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Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2021 stamps

Written by catpaw

June 26, 2021

Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a small archipelago in Australian territory. Australia Post issues stamps for the island so the designs should look familiar.  Cocos Islands issues one to two stamps per year, so we might see another one by fall.  

Map showing Cocos (Keeling) Islands

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 

Manta Rays 

Manta cancel Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Manta Rays Cocos (Keeling) Islands Manta Rays Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Manta Rays Cocos (Keeling) Islands  Manta Rays Cocos (Keeling) Islands

 Manta Rays from Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Manta Rays Manta Rays Cocos (Keeling) Islands Manta Rays 

Manta Rays gutter strip Manta Rays gutter strip from Cocos (Keeling) Islands Manta Rays gutter strip Manta Rays gutter strip

4 stamps, 4 gutter strips, 2 FDCs, cancel, unstamped FDC, mini sheet

Designer: The incredible Jo Muré
If you are a collector of Australian stamps, you have many of her designs in your collection. She is one of the great stamp designers of the modern era. Muré’s first stamp was the 1993 350th Anniversary of naming of Christmas Island. She has designed over 100 stamps for Australia and it’s territories.  This article is an older interview with her, but it’s a fun read Meet a Philatelic designer: Jo Mure – Australia Post (australiapostcollectables.com.au)

Release date: May  8, 2021

While your here, take a look at Norfolk Island’s offerings.  

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