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Christmas Island
Christmas Island has been a territory of Australia since15 October, 1958, before this it was associated with Singapore for administrative purposes, Malayan currency continued to be used until March 1968, when Australian decimal currency became the base. 
(100 cents = 1 Malayan Dollar for the first three issues, then 100 cents = 1 Australian Dollar)
 
Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: G. Lissenden - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Commonwealth Bank, Melbourne
The image used here was the same general type as that used for the definitive issues of Australia during 1957, although redesigned by G. Lissenden, these stamps were simply overprinted 'Christmas Island' and the appropriate value in Malayan cents.
Issued 15 October, 1958 with perforation 14½ x 14¾
  
1-1-1CI 2 Malay cents Orange;
1-2-1CI 4 Malay cents Brown;
1-3-1CI 5 Malay cents Mauve;
1-4-1CI 6 Malay cents Blue;
1-5-1CI 8 Malay cents Black-Brown
    
1-6-1CI 10 Malay cents Violet;
1-7-1CI 12 Malay cents Rose Carmine;
1-8-1CI 20 Malay cents Ultramarine;
1-9-1CI 50 Malay cents Pea Green;
1-10-1CI $1 (Malay Dollar) Slate
 
1963 Pictorial Series
Designers: G. Lissenden (2c & 8c); P. Morriss (4c, 5c, 10c & 20c); B. Stewart (6c, 12c, 50c & $1) - Printer: Note Printing Branch
The currency remained the Malayan dollar for this issue and the next, then became Australian currency.
Issued 28 August, 1963 with perforation 14 for all issues excluding the $1 it was 14½

2-1-1CI 2 Malay cents Map of Island / Orange-Red;
3-1-1CI 4 Malay cents Moonflower / Red-Brown;
4-1-1CI 5 Malay cents Robber Crab / Mauve;
5-1-1CI 6 Malay cents Island Scene / Grey-Blue;
6-1-1CI 8 Malay cents Phosphate Train / Grey-Black;
    
7-1-1CI 10 Malay cents Phosphate Loading / Purple;
8-1-1CI 12 Malay cents Flying Fish Cove / Deep Red;
9-1-1CI 20 Malay cents Loading Cantilever / Blue;
10-1-1CI 50 Malay cents Frigate Bird / Deep Green;
11-1-1CI $1 Golden Bosunbird / Orange (Malay Dollar)
 
50th Anniversary of Anzac Landing at Gallipoli
1915 - 1965
Designer: Carl Andrew - Printer: Note Printing Branch
This same basic design with minor differences was issued in Australia, and it's dependencies &/or Territories, all showing an image of Simpson and his Donkey.
Issued 14 April, 1965 with perforation 13½
12-1-1CI 10 Malay cents Simpson and his Donkey - Black/Green
 
Currency changed in March 1968 to Australian dollars, and the next set of stamps were issued to coincide with that change
 
Fish of the Indian Ocean
Part 1
Designer: George Hamori - Printer: Note Printing Branch
This release covers the fish found in the Indian ocean, a further two were issued on 14 December 1970 as part 2.
Issued 6 May, 1968 with perforation 13 x 13½

13-1-1CI 1c Grammistes Sexlineatus;
14-1-1CI 2c Zanclus Cornutus;
15-1-1CI 3c Forcipiger Longirostis;
16-1-1CI 4c Balistes Vidua;
17-1-1CI 5c Pygoplites Diacanthus

18-1-1CI 9c Acanthurus Giaucopareius;
19-1-1CI 10c Pterois Volitans;
20-1-1CI 20c ChaetodonOrnatissumus
21-1-1CI 50c Acanthurus Lineatus;
22-1-1CI $1 Chaetodon Meyeri
 
Christmas 1969
Designer: George Hamori - Printer: Note Printing Branch
Christmas Island's first Christmas issue,  'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' in Mosaic Style.
Issued 10 November, 1969 with perforation 13¼
23-1-1CI 5c Hark the Herald Angels Sing / Multicolour
 
Christmas 1970
Designer: Harrison & Sons - Printer: Harrison & Sons, London
In this Christmas issue we have two stamps, the 3c multicolour 'The Ansidei Madonna' by 'Raphael' Sanzio da Urbino and the 5c multicolour 'The Virgin & Child, St, John the Baptist and an Angel' by Paolo 'Moranda' Cavazzola (1486–1522) , both works of art are housed at the National Gallery, London.
Issued 26 October, 1970 with perforation 14 x 14½

24-1-1CI 3c The Ansidei Madonna (Raphael);
25-1-1CI 5c The Virgin & Child, St. John the Baptist and an Angel (Moranda)
 
Fish of the Indian Ocean
Part 2
Designer: George Hamori - Printer: Note Printing Branch
This is Part 2 of the Fish of the Indian Ocean adding two stamps to the original issue of part 1 in 1968.
Issued 14 December, 1970 with perforation 13 x 13½

26-1-1CI 15c Chaetodon Ephippium;
27-1-1CI 30c Solenostomus Cyanopterus;
 
Christmas 1971
Designer: Harrison & Sons - Printer: Harrison & Sons, London
This Christmas issue again uses images of paintings held by the National Gallery, London, in this case two of the same name, 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' both in multicolour, the 6c is ascribed to the School of Seville of the 17th Century, the 20c to Guido Reni (1576-1642).
Issued 4 October, 1971 with perforation 14 - Watermark Block St Edwards Crown CA

28-1-1CI 6c The Adoration of the Shepherds (Seville);
29-1-1CI 20c The Adoration of the Shepherds (Reni)
 
Christmas Island
Ships
Part 1
Designer: V. Whiteley - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This series was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1972 and 1973, this part contains the 6c, 7c, 8c & 20c stamps. I have a problem with four of the vessels shown, one of the second issue, one of the third issue and two of the fourth issue were wrongly identified and listed, the one in the second issue was actually the ship that carried the captain that named Christmas Island, given time I will research the remaining ships listed in the four issues and list any corrections, the dates shown are the years these vessels visited Christmas Island. the stamps are: the 6c H.M.S. Flying Fish captained by J.P. Maclear, this ship reached Christmas Island in January, 1887; the 7c Asia, this ship captained by William Stone made the most accurate reading of the islands position in 1885; the 8c T.S.S. Islander, this ship was designed by Richie & Bisset of Singapore, then built by Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd., Scotland, especially for Christmas Island Phosphate Co., Ltd. & the 20c Thomas, Richard Rowe master of the Thomas made the first 'recorded' sighting of the island in 1615.
Issued 7 February, 1972 with perforation 14 x 13½

30-1-1CI 6c H.M.S. Flying Fish (RN fantome-class sloop), 1887;
31-1-1CI 7c Asia (merchantman), 1805;
32-1-1CI 8c T.S.S. Islander (freighter), 1929-60;
33-1-1CI 20c Thomas (galleon), 1615
 
Christmas Island
Ships 
Part 2
Designer: V. Whiteley - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This is part 2 of the Ships issue, again there are four stamps in this issue, the 1c, 2c, 3c & $1, the 1c Eagle, in 1714 Eagle passed Christmas Island on it's way to Borneo; the 2c H.M.S. Redpole, she made a brief visit to the island in 1890; the 3c Hoi Houw, this freighter is still in service carrying passengers and freight from Singapore to Christmas Island, then passengers and phosphate on the return journey; the $1 Royal Mary, this ship has been listed as a warship, she may well have been used as a man of war, but in fact she was a merchant ship when she first arrived at this island as the vessel commanded by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company, this captain in fact founded and named Christmas Island on 25 December, 1643.
Issued 5 June, 1972 with perforation 14 x 13½
  
34-1-1CI 1c Eagle (merchant ship) 1714;
35-1-1CI 2c H.M.S. Redpole (gunboat), 1890;
36-1-1CI 3c M.V. Hoi Houw (freighter), 1959;
37-1-1CI $1 Royal Mary (merchant ship), 1643
 
Christmas 1972 
Peace & Joy
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This Christmas issue has a common theme 'Peace & Joy' and a pair of Angels, both the 3c and 7c cent stamps were issued as Se-tenant pairs.
Issued 2 October, 1972 with perforation 14
 
38-1-1CI 3c Peace;
39-1-1CI 3c Joy;
38-2-1CI 7c Peace;
39-2-1CI 7c Joy

38-1-1_39-1-1CI SS Se-tenant 3c Pair;
38-2-1_39-2-1CI SS Se-tenant 7c Pair 

Christmas Island
Ships
Part 3
Designer: V. Whiteley - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This is part 3 of the ships issue, again four stamps in the issue, the 4c Pigot (sailing ship), 1771; 5c S.S. Valetta (cargo liner), 1968; 9 H.M.S. Imperieuse (armoured cruiser), 1888 & the 50c H.M.S. Amethyst (frigate), 1857.   The 9c stamp below is the H.M.S. Imperieuse, but the printing on the stamp is inscribed H.M.S. Imperious, a simple spelling error it seems, although two more errors are to be found in part four.
Issued 6 February, 1973 with perforation 14 x 13½

40-1-1CI 4c Pigot (sailing ship), 1771;
41-1-1CI 5c S.S. Valetta (cargo liner), 1968;
42-1-1CI 9c H.M.S. Imperieuse (armoured cruiser), 1888;
43-1-1CI 50c H.M.S. Amethyst (frigate), 1857
 
Christmas Island
Ships 
Part 4
Designer: V. Whiteley - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This is part 4 of the Ships issue, once again four stamps, the 10c H.M.S. Hecate (coast defence ship), 1871; 25c Sailing Sloop, supposedly in 1864; 30 Cygnet (flute), 1688 & the 35c S.S. Triadic (freighter), 1958.  The first two stamps have printing errors in their respective names, both being inscribed with the wrong name, the 10c stamp is inscribed H.M.S. Egeria instead of H.M.S. Hecate, but the Egeria visited Christmas Island in 1888 also the 25c stamp is inscribed as H.M.S. Gordon, but the Gordon was a three master, this ship has only two masts, I am unaware which ship this is at present, so have simply listed it as a Sailing Sloop.
Issued 4 June, 1973 with perforation 14 x 13½
  
44-1-1CI 10c H.M.S. Hecate (coast defence ship), 1871;
45-1-1CI 25c Sailing Sloop, supposedly in 1864;
46-1-1CI 30c Cygnet (flute), 1688;
47-1-1CI 35c SS. Triadic (freighter), 1958
 
Christmas 1973
Desinger: Patrick S. C. Law - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This issue is of two stamp with the same design, only the value and colour is changed, the 7c was predominately Blue, while the 25c is Green.
Issued 2 October, 1973 with perforation 14 x 13

48-1-1CI 7c Mother & Child with Map of Island, Blue;
48-2-1CI 25c Mother & Child with Map of Island, Green
 
Christmas 1974
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This Christmas issue  is again two stamps and again the same design with only the value and colour changed, the 7c predominately Rose and the 30c Yellow.
Issued 2 October, 1974 with perforation 13 x 14½

49-1-1CI 7c Mary, Child and Star, Rose;
49-2-1CI 30c Mary, Child and Star, Yellow
 
Christmas 1975
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This Christmas pair as with previous years has the same design with a different value and colour range, the 10c is predominately Yellow, while the 35c is Rose.
Issued 2 October, 1975 with perforation 14 x 13
 
