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

Stamp issue: The Blue Belt Programme

Issue date: 29th November 2021

Blue Belt Programme, 45p, Tristan Lobster Blue Belt Programme, 80p, FPS Wave Dancer Blue Belt Programme, £1.00, Blue Shark Blue Belt Programme, £2.10, Coral Species
202111 Mint Stamps (45p, 80p, £1.00, £2.10) £4.35
202112 First Day Cover (with 45p, 80p, £1.00, £2.10 stamps) £5.55
202113 Mint Souvenir Sheet (with 45p, 80p, £1.00, £2.10 stamps) £4.35
202114 First Day Cover (with souvenir sheet) £5.55

Stamps commemorating the establishment of Tristan's Marine Protected Zone, the largest in the Atlantic, as part of the UK's Blue Belt Programme.

Designs: 45p - Tristan Lobster, 80p - FPS Wave Dancer, £1.00 - Blue Shark (Prionace glauca), £2.10 - Coral Species, and FDCs - Blue Shark

Stamp issue: 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1

Issue date: 3rd November 2021

60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, 45p 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, 60p 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, £1.10 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, £1.80
202109 Mint Stamps (45p, 60p, £1.10, £1.80) £3.95
202110 First Day Cover (with 45p, 60p, £1.10, £1.80 stamps) £5.15

Stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of Tristan da Cunha's 1961 volcanic eruption and the evacuation of the population to England.

Designs: 45p - Evacuees transshipping from the Frances Repetto to the liner Tjisadane; 60p - Tristania, with the new volcanic cone rising above the village; £1.10 - Islanders arriving in Southampton on the RMS Stirling Castle; £1.80 - An island family arriving at Pendell Camp, Surrey; FDC - Longboats ferrying evacuees from Little Beach to the fishing boats, with the new volcano behind.

Stamp issue: HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

Issue date: 23rd September 2021

HRH Prince Philip, 45p HRH Prince Philip, 80p HRH Prince Philip, £1.05 HRH Prince Philip, £2.30
202107 Mint Stamps (45p, 80p, £1.05, £2.30) £4.60
202108 First Day Cover (with 45p, 80p, £1.05, £2.30 stamps) £5.80

Stamps commemorating the life of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021.

Stamp issue: Sharks: Part 2

This set of stamps shows four of the shark species found in Tristan waters.
29-Jun-2021
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Withdrawal of 2015 Definitives and 2018 Stamp Issues

The first three sets of stamps issued in 2018 and the 2015 definitives are to be withdrawn in June 2021.
21-May-2021
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International COVID-19 Lockdowns Affect Tristan Mail

Mail from Tristan to certain countries is currently being held back because virus restrictions prevent the South African Post Office from dispatching it onward.
9-Apr-2021
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New Roof for the Post Office and Tourism Centre

The roof of the centre has been replaced, having previously been patched following damage by the 2019 storms.
15-Mar-2021
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Stamp issue: 95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Stamps celebrating the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
3-Mar-2021
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