Tristan da Cunha Withdrawn Stamp Issues
Details of stamps that have been withdrawn from sale and can no longer be ordered from the Tristan da Cunha Post Office.

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Stamp Issue: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

150th Anniversary of the Publication Issue date: 1st December 2015

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, £0.50 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, £0.50 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 60p Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 60p Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, £0.70 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, £0.70
201514 Mint Stamps (2 x 50p, 2 x 60p, 2 x 70p) £3.60
201515 Souvenir sheetlet with 2 x 50p, 2 x 60p, 2 x 70p stamps £3.60
201516 First Day Cover (with 2 x 50p, 2 x 60p, 2 x 70p stamps) £4.35

These stamps celebrate 150 years since Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were published by Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson). The author's brother Edwin Dodgson was the missionary teacher on Tristan da Cunha during the 1880s.

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Stamp Issue: The Lifeboat Disaster

Issue date: 27th November 2015

Lifeboat Disaster, £0.35 - Sighting the SV West Riding Lifeboat Disaster, £0.70 - Launching the lifeboat Lifeboat Disaster, 90p - Rough seas Lifeboat Disaster, £1.20 - SV West Riding
201512 Mint Stamps (35p, 70p, 90p, £1.20) £3.15
201513 First Day Cover (with 35p, 70p, 90p, £1.20 stamps) £3.90

This set of stamps commemorates the sad day in 1885 when most of the island's able bodied men were mysteriously lost at sea while taking trade goods out in the island's lifeboat to a passing vessel - the SV West Riding.

35p - Sighting the SV West Riding. 70p - Launching the lifeboat. 90p - Rough seas. £1.20 - The SV West Riding.

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Stamp Issue: HM Queen Elizabeth II: Britain's Longest Reign

Issue date: 9th September 2015

Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, £0.35 - Coronation publications, 1953 Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, £0.45 - Royal Yacht Britannia Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, £1.10 - Order of the Garter, Windsor Castle Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, £2.00 - Trooping of the Colour
201510 Mint Stamps (35p, 45p, £1.10, £2.00) £3.90
201511 First Day Cover (with 35p, 45p, £1.10, £2.00 stamps) £4.65

This set of stamps celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Monarch in British history on 9th September 2015, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

35p - Coronation publications. 45p - HMY Britannia. £1.10 - Order of the Garter, Windsor Castle. £2.00 - Trooping the Colour.

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Stamp Issue: 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Issue date: 15th June 2015

Magna Carta, King John, 35p stamp Magna Carta, The Residency, 80p stamp Magna Carta, 90p stamp Magna Carta, Seals, £1.50p stamp
201508 Mint Stamps (35p, 80p, 90p, £1.50) £3.55
201509 First Day Cover (with 35p, 80p, 90p, £1.50 stamps) £4.30

This set of stamps commemorates the 800th anniversary of the granting of the charter by King John that forms the basis of Common Law rights to liberty and justice in countries around the world.

35p - King John, 1926. 80p - The Residency. 90p - The Administration Building. £1.50 - Seals, 2013.

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Stamp Issue: USS Hornet Captures HMS Penguin

The final Action of the War of 1812, 23 March 1815
Issue date: 1st June 2015

USS Hornet, £1.10 stamp HMS Penguin, £1.10 stamp USS Hornet Captures HMS Penguin, £2.50 sheetlet
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201504 Mint Stamps (2 x £1.10) £2.20
201505 First Day Cover with 2 x £1.10 £2.95
201506Mint Souvenir Sheet £2.50
201507 First Day Cover with £2.50 Souvenir Sheet £3.25

This set of stamps marks the bicentenary of the capture HMS Penguin by the USS Hornet on the 23rd March 1815 off Tristan da Cunha in the last action of the War of 1812 - the last time that the UK and the USA were at war with each other.

£1.50 - USS Hornet. £1.50 - HMS Penguin. £2.50 - The battle off Tristan da Cunha.

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Stamp Issue: The 'Potato Essays'

A Petition for Postage Stamps
Issue date: 8th April 2015

201501
Mint Souvenir Sheet (10 x 50p stamps)
£5.00

The 'Potato Essays' petition for postage stamps

201502
First Day Cover
with 5 x 50p stamps
for £3.25

201503
First Day Cover
with 5 x 50p stamps
for £3.25

This sheetlet shows nine stamp designs, with face values in pence and potatoes, submitted by Allan Crawford with his 1946 petition to the UK Postmaster General for Tristan da Cunha to have its own postage stamps. Also featured is Tristan's first official stamp, the overprinted St Helena definitive. The issue is to be launched at the Europhilex Stamp Exhibition London 2015, which marks the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black.

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