50-1-1CI 10c The Flight into Egypt, Yellow;
50-2-1CI 35c The Flight into Egypt, Rose
 
Christmas 1976
Designer: R. J. Bates - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This Christmas issue has a twist, the stamps are in two values and both values have been produced in mirror image stamps, both in Se-tenant format not unlike the 1972 Christmas issue, the two 10c stamps in Hot colours (reds/yellows) and the 35c stamps in Cold colours, (blues/greens).
Issued 2 October, 1976 with perforation 13½
 
51-1-1CI 10c Dove of Peace & Star of Bethlehem, left hand image;
52-1-1CI 10c Dove of Peace & Star of Bethlehem, right hand image;
51-1-1_52-1-1CL SS Se-tenant 10c Pair

51-2-1CI 35c Dove of Peace & Star of Bethlehem, left hand image;
52-2-1CI 35c Dove of Peace & Star of Bethlehem, right hand image;
51-2-1_52-2-1CI Se-tenant 35c Pair
 
Famous Visitors
Part 1
Designer: V. Whiteley Studios - Researcher: J. G. Hunt - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This issue highlights famous visitors to Christmas Island, the series was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1977 and 1978, this part contains the 1c, 6c, 9c & $1 stamps.
Issued 30 April, 1977 with perforation 14 x 13

53-1-1CI 1c William Dampier (1652-1715) Navigator;
54-1-1CI 6c Andrew Clunies-Ross (1859-1918) First Settler;
55-1-1CI 9c Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855-1956) Scientist;
56-1-1CI $1 George Fam Choo Beng (1913-1970) Educator
 
Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Mrs S. Muir, Christmas Island - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This issue celebrates the Silver Jubilee of our Queen, three images are included the Australian Coat of Arms, an Island Map and the Queen's Silhouette.
Issued 2 June, 1977 with perforation 14½ x 13½
57-1-1CI 45c Australian Coast of Arms, Map of Island & Queen's Silhouette.
 
Christmas 1977
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Part 1
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: House of Questa
This Christmas issue was released in two parts, the first part below was issued without a watermark, part 2 was issued on 27 January 1978 has a CA watermark, the designer has produced the images from Christmas to Epiphany.
Issued 20 October, 1977 with perforation 14 - without watermark
58-1-1CI 10c A Partridge in a Pear Tree;
59-1-1CI 10c Two Turtle Doves;
60-1-1CI 10c Three French Hens;
61-1-1CI 10c Four Calling Birds;
62-1-1CI 10c Five Gold Rings;
63-1-1CI 10c Six Geese a-laying

64-1-1CI 10c Seven Swans a-swimming;
65-1-1CI 10c Eight Maids a-milking;
66-1-1CI 10c Nine Ladies Dancing
67-1-1CI 10c Ten Lords a-leaping;
68-1-1CI 10c Eleven Pipers Piping;
69-1-1CI 10c Twelve Drummers Drumming
58-1-1_69-1-1CI MS $1.20 Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas 1977
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Part 2
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: House of Questa
This Christmas issue was released in two parts, this is part 2 and has a CA watermark, but otherwise is the same as the above issue.
Issued 21 January, 1978 with perforation 14 - with CA Watermark
     
58-1-2CI 10c A Partridge in a Pear Tree;
59-1-2CI 10c Two Turtle Doves;
60-1-2CI 10c Three French Hens;
61-1-2CI 10c Four Calling Birds;
62-1-2CI 10c Five Gold Rings;
63-1-2CI 10c Six Geese a-laying
     
64-1-2CI 10c Seven Swans a-swimming;
65-1-2CI 10c Eight Maids a-milking;
66-1-2CI 10c Nine Ladies Dancing
67-1-2CI 10c Ten Lords a-leaping;
68-1-2CI 10c Eleven Pipers Piping;
69-1-2CI 10c Twelve Drummers Drumming

58-1-2_69-1-2CI MS $1.20 Miniature Sheet with Watermark
 
Famous Visitors
Part 2
Designer: V. Whiteley Studios - Researcher: J. G. Hunt - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This issue highlights famous visitors to Christmas Island, the series was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1977 and 1978, this part contains the 2c, 3c, 4c & $2 stamps.
Issued 22 February, 1978 with perforation 14 x 13

70-1-1CI 2c Captain de Vlamingh (1860-1898) Dutch Explorer;
71-1-1CI 3c Vice-Admiral J. G. F. L. P. Maclear (1838-1907) British Navy;
72-1-1CI 4c Sir John Murray (1841-1914) Oceanographer;
73-1-1CI $2 Sir Harold Spencer-Jones (1870-1960) Astronomer
 
25th Anniversary of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: House of Questa
This issue celebrates the coronation of our Queen in 1953, the issue was released in a miniature sheet of 6 stamps, three of each type in a Se-tenant strip of 3, the stamps are the White Swan of Bohun on the left, Queen Elizabeth II in the centre and Abbot's Booby Bird on the right. (a rare species unique to Christmas Island)
Issued 21 April, 1978 with perforation 15

74-1-1CI 45c White Swan of Bohun;
75-1-1CI 45c Queen Elizabeth II;
76-1-1CI 45c Abbot's Booby Bird
74-1-1_76-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 3
74-1-1_76-1-1CI MS $2.70 Miniature Sheet
 
Famous Visitors
Part 3
Designer: V. Whiteley Studios - Researcher: J. G. Hunt - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This issue highlights famous visitors to Christmas Island, the series was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1977 and 1978, this part contains the 5c, 7c, 45c & 50c stamps.
Issued 31 May, 1978 with perforation 14 x 13
 
77-1-1CI 5c Admiral Pelham Aldrich (1844-1930) British Navy;
78-1-1CI 7c Joseph Jackson Lister (1857-1927) Botanist;
79-1-1CI 45c Charles William Andrews (1866-1924) Geologist;
80-1-1CI 50c Richard Hanitsch (1860-1940) Museum Curator
 
Famous Visitors
Part 4
Designer: V. Whiteley Studios - Researcher: J. G. Hunt - Printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This issue highlights famous visitors to Christmas Island, the series was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1977 and 1978, this part contains the 8c, 10c, 20c & 75c stamps.
Issued 1 September, 1978 with perforation 14 x 13

81-1-1CI 8c Admiral Sir William Henry May (1849-1930) British Navy;
82-1-1CI 10c George Clunies-Ross (1842-1910) Phosphate Mining;
83-1-1CI 20c Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) Yachtsman;
84-1-1CI 75c Victor William Williams Saunders Purcell (1896-1965) Scholar of Chinese
 
Christmas 1978
The Song of Christmas
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: Waddingtons
Another big Christmas issue, this one nine stamps showing images from the son 'The Songs of Christmas and again released as a miniature Sheet.'
Issued 2 October, 1978 with perforation 14

85-1-1CI 10c Christ Child;
86-1-1CI 10c Herald Angels;
87-1-1CI 10c Redeemer;
88-1-1CI 10c Israel;
89-1-1CI 10c Star

90-1-1CI 10c Three Wise Men;
91-1-1CI 10c Manger;
92-1-1CI 10c All He Stands For;
93-1-1CI 10c Shepherds Came
85-1-1_93-1-1CI MS 90c Miniature Sheet
 
International Year of the Child
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, London - Printer: House of Questa
This release shows a series of children in a Se-tenant strip of five, the series depicts a girl and boy of Chinese, Malay, Indian & European nationalities living on Christmas Island, the last stamp features one of each group playing.
Issued 20 April, 1979 with perforation 14
  
94-1-1CI 20c Chinese Children;
95-1-1CI 20c Malay Children;
96-1-1CI 20c Indian Children;
97-1-1CI 20c European Children;
98-1-1CI 20c Playing Oranges & Lemons
94-1-1_98-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill
Designer: John Waddington Studios, UK - Printer: Joh Enschede en Zonen, Holland
This set of five stamps celebrates the life of Sir Roland Hill, without him the postal system we know today would not exist, each stamp features a previous stamp issued for Christmas Island (so a stamp on stamp issue), they were 1-1-1CI the first Australian issue, then 2-1-1CI, 12-1-1CI, 16-1-1CI & 23-1-1CI all with an image of Rowland Hill on each, all the stamps are valued at 20c, with a different colour range for each.
Issued 27 August, 1979 with perforation 13½
  
99-1-1CI 20c with 2c Queen Elizabeth II & Rowland Hill;
100-1-1CI 20c with 2c Map of Island & Rowland Hill
101-1-1CI 20c with 10c Simpson and his Donkey & Rowland Hill;
102-1-1CI 20c with 4c Balistes Vidua & Rowland Hill;
103-1-1CI 20c with 5c Hark the Herald Angels Sing & Rowland Hill
99-1-1_103-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Christmas 1979
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers
This Christmas issue is two stamps, the 20c features the Three Wise Men bearing Gifts, following the Star of Bethlehem and the 55c Mary and the Christ Child overlooking a Globe of the Earth.
Issued 22 October, 1979 with perforation 14¼

104-1-1CI 20c Three Wise Men;
105-1-1CI 55c Mary and the Christ Child
 
25 Years of Golf on Christmas Island
Designer: Richard Granger Barrett - Printer: Format
This release celebrates 25 years since the first competition was played on Christmas Island, a course was proposed in 1951, but did not eventuate until 18 January, 1955 when the competition was played.
Issued 12 February, 1980 with perforation 14¼

106-1-1CI 20c The 9th Green;
107-1-1CI 55c Club House
 
Phosphate Industry
Part 1  
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd.
This issue was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1980 and 1981, the phosphate industry on Christmas Island is a part of it's main infrastructure and very important to the whole island, this is part 1 and includes the 15c Surveying, the 22c Drilling for Samples, the 40c Sample Analysis & the 55c Mine Planning. 
Issued 5 May, 1980 with perforation 14 x 14¼

108-1-1CI 15c 1 Surveying;
109-1-1CI 22c 2 Drilling for Samples;
110-1-1CI 40c 3 Sample Analysis;
111-1-1CI 55c 4 Mine Planning
 
Phosphate Industry
Part 2  
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd.
This issue was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1980 and 1981, the phosphate industry on Christmas Island is a part of it's main infrastructure and very important to the whole island, this is part 2 and includes the 15c Jungle Clearing, the 22c Overburden Removal, the 40c Open Cut Mining & the 55c Restoration.
Issued 14 July, 1980 with perforation 14 x 14¼
  
112-1-1CI 15c 5 Jungle Clearing;
113-1-1CI 22c 6 Overburden Removal;
114-1-1CI 40c 7 Open Cut Mining;
115-1-1CI 55c 8 Restoration
 
Christmas 1980
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 
Designer: Jennifer Toombs - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd. UK
This Christmas issue is unusual as the two Se-tenant strips of three are of three different values each, the miniature Sheet is based on the Christmas carol, 'It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.'
Issued 6 October, 1980 with perforation 13

116-1-1CI 15c Angel with a Harp right facing;
117-1-1CI 22c Virgin & Child;
118-1-1CI 60c Angel with Harp left facing

119-1-1CI 15c Angel with Wounded Solider;
120-1-1CI 22c Kneeling Couple;
121-1-1CI 60c Angel with Children
116-1-1_121-1-1CI MS $1.94 Miniature Sheet
 
Phosphate Industry
Part 3  
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd., UK
This issue was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1980 and 1981, this is part 3 and includes the 22c Screening & Stockpiling, the 28c Train Loading, the 40c Railing & the 60c Drying.
Issued 9 February, 1981 with perforation 14 x 14¼

122-1-1C 22c 9 Screening and Stockpiling;
123-1-1CI 28c 10 Train Loading;
124-1-1CI 40c 11 Railing;
125-1-1CI 60c 12 Drying
 
Phosphate Industry
Part 4  
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd. UK
This issue was released in four parts of four stamps each between 1980 and 1981, this is part 4 and includes the 22c Crushing, the 28c Conveying, the 40c Bulk Storage & the 60c Ship Loading.
Issued 4 May, 1981 with perforation 14 x 14¼

126-1-1CI 22c 13 Crushing;
127-1-1CI 28c 14 Conveying;
128-1-1CI 40c 15 Bulk storage;
129-1-1CI 60c 16 Ship loading
 
Wildlife - Reptiles 
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd. UK
This issue centres on reptiles, in particular Skinks and Geckoes, the issue is of four stamps the first two are skinks, the second two are Gekoes, they are the; 24c Cryptoblepharus egeriae; the 30c Emoia Nativitata; the 40c Lepidodactylus listeri; and the 60c Cyrtodactylus sp. nov.
Issued 10 August, 1981 with perforation 13
  
130-1-1CI 24c Cryptoblepharus egeriae;
131-1-1CI 30c Emoia Nativitata;
132-1-1CI 40c Lepidodactylus listeri;
133-1-1CI 60c Cyrtodactylus sp. nov.
 
