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+++ Next Meeting is the Scottish Meeting at Murrayfield on 1 November 2014 AND the Southern Meeting at Camberley on 2 November 2014 +++ Falkland Islands Colour in Nature 3 released 16th September 2014 +++

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The next meeting will be the:

Scottish Meeting - Saturday 1st November at Murrayfield  - contact Geoffrey Barber for details. 
    
Southern Meeting - Sunday 2nd November at Camberley - contact Hugh Osborne for details.
 
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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Falkland Islands Issue - Centenary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands 
   

Technical details:


Designer     Robin Carter

Printer         BDT International

Process      Lithography

Perforation 14 per 2 cms

Stamp size 30.56 x 38mm

Sheet Layout  10

Release date 

8 December 2014


A REMINDER OF THE STUDY GROUP MEETING ON 8TH DECEMBER AT GROSVENOR WITH DISPLAYS OF THE BATTLES OF CORONEL AND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS












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Results and Unsolds for Study Group Auction No 75 - October 2014

The results and unsold lots listing is 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 Realisations - March 2014

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FIPSG Auction 75 October 2014 - Unsold Lots

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Ronnie Spafford
     
A short notice to inform members of the death of Ronnie Spafford, 86,  a Vice President of the Study Group. Ronnie made a massive contribution to the knowledge around Falklands philately, many of us will have a copy of the 1972 book on the 1933 Centenary Issue, while Ronnie vigorously edited the Upland Goose magazine for several years, taking up the cudgels against increasing numbers of issues and irrelevant miniature sheets around the Falklands stamp issuing policies. He always entertained at Study group meetings.
 
He will also be remembered for pioneering organised land and air based travel around the Islands with Falkland Excursions, which many Study Group members used as their route to get to the Islands for the first time.
 
It was thought appropriate to use the photograph of Ronnie from the endpiece on the 1933 Centenary book here.
 
David Beech writes an excellent summary on Ronnie:
 
"He was an active philatelist being a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and a founding member and Vice President of the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group. He is the author of The 1933 Centenary Issue of the Falkland Islands published in 1972. His collection of Falkland Islands received International Gold medals. Ronnie was former Chairman of the Philatelic Writers Society and a life member of the American Philatelic Society. He was president of Weston-Super-Mare Philatelic Society and was involved as one time Editor of the newsletter of the Somerset and Dorset Philatelic Federation.
 
Ronnie was an active supporter of the Falkland Islands and was a former Chairman of the Falkland islands Association, Editor of its Falkland Islands Newsletter, as well as a Vice President. He served a term as Chairman of Falklands Conservation and found time to run visits to the Islands which were enjoyed by many philatelists. He will be much missed". 
 
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Northern Meeting Saturday 27th September     
 
A reminder that the Study Group Northern area meeting will be taking place this Saturday 27th September at the usual venue St Peters Church Gildersome with members congregating at 1.30 for 2. This is always an interesting meeting and we look forward to seeing both old and new attendees there. For new members, you don't have to bring a display, simply enjoy the afternoon!
 
For more details contact Mike Roberts. 
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South Georgia - Heroes of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Issue 
   

Technical details:

 

Layout: Bee Design

Printer: BDT International

Process: Lithography

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

Stamp size: 28.45 x 42.58mm

Sheet Layout: 10

Release date: 5th November 2014 (the Centenary of the arrival of the Expedition at Grytviken).






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South Georgia - History of Reindeer Issue 
   

Technical details:

 

Layout: Bee Design

Printer: BDT International

Process: Lithography

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

Stamp size: 28.45 x 42.58mm

Sheet Layout: 10

Release date: 14th October, 2014






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Harry Evans - The Founding Father of the Polar Postal History Society 

 

Harry Evans, the President of the Polar Postal History Society died on 5th August after a brief illness.

 

Many of us knew Harry as an active member of the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group, but of course his real love was the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain, which he founded in 1952. He was a driving force in the development of Polar Philately and many of us have covers addressed to him in Hampshire as he was a prolific receiver of polar post.

 

The Study Group extends our condolences to Harry's family. 


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Grosvenor Auction Sale November 20th 

 

Grosvenor Auctions announce that their next Falkland Islands and Antarctica sale will be on Thursday November 20th.

 

The section will feature the collection of the late H.E.J. 'Harry' Evans (see news elsewhere) and so will be particularly strong in Antarctica but there will also be notable groups of 1918-20 "WAR STAMP" overprints, 1982 Conflict, South Georgia and Whaling Mail.


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FIPSG MEETING – BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

GROSVENOR, LONDON – 8th DECEMBER 2014

 

To commemorate the Battle of the Falkland Islands, a meeting is being held at Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions, 3rd Floor, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LT.

