Overview

The two atolls and 27 small islands comprising the Cocos (Keeling) Islands lie 2,750 kilometres northwest of Perth in the remote Indian Ocean. The azure waters of this unspoilt tropical paradise are ideal for a variety of water sports. Propelled by favourable breezes and tradewinds, kitesurfers and windsurfers speed across the warm waters of the shallow lagoon. At “the Rip”, located at the southern tip of Direction Island, snorkellers can ride the currents amid an abundance of spectacular marine reef life. The waters of the small island, Pulu Maraya, which lies at the southern end of West Island also offer excellent snorkelling. The moderate waves at “the Spot”, on the ocean side of West Island, attract beginner surfers while more experienced surfers are drawn to the nearby location known as “the Shack”.

Technical specifications

Issue date
28-May-2019
Issue withdrawal date
30-November-2019
Denomination
2 x $1, 2 x $2
Stamp design
Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio
Product design
Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Printer
Egotrade
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
37.5 x 26
Minisheet size (mm)
80 x 135
Perforations
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI Postmark
Cocos (Keeling) Islands WA 6799
FDI withdrawal date
26-June-2019

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Set of stamps:

Set of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water Sports stamps

This set of stamps contains all four stamps from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water Sports stamp issue.

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Minisheet:

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water Sports minisheet

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water Sports minisheet consists of the four stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

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Gutter strip of 10:

Gutter strip 10 x $1 Windsurfing stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $1 Windsurfing stamps from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water Sports stamp issue, five on either side of the blank strip.

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Gutter strip of 10:

Gutter strip 10 x $1 Surfing stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $1 Surfing stamps from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water Sports stamp issue, five on either side of the blank strip.

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