zondag 14 september 2014

Collecting Christmas stamps


Christmas Island (Australia)

Top right:
The Christmas Island stamps are illustrated by Andrew Hopgood and designed by Jennifer Scalzo. The $ 1.50 stamp features Father Christmas arriving on Christmas Island, surrounded by Christmas Island fauna and flora. (set of 2, 2011)

Bottom:
Australia Post  on behalf of Christmas Island celebrate the Christmas Time 2012 by issuing a miniature  sheet consist of two stamps feature Santa Claus is making the Christmas Party.
The $ 1.60 stamp presents Santa Claus is decorating Christmas tree with many assistant Red Crabs  which  are endemic crab of Christmas Islands. (set of 2, 2012)

Top left:
The $ 1.80 stamp features  a Frigatebird and a Red Crab ferry a payload of presents in a hot-air balloon, while Christmas Island can be seen far below in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The skies in the minisheet are alive with a menagerie of local inhabitants: Green Turtles, Golden Bosunbirds, Frigatebirds, Abbott’s Boobys, Red Crabs and a Blue Crab. (set of 2, 2013)

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