 

The meeting is on:

 

Monday 8th December 2014 (the 100th Anniversary Day) starting 11am

 

There will be three organised displays of Battle related material and a final display where all attendees will be invited to display their own material (it is NOT necessary to bring something to display if you are attending the meeting).

 

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Forces Postal History Society.

 

Tea and coffee will be provided, but we ask you to bring your own lunch. There are several sandwich shops, restaurants and pubs close to the venue.

 

The provisional format of the day will be:

 

10:30AM for 11AM Arrival

11AM Display 1

12 Noon Display 2

 

1PM – 2PM Lunch

 

2PM  Display 3

3PM Members and Guests Displays

4PM Close

 

If you wish to attend, to give us some idea of numbers, please email Kim Stuckey. More details will be in the September Upland Goose.

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Falkland Islands Issue - Colour in Nature 3 
   

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: 16 September, 201


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Outsourcing of Falkland Islands Postal Services
     
The Falkland Islands Government has outsourced postal services to the private sector. The privatisation launch date is 1st August 2014.   

Falklands Post Service Ltd will take over postal operations and the company hopes to alter and improve access to mailboxes over the first six months of operations as well as make improvements to the customer experience of the Philatelic Bureau.

These improvements will require remodelling and refurbishment to be carried out, and this is best achieved whilst the area is closed. The new service-provider hopes to keep disruption to customers at a minimum. From 1st August, Falklands Post Service Ltd will have airmail available for collection from 08:00, rather than 14:30 as is the current procedure.    

Dr Andrea Clausen, Director of Falklands Post Service Ltd is enthusiastic about the company’s future: “I am very pleased to have reached the final stages of this FIG-led outsourcing project, and would like to thank all those who have supported me along the way. My new team and I are very much looking forward to delivering an improved postal and philatelic service to all of our customers from 1st August onwards.”

MLA Ian Hansen, portfolio holder for postal services, welcomed the changes: “I’m sure that Andrea and the team at Falklands Post Service Ltd will provide an excellent service for our community, and I wish them the very best in their new venture. I’d like to extend my thanks to Director of Central Services, Simon Fletcher, for all his hard work in moving the outsourcing project forward, and to the staff at the Post Office and Philatelic Bureau for their dedication and professionalism during this period of change.

From a Study Group viewpoint, the Chairman has met with both Andrea and Simon Fletcher and we have been given assurances about items such as services through the Philatelic Bureau and stamp issuing policy. We look forward to working with Falkland Post Service Ltd in the future.

 

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Swinpex Meeting at St Joseph's College - Swindon
     

There will be a joint meeting with the Polar Postal History Society, starting at 1:30pm in a meeting room (left hand side of the atrium). Meeting Room details will be available from the FIPSG stand in the large display room to the left as you enter the building.

 

The Swinpex show starts at 10am and there are many dealer stands and displays to view. 

 

We look forward to seeing members and guests at the stand and the meeting. 

 

For satnavs, St Joseph's College is at Ocotal Way, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR 

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South West Meeting at Stockland 10th May
     
A reminder of the South West meeting on 10th 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 -     Something Victorian led by Kim Stuckey

         

11.15 -    War and the Falklands  - with displays including The 1914 Battle ( Trevor Shaw ) and HMS Exeter and World War 2 ( Wilf Vevers )

                                                

12.00 -     Swap and shop !!

 

1.00  -      Lunch

 

2.00 -      Something Modern ( since 2000 )  led by Roger Mazillius and s display on the 2011 Oravia issue

 

2.45 -      Something from the Dependencies!!  -

                               an opportunity for members to surprise us, BUT definitely including the 1956 Transantarctic Expedition ( Wilf Vevers)

 

3.30  -      Tea and depart

 

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South Georgia Issue - Prince George Christening 
   

Technical details:


Designer: Andrew Robinson


Printer: Cartor Security Printing


Process: Lithography


Perforation: 13 x 13 ¼ per 2cms


Stamp size: 30.6 x 38mm


Sheet Layout: 10


Release date: 23 June 2014





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Falkland Islands Issue - Prince George Christening 
   

Technical details:


Designer: Andrew Robinson


Printer: Cartor Security Printing


Process: Lithography


Perforation: 13 x 13 ¼ per 2cms


Stamp size: 30.6 x 38mm


Sheet Layout: 10


Release date: 21 May 2014





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Violet South Georgia 2½d on 2d Provisional at Grosvenor Auction in May
      
The Grosvenor auction in May includes this interesting lot, exciting for South Georgia collectors
 
