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26th November Scottish Regional Meeting at Murrayfield
 
A meeting is a great way to meet fellow members of the Study Group, ask questions about your collection and view other displays of Falkland Islands material. You don't have to show anything yourself! There is also normally an opportunity to buy and sell. Why not take the plunge and attend a meeting? Details on the events page

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FIPSG meeting at Finlandia 2017 (Tampere, Finland) on Friday 26 May 2017

Our Scandinavian Representative, Stefan Heijtz, writes:
 
In connection with the international FEPA stamp exhibition Finlandia 2017 in Tampere, Finland, on the 24-28 May 2017, FIPSG will hold an official meeting open for members as well as visitors. The meeting will be held in one of the function rooms at the official Exhibition Hotel Scandic Tampere City, Hämeenkatu 1, Tampere, Finland (8 minutes walking distance from the exhibition hall), between 12 noon and 2pm, and is part of the programme of the exhibition. Exact details of which room the meeting will take place in will be published in the official Exhibition Catalogue.

Members wishing to participate at the meeting are asked to contact Stefan Heijtz ( stefan at novastamps.com) and especially those who are prepared to show a few (or many) pages from their collections, are encouraged to contact Stefan as soon as possible, so that a detailed programme can be produced. At this stage the idea is that the displays will have a similar arrangement as the "Members Evening" at the FIPSG weekend, where as many members as possible show a few sheets.

We are also planning to have a dinner together the same day as the meeting. Those who wish to participate at the dinner are also asked to let Stefan know, so that we can plan. Venue to be announced.

For details about the Finlandia 2017 Exhibition, as well as travel information and hotels in the area (which can be booked at special rates through the website), please check the official website: www.finlandia2017.fi which is fully in English. Check under visitor/accommodation for hotels.

Welcome to Tampere, and the first ever FIPSG meeting in Finland!
 
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Endemic Flora of the Falkland Islands

 

Technical Details:

Designer: Leigh-Anne Wolfaardt

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

Process: Lithography

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

Stamp size: 30.56 x 38 mm

Sheet Layout: 20 (2 x 10)

Release date: 21 November, 2016

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South Georgia  - Zavodovski Island

 

Technical Details:

Layout: Bee Design

Photography: © Elizabeth White / BBC Natural History Unit

Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Process: Stochastic Lithography

Perforation: 13½ x 13¼ per 2cms

Stamp size: 28 x 45mm

Sheet Layout: 10

Release date: 28 November, 2016

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Results for Study Group Auction No 79 - October 2016

The results  are given below. The webmaster is sorry for his absence, which meant most unsold lots were gone before his arrival back from holiday! So therefore these are not posted. Thanks again to Mike Roberts for all his work as Auction Manager and another successful auction.

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Two Regional Meetings in Four Days!
 
Thanks to Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions, there will be a London Regional Meeting immediately after the Falklands section of their Auction on WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER. This will be at approximately 4pm in the Auction Room. 
 
If you are a Study group member in the London area, please come along to what will be an informal meeting.
 
A reminder, there is also the Southern Regional Meeting on SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER at 10am, at a new venue, St Michael's Church Hall, Camberley.
 
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UPDATED! New Online Resource for early FI collectors
 
The Falkland Islands Government Archives have uploaded to their website scans of the Falkland islands Magazine from the first magazine in 1889 to 1933. This magazine contains invaluable details on shipping, visiting ships and people and places in the Islands. Also loaded are a transcription of the first two shipping registers.
 
These can be accessed via our Online Resources page or directly at:
    

 

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Superb Presentation and Reference Material on South Georgia
 
When visiting this site it is always worth visiting our Online Resources Page. Here we add interesting documents, presentations and links to Falklands research resources.
 
Our latest offering is due to Hugh Osborne giving the Standing Display in July and August 2016 at the Royal Philatelic Society of London. The link below takes you to a presentation of the display, which majors on South Georgia Postal History until 1945, but also has interesting sections on South Shetlands and Operation Tabarin. It can also be accessed via our Online Resources page.
 
 
 

 

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The "Bouganville" Collection for Auction at Grosvenor - September 2016

 

Another Grosvenor auction with a strong Falklands section takes place in London in September, from a collection not known to the Study Group. It is strong in essays and proofs, with excellent stamps and some high value postal history. Some examples are shown to the right.