Christmas 1981 
Away in a Manger  
Designer: Jennifer Toombs - Printer: Format International
This Christmas issue has four stamps all based on the Christmas carol 'Away in a Manger' released in a miniature Sheet, the sheet has children lined across the bottom kneeling in prayer, the sheet contains four stamps, in four values, the 18c Star & Angels, the 24c Joseph, Mary, Jesus & the Manger, the 40c Children in Prayer at the Manger & the 60c Children in Prayer under a starry Night Sky.
Issued 19 October, 1981 with perforation 14½
   
134-1-1CI 18c The Star & Angels;
135-1-1CI 24c Joseph, Mary, Jesus & the Manger;
136-1-1CI 40c Children in Prayer in at the Manger;
137-1-1CI 60c A Group in Prayer under a Starry Sky
134-1-1_137-1-1CI MS $1.42 Miniature Sheet
 
Birds
Part 1   
Designer: Norman Arlott - Printer: House of Questa, London
All the birds listed can be found on Christmas island at some time during the year, either as a native or as a breeding visitor, many are endangered, this series was released in four issues of four stamps each, this is part 1 and includes the 1c Reef Heron, 2c Noddy, 25c Silver Bosunbird & $4 Abbott's Booby stamps.
Issued 8 March, 1982 with perforation 14

138-1-1CI 1c Reef Heron;
139-1-1CI 2c Noddy;
140-1-1CI 25c Silver Bosunbird;
141-1-1CI $4 Abbot's Booby
 
Birds
Part 2   
Designer: Norman Arlott - Printer: House of Questa, London
All the birds listed can be found on Christmas island at some time during the year, either as a native or as a breeding visitor, many are endangered, this series was released in four issues of four stamps each, this is part 2 and includes the 3c, 4c, 10c & $2 stamps.
Issued 14 June, 1982 with perforation 14

142-1-1CI 3c Glossy Swiftlet;
143-1-1CI 4c Imperial Pigeon;
144-1-1CI 10c Thrush;
145-1-1CI $2 Goshawk
 
Birds
Part 3 
Designer: Norman Arlott - Printer: House of Questa, London
All the birds listed can be found on Christmas island at some time during the year, either as a native or as a breeding visitor, many are endangered, this series was released in four issues of four stamps each, this is part 3 and includes the 40c, 50c, 65c & 75c stamps.
Issued 23 August, 1982 with perforation 14

146-1-1CI 40c Brown Booby;
147-1-1CI 50c Red-footed Booby;
148-1-1CI 65c Frigatebird;
149-1-1CI 75c Golden Bosunbird
 
Christmas 1982
Designer: Jennifer Toombs - Paper Crafting: Robert Neale, USA (27c, 75c); Dokuohtei Nakano, Japan (50c)
Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd.
This release is a first, Origami figures used on Christmas stamps with an appropriate verse behind it, the stamps were also embossed.  
Issued 18 October, 1982 with perforation 14

150-1-1CI 27c Joseph;
151-1-1CI 50c Angel;
152-1-1CI 75c Mary & Jesus
150-1-1_152-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 3
 
Birds
Part 4  
Designer: Norman Arlott - Printer: House of Questa
All the birds listed can be found on Christmas island at some time during the year, either as a native or as a breeding visitor, many are endangered, this series was released in four issues of four stamps each, this is part 1 and includes the 5c, 30c, 80c & $1 stamps.
Issued 21 February, 1983 with perforation 14

153-1-1CI 5c Silvereye;
154-1-1CI 30c Emerald Dove;
155-1-1CI 80c Nankeen Kestrel;
156-1-1CI $1 Hawk-owl
 
25 Years of the Boat Club 
150th Anniversary of Crown Agents
Designer: Leslie McCombie - Printer: Format International Security Printers Ltd. UK
This release celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Boat Club on Christmas Island, by arrangement the selvedge also read, '150th Anniversary of Crown Agents 1833-1983, the issue is of four stamps; the 27c Mirror Dinghy with the Club House in the Background, the 35c Visiting Yachts, the 50c Pleasure Craft with the Island Supply Craft in the Background & the 75c Mirror Dinghy Racing with the Phosphate Cantilever in the Background.
Issued 2 May, 1983 with perforation 14 x 14¼

157-1-1CI 27c Mirror Dinghy;
158-1-1CI 35c Visiting Yachts;
159-1-1CI 50c Pleasure Craft;
160-1-1CI 75c Mirror Dinghy Racing
 
25 Years as an Australian Territory
1958 - 1983
Designer: Anthony Theobald - Printer: House of Questa
This set of stamps were issued to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Accession of Christmas Island by Australia as an external Territory on 1 October, 1958, the three stamps were to be released as 27c, 50c & 75c, but due to a rise in postage rates these values were changed.  The three stamps use images to link the two islands, on the 24c stamp Australian is represented by the Kangaroo, while Christmas Island is represented by the Golden Bosunbird, a map of both islands are included; on the 30c stamp the Australian flag is on the right, while a map of Christmas Island is on the left; on the 85c stamp both maps are show, with a plane in flight highlighting the regular air flights between the Perth & Christmas Island.
Issued 1 October, 1983 with perforation 14

161-1-1CI 24c Fauna & Maps;
162-1-1CI 30c Map & Flag;
163-1-1CI 85c Air Link
 
Christmas 1983
Candles  
Designer: John Waddington Studio - Printer: Walsall Security Printers
This Christmas set of three focus on candles, often used at this time of year.
Issued 31 October, 1983 with perforation 13
  
164-1-1CI 24c Decorative Candle & Holly;
165-1-1CI 30c Six Golden Candles;
166-1-1CI 85c Candles & Tropical Hibiscus Flowers
 
Red Land Crabs 
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: House of Questa
Christmas Island is renowned for it's land crabs, the annual migration is a wonder to see, this series focuses on their Feeding, Migration, Development Stages & the Adult Female and her Young.
Issued 20 February, 1984 with perforation 14

167-1-1CI 30c Red Land Crab - Feeding;
168-1-1CI 40c Red Land Crab - Migration;
169-1-1CI 55c Red Land Crab - Development Stages;
170-1-1CI 85c Red Land Crab - Adult Female and Young
 
Fungi of Christmas Island 
Designer: Ian Loe - Printer: Format International
The flora & fauna found on Christmas Island is fascinating and diverse, this set looks at five of the fungi on on Christmas Island.
Issued 30 April, 1984 with perforation 13¾ x 14¼

171-1-1CI 30c Leucocoprinus fragilissimus;
172-1-1CI 40c Microporus xanthopus;
173-1-1CI 45c Trogia anthidepas;
174-1-1CI 55c Haddowia longipes;
175-1-1CI 85c Phillipsia domingensis
 
25 Years of Cricket on Christmas Island 
Designer: Anthony Theobald - Printer: Waddingtons, UK
this set celebrates 25 years of cricket on Christmas Island with four stamps, the 30c Caught & Bowled; 40c Bowled; 55c At the Crease; 85c Diving Catch.
Issued 23 July, 1984 with perforation 14

176-1-1CI 30c Caught & Bowled;
177-1-1CI 40c Bowled;
178-1-1CI 55c At the Crease;
179-1-1CI 85c Diving Catch
 
Christmas 1984 - AUSIPEX 84
Designer: Derek Slater - Printer: BDT International
This release was issued in a miniature sheet at the AUSIPEX 84 exhibition, the miniature sheet contains three stamps and three labels, making a composite Se-tenant design.   The sheet shows the Santa's Arrival, the giving out the presents & Goodbye Santa.
Issued 21 September, 1984 with perforation 13¾

180-1-1CI 30c Arrival of Father Christmas, stamp & label;
181-1-1CI 55c Distribution of Presents, stamp & label;
182-1-1CI 85c Departure of Father Christmas, stamp & label

180-1-1_182-1-1CI MS $1.70 Miniature Sheet
 
Crabs
Part 1 
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers
This series was released in three parts, this the first part is the 30c Robber Crab; the 40c Horn-eyed Crab; the 55c Purple Hermit Crab & the 85c Little Nipper, the second part was released on 29 April, 1985 and the third part on 22 July, 1985.
Issued 30 January, 1985 with perforation 13 x 13½

183-1-1CI 30c Robber Crab (Birgus latro);
184-1-1CI 40c Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypade ceratophthetma;
185-1-1CI 55c Purple Hermit Crab Coenobite brevimana); 
186-1-1CI 85c Little Nipper (Geograpsus grayi)
 
Crabs 
Part 2 
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers
This series was released in three parts, this the second part is the 33c Blue Crab; the 45c Tawny Hermit Crab; the 60c Red Nipper & the 90c Smooth-handed Ghost Crab, the first part was released on 30 January, 1985 and the third part on 22 July, 1985.
Issued 29 April, 1985 with perforation 13 x 13½

187-1-1CI 33c Blue Crab (Cardiosoma hirtipes);
188-1-1CI 45c Tawny Hermit Crab (Ceonobita rugosa);
189-1-1CI 60c Red Nipper (Geograpsus stormi);
190-1-1CI 90c Smooth-handed Ghost Crab (Ocypode cordimana)
 
Crabs 
Part 3
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers
This series was released in three parts, this the third part  is the 33c Red Crab; the 45c Mottled Crab; the 60c Rock Hopper Crab & the 90c Yellow Nipper Crab, the first part was released on 30 January, 1985 and the second part on 29 April, 1985.
Issued 22 July, 1985 with perforation 13 x 13½

