Christmas Island

Christmas island stamp featuring reef fishEven before decimal currency in Australia, Christmas Island always used dollars and cents on their stamps.

They were using Malaysian money, the only Australian dependency to do so. After 1968, Australian decimal currency was utilised.

The Red Crab on a Christmas Island postage stampA modest stamp issuing policy has kept the stamps popular. As the issues are always focussed on local topics, it is easy to get an overall picture of this interesting speck in the Indian Ocean.

The island was named on December 25th in 1643 by Captain W Mynors on board the "Royal Mary".

Its remote nature has enabled a number of unique flora and fauna to evolve. The island is surrounded by a reef which is alive with sealife, and on land the Red Crab and Sea Turtle are often seen.

Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1958 1-10 QEII (10) $50.00 $25.00 $30.00 $75.00
1958 01 2c $1.00 $0.50 $0.50  
1958 02 4c $1.00 $0.50 $0.50  
1958 03 5c $1.50 $1.00 $1.00  
1958 04 6c $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1958 05 8c $4.00 $2.50 $2.50  
1958 06 10c $5.00 $2.50 $3.00  
1958 07 12c $7.00 $4.00 $4.00  
1958 08 20c $9.00 $4.00 $4.00  
1958 09 50c $15.00 $7.00 $8.00  
1958 10 $1 $18.00 $9.00 $9.00  
1963 11-20 Scenes (10) $13.00 $7.00    
1963 11 2c $0.40   $0.40  
1963 12 4c $0.50   $0.40  
1963 13 5c $0.60 $0.40 $0.50  
1963 14 6c $0.50 $0.30 $0.50  
1963 15 8c $1.00 $1.20 $1.00  
1963 16 10c $1.00 $0.70 $0.80  
1963 17 12c $1.00 $0.80 $0.70  
1963 18 20c $1.50 $1.00 $1.00  
1963 19 50c $4.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1963 20 $1 $4.00 $3.50 $3.50  
1965 21 Gallipoli $1.30   $1.20  
1968 22-31 Fish (12) $64.00   $50.00 $80.00
1968 22 1c $0.40 $0.30 $0.40  
1968 23 2c $0.50 $0.30 $0.40  
1968 24 3c $0.60   $0.60  
1968 25 4c $0.70 $0.50 $0.60  
1968 26 5c $0.80   $0.80  
1968 27 9c $2.00 $1.00 $1.50  
1968 28 10c $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1968 28a 15c $16.00 $10.00 $10.00  
1968 29 20c $7.00   $6.00  
1968 29a 30c $17.00 $10.00 $12.00  
1968 30 50c $9.00   $6.00  
1968 31 $1 $11.00   $11.00  
1969 32 Christmas $0.60   $0.50 $3.00
1970 33-34 Christmas $0.80   $0.60  
1971 35-36 Christmas $4.00   $3.50  
1972 37-52 Ships (16) $10.00      
1972 37 1c $0.20   $0.20  
1972 38 2c $0.20   $0.20  
1972 39 3c $0.20   $0.20  
1972 40 4c $0.20   $0.30  
1972 41 5c $0.20   $0.30  
1972 42 6c $0.20   $0.20  
1972 43 7c $0.30   $0.30  
1972 44 8c $0.30   $0.30  
1972 45 9c $0.60   $0.40  
1972 46 10c $0.60   $0.70  
1972 47 20c $0.60   $0.60  
1972 48 25c $1.00   $0.80  
1972 49 30c $1.00   $0.80  
1972 50 35c $1.40   $1.20  
1972 51 50c $1.50   $1.50  
1972 52 $1 $2.00   $2.00  
1972 53-56 Christmas $5.00   $4.50 $6.00
1973 57-58 Christmas $7.00   $6.00 $8.00
1974 59-60 Christmas $5.00   $4.50 $6.00
1975 61-62 Christmas $4.00   $3.00 $5.00
1976 63-66 Christmas $4.50   $7.50 $7.50
1977 67-82 Famous Visitors (16) $6.50   $7.00 $12.50
1977 67 1c $0.10   $0.20  
1977 68 2c $0.30   $0.20  
