Overview

Located some 2,600 kilometres north-west of Perth, Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, was named by Captain William Mynors, who sailed past it on Christmas Day 1643.

Australia Post has produced stamps for Christmas Island since 1993. This light-hearted stamp series features Santa Claus interacting with various personified local fauna.

This year’s theme focuses on the festival meal, which is a central part of Christmas Day celebrations.

This year’s colourful stamp and minisheet illustrations are by Rebecca Mills. The two stamps and minisheet feature a communal table of abundance, goodwill and joy, at which Santa, Rudolph and some local friends, indulge in a festive feast.

You can see more of Rebecca's amazing work on her website. You can also follow Rebecca on Twitter and Instagram.

Technical specifications

Issue date
1-November-2019
Issue withdrawal date
31-December-2020
Denomination
1 x 65c, 1 x $2.20
Stamp and minisheet design
Rebecca Mills
Product design
Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper: self-adhesive
Arconvert Securepost MC90, Domain Securepost MC90
Printer
RA Printing
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
26 x 37.5
Minisheet size (mm)
135 x 80
Sheetlet size (mm)
120 x 192
Perforations
14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout
Module of 50, sheetlet of 10
FDI Postmark
Christmas Island, WA 2019
FDI withdrawal date
30-November-2019

Stamps in this issue

65c - Santa

The domestic Christmas-card-rate stamp features Santa and an Abbott’s Booby pulling heartily on the two ends of a Christmas cracker.

$2.20 - Rudolph

In the international-rate stamp, Rudolph has truly embraced the Christmas spirit, adorning his horns with baubles. With a Frigatebird at his shoulder, Rudolph offers some coveted plum pudding to an enthusiastic Red Crab.

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Set of stamps:

Set of Christmas Island Christmas 2019 gummed stamps

This set of stamps contains the two stamps from the Christmas Island Christmas 2019 stamp issue.

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Sheetlet pack:

Christmas Island Christmas 2019 Embellished sheetlet pack

The Christmas Island Christmas 2019 embellished sheetlet pack contains two foiled highlight sheetlets of 10 x 65c stamps from the stamp issue.

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Minisheet:

Christmas Island Christmas 2019 minisheet

The Christmas Island Christmas 2019 minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

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Sheetlet:

Embellished sheetlet 10 x 65c Santa stamps

The self-adhesive sheetlet contains 10 x 65c embellished Santa stamps from the Christmas Island Christmas 2019 stamp issue.

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