June 18th, 2018

Art in Nature represented on stamps. Four special items released by Australia Post

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FindYourStampsValue.com is excited to let you know that Australia Post has launched a new issue the stamps in which are almost twice their usual size as a way of emphasizing the majesty of the Australian landscape. Each of the items presents photographs of natural landscapes that illustrate nature’s remarkable ability to mimic art.

Philatelic Manager at Australia Post, Michael Zsolt said the Art in Nature stamp issue illustrated the beauty found in Australia’s natural landforms, which was akin to art.

“To showcase these abstracted Australian landscapes and their painterly quality, these stamps are double-definitive in size, giving a larger than usual canvas,” Mr Zsolt said.

Designed by Andrew Hogg, the stamps feature locations from the east, west and south of Australian diverse continent, each distinct in its representation of colour, form and type. These are:

Shark Bay, WA, is a World Heritage–listed area that stretches along 1,500 km of coastline, and includes several islands, white sand beaches, red cliffs and tranquil turquoise lagoons.

Wyadup Rocks, WA, in the Margaret River region, is a meeting point of rocky boulders, pale sand and deep-turquoise sea.

Lake MacDonnell, SA, about 850 km north west of Adelaide, exhibits a spectacular shade of pink as a result of mineral deposits.

Cape Capricorn, Queensland, on the north eastern tip of Curtis Island, was named by James Cook in 1770 for its precise location on the Tropic of Capricorn. The photograph captures an estuary and sand banks.

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