Christmas Island 2014 Crabs

From Stamps of the World

  • Date of Issue : 12th August 2014
  • Design : Sonia Young
  • Printer : RA Print
  • Printing process : offset lithography
  • stamp format height 27mm x width 36½mm
  • Perforations : 13.86 x 14.6

Migration of the Red Crabs[edit]

70c ~ red crab, Gecarcoidea natalis
$2.10 ~ red crabs crossing road en masse
Notes. At the onset of the wet season (December) adult red crabs migrate from the forests to the coastline, where they will mate and breed. The journey is hazardous (danger of dehydration in the sun, and possibility of being crushed by road traffic). Roads are closed to mitigate one of these hazards, as illustrated by the first day cover postmark


First Day Cover[edit]

Christmas Island 2014 Crabs fdc.jpg