191-1-1CI 33c Red Crab (Gecarcoldea natalis); 
192-1-1CI 45c Mottled Crab (Melasesarma rousseauxi);
193-1-1CI 60c Rock Hopper Crab (Grapsus tenuicrustatus);
194-1-1CI 90c Yellow Nipper (Geogapsus crinipes)
 
Christmas 1985
Designer: Jennifer Toombs, Suffolk, England - printer: Harrison & Sons Ltd, London
This Christmas release focuses on five Carols sung by those celebrating Christmas, the 27c 'Once in Royal David's City'; 33c 'While Shepherds Watched Their flocks by Night'; 45c 'Away in a Manger'; 60c 'We Three Kings of Orient Are' & the 90c 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'.    The set was released in a Se-tenant strip of 5.
Issued 28 October, 1985 with perforation 14½

195-1-1CI 27c Once in royal David's city, Stood a lowly cattle shed;
196-1-1CI 33c While shepherds watched their flocks by night;
197-1-1CI 45c Away in a Manger, No crib for a bed;
198-1-1CI 60c We Three Kings of Orient Are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar;
199-1-1CI 90c Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Glory to the new-born King
195-1-1_199-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Return of Halley's Comet
1985 - 1986
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd.
Approximately every 75 or 76 years Halley's Comet or Comet Halley as it is being now called makes it way through our galaxy, these four stamps celebrate it's journey through our solar system, the stamps are: the 33c Comet over Christmas Island; the 45c Edmond Halley; the 60c Phosphate Ship & Comet and the 90c Silhouette of Yachts & Comet.
Issued 30 April, 1986 with perforation 14 x 13¾

200-1-1CI 33c Comet over Christmas Island;
201-1-1CI 45c Doctor Edmond Halley;
202-1-1CI 60c Phosphate Ship & Comet;
203-1-1CI 90c Silhouette of Yachts & Comet
 
Native Flowers 
Designer: Ian Loe, Bedford, England - Printer: Format International
This release focuses on the delights plant life of the island give us, this issue of four stamps is; the 33c Ridley's Orchid (Brachypeza archytas); 45c Hanging Flower (Barringtonia racemosa); the 60c Hoya (Hoya aldrichii) & the 90c Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus).
Issued 30 June, 1986 with perforation 13½ x 14
  
204-1-1CI 33c Ridley's Orchid; 
205-1-1CI 45c Hanging Flower; 
206-1-1CI 60c Hoya; 
207-1-1CI 90c Sea Hibiscus 
 
Royal Wedding of Prince Andrew
& Miss Sarah Ferguson
Designer: Derek Miller, Essex, England - Printer: Walsall Security
A royal wedding always captures the imagination of the people, the stamps are: the 33c Wedding of Prince Andrew & Miss Sarah Ferguson; 90c Prince Andrew at the controls of a helicopter, in Digby, Canada 1985, the inscription on both stamps read (The Wedding of H.R.H. The Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson Wednesday, 23rd July, 1986).
Issued 23 July, 1986 with perforation 15
 
208-1-1CI 33c Wedding of Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson;
209-1-1CI 90c Prince Andrew
 
Christmas 1986
Designer: Gyula Vasarhelyi, Darlington Co, England - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd, England
This Christmas issue has five stamps in the set, 30c Santa & Reindeer in Speedboat; 36c Santa Sunbaking; 55c Santa Fishing; 70c Santa Golfing & $1 Santa Asleep in Hammock.
Issued 30 September, 1986 with perforation 13½

210-1-1CI 30c Santa & Reindeer in Speedboat;
211-1-1CI 36c Santa Sunbaking;
212-1-1CI 55c Santa Fishing;
213-1-1CI 70c Santa Golfing;
214-1-1CI $1 Santa Asleep in Hammock
 
Centenary of Visits by
HMS Flying Fish & HMS Egeria
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Format International
These ships both visited Christmas Island in 1887, both stamps feature a map of the island along with the respective ship.
Issued 21 January, 1987 with perforation 14½
 
215-1-1CI 30c H.M.S. Flying Fish, 1887;
216-1-1CI 90c H.M.S. Egeria, 1887
 
Wildlife
Part 1 
Designer: Gordon Drummond - Printer: House of Questa
This series was in four parts of four stamps each issued during 1987-88, this is part 1 and includes the 1c Blind Snake ((Ramphotyphlops exocoeti), 2c Blue-tailed Skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae), 25c Gecko (Cyrtodactylus sp. nov) & $5 Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) stamps, part 2 was issued on 24 June, 1987, part 3 was issued on 26 August, 1987 and part 4 on 1 March, 1988, a further part (part 5) was issued in September, 1989.
Issued 25 March, 1987 with perforation 14

217-1-1CI 1c Blind Snake; 
218-1-1CI 2c Blue-tailed Skink;
219-1-1CI 25c Gecko;
220-1-1CI $5 Green Turtle
 
Wildlife
Part 2 
Designer: Gordon Drummond - Printer: House of Questa
This series was in four parts of four stamps each issued during 1987-88, this is part 2 and includes the 3c Insectivorous Bat (Pipisrellus murrayi), 10c Christmas Island Fruit Bat (Pteropus natalis), 36c Hawk Owl (Ninox squamipila natalis) & $2 Shrew (Crocidura attenuata trichura) stamps, part 1 was issued on 25 March, 1987, part 3 was issued on 26 August, 1987 and part 4 on 1 March, 1988, a further part (part 5) was issued in September, 1989.
Issued 24 June, 1987 with perforation 14

221-1-1CI 3c Insectivorous Bat; 
222-1-1CI 10c Christmas Island Fruit Bat; 
223-1-1CI 36c Hawk Owl;
224-1-1CI $2 Shrew
 
Wildlife
Part 3 
Designer: Gordon Drummond - Printer: House of Questa
This series was in four parts of four stamps each issued during 1987-88, this is part 3 and includes the 40c Bull Mouth Hermet Shell (Cypraecassis rufa), 50c Textile Cone Shell (Conus textile), 65c Brittle-Stars (Subclass Ophiuroidea sp.) & 75c Royal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) stamps, part 1 was issued on 25 March, 1987, part 2 was issued on 24 June, 1987 and part 4 on 1 March, 1988, a further part (part 5) was issued in September, 1989.
Issued 26 August, 1987 with perforation 14

225-1-1CI 40c Bull Mouth Hermet Shell;
226-1-1CI 50c Textile Cone Shell;
227-1-1CI 65c Brittle-Stars;
228-1-1CI 75c Royal Angelfish
 
Christmas 1987 
Greetings from Christmas Island
Designer: Derek Miller - Printer: CPE Australia
This Christmas issue was released as a miniature sheet of four stamps of four different values, 30c Santa Arriving, 37c Santa Giving Gifts, 90c Santa Leaving & $1 Children Playing, the scene shown is in Se-tenant format.
Issued 7 October, 1987 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾

229-1-1CI 30c Santa Arriving; 
230-1-1CI 37c Santa Giving Gifts;
231-1-1CI 90c Santa Leaving;
232-1-1CI $1 Children Playing
229-1-1_232-1-1CI MS $2.57 Miniature Sheet
 
Australian Bicentennial
The First Fleet Arrival at Sydney Cove
Australia Day 1988

Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
The theme of this issue is the arrival of the fleet in Australia with the standard being raised on 26 January, 1788, this same set was released by Australia as a part of its Bicentennial issue of 1988 as well, viewed as a strip it shows a Se-tenant composite picture.
Issued 26 January, 1988 with perforation 13¼

233-1-1CI 37c HMS Supply at Sydney Cove;
234-1-1CI 37c Aboriginal Family;
235-1-1CI 37c Sydney Cove & Wildlife;
236-1-1CI 37c HMS Supply at Port Jackson;
237-1-1CI 37c Raising of the Colours  
233-1-1_237-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Wildlife
Part 4 
Designer: Gordon Drummond - Printer: House of Questa
This series was in four parts of four stamps each issued during 1987-88, this is part 4 and includes the 5c Green Cricket (Tettigoniid sp.), 30c Mantis (Mantis religiosa), 90c Christmas Island White (Applias paulina) & $1 The Mimic Butterfly (Hypolimnas misippus) stamps, part 1 was issued on 25 March, 1987, part 2 was issued on 24 June, 1987 and part 3 on 26 August, 1987, a further part (part 5) was issued in September, 1989.
Issued 1 March, 1988 with perforation 14
  
238-1-1CI 5c Green Cricket;  
239-1-1CI 30c Mantis; 
240-1-1CI 90c Christmas Island White; 
241-1-1CI $1 The Mimic Butterfly
217-1-1_241-1-1CI SH $12.73 Sheetlet of 16, parts 1 through 4 
 
Anniversary of the Island's Annexation
Designer: Josephine Martin - Printer: House of Questa
This issue celebrates the annexation of the island by the crown with the island then being put under Australian Commonwealth control, there are four stamps in the release; 37c Captain William Henry May; 53c Annexation Ceremony; 95c H.M.S. Imperieuse Saluting the Flag & $1.50 Building Cairn of Stones.
Issued 8 June, 1988 with perforation 14

242-1-1CI 37c Captain William Henry May; 
243-1-1CI 53c Annexation Ceremony;
244-1-1CI 95c H.M.S. Imperieuse - Saluting the Flag;
245-1-1CI $1.50 Building cairn of stones 
 
Centenary of Settlement
1888 - 1988 
Designer: Leslie Curtis - Printer: Walsall Security
This issue celebrates 100 years since Christmas Island was settled, there have been many innovations in that time, there are four stamps in this set, the 37c Horse & Cart Transport (1910); the 55c Early Phosphate Mining (1910); 70c Steam Locomotive (1914) & the $1 First Aircraft Arrival (1957).
Issued 24 August, 1988 with perforation 15

246-1-1CI 37c Horse & Cart Transport 1910;
247-1-1CI 55c Early Phosphate Mining 1910;
248-1-1CI 70c Steam Locomotive 1914;
249-1-1CI $1 First Aircraft Arrival 1957
 
Christmas 1988
Toys 
Designer: Nick Shrewring, Garden Studio - Printer: Format International
As with most of the issues this release is of four stamps with a single theme 'Toys', they were released late due to printing a printing delay and are: the 32c Beach Toys; the 39c Swim Toys; the 90c Dolls and the $1 Model Toys.
Issued 15 November, 1988 with perforation 13½

250-1-1CI 32c Beach Toys;
251-1-1CI 39c Swim Toys; 
252-1-1CI 90c Dolls; 
253-1-1CI $1 Model Toys 
 
Chinese New Year 1989 
Year of the Dragon  
Designer: Derek Miller - Printer: House of Questa 
The Chinese New Year starts on the 31 January and lasts for a week, this release is again of four stamps with traditional new year greetings; the 39c Good Harvesting; the 70c Prosperity; 90c Good Fortune & the $1 Progress Every Year.
Issued 31 January, 1989 with perforation 14

254-1-1CI 39c Good Harvesting; 
255-1-1CI 70c Prosperity;
256-1-1CI 90c Good Fortune;
257-1-1CI $1 Progress Every Year
 
75th Anniversary of the Death of 
Sir John Murray KCB FRS (1841-1914)
Designer: Steve Noon, Garden Studio - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd.
Sir John Murray, a naturalist, together with George Clunies-Ross, was granted the first land lease on Christmas Island, Sir John was a gifted Oceanographer of world renown, the four stamps are 39c Sir John Murray; 80c Murray Hill shown on a map of Christmas Island; $1 Oceanographic Equipment & $1.10 H.M.S. Challenger.
Issued 16 March, 1989 with perforation 15