South Georgia: 1928 21/2D PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE PROOF IN VIOLET on 2d. purple-brown The unique example in this colour impressed from the original die from an inking pad employed for rubber handstamps. Upper marginal and hinged in selvedge only, trivial imperfection at lower right.  B.P.A. certificate (1987) confirms surcharge “from the original type is genuine” although unable to confirm exact status “from the information currently available.” Accompanied by interesting four page letter dated “24th III ‘32” written from South Georgia to Dr. Dudley Stone by Sub-magistrate A.G. Nelson-Jones in which he confirms that “This copy would be the first to be surcharged & is undoubtedly the only one in existence with an indelible surcharge.” Ex Stone, Prappas and Sir Gawaine Baillie.
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Results and Unsolds for Study Group Auction No 74 - March 2014

The results and unsold lots listing is given below. Please contact the Auction Manager as soon as possible if you are interested in any unsold lot. It was an exciting and productive auction at the Study Group Weekend.

 FIPSG Auction Realisations - March 2014

 
LOT NO.SOLDLOT NO.SOLDLOT NO.SOLDLOT NO.SOLD
1£7.0080£22.00153£26.00242£22.00
2£18.0081£28.00154£15.00243£8.00
3£4.0082£22.00155£7.00244£4.00
4£7.0083£22.00156£15.00245£7.00
5£8.0084£80.00157£18.00246£8.00
6£8.0085£70.00158£7.00247£7.00
7£14.0087£20.00159£8.00248£12.00
8£14.0088£55.00160£4.00249£8.00
9£6.0089£26.00161£48.00251£260.00
10£12.0090£22.00164£7.00252£85.00
11£7.0091£60.00165£8.00253£12.00
12£4.0092£22.00166£10.00254£16.00
13£4.0093£26.00167£17.00255£24.00
14£11.0094£260.00168£8.00256£10.00
15£22.0095£300.00169£10.00257£38.00
16£26.0096£220.00174£7.00258£42.00
17£28.0097£200.00175£7.00259£22.00
18£28.0098£15.00176£130.00260£24.00
19£20.0099£65.00177£160.00261£30.00
20£10.00100£55.00178£40.00262£19.00
21£14.00101£46.00179£40.00263£17.00
22£14.00102£28.00181£32.00264£34.00
23£15.00103£38.00182£5.00265£80.00
24£3.00104£42.00183£4.00266£55.00
25£70.00105£60.00186£46.00267£46.00
26£75.00106£24.00187£400.00268£110.00
27£120.00107£220.00190£5.00269£160.00
29£32.00108£240.00191£8.00270£36.00
30£46.00109£8.00192£9.00273£65.00
31£140.00110£26.00196£14.00274£75.00
32£75.00111£55.00197£42.00276£240.00
33£160.00114£32.00198£8.00278£75.00
34£90.00116£5.00199£24.00279£28.00
35£65.00117£26.00201£12.00280£12.00
36£75.00118£20.00202£19.00282£22.00
37£26.00119£30.00204£18.00283£40.00
38£32.00120£30.00205£10.00284£40.00
39£70.00121£920.00206£8.00285£8.00
40£130.00122£110.00207£18.00286£32.00
41£44.00123£130.00209£30.00287£4.00
42£50.00124£12.00212£60.00288£22.00
43£40.00125£24.00213£7.00292£22.00
45£100.00126£20.00214£22.00294£24.00
46£130.00127£17.00215£14.00295£40.00
47£60.00128£38.00216£16.00297£42.00
48£70.00129£30.00217£340.00298£30.00
50£12.00130£20.00218£85.00299£8.00
52£16.00131£8.00219£180.00300£26.00
53£28.00132£14.00220£34.00301£20.00
54£16.00133£80.00221£65.00302£20.00
56£32.00134£46.00222£80.00304£48.00
57£70.00135£100.00223£38.00305£12.00
58£44.00136£190.00224£13.00306£12.00
59£19.00137£32.00226£8.00308£20.00
60£32.00138£220.00227£26.00309£12.00
61£16.00139£60.00228£16.00310£16.00
63£20.00140£20.00229£110.00311£36.00
64£24.00141£13.00230£30.00312£15.00
66£46.00142£10.00231£40.00313£12.00
67£65.00143£32.00232£13.00314£32.00
68£44.00144£26.00233£60.00316£24.00
70£55.00145£140.00234£42.00317£46.00
73£38.00146£10.00236£8.00318£12.00
74£30.00147£19.00237£8.00319£16.00
75£32.00148£4.00238£26.00320£170.00
76£65.00150£28.00239£4.00323£30.00
78£16.00151£150.00240£16.00331£150.00
79£16.00152£10.00241£7.00332£40.00
334£42.00
337£26.00