1977 69 3c $0.20   $0.20  
1977 70 4c $0.20   $0.20  
1977 71 5c $0.20   $0.20  
1977 72 6c $0.20   $0.20  
1977 73 7c $0.30   $0.30  
1977 74 8c $0.30   $0.30  
1977 75 9c $0.50   $0.30  
1977 76 10c $0.30   $0.30  
1977 77 20c $0.30   $0.40  
1977 78 45c $0.60   $0.80  
1977 79 50c $0.80   $1.00  
1977 80 75c $1.20   $1.20  
1977 81 $1 $1.50   $1.50  
1977 82 $2 $2.50   $3.00  
1977 30/4/77 Pt 1 - 1,6,9,$1       $3.00
1977 22/2/78 Pt 2 - 2,3,4,$2       $4.00
1977 31/5/78 Pt 3 - 5,7,45,50       $3.00
1977   Pt 4- 8,10,20,75       $3.00
1977 83 Silver Jubilee $1.00   $0.80 $3.00
1977 84A95A Christmas m/s no wmk $3.50     $9.00
1977 84B95B Christmas m/s wmk $5.50      
1978 96-98 Coronation $3.50   $3.50 $4.50
1978 96S98S Coronation sheetlet $6.50   $7.00 $9.00
1978 99-107 Christmas m/s $2.20   $2.20 $5.00
1979 108-112 IYC $4.00   $3.00 $6.00
1979 113-117 Rowland Hill $1.60   $2.00 $3.50
1979 118-119 Christmas $1.10 $0.60 $1.20 $3.00
1980 120-121 Golf Club $1.00   $1.20 $4.00
1980 122-125 Phosphate Pt 1 $2.20   $2.20 $3.50
1980 126-129 Phosphate Pt 2 $2.20   $2.20 $3.50
1980 130-135 Christmas m/s $2.40   $3.00 $3.50
1981 136-139 Phosphate Pt 3 $2.20   $2.40 $3.50
1981 140-143 Phosphate Pt 4 $2.20   $2.20 $3.50
1981 144-147 Reptiles $3.00   $2.80 $3.50
1981 148-151 Christmas m/s $2.40   $2.40 $3.00
1982 152-167 Birds (16) $22.00   $21.00 $25.00
1982 152 1c $0.20 $0.15 $0.20  
1982 153 2c $0.20 $0.15 $0.20  
1982 154 3c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1982 155 4c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1982 156 5c $1.00 $0.20 $0.60  
1982 157 10c $0.50 $0.20 $0.60  
1982 158 25c $0.50 $0.30 $0.50  
1982 159 30c $0.80 $0.40 $0.80  
1982 160 40c $0.80 $0.50 $0.80  
1982 161 50c $1.10 $0.60 $1.10  
1982 162 65c $1.20   $1.30  
1982 163 75c $1.40   $1.50  
1982 164 80c $1.60 $0.80 $1.80  
1982 165 $1 $2.00 $1.00 $2.00  
1982 166 $2 $3.50 $2.00 $3.50  
1982 167 $4 $6.50 $4.00 $6.00  
1982 168-170 Christmas $2.50 $2.00 $2.40 $3.00
1983 171-174 Boat Club $3.30 $2.60 $3.30 $3.50
1983 175-177 25 Years Aust Terr $2.70 $1.90 $2.20 $3.00
1983 178-180 Christmas $2.60 $1.90 $2.40 $3.00
1984 181-184 Land Crabs $5.00   $4.50 $5.50
1984 185-189 Fungi $6.00   $6.00 $7.00
1984 190-193 Cricket $4.50   $4.00 $5.00
1984 194 Ausipex/Christmas m/s $3.60     $4.50
1985 195-198 Crabs part 1 $7.20   $7.20 $8.00
1985 199-202 Crabs part 2 $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1985 203-206 Crabs part 3 $8.50   $8.00 $9.00
1985 207-211 Christmas $6.50   $7.00 $8.00
1986 212-215 Halleys Comet $6.50   $6.00 $7.00
1986 216-219 Flowers $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
1986 220-221 Royal Wedding $3.20   $3.20 $4.00
1986 222-226 Christmas $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1987 227-228 Ships $2.60   $3.00 $3.50
1987 229-244 Wildlife Defins (17) $54.00   $50.00 $55.00
1987 229 1c $0.30   $0.30  
1987 230 2c $0.30   $0.30  
1987 231 3c $0.40   $0.40  
1987 232 5c $1.00   $1.00  
1987 233 10c $1.00      
1987 234 25c $0.80      
