09 November 2012

Christmas stamps from Christmas Island…


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Date of Issuer : 1 November 2012

Christmas Island issued a set of two beautiful stamps and a Mini sheet on 1st November 2012 for this year’s Christmas.

Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean some 2,600 kilometres north-west of Perth, Christmas Island is the sole peak of an underwater mountain range to rise above the ocean's surface. The island was named by Captain William Mynors, who sailed the Royal Mary past it on Christmas Day 1643.


Over recent years, the Christmas Island Christmas stamp issue has taken a humorous approach to linking the festive theme to the island's name. This year artistic licence prevails, as Santa - aided by a Greater Frigatebird, a Green Turtle and Red Crabs - creates sculptures from the island's granular sand. Joyfully wrapped gifts arrive by land and by air. Christmas Island stamps can be used for postage within Australia.


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