Christmas Island 2016 Issue
Designed: Lynette Traynor, Australian Post


Christmas Island will issue 4 new stamps with postage values of $1 and $2 named "Shells" on August 23rd, 2016. These stamps depict 4 different shells with the name of each shell inscribed on each stamp. This issue features four species of marine mollusc found in the water around Christmas Island. At this time nearly 708 different species of shells have been found around Christmas Island. Each of the shells depicted on the stamps is listed in the following table:

  • Tectus Niloticus ($1 Top Left) - is a cone shape shell that measures about 15 centimeters in length.
  • Lambis Scorpius ($1 Top Right) - is a spider shell that measures about 16 centimeters in length.
  • Conus Canonicus ($2 Bottom Left) - shape like a top and is about 3 centimeters in length.
  • Tridacna Squamosa ($2 Bottom Right) - a clam shell that measures about 30 centimeters wide.

Shells stamps can be purchased as a set of 4, Module of 50, Gutters of 10 and Assorted FDCs, The size of each stamp is 37.5mm x 26mm with a stamp perforation size of 13.86 x 14.6 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by RA Printing using the offset lithography printing process with Tullis Russell paper.

Shells FDC and FDC Stamp

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