FIPSG Auction 74 March 2014 - Unsold Lots

 
LOT NO.EstimateAvailable atLOT NO.EstimateAvailable at
28£35.00£30.00200£12.00£9.00
44£50.00£40.00203£14.00£11.00
49£20.00£16.00208£12.00£9.00
51£50.00£40.00210£10.00£8.00
55£15.00£12.00211£6.00£5.00
62£40.00£32.00225£18.00£15.00
65£20.00£16.00235£8.00£7.00
69£60.00£48.00250£8.00£7.00
71£30.00£24.00271£60.00£48.00
72£30.00£24.00272£45.00£36.00
77£35.00£28.00275£55.00£44.00
86£25.00£20.00277£65.00£55.00
112£150.00£120.00281£60.00£48.00
113£80.00£65.00289£50.00£40.00
115£15.00£12.00290£20.00£16.00
149£60.00£48.00291£20.00£16.00
162£15.00£12.00293£15.00£12.00
163£12.00£9.00296£10.00£8.00
170£12.00£9.00303£10.00£8.00
171£12.00£9.00307£10.00£8.00
172£8.00£7.00315£12.00£9.00
173£8.00£7.00321£5.00£5.00
180£10.00£8.00322£5.00£5.00
184£10.00£8.00324£10.00£8.00
185£50.00£40.00325£40.00£32.00
188£20.00£16.00326£90.00£75.00
189£2.00£2.00327£120.00£95.00
185£50.00£40.00328£30.00£24.00
188£20.00£16.00329£20.00£16.00
189£2.00£2.00330£25.00£20.00
193£5.00£5.00333£20.00£16.00
194£10.00£8.00335£15.00£12.00
195£10.00£8.00336£8.00£7.00

 

Southern Meeting Returns!
     
With a huge thanks to Hugh and Mary Osborne, the Southern Meeting will return in 2014, the meeting taking place on Sunday 2nd November at the regular venue of Camberley Cricket Club. This has always been a popular meeting (and guaranteed cricket weather in November!), please add the date to your diary. Further details will follow in Upland Goose.
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New President and Two Vice Presidents for the Study Group
     
At the Study Group AGM the following offices were voted on by the attendees and carried unanimously:
 
Tony Belfield, our President from 2009 until 2014 is stepping down and becomes Past President. The committee and members would like to thank Tony for his support of the Study Group during his term of office.
 
Wilf Vevers becomes the new Study Group President. Wilf is active across many societies in the Philatelic world, and will actively promote the Study Group as well as guiding the committee in its thinking and decision making.
 
Malcolm Barton is elected as a Vice President. Malcolm is of course the founder of the Study Group, served as Secretary and President for many years and is still actively encouraging and informing collectors with his immense knowledge of Falkland Islands philately.
 
Also elected as a Vice President is Carl Faulkner. Carl has made an immense contribution in building and maintaining our North American Study Group membership. He has promoted collecting Falkland Islands stamps and postal history as a worldwide hobby and being a key part of the reputation the Study Group has built across the philatelic community.
 
 
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New Agents for British Antarctic Territory Issues
     
Pobjoy Mint Ltd and Creative Direction (Worldwide) Limited successful in tender for British Antarctic Territory philatelic contract

The Commissioner of The British Antarctic Territory would like to thank all agencies that submitted their tenders for the recently advertised BAT philatelic contract.

After careful consideration we are pleased to announce that Pobjoy Mint and Creative Direction have been selected to act as BAT’s new agents from 24th March 2014.

Pobjoy Mint and Creative Direction are already producing the stamps for the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

Pobjoy Mint has been associated with the production and international marketing of BAT commemorative coins since 2008, whilst Tim Underwood of Creative Direction first became involved in the production of BAT stamps in the 1980s.

Philatelic receipts account for more than half the Territory’s annual revenue, funds which are re-invested in the Territory to support environmental, science and heritage projects.

You can find more about Pobjoy on their website: http://www.pobjoystamps.com/
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Visiting Speakers Diary
     
Here we will give regular updates of any Study Group members giving Falkland Islands displays to local societies. I am sure any of the societies would welcome guests for the event, if you are interested please contact the speaker. 
 
