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

Stamp issue: Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878

Issue date: 3rd September 2018

Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, 45p, The Mabel Clark foundering off Molly Gulch Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, 70p, USS Essex Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, £1.15, Gold chronometer awarded to Peter Green Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, £1.50, HMS Comus
201813 Mint Stamps (45p, 70p, £1.15, £1.50) £3.80
201814 First Day Cover (with 45p, 70p, £1.15, £1.50 stamps) £4.80

Stamps commemorating the 140th anniversary of the wreck of the Mabel Clark on Tristan on 1st May 1878.

The stamp designs show the wreck, ships involved in the evacuation of survivors, and an award made by the US President in recognition of the islanders' aid to the crew.

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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

The first three sets of stamps issued in 2015 are to be withdrawn in June 2018.
20-May-2018
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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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