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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Australia 2015 - Cocos (Keeling) Islands Visiting Birds




COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA
ISSUE DATE: 24 March 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 30 September 2015
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 22 April 2015
DENOMINATIONS: 70c
ILLUSTRATIONS: Owen Bell
PRODUCT DESIGN: John White
PRINTER: RA Printing
PAPER: Tullis Russell (gummed)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 35 mm x 35 mm
PERFORATIONS: 14.28 x 14.28
SHEET LAYOUT: Module of 50 (2x25)
NATIONAL POSTMARK: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, WA 6799



The Cocos (Keeling) Islands comprise a group of 27 islands in two atolls.

North Keeling Island is a single-island atoll, 24 kilometres north of the main atoll. Declared the Pulu Keeling National Park in 1995, its remoteness makes it a safe environment for many resident-breeding, migratory and vagrant birds – infrequent, perhaps accidental, visitors. North Keeling is one of the few pristine islands in the vast Indian Ocean, and its wetland is an important habitat.

Of the approximately 60 bird species observed at Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 24 have been recorded on North Keeling over the last 30 years. This issue depicts two species of vagrant seabird, the Herald Petral and Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross, and two wader species, the Oriental Pratincole and Little Curlew.

This stamp issue is released as part of a worldwide collection of WWF stamp releases.












SET OF 4 STAMPS

PRODUCT # 67830671
PRICE: 2.80$


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FIRST DAY COVER GUMMED

PRODUCT # 6783002
PRICE: 3.10$




BLANK COVER

PRODUCT # 6783002
PRICE: 0.30$




ISSUE COLLECTION

PRODUCT # 6783241
PRICE: 33.90$





GUTTER STRIP 10 x 70c - Herald Petral

PRODUCT # 6783241
PRICE: 7.00$





GUTTER STRIP 10 x 70c - Oriental Pratincole

PRODUCT # 6783242
PRICE: 7.00$






GUTTER STRIP 10 x 70c - Little Curlew

PRODUCT # 6783243
PRICE: 7.00$





GUTTER STRIP 10 x 70c - Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

PRODUCT # 6783244
PRICE: 7.00$