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1932 Lyre Bird rare stamp

Abbottabad, Pakistan
Pictures of 1932 Lyre Bird rare stamp
Rs. 500,000
Pictures of 1932 Lyre Bird rare stamp
Rs. 500,000
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    5 Oct 2013
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A male lyre bird Is depicted on a new shilling postage stamp which will be issued on Feb- ruary 15 by the Postal Department. The stamp will be one of a series illustrating the fauna of Australia, and will replace the stampFix this text of the "kangaroo" design now In use. When it was decided to produce such a stamp, the stamp printer was asked to pre- pare designs. Sketches were submitted to the ornithologist at the National Museum for criti- cism. On his advice the drawings were amen- ded slightly so that the representation of the lyre bird would be technically correct. The conventional manner of showing the male bird is with the tall feathers erect at right angles to the body, and It Is In this manner that the bird will be seen In the new stamp. In ordinary circumstances the feathers are folded and rest In a line with the body, but on the occasion of a display the feathers are spread out In the shape of a lyre and are lifted over the bird's head and neck. Surmounting the central figure are the words "Australia" and "Postage," and underneath are "Lyre Bird." The value of the stamp is shown in figures an-1 words at the bottom. The colour of the stamp Is green. An official statement ¿ays: "It Is confidently expected that the new stamp will be acclaimed as one of the best yet produced In Australia, and will be appreciated by philatelists and others as a fine example of the stamp printing art."Views: 1515