Australia Issued First Set of Stamps for  Norfolk Island

australia-norfolk-islands-stampsAustralia Post is issuing its first stamps with the “Norfolk Island” inscription Sept. 23. The stamps feature seabirds, and the inscription on the stamps matches the colors of their bills. Norfolk Island became a regional council of the Australian state of New South Wales on July 1, and, at the same time, the island’s postage stamps were replaced by those of Australia.

The $1 stamp pictures the red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda Roseotincta), and the $2 stamp features the masked booby (Suladactylatra fullagari).

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