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South West Meeting at Stockland 15th May
     
A reminder of the South West meeting on 15th May. The programme is as follows. For more information contact Richard Griffiths.

 

STOCKLAND VILLAGE HALL

 

10.00 am to 4 pm – Programme

 

10.00 –    onwards    - Coffee

10.30 -     The Falklands £1 value – any period stamps or covers !

 11.15 -    Collectors Mail – dig out those philatelic covers sent to or by Falklands collectors over the years – no time limits here!                                          

12.00 -     Swap and shop !!

1.00  -      Lunch

2.00 -      Birds and Wings – something for the thematic collector or whatever you fancy!

 2.45 -      Something from the Dependencies!!  - an opportunity for members to surprise us

3.30  -      Tea and depart

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Grosvenor Auction with Falklands Section - May 24th 2016

 

Another Grosvenor auction with a strong Falklands section takes place in London on May 24th including the Dr P G Cronk FRPSL collection of King George V issues and a newly discovered early letter from 1832.

Shown here are:

Harrison progressive die proof of frame for Whale & Penguin issue in blue on wove paper

4d brownish-black January 1894 printing block of six, believed to be the largest surviving multiple from this printing

Social Security 7/6d on 5/- rose unmounted mint vertical pair

KGV 1d pale scarlet on thin white paper - it was believed that all this printing received "WAR STAMP" overprints but this is the only recorded example used in South Georgia.

 

 

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Falklands Strong at Cambridgeshire Philatelic Auctions - May 8th 2016

 

There are over 200 Falklands lots at Cambridgeshire Philatelic Auctions sale on 8th May 2016. Their website is www.cpa-ely.co.uk or contact Bob Carr by email at bobcarr@cpa-ely.co.uk or 01353 663919 for further details.

As well as many individual stamps, there are some good postal history and postcard lots.

Shown here are:

Lot 3503 - KEVII 1d vermilion reversed watermark marginal block 4.

Lot 3585 1933 5/- black and yellow-orange mint with Brandon certificate.

Lot 3625 1886 envelope franked QV 4d.

Lot 3627 1896 registered envelope to Hamburg franked strip and blocks of six QV 1/2d.

Lot 3683 FID used in Trsitan Da Cunha.


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Warwick and Warwick Auction with Nice Falklands Section - 4th May

 

A Warwick and Warwick auction with a strong Falklands section takes place on May 4th in Warwick. There is strength in watermark varieties. There will be public viewing on Friday, April 29th and Tuesday May 3rd (both from 9am to 4.30pm), and on the morning of the auction from 8.30am.

The entire catalogue (with scans of every lot) can be seen on their web site www.warwickandwarwick.com .  They will happily post complimentary copies of a hardcopy catalogue to any Study Group members that requests one.Contact Ian Hunter on 01926 499031 or ian.hunter@warwickandwarwick.com and mention you have seen this article on the website.

Shown right are a few lots:

  • 1933 Centenary 5/- black and yellow-orange on cover
  • 1928 South Georgia Provisional  2½ d on 2d fine used pair
  • 1964 Battle 1/- watermark inverted, unmounted mint
  • 1878-9 4d on watermarked paper, mint
  • 1921-8 2d watermark inverted, fine used

 

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Falkland Islands Issue - Her Majesty The Queen - 90 Years of Style

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Bee Design . Photographs by Tim Graham, Anwar Hussein, Central Press and Max Mumby. m/s photography by Ray Bellasario (border Tim Graham).

 

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 28.45 x 42.58mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 21 April 2016

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South Georgia Issue - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - 90 Years of Style

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Bee Design . Photographs by Alpha Photo, Fox Photos, Keystone and Chris Jackson. m/s photography by Ray Bellasario (border Miles Willis).

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 28.45 x 42.58mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 21 April 2016

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Results and Unsolds for Study Group Auction No 78 - March 2016

The results and unsold lots listings are given below. Please contact the Auction Manager as soon as possible if you are interested in any unsold lot. Thanks again to Mike Roberts for all his work as Auction Manager.