Saturday 10th May - Royal Philatelic Scottish Regional Meeting,  Perth - Geoffrey Barber - Falkland Islands 1869-1982
 
Tuesday 28th October - Stirling Philatelic Society - Geoffrey Barber - Falkland Islands 1869-1982
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Falkland Islands Issue - Fungi    
   

Technical details:


Artist: Ian J. Strange:  Design In Nature


Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Process: Lithography

Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 per 2cms

Stamp size: 30.6 x 38mm

Sheet Layout: 50 (2 x 25)

Release date: 15th April 2014



  
  
  
 
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Falkland Islands Issue - Predators & Prey
    
   

Technical details:

Artist:                   Tony Chater

  

Printer:                Cartor            Security Printing

  

Process:              Lithography

  

Perforation:         13 ¼ x 13 per 2cms

  

Stamp size:         30.6 x 38mm

  

Sheet Layout:      50 (2 x 25)

  

Release date:      25th March 2014

  
  
 
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More Good News
     
Congratulations to Hugh Osborne on receiving a vermeil award for his 5 frame display on South Georgia until 1953, which many of us enjoyed seeing at Stampex Spring 2014 show.
 
Also congratulations to Robin Sherman for his election as a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society. 
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Stanley Meeting Report - 21st January 2014

 

On the 21st January 2014, at the Christ Church Cathedral Church Hall, a 40th Anniversary meeting of the very first Study Group meeting in Stanley was held.


The original meeting report stated “The first meeting of the Study Group to be held in Stanley was held on Monday 21st January 1974. It was attended by local members Mr. H.M. Milne, Mr. T. Spruce, Miss M. Biggs and Monseingneur Spraggon, and by Mr. W.P.Vevers from England.


“The meeting commenced with a general discussion regarding Falkland Islands stamps, their issuing by the Post Office and the general hope that there would be more meetings of the local members of the Study Group.


“Mr. Spruce then showed part of his collection of covers and in particular a number coming to the Islands from England. Miss Biggs also showed a number of covers and Mr. Milne a selection of variations and flaws in modern issues.”

 

We ensured the anniversary meeting was held 40 years to the day of the first anniversary and 12 members and guests were present, including Stephen Palmer, Mike Roberts and Kim Stuckey from the UK to follow in Wilf Vevers footsteps. It was also wonderful that one of the original attendees, Terry Spruce, was present for the 40th anniversary meeting. Also present was local historian John Smith, Legislative Assembly Speaker Keith Biles, Brian Aldridge, Natalie Smith, Mike & Sue Morrison, Sonia Felton and meeting organiser and well known Study Group member Phil Middleton.



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The meeting was based around the display of Mike Roberts gold medal winning Falkland Islands Postal History until 1945 collection and there was much comment and discussion around some of the wonderful items.


As a souvenir of the meeting each attendee received a cover containing the poster for the 2014 meeting. The cover design was based on a drawing of a pair of Upland Geese by local artist Sonia Felton; an example is shown above.

 

It was an evening that everyone enjoyed and we look forward to the 50th anniversary in 2024.

Upland Goose: An Apology
     
On page 48 of the Spring 2014 issue of Upland Goose, we inadvertently referred to the Grosvenor Auction of lots from the "late Dr Carlos Garcia-Moral". We are pleased to inform the Study Group that he is in fact alive and well and we apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused.
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A Spink Cracker to start off 2014
      
Spink are holding an auction with some 85 quality Falkland and Dependencies lots in Switzerland on 25th January 2014.
 
The lots will be available for viewing in London until about mid January - please contact Spink London for details before travelling to view. Telephone 020 7563 4000. Some lots are shown here.
 
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Happy Christmas and New Year from the Study Group

 

A very Happy Christmas and New Year to all our Study Group members, from the President and Committee. We are also thinking of our members who are not well at this time and wish them a speedy recovery. 

 

For all our members, hopefully you will all get the philatelic presents that you put on your list for Santa! 

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Another Superb Grosvenor Auction heading our way in May 2014
      
Grosvenor have given us early warning of their May 21st/22nd 2014 auction,  which will feature the superb exhibition collection of the Falkland Islands 1938-50 Issue formed by Tony Belfield, FRPSL, handsomely presented on 144 display pages.
 
It includes a comprehensive study of the printings, plate
no. and sheet no. singles and multiples, varieties including the unique 1938 2d. vertical column of ten imperforate at top and showing the sheet number "1944" in margin, and a range of covers including commercial use of all values with some rare postal rates.
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Gold Medal Winner

 

Many congratulations to Mike Roberts for his Gold Medal at Brasiliana 2013, held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 19 to 25 November, 2013. Mike's entry was "Falkland Islands - a Postal History until 1945".

Congratulations also to Mark Butterline for his 5 frame Large Vermeil on "Falklands or Malvinas".

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London Meeting Report
     
Thanks to the generosity of Grosvenor Auctions the Study Group met after the auction on the 18th November. A nice supply of drinks and nibbles were provided by Grosvenor as the attendees viewed displays by:

Hugh Osborne - a wonderful collection of Birds sheet numbers and FI Dependencies postal history
Kim Stuckey - Mail Ships issue postal history
Tony Lovelock - the definitive display of 1982 Conflict postal history
Ralph Riddell-Carre - an outstanding display of early postal history, stamps and especially War Stamps.

