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Christmas Island Crabs
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The land crabs of Christmas Island are remarkable for their abundance and the role they play in the ecology of the island's rainforest. Christmas Island is home to twenty-three land or freshwater crabs.

Issue Information
The 60c and $1.20 stamps are issue in se-tenant pairs.

Issue Date: 7 June 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Jo Muré
Printer: McKellar Renown (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Gum: Ordinary gum
Paper: Tullis Russell (incorporating phosphor) (more information)
Issued 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 Red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis)
60c Robber crab (Birgus latro)
$1.20 Jackson's crab (Karstarma jacksoni)
$1.20 Blue crab (Discoplax hirtipes)
Usage: 60c Small letter rate within Australia (details)
$1.20 Large letter rate within Australia (up to 125 grams) (details)

Gummed Sheet Stamps
The left hand stamp in each pair appears in columns 1, 3 and 5, while the other stamp in the pair appears in columns 2 and 4.

Christmas Island Crabs 60c stamps Christmas Island Crabs $1.20 stamps
Sheet stamps
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
Pairs of stamps (2 x 60c, 2 x $1.20) $3.60
Total $3.60
Grand Total $3.60

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 310, May-June 2011

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