First day Art of Cocos (Keeling) Islands gummed stamp cover
The first day cover is a pictorial envelope with the four gummed stamps from the Art of Cocos (Keeling) Islands stamp issue affixed and postmarked.Read more
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The first day cover is a pictorial envelope with the four gummed stamps from the Art of Cocos (Keeling) Islands stamp issue affixed and postmarked - First day of issue | 18 October 2016 | Cocos (Keeling) Islands 6799
The first day cover is valid for postage only on the day of issue, from the post office named on the postmark.
This stamp issue celebrates creative culture on Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The Big Barge Art Centre, housed in a restored former working barge, is a local hub for fostering traditional and non-traditional art-making. Two of the centre’s recent community projects are Art Adrift and Art Afloat, the works of which express a vital connection with place, responding to the ebb and flow of life on the islands. In the long tradition of beachcombing, the artists have gleaned their materials from the shoreline, refashioning the flotsam to give it new meaning. While the artworks reflect the rhythms of island life – boats and sea floats, for example – they also respond to the pressing environmental problem of detritus borne across the waters on ocean currents.
The artworks on the stamps, minisheet and cover have been created by Hamidah Abedin, Rebecca Bagnell-Smith, Pam Jones, Sandy McKendrick, Emma Washer and the Cocos Youth Group.
- Issue date: 18 October 2016
- Issue withdrawal date: 30 April 2017
- FDI withdrawal date: 15 November 2016
- Denominations: 2 x $1, 2 x $2
- Stamp design: Lisa Christensen, Three Branches Design
- Product design: Lisa Christensen, Three Branches Design
- Printer: RA Printing
- Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
- Printing process: Offset lithography
- Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
- Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm
- Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
- Sheet layout: Module of 50
- FDI postmark: Cocos (Keeling) Islands WA 6799
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