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

Stamp issue: 150th Anniversary of the visit of Prince Alfred

Issue date: 5th August 2017

HRH Prince Alfred in 1867. HMS Galatea Edinburgh of the Seven Seas in 1867. 1967 Stamp commemorating the centenary of Prince Alfred's visit to Tristan.
201706 Mint Stamps (40p, 80p, £1.10 & £1.50) £3.80
201707 First Day Cover (with 40p, 80p, £1.10 & £1.50 stamps) £4.80

Stamps celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the visit to Tristan da Cunha in 1867 by Queen Victoria's second son Prince Alfred, who was the Duke of Edinburgh after whom the settlement was renamed.

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Withdrawal of 2014 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Withdrawn Tristan da Cunha stamps being destroyed.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Post Office's policy of destroying unsold stocks of stamps about 3 years after first issue, all 2014 issues will be withdrawn from stock for destruction this year.

We are due to withdraw, in June 2017, the following issues:

  • Ships and Explorers
  • Prince George's Christening
  • Tristan's Endemic Finches.

The Post Office will stop taking orders for these issues from the end of May 2017.

The remaining 2014 issues will be withdrawn in November.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Below: The stamp sets to be withdrawn in June 2017.

Ships and Explorers, 35p James Weddell and 'Jane' Ships and Explorers, 45p George Nares and 'HMS Challenger' Prince George's Christening, 35p Elizabeth, 1926 Prince George's Christening, 45p Charles, 1948 Tristan's Endemic Finches, 35p stamp Tristan's Endemic Finches, 45p stamp
Ships and Explorers, 70p Carsten Borchgrevink and 'SS Antarctic' Ships and Explorers, £1.50 Dr Alexander Macklin and 'Quest' Prince George's Christening, £1.10 William, 1982 Prince George's Christening, £1.50 George, 2013 Tristan's Endemic Finches, 50p stamp Tristan's Endemic Finches, £1.50p stamp
Ships and Explorers Prince George's Christening Tristan's Endemic Finches

Stamp issue: Fur Seals

Issue date: 12th April 2017

Fur seal mother and pup Immature fur seal Adult male fur seal Fur seal mother and pup Partly moulted fur seal pup Adult male fur seal
201704 Mint Stamps (2 x 35p, 2 x 70p, 2 x £1.00) £4.10
201705 First Day Cover (with 2 x 35p, 2 x 70p, 2 x £1.00 stamps) £5.10

Stamps celebrating the Tristan da Cunha group's breeding population of Subantarctic Fur Seals, and illustrating various stages in their breeding cycle.

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