 FIPSG Auction 78 Realisations - March 2016

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FIPSG Auction 78 March 2016 - Unsold Lots

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Two Potential Scandinavian Meetings - from Stefan Heijtz
 
Our Scandanavian Represenative, Stefan Heijtz, is considering one or two potential Scandanavian meetings in 2017 and 2019. At this stage he would like to hear from you if you would show an interest in either.
 
The first would possibly be at theInternational Stamp Exhibition in Tampere, Finland, in May 2017 (Finlandia 2017, 24-28/5),  The idea at this stage would be to have the FIPSG meeting at a hotel in central Helsinki over one or two days including at least one dinner before the Tampere exhibition. Tampere is only about 1 1/2 hours by train from Helsinki so it is not far to go.

Many of you will also know that there will be an International Stamp Exhibition in Stockholm in 2019, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the RPSL (Stockholmia 2019, 29/5 – 2/6). This will be held at a conference centre in central Stockholm and since I am based in central Stockholm, we could easily arrange a FIPSG meeting and dinner (one or two days, depending on the number of participants) in connection with this exhibition. 
 
If you are interested in one or both possible meetings, please contact Stefan by email - stefan [at] novastamps.com
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FIPSG AGM - Chairman's Report
 
We extend a warm welcome to members attending their first weekend, Alan Baker, John & Gunhild Godfrey, Ian Hart, Richard Hewitt, David & Jackie Holroyd and Alan Squires. This is an impressive list of first timers and I trust you enjoy the weekend activities.

We also have the sad news of saying goodbye to Study Group members Donald Scregg, Roger Keys and Ivor Parr. I also have to mention the passing of Derek Harwood, who has attended this weekend and numerous regional meetings.

Collecting Falkland Islands and Dependencies seems as strong as ever; our membership in times of declining numbers in philatelic societies remains strong. Research continues to uncover new discoveries and wider knowledge of all aspects of Falklands philately. And certainly prices realised for Falklands material in auctions and on ebay sometimes continues to amaze!

Last year we announced that Malcolm Barton had been awarded the ABPS 2015 Award of Merit. He was nominated jointly by the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group and Bath Philatelic Society. Wilf Vevers, our president, came to the Bath PS Annual Dinner to award Malcolm his honour that was richly deserved.

Membership increased in the year ending August 2015, with numbers around the 360 mark again. Joining through the website and paying subscriptions via Paypal is still popular, but we also have attracted new members at London 2015 and shows such as Swinpex.

London 2015 was an important international show for philately and the Study Group had a stand there for all 4 days of the show. Mike Roberts won an International gold with his fantastic display of early Falkland Islands. Hugh Osborne has now joined in at International level with his superb exhibit of South Georgia and both Mike and Hugh will be representing the Study Group at NY2016. We jointly held a meeting with the Polar Post Society on the first afternoon of London 2015, which was well attended. Peter Cottis covered the Study Group section of the meeting with an excellent display of King George VI.

Mike Roberts also presented and displayed to a meeting of the Royal Philatelic Society of London in November. He produced an excellent 64 page guide to his display on Falkland Islands 1800-1945; so good that with some modifications we hope to publish it as a monograph in September 2016.

Also on publications, following on from the monograph on the 1982 Conflict published last February, we had an excellent shorter monograph on Evacuee Mail by Mike Roberts. This was generously sponsored by the Stefan Heijtz Research Fund. We have a 64 page bumper monograph on World War II Censored mail by Nigel Kaye together with the Spring Upland Goose. This was kindly sponsored by Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions. With our continued production of a Weekend Supplement, we hope we are providing varied and interesting publications for our members. We have two more monographs in the pipeline, as mentioned before Mike Roberts guide to postal history from 1800 to 1945, and Part II of the Falklands War 1982 on British Forces Mail.

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On our Regional meetings, numbers remain about the same, attending the South West, Southern, Northern, Eastern and Scottish meetings. It would be great to see some more new faces join us at these Regional meetings to maintain them as a way for new and existing members to see the research and displays of other Study Group members. In addition we had a joint meeting with the Polar Post at Swinpex, plus a stand at the Midpex 2015 show on a steaming hot June day.