1987 235 30c $1.50      
1987 236 36c $1.00 $0.40 $1.00  
1987 237 40c $1.00   $1.00  
1987 237a 41c $8.00     $9.00
1987 238 50c $2.00   $2.00  
1987 239 65c $2.50   $2.50  
1987 240 75c $3.00   $3.00  
1987 241 90c $5.00   $4.00  
1987 242 $1 $7.00   $7.00  
1987 243 $2 $7.00   $7.00  
1987 244 $5 $14.00      
1987 229a Wildlife sheetlet $95.00      
1987 245 Christmas m/s $8.50   $8.00 $9.50
1988 246-250 Aust. Bi-Centenary $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1988 251-254 Annexation $6.50   $6.50 $7.00
1988 255-258 Centenary of Settlement $9.00   $8.00 $10.00
1988 259-262 Christmas $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1989 263-266 Chinese New Year $10.00      
1989 267-270 Sir John Murray $10.00   $9.00 $10.00
1989 271-274 Malay - Hari Raya $8.50   $8.50 $9.00
1989 275-278 Ferns $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1989 279-282 Christmas $7.00     $8.00
1989 283-284 Stampshow o/prints $10.00   $8.00 $11.00
1990 285-286 Navigators $6.50   $6.50 $7.50
1990 287-302 Transport Defins(16) $35.00   $32.00 $34.00
1990 287-294 Transport Pt 1 $17.00   $15.00 $16.00
1990 295-302 Transport Pt 2 $18.00      
1990 303-306 WWF - Abbotts Booby $11.00   $10.00  
1990 307 Abbotts Booby m/s $14.00   $14.00  
1990 308-309 Ridley's Visit $6.50   $6.50 $7.00
1990 310 NZ1990 - Booby m/s $26.00   $26.00 $28.00
1990 311-314 Christmas - Flowers $11.00     $12.00
1990 315 Birdpex - Booby m/s $48.00   $48.00  
1991 316-320 Mining Lease $12.00   $12.00 $13.00
1991 321-324 Police Force $8.00     $8.50
1991 325 Police Force m/s $11.00     $11.00
1991 326-329 Maps & Early Names $9.00   $8.50 $9.00
1991 330-333 Trees $8.50   $8.50 $9.50
1991 334-341 Christmas $13.00      
1992 342-345 Wartime Evacuation $8.50   $8.50 $9.00
1992 346-361 Shell Defins (16) $39.00      
1992 346 5c $0.20      
1992 348 15 $0.40      
1992 349 20c $0.80      
1992 350 25c $0.70      
1992 351 30c $1.10      
1992 352 40c $1.20      
1992 353 45c $1.50      
1992 354 50c $1.50      
1992 355 60c $2.00      
1992 356 70c $2.00      
1992 357 80c $2.50      
1992 358 90c $2.70      
1992 359 1.00 $3.20      
1992 360 2.00 $6.00      
1992 361 5.00 $14.00      
1992 362-365 Sinking the Ships $11.00      
1992 366 $5 Shell Kuala Lumpur op $15.00   $16.00  
1992 367-371 Christmas     $12.00 $13.00
1993 372-376 Seabirds $4.50   $4.50 $5.50
1993 377 Seabirds m/s $5.00   $4.50 $5.50
1993 377a Seabirds m/s Indopex o/p $15.00   $15.00  
1993 377b Seabirds m/s Taipei o/p     $20.00  
1993 378-381 Scenic Views $7.50   $6.50 $8.00
1993 382-384 Christmas $4.00   $4.00 $4.50
1993 385 Naming of Christmas Isl $4.00   $3.00 $4.50
1994 386-387 Year of the Dog $3.00   $2.70 $4.00
1994 388 Year of the Dog m/s $4.50   $4.00 $4.50
1994 388a Dog m/s - Hong Kong Show $10.00   $10.00  
1994 388b Dog m/s - Melb Show $6.00      
1994 388d Dog m/s - Brisbane Show $11.00      
1994 389-391 Steam Locomotives $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
1994 392-396 Orchids $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
