StampNews.com has received the latest exciting philatelic news and is glad to inform all devoted stamp collectors that Australia Post has issued its first stamps with the “Norfolk Island” inscription.
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 items depict the following birds that inhabit beautiful and so diverse Norfolk Island!
The spectacular Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda roseotincta) has two bright scarlet tail quills and performs acrobatic aerial courtship displays. The sub-species found on Norfolk Island has plumage suffused with pink.
The Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra fullagari) is named for the small black mask around its large yellow or yellowish-green beak. The smaller islands of Nepean and Phillip and the smaller islets off the Norfolk coastline are important breeding habitats for most of Norfolk Island’s seabirds.