Date of issue: 10 July 1968

    Designer: D. Thornhill

    Plant: Eucalyptus globulus

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 1 Oct 1971

    Designer: Artists of N.P.B.

    Plant: Swainsona formosa

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 25 Aug 1986

    Designer: B. Conabere

    Plant: Leucochrysum albicans

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 19 June 1978

    Designer: D. Pitt

    Plant: Gossypium sturtianum

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 27 Aug 1975

    Designer: F. Knight

    Plant: Helichrysum thomsonii

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 23 March 2000

    Designer: Marg Towt

    Plant: Banksia integrifolia var integrifolia

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 10 July 1968

    Designer: R. Warner

    Plant: Epacris impressa

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 12 March 1986

    Designer: S. Titcher

    Plant: Correa reflexa

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 16 March 1960

    Designer: Margaret Stones

    Plant: Banksia serrata

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

    Date of issue: 9 Sept 1959.

    Designer: Margaret Stones

    Plant: Acacia pycnantha

    Photo Credit: Australian National Botanical Gardens

Vintage illustrated botanical stamps

By AG STAFF | June 6, 2017

The significance of stamp art often goes under appreciated. Compacted into small, square dimensions, featured illustrations offer a slice of Australian history. We’ve been using postal stamps as early as 1812 and since this time we’ve communicated our landmarks, our icons and treasured moments in our history. However nothing communicates the beauty, rich and rare of the country quite like our native flora. Here, we look back on the intricate botanical illustrations that have adorned Australian stamps over the decades.