Issue Date: 16th Aug 2018
2018 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook setting sail in one of the greatest voyages of discovery of all time aboard HMS Endeavour with nearly 100 men including astronomers, artists and scientists.
The expedition was an incredible success, during which Cook and his men initiated the first European contact with Eastern Australia, mapped New Zealand and accurately observed the transit of Venus.
The three year voyage revealed unprecedented information about the lands, peoples, flora and fauna of the Pacific to European eyes, and set new standards for cartography, scientific enquiry and exploration
Captain Cook Stamp Cards Back
Ten enlarged images of the stamps from the Captain Cook issue, along with a card with the full minisheet image.
Various postmarks are used to correspond with the image.