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Christmas Island stamps for 2021

Written by catpaw

June 26, 2021

Christmas Island stamps for 2021 started off with the spectacular Year of the Ox set. It is one of the standout collections of the Lunar New Year issues from around the world.  Australia post issues stamps for Christmas Island, so you may recognise some of the artists & designers used over the years. The extensive Lunar New Year set was created by Chrissy Lau . I include a bit about her below if you aren’t familiar with her work.  

Christmas island map

Along with the usual stamps and FDCs, Australia Post will issue 4 postcards for the August Christmas Island sea turtles set.  When more info is released, I’ll add the designers name to the listing. 

Christmas Island stamps for 2021 

Lunar New Year – Year of the Ox

Year of the Ox Australia 2021 stamp showing a stylized oxYear of the Ox Australia 2021 stamp showing a stylized oxYear of the Ox Australia 2021 stamp showing a stylized ox  

gold sheetlet pack

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox gold souvenir sheet Christmas Island stamps for 2021Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox souvenir sheet cover Christmas Island stamps for 2021

Medallion & numismatic covers

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox numismatic cover  

Gutter strips

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox gutter strip Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox gutter strip Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox gutter strip

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox sheetlet Christmas Island stamps for 2021

Prestige Booklet

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox  

Sheet

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox sheet Christmas Island stamps for 2021

Covers

Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox FDC Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox airmail Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox pictorial envelope 

Sheetlet pack

 The full Chinese zodiac presented in stamp souvenir sheet Christmas Island stamps for 2021

3 stamps, mini sheet, FDCs, cancel, airmail cover, pictorial cover, sheetlet, medallion cover, calendar pack, presentation booklet, postcard, 3 gutter strips, gold sheetlet pack (888 were released)

Australia Post also has a full Chinese zodiac souvenir sheet displaying all the animals and years they are associated with. It would round out a Lunar New Year collection.

 Interested in seeing more Lunar New Year stamps from around the world? Check my page on Year of the Ox stamps:

2021 Year of the Ox stamps worldwide

Designer/ original art: Chrissy Lau
When I wandered through her site, I realised I’ve seen her art before. She designed Guernsey Islands Year of the Rat stamp series last year. Check out her distinctive style on her website: Chrissy Lau | Artist Illustrator | Portfolio.

Release date: Jan 8, 2021

 


 

Christmas Island Sea Turtle 

 Christmas Island sea turtle cancel Christmas Island stamps for 2021

sea turtle two Christmas Island stamps for 2021 Sea turtle three Sea turtle one Christmas Island stamps for 2021 Sea turtle four  

Souvenir sheet & FDCs

Sea Turtle sheet Christmas Island stamps for 2021 Seaturtle FDC with souvenir sheet   Sea turtle FDC two  

Postcards

Sea turtle postcard two Christmas Island stamps for 2021 Sea turtle postcard three 

Sea turtle postcard one Sea turtle postcard four Christmas Island stamps for 2021

4 stamps, 2 FDCs, cancel, souvenir sheet, 4 postcards

  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Hawksbill Turtle

Release date: August 10, 2021

See more stamps: Watching out for new Australia 2021 stamps  and Norfolk Island 2021 lizards & snails oh my

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