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Oceania/Australia : Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

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Rob1956
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28 Aug 2016
04:13:48am
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ACSC 488A

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ACSC 488B

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Winedrinker
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28 Aug 2016
06:11:25am
re: Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

Nice looking stamps. And interesting info on the two types of Waratah.

Also, the SG lists a third variety (SG 425a) "Green (leaves) omitted" -- listed in excess of several thousand pounds.

Cheers,
Eric




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Rob1956
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28 Aug 2016
08:01:49am
re: Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

Thanks Eric, I thought adding the info on the 30c Waratahs would be interesting, not everyday do you hear a stamp printing company destroying current plates.

The stamp with the green omitted (ACSC 488c) is cataloged at AU$3750. Stamps such as this is rarely offered, and I have not seen one offered in MUH to date.

There are more flowers to display, some are repeats and some are new designs.

Cheers
Robert


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ernieinjax
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28 Aug 2016
08:46:08am
re: Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

Hey Rob, great stuff as always. You can clearly tell the difference when the two are side by side. Is there any difference in the cat. value between the two? Australia has such a rich diversity of plant and animal life. I was googling some of those plants to get a better look. What an amazing place. One of these days I'm going to make it out there. UK and Australia are the top two travel destinations on my list.
-Ernie

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Rob1956
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28 Aug 2016
03:45:49pm
re: Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

Hi Eric

There isn't much of a difference in the value between each, ACSC 488B being slightly more. I agree about the rich diversity of plant and animal life. We also have stamps depicting plant and animal life of the rainforest and stamps of the insect world, all soon to be posted in a presentation.

Australia is a beautiful country to visit, from it's beaches to it's coastal areas, and it's many cities and townships. Our rainforests and native animals being unique to the world.

I hope you do travel to Australia, I'll show you around Sydney. My main travel destination is to the USA, a country rich in history.

Cheers
Robert

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Winedrinker
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28 Aug 2016
07:06:26pm
re: Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

Hey Robert. I believe Ernie was the one asking you about the price difference of the two stamps, not me, and he remarked on the diversity of life and plants in Australia. I totally agree with him -- and you. I am fascinated by Australia -- that's why I collect the stamps. Happy

America is rich in those things as well. But we don't have Kangaroos or Platypi or emu. And Wattle is an interesting plant to have as your national plant (and it shows up on a lot of stamps), I believe we call it Acacia here...I could be wrong on that.

Cheers!
Eric

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Rob1956
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28 Aug 2016
07:41:55pm
re: Native Australian Plants 1959-1971

Apologies Eric. Apologies Ernie, was distracted by an injured and very sore leg. And you are correct Eric when you refer to the Wattle as an Acacia. The full name is the Golden Wattle and its botanic name is "Acacia pycnantha".

The platypus and kangaroo is quite unique to Australia, and so is the koala bear, even though it has nothing to do with bears, it is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial.

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Robert

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