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2009 stampAustralia Post now appears to be issuing an annual WWF issue, rotating between Australia and the three territories it issues stamps for (Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory).

The Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewi) is the rarest endemic seabird on Christmas Island, and is under threat from pollution from past phosphate mining and the invasive Crazy Ant. The frigatebird appeared on last year's Christmas stamp, which was issued in gummed sheets of 50 stamps (see right) and self-adhesive booklets of 5.

Issue Information
The four stamps will be issued within sheets of 50, and miniature sheets.

Issue Date: 17 August 2010 (more information)
Stamp Design: Ego Guiotto and Simone Sakinofsky
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued In: Pairs in sheets of 50 (2 panes of 25 (5 x 5) with traffic lights in gutter) (more information)
Miniature sheet of 4 (2 x 2) (more information)
Stamp Size: 35 mm x 35 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 14¼ (more information)
Designs: 60c Courting male
60c Pair with chick
$1.80 Female with fledgling
$1.80 Male in flight
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)
$1.80 Large letter rate within Australia (over 125 up to 250 grams) (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
All images on this page come from the electronic version of the Stamp Bulletin. Actual images of the products will be posted when available.

Sheet stamps of the same value will be issued in horizontal pairs within the sheet.

Gummed Miniature Sheets
The miniature sheet will contain a unique block of four.

Christmas Island Frigate Bird
Miniature sheet

Mini. Sheet Size: 150 mm x 85 mm

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
Se-tenant pairs (2 x 60c, 2 x $1.80)

Miniature sheets
Miniature sheet



Total $9.60
For the Specialised Collector
Blocks, pairs and strips
Se-tenant block of 4 from miniature sheet
Total $4.80
Grand Total $14.40

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

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