258-1-1CI 39c Sir John Murray;
259-1-1CI 80c Murray Hill on Map of Christmas Island;
260-1-1CI $1 Oceanographic Equipment;
261-1-1CI $1.10 H.M.S. Challenger 
 
Malay - Hari Raya
Cultural Special 
Designer: Chris Burke, Designer Inc. - Printer: House of Questa
This release celebrates the Malay Festival Hari Raya with a four stamp release.  The four stamps are 39c Four Happy Children; the 55c Traditional Kanpang Song/Dance; 80c Girl in Costume & the $1.10 Island Mosque.
Issued 31 May, 1989 with perforation 14

262-1-1CI 39c Four Happy Children; 
263-1-1CI 55c Traditional Kompang Song/Dance;
264-1-1CI 80c Girl in Costume; 
265-1-1CI $1.10 Island Mosque 
 
Ferns of Christmas Island
Designer: Kerrie Rockett, Monbulk - Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd.
The Flora and Fauna of Christmas Island is so diverse it is hard to keep up, this issue is of four stamps showing four ferns found on Christmas Island, the 41c Huperzia phlegmaria; the 65c Asplenium polydon; the 80c Davillia denticulata & the $1.10 Asplenium nidus.
Issued 16 August, 1989 with perforation 14

266-1-1CI 41c Huperzia phlegmaria;
267-1-1CI 65c Asplenium polydon;
268-1-1CI 80c Davallia denticulata;
269-1-1CI $1.10 Asplenium nidus
 
Wildlife
Part 5 
Designer: Gordon Drummond - Printer: House of Questa
This is an additional part of this series, the original 16 stamps were issued during 1987-88, this is part 5 and only includes one stamp, part 1 was issued on 25 March,1987, part 2 was issued on 24 June, 1987, part 3 was issued on 26 August, 1987 and part 4 on 1 March, 1988.  This stamp was overprinted on 18 October, 1989 for the Melbourne Stamp Show '89.   This stamp value (41c) becomes the new base rate for postage.
Issued 1 September, 1989 with perforation 14
270-1-1CI 41c Nudibranch (Phidiana sp.)
 
Christmas 1989
Designer: Gary Maynard, Perth - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd
This Christmas issue of four stamps are interpretations from texts selected from the New American Bible, taken from Matthew & Luke, the 36c Virgin Mary & the Star;  the 41c Christ in the Manger and the Star; the 80c Shepherds and the Star & the $1.10 Three Wise Men & the Star.
Issued 4 October, 1989 with perforation 13.45 x 13.25

271-1-1CI 36c Virgin Mary & the Star;
272-1-1CI 41c Christ in the Manger & the Star;
273-1-1CI 80c Shepherds & the Star;
274-1-1CI $1.10 Three Wise Men & the Star
 
Overprints 
Melbourne Stampshow '89 
Designer: Gordon Drummond - Printer: House Questa
To mark Christmas Island's participation in the Stampshow '89, two stamps were overprinted with the logo, the first stamp is a $1 stamp first issued on 1 March, 1988 in part 4 of the Wildlife Series; the second is a 41c stamp first issued on 1 September, 1989 again as part of the wildlife Series but this one in part 5.
Issued 18 October, 1989 with perforation 14
 
241-1-1CI OP $1 The Mimic Butterfly Overprinted Stampshow '89 logo;
270-1-1CI OP 41c Nudibranch Overprinted Stampshow '89 logo
 
375th Anniversary of
First Sighting of Christmas Island
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
It was 3 February, 1615 when the island was first sighted by John Milward and officially noted by Richard Rowe, master of the Thomas, then almost twenty eight years later on the 25th December, 1643 it was sighted by, Captain William Mynors master of the Royal Mary (recorded as the second time), this second time being on Christmas Day, the island was named Christmas island, there are two stamps in this release the 41c First Sighting 3 February, 1615 & the $1.10 Second Sighting & Naming 25 December, 1643.
Issued 31 January, 1990 with perforation 14 x 14½

275-1-1CI 41c First Sighting - 3 February, 1615;
276-1-1CI $1.10 Second Sighting & Naming - 25 December, 1643
 
Transport
Part 1
Designer: Connell Lee, Bunningyong, Victoria - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue is part 1 traces the various forms of Transport since the island was first settled, part 2 was issued on 22 August, 1990, there are eight stamps in this issue, the 1c Phosphate Transport; 3c Railcar; 10c Trishaw; 25c Long-bus; 30c Passenger Rake; 40c Passenger Barge; 50c Kolek Canoe; $5 Steam Loco and Flat Car.
Issued 18 April, 1990 with perforation 14.6 x 14.4
  
277-1-1CI 1c Phosphate Transport;
278-1-1CI 3c Railcar;         
279-1-1CI 10c Trishaw;
280-1-1CI 25c Long-Bus

281-1-1CI 30c Passenger Rake;
282-1-1CI 40c Passenger Barge;
283-1-1CI 50c Kolek Canoe;
284-1-1CI $5 Steam Loco and Flat Car
 
Abbott's Booby 
Part 1 
World Wildlife Fund Issue
Designer: Nick Shewring - Printer: House of Questa
The Abbott's Booby is the main feature of this WWF issue, this bird is fast be coming endangered, mainly by the mining of the island, mining is also the life blood of the island as well, this does not bode well for the Abbott's Booby, which is only found here on Christmas Island, there are four stamps in this part of the issue the 10c Male; the 20c Juvenile; the 29c Female & the 41c Family.    CA watermarked.    
A miniature sheet also was issued with three different stamps, but it was NOT a WWF issue shown below (part 2).
Issued 6 June, 1990 with perforation 14

285-1-1CI 10c Blue-beaked male bird;
286-1-1CI 20c Juvenile male bird; 
287-1-1CI 29c Nesting Female with egg; 
288-1-1CI 41c Family group
 
Abbott's Booby
Part 2
Colony
Miniature Sheet 
Designer: Nick Shewring - Printer: House of Quests
This miniature sheet was issued with three different stamps to that of part 1, it was overprinted for the New Zealand inaugural World Stamp Exhibition, 'NZ 90', which was held in Auckland from the 24 August to the 2 September 1990; it was also overprinted on 6 December, 1990 for the National Philatelic Exhibition 'Birdpex 90' which also coincided with the International Ornithological Congress held in Christchurch in early December, 1990.  The miniature Sheet stamps are all the same value (41c), the three stamps are the 41c Spreading it's Wings; the 41c Sitting on Branch & the 41c Adult & Young forming a Se-tenant Strip of 3.
Issued 6 June, 1990 with perforation 14
  
289-1-1CI 41c Spreading it's Wings;
290-1-1CI 41c Sitting on a Branch; 
291-1-1CI 41c Adult & Young 
289-1-1_291-1-1CI MS $1.23 Miniature Sheet
 
Centenary of Ridley's Visit
Designer: Elizabeth Innes - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Henry Nicholas Ridley visited Christmas Island on a number of occasions, the first being on 14 July, 1890, he saw, catalogued and collected approximately 38 specimens of previously unknown plants, crustaceans and/or bird life, a new orchid was named after him, which was previously issued as a stamp in Part 1 of the Famous Visitors release, issued on 30 April 1977.   There are two stamps in this issue, the 41c reproduction (stamp on stamp) featuring the 9c Ridley and his orchid (previously issued) & the 75c Henry Ridley.
Issued 11 July, 1990 with perforation 14.7 x 14.8

292-1-1CI 41c Ridley's Orchid;
293-1-1CI 75c Henry Ridley
 
Transport
Part 2
Designer: Connell Lee, Bunningyong, Victoria - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue is part 2 of the different forms of Transport since the island was first settled, part 1 was issued on 18 April, 1990, there are eight stamps in this issue, the 2c Phosphate Train; the 5c Road Train; the 15c Terex; the 65c Flying Doctor & Ambulance; the 75c Tradestore Van; the 90c Vintage Truck; the $1 Water Tanker & the $2 Traction Engine.
Issued 22 August, 1990 with perforation 14½

294-1-1CI 2c Phosphate Train;
295-1-1CI 5c Road Train;         
296-1-1CI 15c Terex;
297-1-1CI 65c Flying Doctor & Ambulance

298-1-1CI 75c Tradestore Van;
299-1-1CI 90c Vintage Truck;
300-1-1CI $1 Water Tanker;
301-1-1CI $2 Traction Engine
 
Abbott's Booby 
Part 3 Overprinted
Miniature Sheet 
NZ 1990 World Stamp Exhibition
Auckland, New Zealand,
24 August - 2 September 1990 
Designer: Nick Shewring - Printer: House of Quests
This miniature sheet was first issued on 6 June, 1990, here it was overprinted for the New Zealand inaugural World Stamp Exhibition, 'NZ 90', which was held in Auckland from the 24 August to the 2 September 1990; it was also overprinted on 6 December, 1990 for the National Philatelic Exhibition 'Birdpex 90' which also coincided with the International Ornithological Congress held in Christchurch in early December, 1990. 
Issued 24 August, 1990 with perforation 14
289-1-1_291-1-1CI MS OP1 $1.23 Miniature Sheet
Overprinted NZ 1990 World Stamp Exhibition
 
Christmas 1990 
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas Issue once again has four stamps in the release, the 38c Orchid (Corymborkus veratrifolia); the 43c Hoya (Hoya aldrichii); the 80c Quisqualis (Quisqualis indica) & the $1.20 Barringtonia (Baringtonia racemosa).  A 65c Aerogram was also issued in this set featuring the Hibiscus Tiliaceus, printed by Mercury-Walch.
Issued 3 October, 1990 with perforation 14½

302-1-1CI 38c Corymborkus veratrifolia (Orchid); 
303-1-1CI 43c Hoya aldrichii; 
304-1-1CI 80c Quisqualis indica; 
305-1-1CI $1.20 Barringtonia racemosa 
 
Abbott's Booby 
Part 4 Overprinted
Miniature Sheet 
Birdpex '90 National Philatelic Exhibition
University of Canterbury Christchurch, NZ,
6 - 9 Dec 1990 in conjunction with the
20th International Ornithological Congress 
Designer: Nick Shewring - Printer: House of Quests
This miniature sheet was first issued on 6 June, 1990, here it was overprinted for the Birdpex '90, which was held in Christchurch from 6 to 9 December 1990; it was also overprinted on the 24th August, 1990 for the New Zealand inaugural World Stamp Exhibition, 'NZ 90', the Birdpex also coincided with the International Ornithological Congress held in Christchurch in early December, 1990. 
Issued 6 December, 1990 with perforation 14
289-1-1_291-1-1CI MS OP2 $1.23 Miniature Sheet
Overprinted Birdpex '90
 
Centenary of the First Mining Lease
Designer: Connell Lee, Bunninyong, Victoria - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
These five stamps show a snapshot of the different years of phosphate mining on Christmas Island, there are five stamps in the issue, all set in Se-tenant form and forming a panorama together.   They are the 43c S.S. Islander (1898); the 43c Loading Rail-Trucks (1908); the 85c Shay Locomotive (1925); the $1.20 Mining Drag-line (1951) & the $1.70 Re-afforestation (1990).
Issued 13 February, 1991 with perforation 14½

