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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Principality of Hutt River (stamps)



 






The Principality of Hutt River is situated 595 km north of Perth, Western Australia and is about 75 square km in area, consisting of some 18,500 acres of land.
 
Hutt River is an Independent Sovereign State having seceded from Australia on the Twenty First Day of April 1970 and is of comparable size to Hong Kong (not the New Territories).

The Principality consists of undulating farmland well covered in places with a wealth of shrubs and glorious wildflowers.

H.R.H. Prince Leonard, a keen supporter of both the Arts and Conservation, has named parts of the Principality with such identities as Lake Beginning, Mount Secession, Lake Serenity and Wild Boar Gorge.  His town site, Nain, has been developed with many buildings to provide facilities for the tourists who visit in their thousands each year. These facilities include The Administration Building containing the Government Office and Post Office, Tea Rooms with Swimming Pool and a charming Inter-Denominational Chapel as well as the arcade housing the Memorabilia Dept. and Historical Society displays and the Sovereigns Reception building.

Principality emits since 1974, its own stamps, very appreciated by the collectors, and an agreement was concluded with Australia Post for the sending of the mail.

I got these beautiful stamps for free from a friend.

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