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Falklands issue collection of stamps to commemorate March Referendum

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 18:48 UTC
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“A peoples' right of self-determination is a fundamental modern democratic right”. “A peoples' right of self-determination is a fundamental modern democratic right”.

A collection of stamps to commemorate the Falkland Islands Referendum, due to take place on March 10 - 11, was released on Friday in Stanley. The four stamps have values of 3p, 40p, 75p and £1.76p. The colourful stamps show an image of a hand inserting a vote into a ballot box which carries a design displaying an outline of the Falkland Islands.

The accompanying souvenir sheet with a value of £3 consists of the same design but also shows the actual question in the border together with the statement “A peoples' right of self-determination is a fundamental modern democratic right”.

The stamps were designed by Andrew Robinson and the printer Cartor Security Printing with a lithography process.

At the March referendum Islanders will vote on their political status and future, an event that will be followed by observers from different countries and impressive media coverage.

 

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • MrFlagpole

    Nicely done.

    Feb 15th, 2013 - 06:57 pm 0
  • reality check

    History in the making, only right it should be commemorated with a new issue of stamps.

    Feb 15th, 2013 - 07:00 pm 0
  • Lou Spoo

    A nice touch.

    Out of interest I'm intrigued as to what use a 3p stamp is. Perhaps an islander can explain?

    Feb 15th, 2013 - 07:13 pm 0
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