Australia Postal Service 2014 Issue
Designed by Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio

Native Orchids Se-tenant Strip of 4

The Australia Postal Service will issue a new se-tenant strip of 4 stamps with a postage value of 60 cents each named "Native Orchids" on the 14th of January 2014. The stamps depict 4 different species of orchids found in Australia. As to this date there are nearly 1300 orchid species found in Australia and only 5% of these orchid species are found in other countries. Orchids can grow either on host trees for support and are call epiphytic type or they can grow underground and are refer to terrestrial type. Each of the orchids depicted on the stamps are described in the list below (working from left to right from the picture above):

  • 1st - Golden Rock Orchid
  • 2nd - Bee Orchid
  • 3rd - Orange Blossom Orchid
  • 4th - Shirt Orchid

"Native Orchids" stamps can be purchase in strip of 4, Booklets of 10 or 20, Stamp Pack, Gutter of 10, Module sheet of 50, and FDCs. The size of the stamps are 26mm x 37.5mm with a stamp perforation size of 13.86 x 14.6 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by EGO using the lithography printing process with Tullis Russell B100 self adhesive paper.


Native Orchids FDC and FDC Stamps

Native Orchids Stamp Pack


To order these stamps or to learn more go to auspost.com.au/stamps Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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