Albert-Friedrich Gruene of the Falkland Island Philatelic Study Group offers a fascinating insight into Britain and Argentina’s use of the postage stamp over the past 77 years in an illustrated ‘battle’ for the Falklands. The article was published in Penguin News.
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.
A set of stamps created by Falkland Islands artist Tony Chater entitled Penguins, Predators and Prey will be released on November 16.
A set of three stamps, a beautiful souvenir sheet-let and two first day covers will be released by South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on July 25th to mark the recent Royal Wedding, reports the June edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.
The Southern sea lion (Otaria flavescens) features in the latest Falkland Islands stamp release, which became available for sale this week.
Illustrations of some of the least accessible spots in the Falkland Islands are featured in the third series of “Stacks and Bluffs” postage stamps, released last week by Pobjoy Mint.
The Falkland Islands is attending the 2010 International Stamp Exhibition, one of the highlights of the London Festival of Stamps—a year long celebration of stamps, stamp design and postal heritage which also marks the centenary of the accession of George V, the philatelist king.
A new stamp issue for the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island has been announced by Pobjoy Mint, commemorating the Battle of Britain and Churchill’s “Few”.