Tristan da Cunha Post Office News
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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

Issue date: 11th February 2019

Whales, 45p, Shepherd's Beaked Whale Whales, 70p, Southern Right Whale Whales, £1.00, Fin Whale Whales, £1.50, Killer Whale
201901 Mint Stamps (45p, 70p, £1.00, £1.50) £3.65
201902 First Day Cover (with 45p, 70p, £1.00, £1.50 stamps) £4.65

This set of stamps shows four of the whale species found in Tristan waters.

Designs: 45p - Shepherd's Beaked Whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi), 70p - Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis), £1.00 - Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), and £1.50 - Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)