Thanks for showing, I especially like the bird stamps. Those lighthouse stamps are great.
My main collecting interest is the Fire Service (stamps, First Day Covers, postcards and slogans). I also collect Birds, Lighthouses, Civil War, Frogs, Rugby and Mills. My country collections are South Africa, Australia and Rhodesia. It never stops adding on. I would consider myself more of a topical collector.
This one, issued today is just another run of the mill royalty stamps. Printed in the same format for the wedding and birth of Henry, pretty boring really. I am sure there will be some that like it so here it is. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Issued 9 Sep 15. The Dogs that Saved Macquarie Island. Typical type of issue for the AAT.
There is quite a interesting story behind this issue. Apparently the island had become infested with non native pests when humans visited. There was a real menace to the bio diversity of the place by the introductioin of cats, rabbits and ship rats and mice.
Since 2002, trained dogs were employed to hunt these vermin to extinction and were successful at the same time leaving the native animals alone. There were a variety of dogs used from Labradors to Terriers.
I should note theat the dogs did have handlers. Anyway a very clever solution to a very complex problem.
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