Thanks to the Committee for all their hard work during the past year. For our members, you see the timely delivery of Upland Goose, an interesting auction, several packets delivered a year and the opportunity to attend Regional meetings. But that hides an immense amount of work from our committee, to all those who take these tasks, plus our secretary Morva who keeps us in line and our Treasurer and membership secretary Mark. Finally in terms of our officers, thanks to our independent examiner Chris Boyd and to our President Wilf Vevers, who does so much to promote the Study Group around the philatelic world. Thanks also to all the wives and partners who help at the regional meetings, Stefan Heijtz as our research coordinator (and DIY Expert!), Nigel Kaye for organising the weekend programme and to all of you who make this such a thriving Study Group.

New Antarctica and Falklands List From Geoffrey Barber
 
 
Many of us have covers in our collection addressed to Geoffrey Barber from the late 1950s/early 1960s onwards, firstly around Manchester and more recently based in Scotland.
 
Geoffrey is still selling Antarctica material, and his latest 2016 price list includes Falkland Islands stamps and covers as well. He also provides a Standing Order New Issue service for all Antarctic Territories new issues and FDC's.
 
If you don't receive a list, they are free to buyers on part payment of postage and are published 4 times a year. For more details contact Geoffrey at geoffrey.barber [at] talktalk.net.
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New Upland Goose - Another Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group Monograph
 
For Study Group members the first Upland Goose journal of 2016 should be arriving in early February. This will also include (for those who take it) the auction catalogue for the Study Group weekend. The weekend meeting is a week earlier than usual, so you will have to turn postal bids around fairly quickly to ensure they are with the auctioneer for the auction day.
 
In addition, a new monograph, written by Nigel Kaye,  will be delivered with the Upland Goose. The subject is censorship of mail to and from the Islands and Dependencies in World War II, and is packed with 64 pages of colour illustrations and important new information of how civilian censorship was carried out in the islands. The monograph also looks at how the military arrived in the Islands and developed their camps and military censorship. 
 
We hope that Study Group members enjoy this latest addition to our series of monographs. Members can look forward to another new monograph later in 2016, which will be another high quality offering.
 
We would like to thank Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions for their generous sponsorship of this monograph, which allows us to produce it in full colour free within the membership subscription.
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Royal Visit to the Fox Bay Post Office Museum
 
On 21 January 2016 HRH the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence visited the Fox Bay Post Office Museum. The Princess Royal inaugurated the recently erected old Pillar Box (with the Royal Cypher of her great great grandfather King Edward VII) by posting the first piece of mail into it.
 
Both the Princess Royal and her husband signed the visitors book of the Museum and they were very interested in the displays in the Museum and all the work that has been put into the renovation of the entire building, which is the oldest remaining Post Office building in the Falkland Islands. The whole visit was framed by beautiful sunny and warm weather, and was thoroughly enjoyed by everybody.
 
A cachet had been made for the event and special covers have been produced to commemorate the visit. These covers will be for sale through the FIPSG (Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group) and all proceeds will go to the FIPSG Stefan Heijtz Research Fund, which offers financial support for research and publication within Falkland Islands philately.

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The Study Group at New York 2016 Stamp Show
 

By Mark A. Butterline, Carl Faulkner and Alan Barasch  

The next international stamp show to be held in the United States will be the New York 2016 World Stamp Show.  It is scheduled for May 28 to June 4, 2016 at the Jacob K.  Javits Convention Center (a.k.a. Javits Center) in New York City.  Plans for FIPSG’s activities at the show are now well advanced.  We will share a large society booth with our sister societies, the St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (SHATPS) and the Pitcairn Islands Study Group (PISG).  This arrangement is similar to what we had at the Washington 2006 show.    By the time you read this a call for volunteers to help staff the booth will be issued.  Contact Mark Butterline to volunteer (email below).  The joint booth will provide an almost unique opportunity for FIPSG members to meet and talk with other members (outside of the UK anyway), as well as a place to rest and relax during the show. 


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In addition to the booth, FIPSG will be staging The Falkland Lectures at the show.  At present our speaker list includes: Malcolm Barton, Stefan Heijtz, Hugh Osborne, Kim Stuckey, and Mike Roberts (a lineup that is rarely duplicated outside the UK).  The session will be held Monday, May 30th (American Memorial Day) at 1PM in Room 1E15.  It will be followed at 6:30PM by a group dinner held at a nearby location, yet to be determined. Check the FIPSG website for the latest information.

