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Stamp Bulletin


Flowering shrubs Christmas Island Release date 18 June 2013

Technical Details

Christmas Island is covered with lush green vegetation and is notable for its flora and fauna. It is home to around 411 plant species, of which 213 are native and about 18 endemic. This stamp issue depicts four common species of flowering shrub native to the island: Colubrina pedunculata, Abutilon listeri, Urena lobata var. sinuata and Indigofera hirsuta.

Artist Deirdre Bean has detailed the shape and texture of each shrub’s foliage and flower, as well as the relationship between the leaf and bloom. The approach is from the long tradition of botanical art. This is the first stamp issue for which Deirdre has been commissioned.

Issue date

18 June 2013

FDI withdrawal date

17 July 2013


2 × 60c, 2 x $1.20


Dierdre Bean

Stamp typography

Simone Sakinofsky

Product design

Simone Sakinofsky Australia Post, Design Studio


McKellar Renown

Paper (s/a)

Tullis Russell (c90,c100 s/a)

Printing process


Stamp size

26mm × 37.5mm



13.86 × 14.6

Booklet of 10 x 60c $6

Sheet layout

Module of 50 (no design)

National postmark

Christmas Island, WA 6798


First day cover $3.90