Design errors - AUSTRALIA




A bowling player always wears flat shoes without heels
 



Compared to the rider, this camel would at least be 20 meter long !
 



The medical symbol has only one snake.
 


1860

The well-known 1d stamp of 1860 shows the State symbol, the Black Swan. But the bird is missing the white underwings of a true black swan, shown correctly on later issues
 


1925

The Australian kangaroo stamp, oveprinted 'N. W. PACIFIC ISLANDS' was intended to be used in the former German colonies north of the Equator. It was however also used till 1925 by New Guinea, a South Pacific Island.
 


1931

A plane flying high in the sky with arrested engines !
 


1934

Stamp issued in 1934 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city of Melbourne. The city however was founded in 1835, not in 1834.
 


1947

This is not a picture of Lt. John SHORTLAND, but a portrait of his father.
 


1947

As the main tending cable is missing, this crane will collapse at the first use.
 


1948

This stamp features a Rower scout, but the model is in fact an English scout, Kenneth Courtenay.
 


1949

Stamp featuring an aboriginal from Central Australia. He is wrongly called abrogine, which is an expression for the first original tribes in a country.
 


1951

Stamp issued in 1951 to commemorate '100 year Responsible Government in Victoria'. The Constitution, however, was only adopted in 1855.
 


1953

The big stars in the Australian flag have to be eight-pointed, not six or seven like featured on this stamp.
 


1955

The complete southern part of the earth is dark, as if the sun were shining straight on the northpole.
 


1956

No trace at all of the electrical wires necessary to power these trams.
 


1958

The British registration letters G-AUSU in 1928 were substituted with the Australian VH-USU letters of 1958. And in 1928, this plane had only two-bladed propellers, not three as shown here.
 


1971

The cat right whiskers are shorter than the left ones.
 


1972

This telegraphic line goes from East to West,, not from North to South as inbdicated by the position of the sun.
 


1972

Morse-message without any sense : ...MLB...
 


1974

Instead of Ian DALTON, this stamp features W.C. WENTWORTH, co-founder of 'The Australian'.
 


1975

Missing black color, and thus missing countryname en value
 


1976

The stamps shows too much twists in the wreath of the Australian coat-of-arms.
 


1976

Bell never used the 'Williams-telephone' that is shown on this stamp
 


1977

In an Australian football game, the payers of one team always wear black shorts, the players on the other team white shorts.
 


1979

The place where Governor Phillips planted the flag 300 years ealier was not situated near the coast, but more than 1 mile iside the country.
 


1979

The PS Canberra and the PS Murray River Queen are not steamships, but equipped with diesel engines.
 


1979

A jetfoil cannot reach high speeds near the coastline, and thus cannot plane above the water surface.
 


1981

The fame of this billiard player was partly due to the fact that he had lost one finger at his right hand.
 


1981

Wrong : ON ROUTE - Correct : EN ROUTE
 


1982

Inverted logo of the Australian Broadcasting Company ABC
 


2011

Picture taken after the wedding ceremony. It is thus wrong to call the fresh Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge simply Miss Catherine Middleton.