Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cover - Christmas Island, Country #101

This one is from Christmas Island, situated in the Indian Ocean about 600 miles south of Singapore. Formerly part of the Straits Settlement and then the Crown colony of Singapore, Christmas Island was occupied by the Japanese from 31 March 1942 until September 1945. It reverted to Singapore after liberation but subsequently became an Australian territory on 15 October 1958.

Since 2nd March 1993, Australia Post became the island's postal operator; stamps of Christmas Island may be used in Australia and Australian stamps may be used on the island

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