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SKU #1916142

Christmas Island Christmas 2016 minisheet

SKU #1916142

Christmas Island Christmas 2016 minisheet

The Christmas Island Christmas 2016 minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.
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The Christmas Island Christmas 2016 minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

This stamp issue continues a theme enjoyed by many at Christmastime each year. Santa and his Christmas Island friends deliver season’s greetings in their own unique style.

The designs show Santa making his annual visit to Christmas Island in the early hours of 25 December. After the freezing temperatures of the North Pole, he’s feeling the heat on this tropical speck in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But with the assistance of Rudolph and the trusty elves he refuses to be deterred from delivering Christmas cheer to Christmas Island’s eager inhabitants, including crabs, turtles, bosunbirds, frigatebirds and boobies. They’ve been waiting for hours, scanning the big blue sky for the first glimpse of Santa’s sleigh. As the red-clad Santa swoops across the steaming, dense forest he thinks that next year he might consider wearing something more suited to the island’s humid conditions.

Technical details

  • Issue date: 31 October 2016
  • Issue withdrawal date: 30 April 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date: 28 November 2016
  • Denominations: 1 x 65c, 1 $1.80
  • Stamp illustrations: Shane McGowan
  • Product design: Sonia Young,
  • Printer: RA Printing
  • Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Paper (self-adhesive): Securepost Cprint 100.)
  • Printing process: Offset lithography
  • Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm
  • Sheetlet size: 120mm x 192mm
  • Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
  • Sheet layout: Module of 50
  • FDI postmark: Christmas Island WA 6798

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