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Before Australia Post took over Cocos postal services, the island's post office issued a series of twelve Flower definitives during 1988 and 1989. This set of four values shows flowers unique to the island.

Issue Information
This issue was originally going to be released on 22 June, but due to the change in postal rates on 28 June, has been delayed to 15 September. Information here is based on the original 55c and $1.10 values.

Issue Date: 15 September 2010 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jo McAlpine
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Horizontal strips of five in sheets of 50 (2 panes of 25 (5 x 5) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 13¾ x 14½ (more information)
Designs: 60c Ipomoea pes-caprae
60c Hibiscus tiliaceus
$1.20 Suriana maritima
$1.20 Morinda citrifolia
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)
$1.20 Large letter rate within Australia (up to 125 grams) (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
The 60c and $1.20 stamps will be issued in se-tenant pairs - the stamps will not be issued in strips of four.

60c and $1.20 stamps
Designs showing 60c and $1.20 values

55c and $1.10 stamps
Original designs showing 55c and $1.10 values

Issue Summary
The table below summarises the above information. The cost of each item is given, along with a total for each section. In some cases the stamps are only available from self-adhesive booklets (sold at face value), or from prestige booklets, souvenir sheets or folders (sold above face value).

Item and Description Cost
For the General Collector
Gummed sheet stamps
Horizontal pairs of stamps (2 x 60c, 2 x $1.20)
Total $3.60
Grand Total $3.60

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 304, May-June 2010, No. 305, July-August 2010

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