Cocos (Keeling) Islands, a small island in Australian territory, offers a small program of 1 or 2 sets per year. This year starts (and possibly ends) with a look at Jukongs, small wood sailboats used by the islanders. This is typical of stamps for Cocos, they tend to stay with themes relevant to the island, rather than tossing out dozens of generic issues.
If you like this style of design, check out Australia’s new season 2022 Australian stamps because it starts with a pretty decent boat set as well.
2 stamps, souvenir sheet, 2 gutter strips, 2 FDCs, cancel
Also called dukongs. Cocos previously issued stamps featuring Jukongs in 2007 and 1999. A special souvenir sheet with a Jukong stamp, was issued for the 1984 Ausipex Philatelic Exhibition
Influenced by Malay and Scottish watercraft, the traditional wooden sailboat of Cocos (Keeling) Islands was well adapted to the needs
and conditions of the atoll environment. The jukong (or dukong) was broad-bottomed, with a shallow draught and almost vertical sides.
As well as being used for work, fishing and transportation, jukongs were used for social racing. Australia Stamp Bulletin No. 377, 2022
Designer: Tim Hancock, Backpack Creative
Release date: May 17, 2022
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Pandanus
4 stamps, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel
The pandanus (also called the Screw Pine) is endemic to the islands.
Designer: Jo Muré
Release date: October 4, 2022
While your here, take a look at Coco’s Island offerings from 2021.
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