Australia 1999 Nature of Australia - Coastal Flowers

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  • Issue Date: 8 April 1999
  • Designed by: Wayne Rankin
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint, Premara Labels (coils of 200)
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Stamp Size: 30 mm x 25 mm


Description[edit]

Australia’s coastline is one of the longest and most beautiful in the world. Plant life is a significant feature of coastal environments and plays an important role in the formation and stability of Australia’s sandy coasts. Replacing the Wetland Birds definitive issue, the Coastal Flowers stamps introduce the next Nature of Australia series theme – Coastal.


Stamps[edit]

Sheet Stamps[edit]

  • Perforations: 14.0 x 14.5
  • Format: sheets of 50

45c Correa reflexa Stamp[edit]

The Native Fuschia is a widespread species with several different forms and varieties, growing on a range of sandy soils throughout south-eastern Australia. It is a small shrub which grows up to two metres and flowers in spring. The flowers hang downwards and the petals, which form a tube two to three centimetres long, are red or green.

45c Correa reflexa

45c Hibbertia scandens Stamp[edit]

The Guinea Flower is an attractive trailer with yellow flowers and bright red fruit. It is often found growing down the foredunes in northern New South Wales and Queensland, but in Victoria it is confined to the hind-dune forests. Flowering for most of the year, it is widely used for dune stabilisation and can be propagated from seed or cuttings.

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45c Ipomoea pes-caprae Stamp[edit]

A scrambler or twiner with flowers three to six centimetres in diameter. The petals usually open only for a day, after which they collapse against each other, closing the mouth of the funnel. Beach Morning Glory flowers in the summer and has pink, purplish or white petals and is usually found sprawled on coastal dunes around Port Macquarie and north of Port Hacking in New South Wales. A vigorous, prostrate trailer, Beach Morning Glory is useful in dune stabilisation work.

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45c Wahlenbergia stricta Stamp[edit]

A herb up to 60 centimetres tall, Australian Bluebells have bright blue petals that are fused into a funnel-shaped tube. This species grows throughout south-eastern Australia and flowers in the summer.

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Se-tenant Block[edit]

Se-tenant block of 4 x 45c

Self-adhesive Stamps[edit]

SNP Ausprint Single Stamps[edit]

  • Perforations: serpentine die cut 11, 11¼, or 11½
  • Format: booklets of 5 and 10; coils of 100
45c Correa reflexa
45c Hibbertia scandens
45c Ipomoea pes-caprae
45c Wahlenbergia stricta


Premara Labels Single Stamps[edit]

  • Perforations: die cut 12½ x 12¾ or 13
  • Format: coils of 200
45c Correa reflexa
45c Hibbertia scandens
45c Ipomoea pes-caprae
45c Wahlenbergia stricta

Coil Strips[edit]

SNP Ausprint coil strip of 4 x 45c
serpentine die cut perf. 11½
Premara Labels coil strip of 4 x 45c
die cut perf. 13


Booklets[edit]

Booklet pane of 5 x 45c
serpentine die cut perf. 11¼
$2.25 booklet back
$4.50 booklet cover
Booklet pane of 10 x 45c
serpentine die cut perf. 11
$9 booklet front cover
$9 booklet back cover
Booklet pane of 20 x 45c
die cut perf. 12½ x 12¾


First Day Covers[edit]

The first day of issue postmark was Batemans Bay NSW 2536.

First day cover - sheet stamps
First day cover - self-adhesive stamps

Maximum Cards[edit]

45c Correa reflexa maximum card
45c Hibbertia scandens maximum card
45c Ipomoea pes-caprae maximum card
45c Wahlenbergia stricta maximum card


Presentation Packs[edit]

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack of 4 x 45c