News from the Post office, including new stamp issues, withdrawals and news sheets.

Withdrawal of 2019 Commemorative 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Withdrawn Tristan da Cunha stamps being destroyed.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Post Office's policy of destroying unsold stocks of stamps about 3 years after first issue, all 2019 issues will be withdrawn from stock for destruction this year.

The following first three 2019 issues will be withdrawn at the end of June 2022:

The Post Office will stop taking orders for these issues after the 15th June 2022.

The remaining 2019 issues will be withdrawn in November.

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

The stamp sets to be withdrawn at the end of June 2022

Whales, 45p, Shepherd's Beaked Whale Whales, 70p, Southern Right Whale Tristan Lobster Fisheries, 35p, Local fishing motorboats tied up in Calshot Harbour Tristan Lobster Fisheries, 50p, Aerial view of the new fishing factory and current lobster packaging 75th anniversary of D-Day, 45p, Royal Marine Commandos of headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade 75th anniversary of D-Day, 85p, A survivor from a sunk American landing craft
Whales, £1.00, Fin Whale Whales, £1.50, Killer Whale Tristan Lobster Fisheries, £1.00, New fishing vessel Geo Searcher whose maiden voyage was in April 2017 Tristan Lobster Fisheries, £2.00, Tristan Rock Lobster (Jasus tristani) known locally as Crawfish 75th anniversary of D-Day, £1.30, Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade 75th anniversary of D-Day, £2.00, Troops of US VII Corps on Uncle Red beach
Whales Tristan Lobster Fisheries 75th anniversary of D-Day

Stamp issue: Centenary of The Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Issue date: 25th May 2022

Centenary of The Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton, 35p, 'Quest' in the Thames Centenary of The Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton, 70p, Casting off - showing Ernest Shackleton Centenary of The Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton, £1.60, Shackleton's coffin, Montevideo Centenary of The Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton, £2, Shackleton's cairn, Grytviken
202209 Mint Stamps (35p, 70p, £1.60, £2) £4.65
202210 First Day Cover (with 35p, 70p, £1.60, £2 stamps) £5.85

Stamps commemorating the centenary of the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton at South Georgia during the 1921-22 Quest expedition, also known as the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition. The Quest called at Tristan da Cunha during its return voyage.

Designs: 35p - 'Quest' in the Thames; 70p - Casting off - showing Ernest Shackleton;
£1.60 - Shackleton's coffin, Montevideo; £2 - Shackleton's cairn, Grytviken; FDC - Shackleton & John Quiller Rowett

Stamp issue: 40th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation

Issue date: 16th May 2022

40th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation, 45p 40th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation, £1.80 40th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation, 60p
202207 Mint Stamps (3 x £1.50) £4.50
202208 First Day Cover (3 x £1.50) £5.70

Stamps commemorating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands and the tugs of the task force.

Designs: £1.50 - MT Irishman; £1.50 - MT Salvageman; £1.50 - MT Yorkshireman; First Day Cover - RMS St Helena

Stamp issue: Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Stamps commemorating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
21-Mar-2022
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Stamp issue: 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 2

Stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Royal Society Expedition 1961/62 to study Tristan's 1961 volcanic eruption.
2-Mar-2022
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