1994 397-399 Christmas $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
1995 400-401 Year of the Pig $3.50   $3.00 $4.00
1995 402 Year of the Pig m/s $4.00   $3.50 $5.00
1995 402a Pig m/s o/p Melbourne $10.00      
1995 403 Golf $4.50   $4.20 $5.00
1995 404-406 Christmas - Santa/Bird $3.20   $3.20 $4.00
1995 407-408 End of WWII $2.20   $2.20 $3.00
1995 408G End of WWII Gutter Pair $3.00      
1995 412-420 Marine Life Defins(9) $13.00   $10.00 $14.00
1995 412 20c $0.40   $0.20  
1995 413 30c $0.60   $0.40  
1995 414 45c $1.20   $0.20  
1995 415 75c $1.00   $1.20  
1995 416 85c $1.50   $1.80  
1995 417 90c $2.00   $1.00  
1995 418 95c $2.00   $2.00  
1995 419 $1.00 $2.00   $1.50  
1995 420 $1.20 $2.50   $2.50  
1996 425-426 Year of the Rat $2.50   $2.50 $3.50
1996 425G Year of the Rat G/Strip $35.00      
1996 427 Year of the Rat m/s $3.60   $3.50 $5.00
1996 427a Year/Rat o/p Melbourne $11.00      
1996 428-429 Land Birds $3.20   $2.50 $3.50
1996 430-432 Christmas'96 $3.00   $3.00 $3.50
1996 433 De Vlamingh's Voyage $2.50   $2.50 $3.00
1996 433a De Vlamingh Joint Pair $3.50   $3.50 $5.00
1997 434-435 Year of the Ox $2.60   $2.50 $3.00
1997 434a Yr/Ox Gutter Strip $17.00      
1997 436 Year of the Ox m/s $3.00   $2.50 $3.00
1997 437-439 Christmas'97 $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
1998 440-441 Year of the Tiger $3.50   $2.50 $3.00
1998 440a Yr/Tiger Gutter Strip $14.50      
1998 442 Year of the Tiger m/s $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
1998 443-462 Marine Life sheetlet $11.00   $10.00 $11.00
1998 463-465 Christmas'98 Flowers $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
1999 466-467 Year of the Rabbit $3.00   $3.00 $3.50
1999 466a Year of Rabbit G/Strip $14.00      
1999 468 Year of the Rabbit m/s $3.00   $3.00 $3.50
1999 469-472 Festivals $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1999 473-475 Christmas'99 $4.00   $3.50 $4.00
2000 476-477 Year of the Dragon $3.00   $3.00 $4.00
2000 476a Yr of the Dragon G/Strip $16.00      
2000 478 Year of the Dragon m/s $3.00   $3.00 $4.00
2000 479-483 Faces of Christmas Isl $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
2000 484-486 Christmas'2000 $3.00   $3.00 $4.00
2001 487-488 Year of the Snake $3.50   $3.50 $4.50
2001 487a Yr/Snake Gutter Strip $15.00      
2001 489 Year/Snake m/s $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
2001 490-491 Fungi $5.00   $4.50 $5.00
2002 492-505 Year/Horse Zodiac Sheet $16.00   $15.00 $17.00
2002 504-505 Year/Horse Pair $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
2002 505G Year/Horse G/Strip $16.00      
2002 506 Year/Horse m/s $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
2002 507-510 WWF Land Birds $6.50   $6.50 $7.50
2002 507a WWF Birds Gutter Pair $3.00      
2003 511-524 Year/Goat Zodiac Sheet $16.00   $14.00 $14.00
2003 523-524 Year/Goat Pair $4.00   $4.00 $4.50
2003 524G Yr Goat Gutter Strip $16.00      
2003 525 Year/Goat m/s $4.00   $4.00 $4.50
