Tristan da Cunha Post Office News
News from the Post office, including new stamp issues, withdrawals and news sheets.

Stamp issue: Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

Issue date: 20th August 2018

  Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, 45p Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, 55p   Royal Wedding: Souvenir sheetlet  
  Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, £1.30 Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, £2.00    
201808 Mint Stamps (45p, 55p, £1.30, £2.00) £4.30
201809 First Day Cover (with 45p, 55p, £1.30, £2.00 stamps) £5.30
201810 Souvenir sheetlet with £3.00 stamp £3.00
201811 First Day Cover £3.00 souvenir sheetlet £4.00
201812 Set of sheets with pictoral borders (10 x 45p, 10 x 55p, 10 x £1.30, 10 x £2.00) £43.00

This set of stamps celebrates the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018.

The stamps and pictoral borders show the happy couple. The sheetlet shows them in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

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Stamp issue: Centenary of the RAF 1918-2018

Issue date: 2nd July 2018

Centenary of the RAF 1918-2018, 45p, Felixstow F.5 Centenary of the RAF 1918-2018, 55p, Supermarine Southampton I Centenary of the RAF 1918-2018, £1.60, Supermarine S.6B Schneider Tropy Winner, 1931 Centenary of the RAF 1918-2018, £2.00, Sunderland Mk V
201806 Mint Stamps (45p, 55p, £1.60, £2.00) £4.60
201807 First Day Cover (with 45p, 55p, £1.60, £2.00 stamps) £5.60

This set of stamps commemorates the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force.

The stamp designs show seaplanes and flying boats associated with RAF Calshot, which later became the temporary home of evacuated Tristanians during the eruption of the 1961 volcano.

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Withdrawal of 2015 Stamp Issues

Withdrawn Tristan da Cunha stamps being destroyed.

In line with the Tristan da Cunha Post Office's policy of destroying unsold stocks of stamps about 3 years after first issue, all 2015 issues will be withdrawn from stock for destruction this year.

We are due to withdraw, in June 2018, the following issues:

The Post Office will stop taking orders for these issues after the 11th June 2018.

The remaining 2015 issues will be withdrawn in November.

Left: Unsold stamps being destroyed during an earlier withdrawal exercise.

Below: The stamp sets to be withdrawn in June 2018.

The 'Potato Essays' petition for postage stamps

USS Hornet, £1.10 stamp

USS Hornet
captures
HMS Penguin

HMS Penguin, £1.10 stamp

USS Hornet Captures HMS Penguin, £2.50 sheetlet
Magna Carta, King John, 35p stamp Magna Carta, The Residency, 80p stamp
Magna Carta, 90p stamp Magna Carta, Seals, £1.50p stamp
The 'Potato Essays'   800th years of Magna Carta

Latest 'Tristan da Cunha Stamp News' Sheet

Latest Tristan da Cunha Stamp News Sheet, April 2018.
19-Apr-2018
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Tristan da Cunha Postage Rates 2018

Table of postage rates from mail from Tristan da Cunha, effective from 2018.
1-Apr-2018
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Stamp issue: 70th Anniversary of the 'Tristan Venture'

Stamps celebrating the 70th anniversary of the South African scientific survey expedition that led to the establishment of the Tristan Rock Lobster fishing industry.
12-Mar-2018
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Stamp issue: Visiting Royal Navy Ships

Stamps celebrating four of the Royal Navy ships that visit and provide support to Tristan da Cunha.
20-Feb-2018
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Father Hugh delivers labels to Tristan Post Office

First visit to Tristan's Roman Catholic community for Superior of the Mission to the South Atlantic Islands.
6-Feb-2018
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