Many attendees commented that this was an excellent way to finish off the afternoon, post the auction. The die-hards then adjourned to Stanley Gibbons downstairs for more food and drink at their "Philatelic Terms Illustrated" open evening! Thanks are also due to Stanley Gibbons for hosting the committee meeting earlier in the day.
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British Antarctic Territory Definitive Issue
    
The new definitive set of 16  for BAT evokes the wonderful Michael Goaman set of 1963. The new issue features the original set of 15 BAT stamps issued 1st February 1963 plus the 2nd £1 value issued 1st December 1969.
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Lost in The Mail

 

We have been informed by a UK dealer that the incoming Falkland Islands cover shown right has been lost in the mail on an overseas posting. If it does emerge again, and you are offered it, please let us know via the comments form below or contact details in the Upland Goose.

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South Georgia Issue - Habitat Restoration
   
Technical details:

Layout            Bee Design

Printer    BDT International

Process           Lithography

Perforation    14 per 2cms

Stamp size     30.56 x 38mm

Sheet Layout  10

Release date   15 December, 2013

  
 
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Grosvenor Auction on November 28th - Some more lots
      
(First photo) Lot 2072 1960-66 Birds, die proof of 2d. Gentoo Penguins vignette on wove paper (113 x 147mm., folded to 71 x 147mm.) without engraved die number. Heijtz cat. £1,200.

(Lower photo) Lot 2101 Outlying Residents Postage Due: Tom Hennah, Port Stephens: 1891-1902 1d.  pale red, scarce vertical strip of three, each with fancy “T H” handstamp in violet, part original gum. Ex Styles and Heyburn.
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FIPSG at Saint Louis Stamp Expo 2014

 

FIPSG will be one of the convening societies at the Saint Louis Stamp Expo being held March 21 to 23, 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, right next to Lambert–St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.   The Saint Louis Stamp Expo is an APS World Series of Philately show, with 200+ frames available for exhibits.  Visit the show website, www.stlouisstampexpo.org, for the exhibit prospectus and other show information.  Note that the show organizers have arranged for a special show rate of $87 per night at the Renaissance.   

 

FIPSG’s presence at the show will be part of a larger convention of British-area societies.  These include: Great Britain Collectors Club (GBCC); British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group (BCPSG); Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania (SAS/O); Pitcairn Islands Study Group (PISG); and the St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (SHATPS). 

 

Show attendees can look forward to viewing many British-area exhibits (including some Falkland exhibits), shopping the 50-dealer bourse, and much philatelic camaraderie with fellow collectors. There will also be a FIPSG meeting at the show (date/time/program TBA).   For additional information as we get closer to the show or contact Mark Butterline (mbutterli at gmail.com). 

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Grosvenor Auction on November 28th - Two interesting lots
      
(First two photos) 1891-1902 1/2d. deep blue-green and 21/2d. very pale chalky ultramarine from the First printing of May 1891in matching upper right corner marginal blocks of four, without gum, from the single Bradbury Wilkinson archive sheets of sixty, fine. The archive sheets of each value were the only survivors from the first printing, the supply of stamps to the islands having been lost when the “Neko” sank on July 21

(Lower photo) 1891-1902 6d. orange-yellow, May 1895 printing, WATERMARK NOT REVERSED, a rare complete mint sheet of sixty, hinged in margins, showing flaws incl. re-entry traces in stamps of column 7, [R. 5/3] with break at lower left corner etc., perforations previously folded between columns 5 and 6, one stamp [R. 6/6] and selvedge below thinned on reverse, [R. 1/8-9] with horizontal crease, the others chiefly fine unmounted.
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South Georgia Issue - Centenary of the Whaler's Church, Grytviken      
 
Technical Details

Layout             Bee Design

Printer             BDT International

Process            Lithography

Perforation    14 per 2cms

Stamp size     36 x 36mm

Sheet Layout 10

Release date  24 December, 2013

 
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Falkland Islands Issue - Airmail Postcard Rate - Penguins
   
Technical details:

Artist:               Robin Carter

Printer:             BDT International

Process:      Stochastic Lithography

Perforation:     14 per 2cms

Stamp size:      25.73 x 21mm

Sheet Layout:   10 (no gutter)

Souvenir sheet: 104 x 93mm

Release date:     21 November, 2013

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Results and Unsolds for Study Group Auction No 73 - October 2013

The results and unsold lots listing is given below. Please contact the Auction Manager as soon as possible if you are interested in any unsold lot. Once again, thanks to Mike for an excellent auction.

