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Monday, June 15, 2015

Australia 2015 Stamp Issue
Colours of the AAT






Only two of the world's continents lie entirely within the Southern Hemisphere: Australia and Antarctica. Australia lies quite close to the equator, while Antarctica is situated about the South Geographic Pole.



Antarctica is almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. In extreme weather snow blizzards can cause whiteout, an optical phenomenon in which uniform light conditions effectively make it impossible to distinguish shadows, landmarks or the horizon. This can occur when the snow cover is unbroken and the sky is overcast. Whiteout is a serious hazard as it causes a loss of perspective and direction.

However, some beautiful effects can be observed. In the freezing dry atmosphere of the Australian Antarctic Territory frozen water vapour remains in the air as suspended ice crystals. The reflection of light on these crystals creates some spectacular atmospheric effects such as solar pillars, sun dogs and solar halos. These beautiful stamps demonstrate some of the amazing colours that can be observed in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Stamps produced for the AAT (Australian Antarctic Territory) can be used for posting in Australia and all Australian Territories.

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ISSUE DATE: 26 May 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 30 November 2015
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 23 June 2015
DENOMINATIONS: 2 x 70c, 2 x $1.40
STAMP DESIGN: Jo Muré
PRODUCT DESIGN: Jo Muré
PRINTER: RA Printing
PAPER: Tullis Russell (Gummed)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 37.5mm x 26mm
PERFORATIONS: 13.86 x 14.6
MINISHEET SIZE: 135mm x 80mm
SHEET LAYOUT: Module of 50
FDI POSTMARK: Kingston, Tas 7050



SET OF 4 STAMPS

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 18800671
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 4.20$






BLANK COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880005
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 0.30$






FIRST DAY GUMMED STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880002
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 4.50$



MINISHEET FIRST DAY COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880013
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 4.50$


MAXICARD SET

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880220
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.20$






GUTTER STRIP 10 X 70c

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880241
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.00$




GUTTER STRIP 10 X 1.40$

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880242
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 14.00$






STAMP AND MEDALLION COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRODUCT # 1880300
AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 19.95$