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MONTE BELLO ISLANDS

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These islands can be found near Western Australia. The stamps are completely bogus and issued somewhere around 1952. It seems that at that time these islands were used as test places for atomic bombs by Great Britain (and were therefore in the news).

I have only seen the 1 p black on green (map of the islands), 3 p green on lilac (ship) and 6 p yellow (primitive cave paintings).


CLIPPERTON ISLAND

Some bogus stamps were issued for Clipperton Island (1895). I have seen in all slightly different designs: 1 brown, 1 red, 2 green, 3 orange, 5 brown, 8 green, 10 orange, 25 blue, 50 lilac, $1 black.


(Reduced size)

The above stamp is cancelled with 'W.FRESE & CO SAN FRANCISCO Agents FOR O.P.Co' in violet. I have also seen uncancelled stamps.


Christmas Island

In 1917 the Central Pacific Coconut Plantations Ltd issued a stamp with a sailing ship and palm trees. The value was 5 c, the colour was: blue, red, orange and green.


(reduced size, on letter)

Much later, in 1958, stamps of Australia with the face of Queen Elizabeth, with overprint 'Christmas Island' were issued.

Cancelled on the Christmas Islands
(A stamp of Straits Settlements used in Christmas Islands)


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