2003 526-527 Christmas 2003 $3.00   $2.50 $4.00
2004 528-541 Yr/Monkey Zodiac Sheet $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
2004 540-541 Year/Monkey Pair $4.00   $4.00 $4.50
2004 540G Year/Monkey G/Strip $18.00      
2004 542 Year/Monkey m/s $4.00   $4.00 $4.50
2004 542a Monkey m/s o/p Hong Kong $70.00      
2004 543-562 Underwater s/let $11.00   $11.00 $12.00
2005 563-574 Yr/Rooster Zodiac Sheet $10.00     $12.00
2005 575-576 Year/Rooster Pair $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
2005 575G Year/Rooster G/Strip $14.00      
2005 577 Year/Rooster m/s $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
2005 578 Yr/Rooster o/p Taipei $18.00      
2005 579-580 Christmas '05 $3.30   $3.30 $4.00
2006 581-592 Year/Dog Zodiac sheet $11.00   $11.00 $12.00
2006 593-594 Year/Dog Pair $4.40   $4.00 $5.00
2006 595 Year/Dog m/s $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
2006 596-599 Heritage Buildings $7.50   $7.50 $8.00
2006 599G Heritage $1.00 g/pair $6.00   $6.00  
2007 600-613 Year/Pig Zodiac Sheet     $14.00 $16.00
2007 612-613 Year/Pig pair $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
2007 614 Year/Pig m/s $4.50   $4.50 $6.00
2007 614G Year/Pig G/strip $16.00      
2007 615 Year/Pig 12yr Cycle $30.00   $30.00  
2007 616-618 Christmas '07 $4.50   $4.50 $5.50
2008 619-632 Year/Rat Zodiac s/let $14.00   $12.00 $15.00
2008 631-632 Year of the Rat set(2) $4.50   $4.00 $5.00
2008 632G Year/Rat Gutter Strip $16.00      
2008 633 Year of the Rat m/s $5.00   $4.00 $6.00
2008 634-638 50 yrs Austr Territory $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
2008 639 Olympex Expo m/s $10.00   $12.00  
2008 640-641 Christmas 2008 $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
2008 642-643 Christmas '08 s/adh $6.00   $6.00  
2009 644-657 Year / Ox Zodiac sht $12.00   $10.00 $6.00
2009 656-657 Year / Ox pair $4.00   $3.60 $4.10
2009 657G Year / Ox G/strip $14.00      
2009 658 Year / Ox m/s $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
2009 659 Christmas 2009 $2.50   $3.00 $3.50
2009 660 Christmas'09 s/adh $7.00      
2010 661-674 Year / Tiger Zodiac sht $10.00     $9.00
2010 673-674 Year / Tiger Pair $4.00     $4.50
2010 675 Year / Tiger m/s $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
2010 676-679 WWF Frigate Birds $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
2010 680 WWF Frigate Birds m/s $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
2010 681-682 Christmas 2010 $3.20   $3.20 $4.00
2010 683-684 Christmas 2010 s/a     $6.00  
2011 685-698 Year / Rabbit Zodiac s/h $8.00     $5.00
2011 697-698 Year of the Rabbit(2) $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
2011 698G Year / Rabbit G/strip $24.00      
2011 699 Year of the Rabbit m/s $6.00   $5.00 $8.00
2011 700-703 Crabs $5.40   $5.40 $5.90
2011 704 WWF Aust Mammals m/s $4.00   $3.60  
2011 705-706 Christmas 2011 $3.50   $3.10 $3.50
2012 709-722 Year/Dragon Zodiac sheet $10.00   $9.00 $11.00
2012 721-722 Year of the Dragon $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