FIPSG AUCTION OCTOBER 2013
LOT NO. sold LOT NO. sold LOT NO. sold LOT NO. sold
1 £14 63 £15 134 £50 197 £10
2 £18 64 £18 136 £50 198 £12
4 £16 68 £50 137 £50 200 £12
6 £14 69 £42 138 £50 201 £32
8 £11 71 £40 140 £50 203 £20
10 £16 72 £22 142 £100 204 £10
11 £16 74 £40 143 £16 205 £60
12 £22 76 £30 144 £16 207 £20
13 £5 77 £20 145 £16 208 £16
14 £5 78 £20 146 £46 209 £15
15 £5 81 £15 147 £42 210 £28
16 £18 82 £20 148 £14 211 £15
17 £14 84 £15 149 £10 216 £8
18 £14 85 £34 150 £120 217 £20
19 £15 86 £50 152 £20 218 £26
20 £10 87 £48 153 £220 219 £10
21 £32 88 £70 155 £220 220 £12
22 £26 89 £46 156 £120 223 £9
23 £20 90 £44 157 £160 224 £20
24 £26 91 £11 158 £44 225 £13
25 £24 92 £26 159 £100 226 £12
26 £22 93 £60 160 £26 229 £15
29 £6 94 £34 161 £24 231 £15
30 £10 95 £26 163 £14 232 £10
35 £100 96 £32 164 £10 233 £10
36 £18 99 £44 165 £40 235 £44
37 £6 100 £20 166 £16 236 £20
38 £11 101 £15 168 £16 238 £12
39 £9 102 £14 169 £15 239 £10
40 £20 104 £22 170 £26 241 £10
41 £26 105 £26 171 £10 243 £22
42 £5 106 £30 172 £38 244 £20
43 £24 107a £28 173 £10 245 £10
45 £26 107pc £28 174 £17 246 £240
46 £17 112 £20 175 £36 248 £10
47 £16 113 £7 178 £10 249 £20
48 £20 114 £28 179 £44 250 £10
49 £48 115 £4 181 £30 252 £65
50 £38 117 £12 182 £580 253 £16
51 £42 118 £10 183 £520 254 £55
52 £55 120 £5 187 £24 255 £48
53 £28 121 £60 188 £48 256 £12
54 £55 123 £36 189 £18 258 £26
55 £18 125 £34 191 £24 260 £10
56 £12 126 £10 192 £70 262 £28
57 £12 128 £16 193 £26 263 £20
58 £46 129 £48 194 £34 264 £19
59 £44 130 £10 195 £36 265 £10
61 £15 132 £12 196 £20    

 
FIPSG AUCTION OCTOBER 2013 - AVAILABLE UNSOLD LOTS
LOT NO. ESTIMATE available at   LOT NO. ESTIMATE available at
3 £10 £8   135 £50 £40
5 £12 £10   139 £50 £40
9 £3 £3   141 £24 £19
27 £10 £8   151 £20 £16
28 £10 £8   154 £36 £28
31 £5 £5   162 £15 £12
32 £5 £5   167 £8 £7
33 £4 £4   176 £85 £70
34 £5 £5   177 £90 £75
44 £25 £20   180 £20 £16
60 £15 £12   184 £60 £48
62 £25 £20   185 £18 £15
65 £25 £20   186 £20 £16
66 £20 £16   190 £70 £55
67 £20 £16   199 £40 £32
70 £20 £16   202 £10 £8
73 £60 £48   206 £10 £8
75 £15 £12   212 £10 £8
79 £30 £24   213 £10 £8
80 £15 £12   214 £10 £8
83 £25 £20   215 £8 £7
97 £20 £16   221 £10 £8
98 £25 £20   222 £10 £8
103 £35 £28   227 £15 £12
108 £95 £80   228 £15 £12
109 £10 £8   230 £15 £12
110 £30 £24   234 £10 £8
111 £40 £32   237 £20 £16
116 £5 £5   240 £14 £12
119 £5 £5   242 £12 £10
122 £18 £15   247 £20 £16
124 £10 £8   251 £10 £8
127 £10 £8   257 £12 £10
131 £10 £8   259 £10 £8
133 £11 £9   261 £10 £8

 

Northern Meeting Report
     
The Study Groups northern area meeting took place this year at the usual venue St Peters Church Gildersome with 17 members congregating at 1.30 for 2.
 

