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26 October 2010
26/2010
Commemorative Issue

Australian Kingfishers

Australia
In 2009, Australia Post released the very popular stamp issue Australian Songbirds, illustrated by wildlife artist Christopher Pope. Such was its reception that Christopher has again turned his hand to the bird thematic, with a new issue, Australian Kingfishers.

Kingfishers comprise a distinctive and spectacular group. There are 95 species worldwide, 10 occurring in Australia. Two species are endemic

Red-backed Kingfisher  

Red-backed Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher  

Sacred Kingfisher

Blue-winged Kookaburra  

Blue-winged Kookaburra

Yellow-billed Kingfisher  

Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Technical Information

Issue date......................................... 26 October 2010
FDI withdrawal date.......................... 23 November 2010
Denominations.................................. 1 x 60c, $1.20, $1.80, $3.00
Stamp illustration.............................. Christopher Pope
Stamp typography/product design.... Simone Sakinofsky,
.............................................................Australia Post Design Studio
Printer............................................... McKellar Renown
Paper (gummed/s/a).......................... Tullis Russell/ B90,B100 s/a
Printing process................................ Lithography
Stamp size........................................ 26mm x 37.5mm
Perforations....................................... 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout ..................................... Sheets of 50
National postmark............................. Kingswood, NSW 2747
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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