2012 723 Year of the Dragon m/s $4.00   $3.60 $5.00
2012 724-727 Ferns $7.00   $6.00 $8.00
2012 728-729 Christmas 2012 $3.50   $3.20 $3.70
2012 730 Christmas 2012 m/s $3.50   $3.20 $3.70
2012 731 Christmas 2012 s/adh $6.00      
2012 732 Yr/Dragon o/p Beijing $10.00      
2013 733-746 Year/Snake Zodiac sheet       $10.00
2013 745-746 Year of the Snake 2013 $4.00   $3.60 $5.00
2013 747 Year of the Snake m/s $4.50   $3.60 $5.50
2013 748-751 Local Fishes $7.50   $7.00 $8.50
2013 752-755 Flowering Shrubs $8.00   $8.00 $7.50
2013 756-757 Flowering Shrubs s/a $4.00      
2013 758 Year/Snake Beijing m/s $6.00      
2013 759-760 Christmas 2013 $6.00   $5.00 $6.00
2013 761 Christmas 2013 m/s $6.00   $5.00 $6.00
2013 763 Christmas Embellished $6.00   $5.00  
2014 764-777 Year/Horse Zodiac S/let $12.00     $6.00
2014 776-777 Year/Horse Set(2) $4.50     $6.00
2014 778 Year/Horse m/s $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
2014 779-782 National Parks $10.00   $9.00  
2014 783-784 Red Crab Migration $6.00   $6.00 $7.00
2014 785-786 Christmas 2014 $5.00   $4.50 $6.00
2014 787 Christmas 2014 m/s $5.00   $4.50 $6.00
2014 788-789 Christmas 2014 s/a $6.00   $6.00  
2015 790-803 Year/Goat Zodiac s/l $12.00   $12.00 $8.00
2015 802-803 Year of the Goat $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
2015 803G Year/Goat Gut.strip $14.00      
2015 804 Year / Goat m/s $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
2015 805-806 Christmas 2015 $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
2015 807 Christmas 2015 m/s $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
2015 808 Christmas'15 s/a 65c     $1.50  
2015 809 Christmas'15 s/a 1.80     $4.00  
2016 810-823 Year/Monkey Zodiac sh. $14.00   $14.00 $8.00
2016 822-823 Year of the Monkey $6.00   $6.00 $6.50
2016 824 Year of the Monkey m/s $6.00   $6.00 $6.50
2016 824L Lotus Cycle 2016 s/a $16.00      
2016 825-827 Robber Crabs $6.00   $6.00  
2016 828-831 Shells $9.00   $9.00 $9.50
2016 832-833 Christmas'16 $3.70   $3.70 $4.10
2016 834 Christmas'16 m/s $3.70   $3.70 $4.10
2016 835 Christmas'16 s/a 65c $1.30      
2017 837-850 Year / Rooster Zodiac       $6.80
2017 849-850 Year of the Rooster     $6.00 $6.60
2017 851 Year of the Rooster     $7.00 $6.60
2017 852-853 Early Voyages $5.00   $4.50 $5.00
2017 854 Early Voyages m/s $5.00   $4.50 $5.00
2017 855-856 Christmas '17 $4.00   $4.00 $4.40
2017 857 Christmas '17 m/s $4.00   $4.00 $4.40
2017 858 Christmas'17 65c s/a     $1.20  
2017 858S Christmas'17 65c s/l $11.00      
2017 860 Christmas $2 s/a $4.00   $4.00  
2018 861-874 Year of the Dog Zodiac $14.00   $14.00 $12.80
2018 873-874 Year of the Dog $6.00   $6.00 $6.80
2018 873G Year of the Dog G/strip $16.00      
2018 875 Year of the Dog m/s $6.00   $6.00 $6.80
2018 876-879 Art of Keulemans(Birds) $9.00   $9.00  
2018 880 Art of Keulemans m/s $9.00   $9.00  
2018 881-882 Christmas 2018 $4.00   $4.00  
2018 883 Christmas 2018 m/s $4.00   $4.00  
2018 884 Christmas 2018 s/a $3.30   $3.30