Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Island Christmas 2005

Christmas Island Christmas stamps are issued every alternate year and have included Santa Claus in a variety of island settings.

The 45c stamp shows Santa admiring a Christmas Island Palm on the island, decorated with Abbott's Booby and a Red Crab.

The 90c stamp shows Santa approaching Christmas Island, where Santa's sled is being pulled towards Christmas Island by crabs rather than reindeer.

Christmas Island stamps are valid for use within Australia and can also be used as an alternative Christmas stamp.


Date of Issue : 1 Nov 2005
Postmark : Christmas Island 6798
Denomination : 45c and 90c
Stamp Size : 30.5mm x 30mm
Paper : Tullis Russell
Printing Process : Lithography


Red crabs are the dominant wildlife in Christmas Island, with an estimated 120 million on the island, and are being featured in both stamps above.

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