Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday stamps - the southern hemisphere

I looked through my (limited) selection of stamps from south of the equator, and was pleased to find this guy!

Australia Post has this odd rule about only using stamps that have 'international' on them for overseas mail, so I'm guessing they must have other low denomination ones to make up for new rate changes.




For more Sunday Stamps, check the links here.

14 comments:

  1. A weird and wonderful creature. I always enjoy Australia's wildlife stamps.

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    1. They do have a high percentage of unusual creatures, don't they.

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  2. quite possibly the funniest looking creature, ever!

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    1. I think it's a toss-up with the echidna.

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  3. I would say I prefer this photograph of the platypus as compared to the illustrated one that I've got ...

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    1. ...heading over to compare right now.

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  4. Great stamp. I have a number of Aussie wildlife stamps but none match this.

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    1. And to think I didn't really notice it when I received the envelope.

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  5. I didn't know about this rule. But Iam not sure it is taken seriously, because I have received a lot of stamps that are not international. For instance this letter, or this one, etc.

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    1. I am glad they don't take it seriously. I would bet that if you go to a post office you get the international ones, if you do your own thing, they just accept it (or the machines do). And you have received some beautiful envelopes from Australia!

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  6. I didn't have enough time for my contribution, last Sunday so I am very happy that you posted my all-time favourite stamp!

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    1. ... Which I received more than once, a Dutch friend who now lives in Australia added it even more times on her envelope:
      http://nogmeerpost.blogspot.nl/2014/09/sunday-stamps-mammals.html

      (and the first I received in 2010:
      http://heleen21.blogspot.nl/2010/01/yes.html )

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    2. Thank you for this post, FinnBadger!

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    3. I didn't realize this was your all time favorite! And that is so many platypuses on one envelope - amazing.

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