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Again this year's Christmas Island Christmas issue takes a light hearted approach to Christmas, featuring the island's wildlife, along with Father Christmas.
All images on this page come from the electronic version of the Stamp Bulletin. Actual images of the products will be posted when available.
Issue Information
Both values in this issue exist as ordinary gummed and self-adhesive stamps.
Issue Date: 31 October 2011 (more information)
Stamp Design: Andrew Hopgood (illustrations) and Jennifer Scalzo (design)
Printer: RA Printing (more information)
Printing Process: Lithography (more information)
Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Designs: 55c Father Christmas and red crab pulling cracker
$1.50 Father Christmas arrives on Christmas Island
Usage: 55c Christmas Card rate within Australia
$1.50 Overseas Christmas Card rate

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.
Christmas Island Christmas 2011 stamps
Sheet stamps

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: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
Perforations: Comb perforated 14½ x 13¾ (more information)

Self-adhesive Booklet Stamps
Both values will also be issued in self-adhesive booklets.
Christmas Island Christmas 2011 booklet covers
Self-adhesive Booklets

Gum: Self-adhesive
Paper: B100 ('L' shaped phosphor tagging (TBC)) (more information)
Issued In: 55c Booklets of 10 (2 x 5) (more information)
55c Booklets of 10 (2 x 5) (more information)
Perforations: Die-cut 11¼ x 11½ (interrupted) (more information)

Self-adhesive Booklets
Two self-adhesive booklets accompany this issue. The $5.50 (10 x 55c) booklet can be folded along the rouletting, while the $7.50 (5 x $1.50) booklets are not rouletted, but can still be folded in half without damage to the stamps. Booklets were distributed to post offices in chequebooks of 20 booklets. These are not listed on this website.
Christmas Island Christmas 2011 booklets
Booklet covers

Booklet size: ? mm x ? mm (unfolded)
? mm x ? mm (folded)
Barcodes: 9312650xxxxxx (55c x 10 philatelic booklet)
9312650xxxxxx (55c x 10 general booklet)
9312650xxxxxx ($1.50 x 5 philatelic booklet)
9312650xxxxxx ($1.50 x 5 general booklet)

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
2 values from sheets (55c, $1.50) $2.05
Self-adhesive stamps
2 values from booklets (55c, $1.50) $13.00
Total $15.05
For the Specialised Collector
2 booklets with philatelic barcode $13.00
2 booklets with general barcode $13.00
Total $26.00
Grand Total $41.05

Australia Post, Australian Stamp Bulletin, No. 313, November-December 2011

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