306-1-1CI 43c S.S. Islander (1898);
307-1-1CI 43c Loading Rail-Trucks (1908); 
308-1-1CI 85c Shay Locomotive (1925); 
309-1-1CI $1.20 Mining Drag-line (1951);
310-1-1CI $1.70 Re-afforestation (1990) 
306-1-1_310-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Policing on Christmas Island
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue covers the range of duties expected of a Christmas Island police force, this force is also the smallest in the commonwealth if not the world with only three men completing the force, the stamps are the 43c Community Relations; the 43c Traffic Control; the 90c Customs & Quarantine and the $1.20 Search & Rescue.
Issued 17 April, 1991 with perforation 14½

311-1-1CI 43c Community Relations;
312-1-1CI 43c Traffic Control; 
313-1-1CI 90c Customs & Quarantine; 
314-1-1CI $1.20 Search & Rescue
311-1-1_314-1-1CI MS $2.96 Miniature Sheet
 
Early Names & Places
Designer: Derek Miller - Printer: House of Questa
In the early days of map making, Christmas Island was known by a number of names and in many locations, this issue shows four map details, with the first one showing Christmas Island currently and the remaining three from the 17th & 18th century, the stamps are the 43c (1991) Map of Christmas Island; the 75c (1666) Goos Atlas Map; $1.10 (1745) Apres De Manevillette Map & the $1.20 (1667) Comberford Map.
Issued 19 June, 1991 with perforation 14

315-1-1CI 43c (1991) Map of Christmas Island 1991; 
316-1-1CI 75c (1666) Goos Atlas Map 1666; 
317-1-1CI $1.10 (1745) Apres De Manevillette 1745;
318-1-1CI $1.20 (1667) Comberford Map 1667 
 
Trees of Christmas Island
Designer: Jane Moore, Christmas Island - Printer Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue lists four trees found on Christmas Island, the 43c Freshwater Mangrove (Brugulera gymnorrhiza); the 70c Kelat (Syzyglum operculatum); the 85c Strangler Fig (Ficus microcarpa) & the $1.20 Arenga Palm (Arenga listeri).
Issued 21 August, 1991 with perforation 14

319-1-1CI 43c Freshwater Mangrove;
320-1-1CI 70c Kelat;
321-1-1CI 85c Strangler Fig;
322-1-1CI $1.20 Arenga Palm 
 
Christmas 1991
Designer: Elizabeth Innes - Illustrators: Children of Christmas Island - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue were designed by school children as entries in a stamp design competition conducted at Christmas Island District School, the competition theme was 'What Christmas Means to Me' and children of Chinese, Malay, Australian & Indian backgrounds provided the designs.  There are eight stamps in the issue 5 x 38c in a Se-tenant Strip & one each of 43c, $1 & $1.20, the 38c stamps were illustrated by S'ng Yen Luiw, aged 5; Liew Ann Nee, aged 5; Foo Pang Chuan, aged 7; Too Lai Peng, aged 7 & Jesamine Wheeler, aged 5; the 43c was by Ho Puay Ha, aged 12, the $1 was by Ng Hooi Hua, aged 17 & the $1.20 was by Yani Kawi, aged 10.   A Christmas 1991 Aerogramme valued at 70c was also released printed by Mercury-Walch, Hobart, Tasmania.
Issued 2 October, 1991 with perforation 14½
  
323-1-1CI 38c S'ng Yen Luiw; 
324-1-1CI 38c Liew Ann Nee;
325-1-1CI 38c Foo Pang Chuan;
326-1-1CI 38c Too Lai Peng;
327-1-1CI 38c Jesamine Wheeler 
323-1-1_327-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5

328-1-1CI 43c Ho Puay Ha;
329-1-1CI $1 Ng Hooi Hua; 
330-1-1CI $1.20 Yani Kawi 
 
50th Anniversary of Partial
War-Time Evacuation on TSS Islander
Designer: Connell Lee - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
As the Japanese forces advanced across the pacific Christmas Island was largely evacuated, except for eight European souls, the island was ocupied by the Japanese from 31 March, 1942 until September, 1945.  There are four stamps in this issue showing the stages of the evacuation.
Issued 19 February, 1992 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6

331-1-1CI 45c Evacuation Plans;
332-1-1CI 45c Waiting to Embark;
333-1-1CI $1.05 Ferrying to the Islander;
334-1-1CI $1.20 Departure of the TSS Islander
 
Shells of Christmas Island
Part 1 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Magnetic Island, Queensland - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
I have mentioned before of the diversity of flora & fauna found on Christmas Island, this issue is a perfect example, there are 16 stamps in the issue released in two parts, this is part 1, part 2 was released on 19 August, 1992; this part contains the 10c Snake's-head Cowrie (Cypraea caputserpentis); the 20c Royal Oak Scallop (Cryptopecten pallium); the 30c Prickly Pacific Drupe (Drupa ricinus); the 45c Tapestry Turban (Turbo petholatus); the 60c Captain Cone (Conus capitaneous); the 80c Chiragra Spider Conch (Lambis chiragra chiragra); the $1 Ceramic Vase (Vasum ceramicum) & the $2 Pacific Partridge Tun (Tonna perdix).  The $5 stamp issued in part 2 was overprinted for the Kuala Lumpur '92 Stamp Exhibition on 1 September, 1992.
Issued 15 April, 1992 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6

335-1-1CI 10c Cypraea caputserpentis;
336-1-1CI 20c Chlamys pallium;
337-1-1CI 30c Drupa ricinus; 
338-1-1CI 45c Turbo petholatus 

339-1-1CI 60c Conus capitaneous; 
340-1-1CI 80c Lambis chiragra;
341-1-1CI $1 Vasum ceramicum;
342-1-1CI $2 Tonna perdix
 
50th Anniversary of the Sinking
of the Eidsvold & Nissa Maru
Designer: Ross Watton - Printer: Joh Enschede Security Printing
There are four stamps in this issue, two for each ship, the issue looks at the sinking in Christmas Island waters of these two ships, the 45c Eidsvold Under Attack 21.1.1942; the 80c Eidsvold Sunk 21.1.1942; the $1.05 Nissa Maru Under Attack 17.11.1942; the $1.20 Nissa Maru Sunk 17.11.1942.
Issued 17 June, 1992 with perforation 13.75

343-1-1CI 45c Eidsvold Under Attack 21.1.1942;
344-1-1CI 80c Eidsvold Sunk 21.1.1942; 
345-1-1CI $1.05 Nissa Maru Under Attack 17.11.1942;
346-1-1CI $1.20 Nissa Maru Sunk 17.11.1942 
 
Shells of Christmas Island
Part 2 
Designer: Gavin Ryan - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
I have mentioned before of the diversity of flora & fauna found on Christmas Island, this issue is a perfect example, there are 16 stamps in the issue released in two parts, this is part 2, part 1 was released on 15 April, 1992; this part contains the 5c Tiger Cowrie (Cypraea tigris); the 15c Scorpion Conch (Lambis Scorpius); the 25c Striped Engina (Engina mendicaria); the 40c Reticulate Distorsio (Distorsio recticulate); the 50c Beautiful Goblet (Pollia puchra); the 70c Lajonkaire's Turban (Turbo lajonkairii); the 90c Common Delphina (Angaria delphinus) & the $5 Strawberry Drupe (Drupa rubusidaeus).  The $5 stamp issued in part 2 was overprinted for the Kuala Lumpur '92 Stamp Exhibition on 1 September, 1992.
Issued 19 August, 1992 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
  
347-1-1CI 5c Cypraea tigris;
348-1-1CI 15c Lambis Scorpius;
349-1-1CI 25c Engina mendicaria
350-1-1CI 40c Distorsio recticulata 
 
351-1-1CI 50c Cantharus pulher; 
352-1-1CI 70c Turbo lajonkairii;
353-1-1CI 90c Angaria delphinus;
354-1-1CI $5 Drupa rubusidaea
 
Shells of Christmas Island
Overprinted
Kuala Lumpur '92
International Stamp Exhibition
Designer: Gavin Ryan - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This stamp was originally released on 19 August, 1992, here it has been Overprinted for the Kuala Lumpur '92 International Stamp Exhibition.
Issued 1 September, 1992 with perforation 14½
354-1-1CI OP $5 Drupa rubusidaea
Overprinted Kuala Lumpur '92
 
Christmas 1992 
Flora & Fauna - Boobies
Designer: Jane Moore & Elizabeth Innes - Printer: Owen King Pty. Ltd.
This Christmas issue contains five stamps, they were printed in horizontal Se-tenant strips with each strip forming a complete coastal strip of land or panorama showing the rugged coastline with heavenly lights in the background symbolising the birth of Christ, the stamps are: the 40c, Boobies on Shore; 40c Boobies in Flight; 45c Boobies on Shore; $1.05 Boobies in Flight; $1.20 Nesting Grounds.
Issued 7 October, 1992 with perforation 14½

355-1-1CI 40c Boobies on Shore;
356-1-1CI 40c Boobies in Flight; 
357-1-1CI 45c Boobies on Shore; 
358-1-1CI $1.05 Boobies in Flight;  
359-1-1CI $1.20 Nesting Grounds
355-1-1_359-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
During 1991-92 the Australian Government decided that mainland law, including the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989, would apply to its Indian Ocean Territories, following admendments to the legislation, responsibility for postal services was given to Australia Post, so on 2 March, 1993 all postal responsibility changed from the Territorial Administration to Australia Post, all stamps from this time on issued by Australia are valid on Christmas Island, the words 'Indian Ocean' have now been removed from all Christmas Island stamps and Australia has been added, but in smaller lettering than Christmas Island.
 
