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

Stamp issue: 75th anniversary of D-Day

Issue date: 19th June 2019

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 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
201905 Mint Stamps (45p, 85p, £1.30, £2.00) £4.60
201906 First Day Cover (with 45p, 85p, £1.30, £2.00 stamps) £5.60

This set of stamps commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Designs: 45p - Royal Marine Commandos; 85p - A survivor from a sunk American landing craft; £1.30 - Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade; £2.00 - US VII Corps on Uncle Red beach; FDC - Sherman Firefly tank coming ashore.

Withdrawal of 2016 Stamp Issues

In line with the Tristan da Cunha Post Office's policy of destroying unsold stocks of stamps about 3 years after first issue, all 2016 issues will be withdrawn from stock for destruction this year.

We are due to withdraw, in June 2019, the following issues:

The Post Office will stop taking orders for these issues after the 5th June 2019.

The remaining 2016 issues will be withdrawn in November.

Withdrawn Tristan da Cunha stamps being destroyed.

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

Below: The stamp sets to be withdrawn in June 2019.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 90 Years of Style, £3.00 sheetlet

Queen Elizabeth II: 90 Years of Style

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 90 Years of Style, 35p stamp Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 90 Years of Style, 40p stamp Bicentenary of the British Garrison 1816 - 2016, 25p stamp Bicentenary of the British Garrison 1816 - 2016, 35p stamp
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 90 Years of Style, 90p stamp Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 90 Years of Style, £1.10 stamp Bicentenary of the British Garrison 1816 - 2016, £1 stamp Bicentenary of the British Garrison 1816 - 2016, £2 stamp
400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, £0.35 - A Midsummer Night's Dream 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, £0.50 - Macbeth 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, £1.00 - Hamlet 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, £1.20 - The Merry Wives of Windsor

Above: Bicentenary of the British Garrison 1816 - 2016

Left: 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death

Stamp issue: Tristan Lobster Fisheries

Issue date: 10th April 2019

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 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
201903 Mint Stamps (35p, 50p, £1.00, £2.00) £3.85
201904 First Day Cover (with 35p, 50p, £1.00, £2.00 stamps) £4.85

This set of stamps commemorates the rock lobster fisheries that underpin the Tristan economy.

Designs: 35p - Local fishing motorboats, 50p - New fishing factory & current packaging, £1.00 - New fishing vessel Geo Searcher, £2.00 - Tristan Rock Lobster (Jasus tristani) known locally as Crawfish, FDC - MFV Edinburgh fishing.

Stamp issue: Whales

This set of stamps shows four of the whale species found in Tristan waters.
7-Feb-2019
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