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The Evolution of Cocos Keeling Islands Stamps: Tracing their Philatelic Journey
The world of philately, or stamp collecting, offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich history and culture of various regions. One such region that has captured the attention of collectors worldwide is the Cocos Keeling Islands. Nestled in the Indian Ocean, this stunning archipelago has a unique philatelic journey that reflects its captivating past and vibrant present. In this article, we will delve into the evolution of Cocos Keeling Islands stamps and explore their significance in the world of philately.
Cocos Keeling Islands stamps trace their origins back to the early 20th century when Australia took over administration of these islands from the British. The first stamps issued for the islands were Australian stamps overprinted with “COCOS ISLAND”. These overprinted stamps were used until 1955 when a distinct set of Cocos Keeling Islands stamps was released.
During this period, collectors can find a variety of interesting stamps showcasing iconic landmarks, flora, fauna, and historical events associated with the islands. These early issues are highly sought after by collectors due to their historical significance and limited availability.
Commemorating Local Milestones
The second phase in the evolution of Cocos Keeling Islands stamps came during their self-governance era. As these islands gained more autonomy and developed their own identity, a series of commemorative stamps was issued to mark significant local milestones.
These commemorative issues celebrate key events such as independence anniversaries, cultural festivals, environmental conservation efforts, and achievements in various fields like sports or arts. Collectors often seek out these stamps for their intricate designs that beautifully capture the essence and diversity of life on the Cocos Keeling Islands.
Flora, Fauna, and Marine Life
One of the most captivating aspects of Cocos Keeling Islands stamps is their depiction of the islands’ abundant natural beauty. Being home to a unique ecosystem, the stamps highlight the diverse flora, fauna, and marine life found on these islands.
Collectors can find stamps featuring vibrant coral reefs, exotic bird species like the Cocos Buff-banded Rail or Christmas Frigatebird, and stunning landscapes that showcase the islands’ lush greenery. These stamps not only serve as a tribute to the islands’ natural heritage but also raise awareness about conservation efforts.
Innovative Designs and Limited Editions
In recent years, Cocos Keeling Islands stamps have embraced modern philatelic trends with innovative designs and limited edition releases. The postal authorities have collaborated with renowned artists and designers to create visually striking stamps that appeal to both collectors and art enthusiasts.
These modern issues often feature unique printing techniques, holograms, embossing, or even miniature sheets that enhance their aesthetic appeal. Limited edition releases are particularly sought after by collectors due to their exclusivity and rarity.
The evolution of Cocos Keeling Islands stamps showcases a rich philatelic journey that reflects the islands’ history, culture, and natural treasures. From early overprinted Australian stamps to distinct issues commemorating local milestones and showcasing flora, fauna, and marine life – each stamp tells a story that captivates both seasoned collectors and those new to philately. Whether you are an avid stamp enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of these tiny works of art, exploring Cocos Keeling Islands stamps is sure to be an enriching experience.
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island immediately recognizes its audience and, fully accepting its constraints, pleases them with its fabulous drive and its intrinsic linearity. [Full review in Spanish]
There’s nothing about this family-friendly movie that’s outrageously offensive, but there’s nothing about it that’s particularly interesting, well-executed, or inventively conceived either.
...entertaining yet chintzy...
A screenplay that never quite clicks on all cylinders. There are too many scenes dealing with relationships that really halt any momentum.
Journey 2 is simply magical.
Undeniably an exhilarating family friendly, action adventure that'll no doubt thrill younger audiences.
Like its predecessor, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a race against time to survive, but the inclusion of new characters adds a little more interest.
For a family, this is an agreeable Saturday outing, largely because director Brad Peyton doesn't set his sight higher than the material actually is.
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is light, airy family entertainment that actually ends up being too light and airy.
It's a harmless, lighthearted film with wooden acting, a nice message about accepting your parents-whoever they are-and again, lots of ridiculous CGI.
- Genre : Action, Comedy, Fantasy
- Release Date : February 10, 2012
- Languages : English
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
2012, Adventure/Fantasy, 1h 34m
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Aggressively unambitious, Journey 2 might thrill tween viewers, but most others will find it too intense for young audiences and too cartoonishly dull for adults. Read critic reviews
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Now 17, Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from an island where none should exist. Knowing that he will not be able to dissuade Sean from tracking the signal to its source, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), Sean's new stepfather, joins the teen on a quest to the South Pacific. Together with helicopter pilot Gabato (Luis Guzmán) and Gabato's feisty daughter, Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island and rescue its sole human inhabitant (Michael Caine).
Rating: PG (Some Adventure Action|Brief Mild Language)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Original Language: English
Director: Brad Peyton
Producer: Beau Flynn , Tripp Vinson , Charlotte Huggins
Writer: Brian Gunn , Mark Gunn
Release Date (Theaters): Feb 10, 2012 wide
Release Date (Streaming): Feb 15, 2014
Box Office (Gross USA): $103.8M
Runtime: 1h 34m
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co: Contrafilm
Sound Mix: Datasat, Dolby Digital
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What's interesting about this standard adventure tale is how it tells it's story: the barest bones of construction, and only the points you are already well versed with (from all the other adventure tales they've "borrowed" from) to get to the point quickly. Quite literally they find a "secret map written in code" and decipher the thing in less than 5 minutes, and then "it's off to the island!". Everything happens fast, and everyone's only playing a cliche, and so after a minute it becomes cool simply watching the race to the end. Should I tell you "no surprises here"? If I did, that would be the only surprise of this feature.
Better than the first mostly due to the fact that the cast were more likeable and the story wasn't as cheesy, It's still cheesy but it's fun, The effects were ok but some looked pretty bad in places, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version but just like the first it looked like it would be good in 3D, The story was predictable but fun and most of all my kids enjoyed it and that's the films target audience so it's hard to be too critical.
I just finished watching on my cable this science fiction adventure comedy directed by Brad Peyton. This is a sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, and is based on another Jules Verne novel, this time The Mysterious Island. Very unusual cast stars Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán, and Kristin Davis. The story was written by Richard Outten, Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, and the screenplay by Brian and Mark Gunn. This movie became a box office success with a worldwide gross of nearly $326 million, surpassing its predecessor, I think mainly because of the 3D technology. The story is happening four years since the events of the first movie, and starts with the 18-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) involved in a chase with the police which ended with him driving into a swimming pool. His step-father Hank (Dwayne Johnson) arrives and later discovers that Sean had broken into a satellite research centre in order to boost the signal of a code he'd received by someone he suspects is Alexander Anderson, Sean's grandfather who had been missing for two years. Wanting to bond with his stepson the next day, Hank helps Sean decipher the code of Jules Verne and makes a map from the three books in the coded letter with the coordinates to its location. All they need to do now is to convince Sean's mother to let the both of them go in search of the island. This is a film with very likable characters and actors in an adventure which could excite the younger audience, but not too exciting for the older. It is moving quickly but parts of the story almost seemed unrelated at some moments. Directing seemed done without any motivation... that doesn't mean it was bad, but wasn't very noticeable. If you want to spend a night with a family watching something which is semi-sweet and very colourful, give it a go!
Journey to ridiculous. But nice visuals/SFX. The Rock delivers the same crappola performance he's famous for...sadly.
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