topical Stamp Collecting, written by former Topical Time editor George Griffenhagen and ATA founder, Jerry Husak. The handbook is free to all new ATA members.
Check it out!