The hotel blocks for the New York 2016 are still open.  This means you can make hotel reservations for the show at special show rates. Just go to www.ny2016.org.  The show organizers have arranged deals at 27 hotels at show rates range from $99/night (at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark) to $359/night (at the Waldorf Astoria).  Additional lodging and travel advice for the show can be found in the previous issue (Winter issue) of the Upland Goose.

So if you haven’t done so yet, please do make your plans to attend ASAP.  The show will be unlike any other stamp show held in the USA since Washington 2006.  The number of dealers, postal administrations, exhibits, and meetings will be many times that of any other annual stamp show held in the United States, including the large annual APS StampShow that is staged every August.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore Manhattan during Memorial Day week.  This will more than occupy the interests of accompanying stampless/Falkland-indifferent family members.     

Let us know if you have any questions or if we can provide any assistance.  Our emails are mbutterli at gmail.com, cfaulkner at taconicwilliamstown.com and alan at mophil.org (email addresses replace "at" with "@"  - changed here to avoid spamming!).We look forward to meeting all FIPSG members at the show.

Falkland Islands Issue - Birds of Prey

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers:eorgina Strange

 

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 30.56 x 38 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 13 January 2016

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Falklands Display at Royal Philatelic Society London
     
Congratulations to Mike Roberts who promoted Falkland Islands postal history with a 12 frame display plus 45 minute presentation of Falkland Islands Postal History 1827-1945 to 105 fellows, members and guests at the Royal Philatelic Society in London on 26th November.
 
Mike produced a 64 page writeup of his display and has generously allowed the Study Group to publish an edited version as a monograph in the near future. 
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Falkland Islands Issue - Clouds

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Ian Strange (photographs by Ian and Georgina Strange)

 

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 51.46 x 30 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 9 December 2015

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South Georgia Issue - Biodiversity

 

Technical Details:


Designers: Bee Design (photographs by Martin Collins, Christoph Held & Alastair Wilson)

 

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Stochastic Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 25.73 x 21 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 21 December 2015

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Falkland Islands Issue - 20th Anniversary of Elephant Seal Research Group

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Bee Design (photographs by ESRG)

 

Printer: Cartor Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 13 1/4 x 13 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 38 x 30.6 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10 (5 se tenant pairs)

 

Release date: 30 November 2015

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New Postal rates for Falkland Islands, BAT and South Georgia from 1st January 2016
     
Attached are details of the new postal rates effective 1st January 2016. Some interesting rates will be possible! Geoffrey Barber notes: Most unusually, not only did the three territories latest postage rate  increases not increase by the same amount, but also DID NOT INCREASE ON THE SAME DAY.  South Georgia increased on 5th January 2015, coinciding with issue date of the new SG definitive, whilst FI & BAT increased nearly a year later on 1st Jan 2016.
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An interesting War Stamp Variety
     
Thanks to Roger Mazillius for showing an interesting War Stamp variety. The type has moved in the frame, leaving a gap between STA and MP on a line perf example. Any more of these spotted by our collectors?
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Anther Taster for the Grosvenor - John Murdock Sale 11th November
 
Thanks to Grosvenor, they have given us another early preview of some lots:
 
Lot 5003 The Joseph Beale or "tempest in a Teapot" entire 1854 headed USSS Germantown/Falkland Islads to his wife with a Mystic River receiver
 
Lot 5025 - Registered Bisect cover official envelope addressed by W.A. Harding to Yorkshire. Barton J11.
 
Lot 5175 - 1977 Airmail envelope from Fox Bay with blacked out first flight special cachet, only commercial mail treated thus.
 
Lot 5231 - South Georgia cover carrying marginal 2/6d and 5/- both second printing, the 5/- being the black and yellow-orange
 
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Grosvenor Auctions - John Murdock Sale 11th November
 
The Grosvenor November 11th (2pm) sale follows on from the recent Bryant  Rose sale with some exceptional stamps and postal history.
 
Here are some examples of the lots:
 
Lot 5001 The Earliest Known Letter from the Falkland Islands. Entire headed "Falkland islands / the 15th February 1800 and addressed to Major Thomas Millen / Hopkinton / Massachussetts / North America by one of his sons.
 
Lot 5004 - Black Frank dated October 1st 1873, on an official envelope to William M. Dawson. Barnes 6/73.
 
