Australia Post is calling on young Australians to be captivated by dragonflies through the special “Dragonflies: Nature’s Flying Machines” stamp issue for national Stamp Collecting Month.
This new stamp issue features colourful male members of the two suborders, dragonflies: Australian Tiger, Jewel Flutterer, Beautiful Petaltail, and Scarlet Percher; and damselfly: the Arrowhead Rockmaster.
With around 6000 dragonfly species worldwide and 325 in Australia, Australia Post philatelic manager Michael Zsolt said it was the perfect subject for Stamp Collecting Month’s stamp issue.
“This year’s Stamp Collecting Month is a great opportunity for students, teachers, parents and grandparents to share in the fascination and splendour of nature’s flying machines,” he said.
“Unlike many insects, dragonflies capture our imagination with their fairy-like appearance, large reflective eyes, varied brightness and large yet delicate wings.”
To mark Stamp Collecting Month, the Western Advocate is teaming with Australia Post to give away five stamp prize packs to local collectors.
Each pack includes first day issues, postcards and stamp sheet; a junior promo packs with colouring pencils, stickers and a notepad; a t-shirt (youth); and an A posters of the dragonfly stamp designs.
Go to the Western Advocate Facebook page for details on how to enter.
For more information on Stamp Collecting Month and this year’s dragonflies issue, visit the website auspost.com.au/scm.