Australia 2000 Nature and Nation

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  • Issue Date: 11 May 2000
  • Designed by: Wayne Rankin, Chris Shurey, and Cozzolino/Ellett Design D'Vision
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Perforations: 14 x 14¼
  • Stamp Size: 30 mm x 30 mm, 50 mm x 30 mm (with tab)
  • Formats: panes of 20 (normal selvedge), sheetlets of 20 (printed selvedge)


Description[edit]

The Nature and Nation stamp issue features images readily associated with Australia. The Southern Cross, expanses of sky, water and sand, native fauna and flora, natural scenic beauty, the Australian flag and a satellite view of the Australian continent, combine to form a series of stamps each of which is suitable for many occasions.


Stamps[edit]

45c Daisy Stamp[edit]

This stamp shows an Australian native daisy species (Helichrysum bracteatum).

45c Daisy with printed design tab
45c Daisy with personalized tab
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Daisy with decorative selvedge

45c Australia & Globe Stamp[edit]

Featured on this stamp is a satellite image of Australia along with the Southern Cross constellation.

45c Australia & Globe with printed design tab
45c Australia & Globe with personalized tab
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Australia & Globe with decorative selvedge

45c Kangaroo & Flag Stamp[edit]

A red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) in motion is shown against the backdrop of the Australian flag on this stamp.

45c Kangaroo & Flag with printed design tab
45c Kangaroo & Flag with personalized tab
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Kangaroo & Flag with decorative selvedge

45c Sand Sea Sky Stamp[edit]

This stamp portrays elements of sand, sea and sky overlaid with the Southern Cross.

45c Sand Sea Sky with printed design tab
45c Sand Sea Sky with personalized tab
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Sand Sea Sky with decorative selvedge

45c Rainforest Stamp[edit]

A rainforest scene is depicted on this stamp.

45c Rainforest with printed design tab
45c Rainforest with personalized tab
Sheetlet of 20 x 45c Rainforest with decorative selvedge


First Day Cover[edit]

The first day of issue postmark was Canberra ACT 2600.

First day cover


Maximum Cards[edit]

45c Daisy maximum card
45c Australia & Globe maximum card
45c Kangaroo & Flag maximum card
45c Sand Sea Sky maximum card
45c Rainforest maximum card


Presentation Pack[edit]

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack inside cover
Presentation pack - 5 x 45c