Lot 5026 - The largest known multiple of the Surcharged 1d Claret - the mint block of sixteen, one (R 2/2) with lower surcharge missing
 
Lot 5072 - War Stamp Third overprinting with variety overprint double.
 
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New FI Stamps Website    
 
With thanks to Stefan Heijtz for the information, the new Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau has been launched. FI stamps have been brought screaming into the internet age with (at last!) the ability to order items from the website. 
 
The website address is www.falklandstamps.com 
 
First impressions are that the website looks crisp and modern. Do take a look and please let the UG editor know any feedback on the site and your shopping experience!
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Grosvenor Auctions - Bryant Rose Sale
 
The Grosvenor September 24th sale majors on the exceptional collection formed by Bryant  Rose, stamps and covers from the reigns of Queen Victoria to King George VI with many rarities including  Black and Red Frank covers. With lots from other vendors, there will be 600+ lots of Falklands and Antarctica material
 
Here are some examples of the lots:
 
Lot 1628 - 1901 Government House envelope to USA. One of three known covers showing the rare Government House Recd marking.
 
Lot 1790 - 1921 wrapper to Percy Creaghe, donor of the Tristan da Cunha Type II cachet
 
Lot 1905 - Outlying Residents Postage Due block of 4 from G A Cobb, Bleaker Island
 
Lot 1909 - Previously unrecorded block of 4 3/- green overprinted 4/6 Social Security Stamps
 
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Falkland Islands Issue - Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Andrew Robinson

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 42.58 x 28.45 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 9 September 2015

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South Georgia Issue - Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Andrew Robinson

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 42.58 x 28.45 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 9 September 2015

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Falkland Islands Issue - Magellanic Penguins, Predators and Prey

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Tony Chater

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 30.56 x 38 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 50 (2 x 25)

 

Release date: 21 August 2015

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Falkland Islands Issue - Magna Carta

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Derek Miller

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 42.58 x 28.45 mm

 

Sheet Layout: 20 (2 x 10)

 

Release date: 15 June 2015

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Falkland Islands Issue - Colour In Nature IV

 

Technical Details:

 

Designers: Ian J. Strange & Georgina Strange

 

Photographs:  Georgina Strange & Ian J. Strange of Design In Nature

 

Printer: BDT International Security Printing

 

Process: Lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 51.46 x 30mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10 (5 se-tenant pairs)

 

Release date: 12 May 2015

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Dates for Your Diary - Grosvenor Auctions with Falklands Material
 
The Grosvenor June 3rd British Empire & Foreign Countries sale will contain a small offering of Falkland Islands including some Q.E.II varieties and a Dependencies Thin Map 2d. ‘double map’.
 
However, the next specialised Falkland Islands &  Antarctica section will be presented in the auction on September 24th and will include the exceptional collection formed by Bryant  Rose, stamps and covers from the reigns of Queen Victoria to King George VI with many rarities including  Black and Red Frank covers.
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FOX BAY POST OFFICE MUSEUM OPENED ON 8 MARCH 2015 - REPORT

Some 40-50 people, including many children, as well as Falklands Radio, attended the official opening of the Fox Bay Post Office Museum on 8 March. At one stage the Museum was so full that there was hardly any space to move, but we all went into the house for refreshments and it was possible for everybody to enjoy the display of old maps and prints of the Falklands as well.

The Museum is primarily, but not exclusively, showing the history of the Post Office at Fox Bay, and the displays include a counter with postal artefacts, the old wooden rack of mail boxes, mail bags, the old Post Office safe, as well as information about and pictures of old postmarks and letters sent from Fox Bay from 1899 onwards.

One of the more remarkable discoveries was a part impression of one of the old Fox Bay postmarks (FB.2 or FB.3) on one of the floor boards in the Old Post Office!

We want to thank everybody who came along and made this a special day for us all, and it showed that our efforts in restoring the house and the Old Post Office was appreciated.

Stefan Falkland Heijtz & Hugh Osborne
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South Georgia - ­Ships, Scientists and Explorers

Technical Details

Designer: Andrew Robinson

Printer: BDT International

 

Process: Stochastic lithography

 

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

 

Stamp size: 28.45 x 42.58mm

 

Sheet Layout: 10

 

Release date: 5 January, 2015

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