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First Day Cover - Earth Hour, Stamps & Medals, Australia, 2009 Philately Reg. No: PH 5951

First day cover released on 11 March 2009, including three stamps and three medals representing Earth Hour, which that year was 8.30pm on 28 March. The stamps feature designs by Hoyne Design and included the text - Earth Hour 8.30pm 28.03.09. The stamps all feature a simple graphic representation of an animal - from the 55c Leadbeater's possum (Lights Out), and the 55c owl (Switch off), to the $2.05 (international post) orangutan (Save Energy).These same messages are replicated on each of the individual medals accompanying the stamps. Only 10,000 numbered covers were produced; this one is 05715/10,000

Earth Hour is an initiative of World Wildlife Fund (Australia) which started in 2007. Earth Hour was conceived ?to raise awareness of global warming and to show how the small actions of individuals can together make a big difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping save the planet?. In March 2009, Australia Post issued several prestige products (since withdrawn) equally promoting and recognizing the growing reach of, EARTH HOUR.
Black and Blue paper envelope feature the Earth Hour 60 logo. Three stamps on top right and three medals inserted in middle.
Discipline: Philately
Dimensions: 110 mm (Height), 195 mm (Width), 195 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: bushfires, owls, sustainability, environmental activism, possums, wildlife, orangutans
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: PHILATELIC COVERS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: first day covers
Issue Date: 11/03/2009
Inscriptions: Limited edition: 05711/10,000.00
Issued By: Australia Post, Australia, 2009
Commissioned By: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), 2009

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