Seabirds of Christmas Island
Commemorating the Inaugural
Christmas Island Issue by Australia Post
Part 1
Designer: David Nelson, Melbourne - Typography: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: Owen King Pty. Ltd.
This issue of 5 stamps are all 45c in value, they are the Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti); the Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi); the Common Noddy (Anous stolidus pileatus): the Golden Bosunbird (Phaethon lepturus fulvus) & the Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster plotus), they were released in Se-tenant form with the five creating a complete panorama, a miniature sheet was also released, this miniature sheet was overprinted for the INDOPEX '93 (Indonesia) and the Taipei '93 (Taiwan) stamp exhibitions.  The miniature sheet was also overprinted for both the Indopex 93 Exhibition in May and the Taipei 93 Exhibition in August.
Issued 4 March, 1993 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

360-1-1CI 45c Abbott's Booby; 
361-1-1CI 45c Christmas Island Frigatebird; 
362-1-1CI 45c Common Noddy: 
363-1-1CI 45c Golden Bosunbird;  
364-1-1CI 45c Brown Booby 
360-1-1_364-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
360-1-1_364-1-1CI MS $2.25 Miniature Sheet

Seabirds of Christmas Island
Overprinted Miniature Sheet
Asian International Philatelic Exhibition
INDOPEX '93
29 May - 4 June, 1993
Part 2
Designer: David Nelson, Melbourne - Typography: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: Owen King Pty. Ltd.
This miniature sheet was originally released on 4 March, 1993 but is overprinted here for the INDOPEX '93 Asian International Philatelic Exhibition held between 29 May & 4 June, 1993.
Issued 29 May, 1993 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

360-1-1_364-1-1CI MS OP1 $2.25 Overprinted Miniature Sheet
 
Scenic Views of Christmas Island 
Illustrator: Jane Moore, Darwin, Northern Territory - Calligraphy: Geoff Rogers, Melbourne, Victoria
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave, Victoria
This release of stamps depicting four wondrous Christmas Island scenes, as the island is encompassed by reef-enclosed beaches, each of these scenes are unique to the area, a majority of the islands beaches are named after women, as a rule those of the wives and fiancees of early settlers, Merrial Beach was named after a member of a dive club who regularly visited this beach, the island is the tip of a submerged mountain, over thousands of years trees developed with buttressed trunks forming large bases to support the height of these trees, the ground under these trees is often bare as the land crabs clear the litter, I find these four sketches by Jane Moore to be beautiful, she certainly has an eye for detail, she spent two years on the island with her husband (who was a ranger with the National Parks & Wildlife Service) & her two children, the stamps are the 85c Dolly Beach; the 95c Blow Holes; the $1.05 Merrial Beach & the $1.20 Rainforest.
Issued 1 June, 1993 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

365-1-1CI 85c Dolly Beach; 
366-1-1CI 95c Blow Holes; 
367-1-1CI $1.05 Merrial Beach;
368-1-1CI $1.20 Rainforest
 
Seabirds of Christmas Island
Overprinted Miniature Sheet
Asian International Stamp Invitation Exhibition
TAIPEI '93
14 - 19 August, 1993
Part 3
Designer: David Nelson, Melbourne - Typography: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: Owen King Pty. Ltd.
This miniature sheet was originally released on 4 March, 1993 but is overprinted here for the TAIPEI '93 Asian International Stamp Invitation Exhibition held between 14 - 19 August, 1993.
Issued 14 August, 1993 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

360-1-1_364-1-1CI MS OP2 $2.25 Overprinted Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas 1993
Christmas on Christmas Island 
Designer: Bill Wood, Melbourne - Typography: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave, Victoria
This Christmas issue is of three stamps, the early release allows for the time needed for surface mail to reach their overseas destination for the festive season, the stamps show three different views of the island, all with the Southern Cross high in the sky, the stamps are: the 40c Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) they lay their eggs on Dolly & Greta beaches; the 45c Red Crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) at the beginning of the wet season (October to December) millions of these crabs migrate to the shoreline where they mate, the females then detach their eggs on the waters edge, a month after hatching the young make their way up the cliffs & last of all the $1 Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), these birds only nest on Christmas Island, they are the world's rarest Frigatebird.
Issued 2 September, 1993 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

369-1-1CI 40c Green Turtles;
370-1-1CI 45c Red Crabs; 
371-1-1CI $1 Christmas Island Frigatebird
 
350th Anniversary Naming of Christmas Island
Designer: Betina Ogden, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group
This design incorporates 17th century ideas of maps and their ornate cartouches/scrolls along with representations of sail ships and marine creatures, the map is also marked with present day place names.   Christmas island was first mentioned by a European in 1615 when Richard Rowe master of the Thomas reported its position, a dutch chart of 1618 shows it with the name Moni, in 1643 Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary named the island Christmas as it was on Christmas Day it was once again discovered, but it was not until 1688 that the first recorded landing was made on the island by William Dampier.
Issued 1 December, 1993 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
372-1-1CI $2 Ornate Map of Christmas Island
 
Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year
Year of the Dog
Part 1 
Designer: Yen Yau, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
The Lunar New Year also called the Chinese New Year is celebrated widely across the world by the Chinese and their descendants, on Christmas Island about half the population is of Chinese descent, so the celebration is a major event, the Lunar new year starts in February although the date varies, their are twelve animals depicted in this celebration, one for each year on a repeating sequence, they are the: Rat; Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & the Pig.  This year is the Year of the Dog, there are two stamps featured in this issue, both 45c the Pekinese, a breed well known associated with China & the Chinese and the second stamp is Mickey, he was well known to many on Christmas Island and made his home with several of them, he was described as a 'recognisable Christmas Islander.'  A miniature Sheet incorporating both stamps was also released, this miniature sheet was overprinted four times, the Melbourne Stamp & Coin Show in February; for the Hong Kong '94 Stamp Exhibition in February, the Canberra Stamp Show '94 in March & for the Queensland Stamp & Coin Show in June.
Issued 20 January, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

373-1-1CI 45c Pekinese;
374-1-1CI 45c Mickey
373-1-1_374-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Pair
373-1-1_374-1-1CI MS 90c Miniature Sheet
 
Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year
Year of the Dog
Overprinted Miniature Sheet
Melbourne Stamp & Coin Show
11 - 13 February, 1994
Part 2 
Designer: Yen Yau, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This miniature Sheet was originally released on 20 January, 1994, but is Overprinted here for the Melbourne Stamp & Coin Show, 11 - 13 February, 1994.
Issued 11 February, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
373-1-1_374-1-1CI MS OP1 90c Overprinted Miniature Sheet
 
Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year
Year of the Dog
Overprinted Miniature Sheet
Hong Kong '94 Stamp Exhibition
18 - 21 February, 1994
Part 3 
Designer: Yen Yau, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This miniature Sheet was originally released on 20 January, 1994, but is Overprinted here for the Hong Kong '94 Stamp Exhibition 18 - 21 February, 1994.
Issued 18 February, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
373-1-1_374-1-1CI MS OP2 90c Overprinted Miniature Sheet
 
Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year
Year of the Dog
Overprinted Miniature Sheet
Canberra Stamp Show '94
19 - 21 March, 1994
Part 4 
Designer: Yen Yau, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This miniature Sheet was originally released on 20 January, 1994, but is Overprinted here for the Canberra Stamp Show 19 - 21 February, 1994.
Issued 19 March, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
373-1-1_374-1-1CI MS OP3 90c Overprinted Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas Island Railways
Designer: John Richards, Sydney - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
This issue commemorates the completion of the historic Drumsite-South Point railway on Christmas Island, Engines 1 & 4 were built by the Lima Locomotive and Machine Company of Lima, Ohio, USA in 1913 and 1915 respectively, Engine 9 was built in 1938 by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England and was the last loco to arrive on the island after the Japanese occupation during WWII and prior to the introduction of diesel-electric locomotives from 1947 on, over time the railways was phased out and the rolling stock and railway itself was sold for scrap, a sad end to a number of fine Steam Loco's.
Issued 19 May, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

375-1-1CI 85c Loco Number 4;
376-1-1CI 95c Loco Number 9;
377-1-1CI $1.20 Loco Number 1
 
Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year
Year of the Dog
Overprinted Miniature Sheet
Canberra Stamp Show 1994
11 - 13 June, 1994
Part 5 
Designer: Yen Yau, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This miniature Sheet was originally released on 20 January, 1994, but is Overprinted here for the Queensland Stamp & Coin Show 11 - 13 June, 1994.
Issued 11 June, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
373-1-1_374-1-1CI MS OP4 90c Overprinted Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas Island Orchids
Designer: Celia Rosser - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
This issue highlights five beautiful orchids that can be found on Christmas Island, all 45c in value they are: the Brachypeza archytas, commonly known as the Sage Orchid it is an epiphytic orchid and is also endemic to Christmas Island; Thelasis capitata or Thelasis capitata Blume called the the Conical Fly Orchid in Australia, it can be found across the Indian Ocean; Corymborkis veratrifolia or  White Cinnamon Orchid in Australia, the Corymborkis is a pantropical genus of 6 species of terrestrial orchids veratrifolia is one on them; Flickingeria nativatatis is another epiphytic orchid, it is again endemic to Christmas Island; Dendrobium crumenatum, commonly called Pigeon Orchid, is a member of the family Orchidaceae and can be found across the Indian Ocean.
Issued 16 August, 1994 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
378-1-1CI 45c Brachypeza archytas; 
379-1-1CI 45c Thelasis capitata;
380-1-1CI 45c Corymborkis veratrifolia;
381-1-1CI 45c Flickingeria nativatatis;
382-1-1CI 45c Dendrobium crumenatum
378-1-1_382-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Christmas Festive Season 1994
Designer: Tracie Grimwood - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
This Christmas issue is of three stamps, the 40c Angel Heralding the Coming Christ; the 45c Wise Man & Gift & the 80c Star over Bethlehem, asimilar design was released in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Issued 8 September, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

383-1-1CI 40c Angel Playing Trumpet / Crescent Moon;
384-1-1CI 45c Wise Man & Gift / Crescent Moon;
385-1-1CI 80c Star over Bethlehem
 
Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year
Year of the Pig
Designer: Jimmy Chan, Sydney - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
This issue is of two stamps and a miniature sheet, the theme this year as with every twelve year is the Year of the Pig, the final cycle of the twelve signs as the last of thew twelve the year is significant as it is the symbol of prosperity signalling a time for reflection and reaping of rewards for past efforts, not for starting new projects. 
Issued 12 January, 1995 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
386-1-1CI 45c Decorative Pig;
387-1-1CI 85c Decorative Pig
 
386-1-1_387-1-1CI MS $1.30 Miniature Sheet
 
40th Anniversary of Christmas Island Golf Course
Designer: Nigel Buchanan, Sydney - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
A part of the course was cleared by British prisoners of war during the occupation by the Japanese, the remained began to be cleared in the early 1950's being put to use as soon as six holes and the club house was built, today there are sixteen tees and ten greens, coconut trees line the fairways along with tropical rainforest on the other there is a 15 metre drop to the ocean, I guess that would be out of bounds.
Issued 11 May, 1995 with perforation 14 x 14.4
 
388-1-1CI $2.50 Golfer in the Trees
 
Christmas 1995
Christmas on Christmas Island 
Designer: Bill Wood, Melbourne - Typography: Sophie Newman, Australia Post Graphic Design
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
This Christmas issue is of three stamps, the 40c Santa Claus Arriving at Dawn & Checking a Map; 45c Santa Claus Distributing Presents; 80c Santa Claus Leaving at Sunset, Waving Goodbye, in all,three he is riding on the back of a Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi).
Issued 14 September, 1995 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
389-1-1CI 40c Santa Claus Arriving at Dawn;
390-1-1CI 45c Santa Claus Distributing Presents;
391-1-1CI 80c Santa Claus Leaving at Sunset 
 
Peace on Christmas Island
50th Anniversary of End of Second World War
Designer: Brian Sadgrove, Melbourne - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia 
Christmas Island was occupied from 1942, until 24 August, 1945 when WWII ended with the last Japanese soldier leaving the island.   These two Se-tenant stamps commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII on Christmas Island, the first stamp represents the mission of reconnaissance conducted by the R.A.A.F. in June, 1945 to ascertain if the island was still occupied and if phosphate was being mined, the second portrays the arrival on 18 October, 1945 of a naval unit & officials of the Straits Settlement administration, aboard the H.M.S. Rother, to retake possession of Christmas Island.
Issued 12 October, 1995 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
392-1-1CI 45c RAAF Reconnaissance Flight 1945;
393-1-1CI 45c Arrival HMS Rother 1945
392-1-1_393-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Pair
 
