Christmas Island Christmas 2016
Release date: 31 October 2016
Christmas Island is an external Australian territory located in the Indian Ocean some 2,600 kilometres north-west of Perth. The lush, tropical island is volcanic in origin, with an important natural history. It is home to unique vegetation, iconic seabirds, and land crab populations of world significance. Christmas Island National Park, which comprises 85 square kilometers of the total landmass of 135 square kilometers, was declared in 1980.
The two stamps in the Christmas Island Christmas 2016 issue were illustrated by Shane McGowan. They show a festive tropical scene of Santa, assisted by Rudolph and some local seabirds, delivering Christmas cheer to the island’s animal inhabitants. One the minisheet, we can see turtles and crabs eagerly receiving their Christmas gifts.
Take a look back at Christmas Island Christmas stamps through the years.
65c Santa and sleigh
$1.80 Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer
- First day cover
- Stamp pack
- Embellished sheetlet pack (Santa stamp)
- Self-adhesive embellished sheetlet of 10 (Santa stamp)
- Self-adhesive embellished sheetlet of 5 (Rudolf stamp)
Issue date31 October 2016
FDI withdrawal date28 November 2016
Denominations1 x 65c, 1 x $1.80
Stamp illustrationShane McGowan
Product designSonia Young
Gummed paperTullis Russell Ref Phos
Self-adhesive paperSecurepost Cprint 100
Printing processOffset lithography
Stamp size26mm x 37.5mm
Minisheet size135mm x 80mm
Sheetlet size120mm x 192mm
Perforations13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layoutModule of 50
National postmarkChristmas Island, WA 6798
Issue withdrawal date30 April 2017
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