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Australia Postal Service 2014 Issue
Designed by Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio

Things that Sting Set of 6

The Australia Postal Service has issued six new stamps that have postage values of 70c named "Things that Sting" on the 23rd of September 2014. These six stamps depict insects, reptiles and fish from Australia that can sting or bite us. In most cases when we encounter something that can inflict pain or sickness to us we try to avoid it. But if necessary, we kill it on the spot. Its always good to know what dangerous creatures live in your area so you know what to stay away from. Especially those of us who have serious medical problem when stung or bitten. This issue has a wide assortment of extras including a Land and Sea Stamp Pack that has two unique sheetlets. Plus a Board Game stamp pack that includes an exclusive minisheet. Each of the insects, reptiles and fish depicted on the stamps above is listed below:

  • European Wasp (Top Left)- to most humans not very dangerous
  • Bull Ants (Top right) - can be dangerous to humans
  • Tiger Snake (Middle Left) - dangerous to humans
  • Stonefish (Middle Right) - not very dangerous to humans
  • Lionfish (Bottom Left) - not very dangerous to humans
  • Stingray (Bottom Right) - can be dangerous to humans

"Things that Sting" stamps can be purchase as set of 6, Minisheet, Booklet of 10 or 20, Assorted Gutters, and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 37.5mm x 26mm. with a perforation size of 13.86 x 14.6mm using the 2cm reference. Minisheet size is 170mm x 80mm. They were printed by EGO using the lithography printing process with Tullis Russell B100 self adhesive Paper.

Things that Sting FDC and FDC Stamp

Things that Sting Land and Sea Stamp Pack

Things that Sting Mini-sheet

Things that Sting Booklet of 10

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