Christmas Island Marine Life
Part 1
Designers: Josephine Murè, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec  
The waters surrounding Christmas Island have an abundance of reef fish all brightly coloured, none are endemic to the island, but here two are featured as the first part of a definitive series release, the second part was issued on 18 April, 1996, the third part on 17 July, 1997 & the fourth on 13 August, 1998.
Issued 12 October, 1995 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
394-1-1CI 75c The Lemonpeel Angelfish; 
395-1-1CI $1 The Emperor Angelfish
 
Chinese New Year 
Year of the Rat 
Designer: Luis Chiang, Melbourne - Printer: SNP Cambec - Gold Foil: Avon Graphics 
This issue is of two stamps and a miniature sheet, the theme this year is the Year of the Rat, the beginning of the cycle of the twelve signs, the Rat is considered a symbol of good luck and wealth.  Legend has it that the rat was the smartest animal as seei9ng the ox would win, he climbed onto the ox's back and lept ahead at the last moment to win the race to determine who would go first on the calendar. The miniature sheet was overprinted for the Melbourne Stamp & Coin Fair.
Issued 9 January, 1996 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
396-1-1CI 45c Rat right facing;
397-1-1CI 45c Rat left facing;
396-1-1_397-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Pair
 
396-1-1_397-1-1CI MS 90c Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas Island Marine Life
Part 2
Designer: Josephine Muré, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
The waters surrounding Christmas Island have an abundance of reef fish all brightly coloured, none are endemic to the island, listed here are four featured as the second part of a definitive series, the first part was issued on 12 October, 1995, the third part on 17 July, 1997.
Issued 18 April, 1996 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
398-1-1CI 20c Pinktail Triggerfish;
399-1-1CI 30c Long-nose Filefish;
400-1-1CI 45c Princess Anthias;
401-1-1CI 90c Spotted Boxfish
 
Christmas Island Land Birds
Designers: T Pridham; Susan Horvath - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This issue shows two of the land birds found on Christmas Island.
Issued 11 July, 1996 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
402-1-1CI 45c White-eye;
403-1-1CI 85c Hawk Owl
 
Christmas 1996
I Saw Three Ships
Designer: P Gifford - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This issue shows Christmas from a musical marine perspective, with the 40c' I Saw Three Ships; the 45c 'Come Sailing In' and the 80c 'On Christmas Day in the Morning'.
Issued 12 September, 1996 with perforation 14.28
 
404-1-1CI 40c Saw Three Ships;
405-1-1CI 45c Come Sailing in;
406-1-1CI 80c On Christmas Day in the Morning
 
300th Anniversary of Willem de Vlamingh's
Discovery of Christmas Island
Joint Issue with Australia 
Designer: A. di Donato - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
This issue is the first Joint issue with Christmas Island by Australia, the two stamps have been printed together Se-tenant, (shown below), the Se-tenant pair are listed under the Australian part number first for convenience (1336-1-1_405-1-1CI SS) and are listed in both sections of the catalogue the same way, (Australian issues and Christmas Island issues).
Issued 1 November, 1996 with perforation 14 x 14.4
 
407-1-1CI 45c Willem de Vlamingh
1336-1-1_407-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Pair
(1336-1-1 45c Willem de Vlamingh Australian Issue)
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Ox
Designer: Luis Chiang, Melbourne - Printer: SNP Cambec - Gold Foil: Avon Graphics
This issue is of two stamps and a miniature sheet, the theme this year is the Year of the Ox or Bull, the lunar new year falls on 7 February this year, the second of the cycle of the twelve signs, their are a number of stories about the ox, the story I like the most has a lovers theme, based on the Cowherd and the Girl Weaver, the two star groups on either side of the Milky Way, the story highlights the faithful nature of the ox.  The girl weaver, a grand daughter of the heavenly Emporer, married a kind, faithful, hard working and dependable Cowherd, but the Emporer and Queen disapproved of what they considered a lowly match and marriage, so sent troops to return her to the Celestrial court, the Cowherd was distraught at losing his wife, his faithful ox decided to help him retrieve his wife, the Queen then put a turbulent river of stars between them (the Milky Way), preventing him from reaching her, the Emporer, then moved by the Cowherds determination decreed the couple could meet on the seventh day of the seventh month of each calendar year. The ox is also considered to have five elements, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire & Earth.
Issued 6 January, 1997 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
408-1-1CI 45c Cowherd;
409-1-1CI 45c Girl Weaver;
408-1-1_409-1-1CI SS Se-tenant Pair
 
408-1-1_409--1CI MS 90c Miniature Sheet
 
408-1-1_409-1-1CI GS Gutter Strip of 10
 
Christmas Island Marine Life
Part 3
Designer: Lisa Christensen - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave   
The waters surrounding Christmas Island have an abundance of reef fish all brightly coloured, none are endemic to the island, listed here are 3 featured as the third part of a definitive series, the first part was issued on 12 October, 1995, the second part on 18 April, 1996.
Issued 17 July, 1997 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
410-1-1CI 85c Green Moon Wrasse;
411-1-1CI 95c Moorish Idol;
412-1-1CI $1.20 Glass Bigeye 
 
Christmas 1997
Illustrator: Andrew Hopgood - Typography: Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
The first image shows a 40c stamp, Santa reading his mail; the second a 45c stamp, shows Santa and his Christmas Island Helpers; and the third an 80c stamp shows Santa heading for deliveries with the sleigh being pulled by Christmas Island sea birds.
Issued 11 September, 1997 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
413-1-1CI 40c Dear Santa; 
414-1-1CI 45c Santa and His Helpers;
415-1-1CI 80c Santa departing 
 
Chinese New Year 
Year of the Tiger
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Cambec
The Luna New Year is a very important festival for the peoples of Chinese descent, which centre on family, and remembering ancestors, this new year starts on 28 January, the tiger symbolises bravery, and is reputed to have the power to drive away demons, a Tiger depicted on the door-post is a guard against demons, and small children may wear tiger caps to protect them as well, a miniature sheet was released containing two stamps, one with a Tiger facing right and another with a Tiger facing left, children on the sheet are wearing Tiger caps, the se-tenant pairs were printed both horizontally ans vertically.
Issued 5 January, 1998 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
416-1-1CI 45c Tiger facing Right;
417-1-1CI 45c Tiger facing Left;
416-1-1_417-1-1CI SS Se-Tenant Pair
 
416-1-1_417-1-1CI MS 90c Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas Island
Marine Life
Designer: Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: SNP Cambec
This is a new series of Marine life, and is a graphical representation of the sea creatures found on Christmas Island the sheet was printed containing twenty stamps in four different denominations, 5 x 5c, 5 x 10c, 5 x 25c and 5 x 45c,the five cent stamps are the; Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), one of the local endangered birds; a group of four Ambon Chromis (Chromis amboinensis), which is one of a number of Damelfish abundantly found in the entire area; three Ambon Cromis; the Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion), which shelter around the large anemones; and the last 5c stamp is three Pink anemonefish; the ten cent stamps are the; Eastern Reef Egret (Egretta sacra) a large wading bird; the Whitelined cod (Anyperodon leucogrammicus), a reef predator; the Dusky parrotfish (Scarus prasiognathos), one of fourteen varieties that inhabit the waters of Christmas Island; the Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis), these fish live in large aggregations, unlike the other 27 species of Butterflyfish who live solitary or in pairs only; and the last 10c stamp is the Spotted garden eel, (Taenioconger hassi), one of two types that inhabit the reef; the twenty five cent stamps are the; Sooty Tern (Sterna Fuscata) although this bird spends most of its life at sea, only visiting to breed; the Scissortail Sergeant (Abudefduf sexfasciatus), another Damselfish, with a tail that resembles scissor blades; the Thicklip Wrasse (Hemigymnus melapterus), 400 species of Wrasse exist in the world, 61 inhabit this area alone; the Blackaxil chromis (Chromis atripectoralis), this is the most common species found in the Australasian region; the last of the 25c stamps is the Orange anthias (Anthias dispar), these fish live in large groups of females with a single male, when the male dies the head female develops male colouration and functional testes; the forty five cents stamps are the; Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster plotus), some 5000 to 7000 breeding pairs nest in the area; the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), these turtles cab weigh up to 400 kilograms, only entering the sea to breed; the next stamp is a reverse view of the 5 cent with three Pink Anemonefish; the Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata), a rather rare vividly coloured Sea Star; and the last 45c stamp is the Kunie's Chromodoris (Chromodoris kuniei), a very uncommon nudibranch or mollusc.
I have seen these saved in individual strips of either five of one denomination orfive of each denomination.
Issued 12 March, 1998 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
418-1-1CI 5c Christmas Island Frigatebird;
419-1-1CI 5c Four Ambon Chromis;
420-1-1CI 5c Three Ambon Chromis;
421-1-1CI 5c Pink Anemonefish;
422-1-1CI 5c Three Pink Anemonefish
 
423-1-1CI 10c Eastern Reef Egret;
424-1-1CI 10c Whitelined Cod;
425-1-1CI 10cDusky Parrotfish;
426-1-1CI 10c Pyramid Butterflyfish;
427-1-1CI 10c Spotted Garden Eel;
 
428-1-1CI 25c Sooty Tern;
430-1-1CI 25c Scissortail Sargeant;
431-1-1CI 25c Thicklip Wrasse;
432-1-1CI 25c Blackaxil Chromis;
433-1-1CI 25c Orange Anthias
 
434-1-1CI 45c Brown Booby;
435-1-1CI 45c Green Turtle;
436-1-1CI 45c Reverse view of three Anemonefish;
437-1-1CI 45c Blue Sea Star;
438-1-1CI 45c Kunie's Chromodoris
 
418-1-1CI_438-1-1CI MS Miniature Sheetlet
 
Christmas 1998
Trees
Designer: Clare Kaegi - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
 
Issued 3 September, 1998
 
 
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Rabbit
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 14 January, 1999 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
Festivals
Designer: A Christensen - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
 
Issued 15 July, 1999 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86 & 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
Christmas 1999
Designer: N Buchanan - Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
 
Issued 9 September, 1999 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Dragon
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 13 January, 2000 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
New Millennium
Face of Christmas Island
Designer: C McPartin - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 13 April, 2000 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
 
Christmas 2000
We Three Kings
Designer: B Wood - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 5 September, 2000 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Snake
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 8 January, 2001 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
Fungi
INTERNATIONAL
Designer: Celia Rosser - Belinda Marshall - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 25 October, 2001 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
CHINESE New Year
Year of the Horse
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 8 January, 2002 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
Endangered Species
Christmas Island Birds
Designer: Stacey Zass, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave 
 
Issued 1 May, 2002 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Goat
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 7 January, 2003 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
 
Christmas 2003
Designer: B Wood - Printer: SNP Ausprint
 
Issued 31 October, 2003 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Monkey
Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Sprint
 
Issued 6 January, 2004 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 


 
Christmas Island
Underwater 
Designer: Jo Muré , Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: SNP Sprint
 
Issued 13 July, 2004 with perforation 14.4 x 13.86
 
 
Chinese New Year
Year of the Rooster
 Designer: Luis Chiang - Printer: SNP Sprint
 
Issued 4 January, 2005 with perforation