Australia & Dependencies

Postal History: Charles Dana Gibson Illustrator 1868-1944

By |October 17th, 2014|

CHARLES DANA GIBSON, ILLUSTRATOR, 1868-1944 [USA]

The pen-and-ink drawings of illustrator Charles Gibson came […]

Stamps of Christmas Island: Red Crab Migration (2014)

By |September 8th, 2014|

The annual Red Crab migration on Christmas Island is listed by naturalists as […]

Additional Information on HMAS Sydney

By |August 16th, 2014|

Prompted by Tony Lyon’s interesting article on this subject I decided to comment on […]

Stamps of Australia: George V Stamps (2014)

By |July 17th, 2014|

A century ago, Australia’s stamp designs were “hot” political topics. Labor PostmasterGeneral, Charles […]

New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |July 4th, 2014|

Published by kind permission of the author.

Before telling the story behind the fascinating cover illustrated, a description is necessary...

Railway Map of Western Australia (1909)

By |June 21st, 2014|

This map shows the Railways of Western Australia in 1909.

A useful map for […]

Stamps of Australia: Peace and Victory Issue (1946)

By |May 7th, 2014|

This Peace Issue was designed by F.D. Manley and G. Lissenden.
Quantities:

2 1/2d. 93,985,000
3 […]

Stamps of Australia: Airmail (1929)

By |April 26th, 2014|

The design shows a De haviland biplane over a flock of merino sheep […]

Stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory: First Issue(1957)

By |April 18th, 2014|

This attractive stamp was the first AAT issue.
It celebrated the 1954 expedition at […]

Stamps of Australia: Queen’s Birthday (2014)

By |April 12th, 2014|

The Queen’s Birthday stamp issue by Australia Post for 2014 features photographs of […]

Stamps of Nauru: Flowers Issue (1986)

By |April 9th, 2014|

This flower issue featured the following:
20c. Plumeria
25c. Tristellateia
30c. Bougainvillea
40c. Delonix

Designer Doreen McGuinness
Printed by […]

Stamps of Victoria: Hospital Charity (1897)

By |April 8th, 2014|

Although these issues paid postage at 1d. and 2 1/2d., they were sold […]