25 September 2023

Landscape stamps win stamp of approval

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Australia Post has launched a new postage stamp issue almost twice the size of its usual stamps as a way of emphasising the majesty of the Australian landscape.

Philatelic Manager at Australia Post, Michael Zsolt said the Art in Nature stamp issue illustrated the beauty found in Australia’s natural landforms, which was akin to art.

“To showcase these abstracted Australian landscapes and their painterly quality, these stamps are double-definitive in size, giving a larger than usual canvas,” Mr Zsolt said

He said the four one-dollar stamps, designed by Andrew Hogg, feature locations in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland:

Shark Bay, WA, is a World Heritage–listed area that stretches along 1,500 km of coastline, and includes several islands, white sand beaches, red cliffs and tranquil turquoise lagoons.

Wyadup Rocks, WA, in the Margaret River region, is a meeting point of rocky boulders, pale sand and deep-turquoise sea.

Lake MacDonnell, SA, about 850 km north west of Adelaide, exhibits a spectacular shade of pink as a result of mineral deposits.

Cape Capricorn, Queensland, on the north eastern tip of Curtis Island, was named by James Cook in 1770 for its precise location on the Tropic of Capricorn. The photograph captures an estuary and sand banks.

The Art in Nature special stamp issue has been available since 12 June 2018 at participating Post Offices or via mail order on 1800 331 794.

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