The first display was from Kim Stuckey our chairman who showed the 1968 Flowers set, sterling, decimal overprints and decimalisation issues, here we saw the Crown Agents bulletin for the set and various stages of design and heard something of the designers. We saw the two different £1 values and sheet numbers from Stanley post office different rate covers, 3/-, 4/- and 8/- rate commercial covers on correspondence from Speedwell Stores, Stanley and 19 grammes airmail at 18/- and 105 grammes at 21/-.As always an altogether most impressive opening display.
 
Next up was Paul Thackray with a display of what he called mystery covers. We saw 1948 Silver Wedding covers for example cancelled with two different dates on the same cover and Centenary first day covers cancelled several days after the first date of issue, possibly because the post office did not mange to get all the first day cover requests dealt with on the first day of issue Paul surmised. There was another cover addressed to the United States House of Representatives with two 3/- KGV stamps on and a cover with the Grahamland 1944 overprints cancelled in the South Orkneys and again in Stanley.
 
Wilf Vevers, who was for a very long time the Study Group's chairman, then came up with a very erudite and immaculately researched display of items from South Georgia. We saw a stamped cover postmarked on the last day before the introduction of the "paid at South Georgia" hand stamp and a 1d rate cover from the whaling station at Grytviken showing oxidisation on the stamp. This is unusual and Wilf explained that it was from the doctor who had his surgery immediately behind the processing plant and this proximity was almost certainly the reason for oxidisation on the stamp. There was a cover from Larsen Harbour a remote bay in the south of South Georgia which the ship from which the cover had been sent had put into for shelter in bad storm. There were covers showing the 3d rate and a cover from the dentist on South Georgia to Germany at the correct rate and Wilf related how the same dentist had also worked in Stanley previously. We saw a cover franked with the Falkland Island Dependencies 1954 ships stamps but cancelled after the issue of the 1963 South Georgia set which replaced them. Wilf explained that this was because the whaling station had been mothballed including the office with the stamps, this was a totally commercial cover at the 4/- rate. It was this meticulous research and attention to detail that made the display so very, very interesting.
 
Next up was Ernest Pursehouse who showed postage due on internal, incoming and outgoing mail. Ernest was followed by Mike Roberts with a fantastic selection of pre stamp covers . There was a letter from a surgeon on a ship in Port Louis. The earliest known packet cover to a cottage in Knaresbrough - we were told that the cottage is still there, a 1862 unpaid ship letter to Aberdeen and another to USA in 1870. We saw the earliest known incoming cover of 1869, an 1857 unpaid consignees letter and the earliest known letter from the Falklands of 1827. There was early private letters from Stanley and an 1849 whaling letter.
 
Hugh Osborne then showed two auction items in a catalogue - "trophy" Falkland bank notes , a 5/- note of 1901 and a pound note of 1899 , trophy bank notes were not circulated but kept by those privileged to obtain them. Hugh also showed us a 1960 cover from Adelaide Island with an interesting history and a couple of postcards from the German South Polar Expedition and described and invited us to support the work of the Friends of the Falkland Islands Museum.
 
Next was Martin Joce with items from Deception Island. A whaling cover, an incoming Norwegian cover, Hubert Wilkins and later expedition and survey covers were shown. We also saw a Chilean base cover that had additionally been cancelled at the British and Argentine bases in the South Shetlands.
 
We then adjourned for our usual excellent afternoon tea prepared by Mrs Alison Roberts.
 
First up after tea was Nigel Kaye who showed, principally recent purchases from ebay and elsewhere. There was a 1946 censor cover with American type censor marking and an incoming censor cover to Karl Lellman. Internal registered KGVI covers and two high value airmail covers. We saw Christmas cards and radio cards. ICY commemoratives on a commercial cover, Wireless Station postcards and an OHMS airletter from South Georgia.
 
J
ohn Shaw was next . John had an initial problem in finding part of his allocated frame space taken by someone else but once the interloper ( who will remain nameless) had been evicted John was able to put on his usual excellent display. This year it was an interesting collection of Queen Victoria postcards, showing the evolution of the postcard from the postal stationary cards to the picture postcards and included one taxed postcard.
 
Mark Burton was next, who having now found his own frame space showed Lellman pen and ink sketch cards and parcel pieces. There was also a 1972 pen and ink sketch cover by Una Maddocks. Dave Mountfort showed more Lellman pen and ink cards and various airmail covers.
 
We then had a viewing break following which Robin Stenhouse showed a competitive display prepared for his local society relating to communications between Argentine and the Falkland Islands. Robert McMillan then showed some commemorative booklets for South Georgia whaling stations
 
Finally Hugh Osborne showed a number of frames relating to South Georgia including covers with the "paid at South Georgia" hand stamp up to KGVI with a consignee cover and censored covers. Hugh had saved the best till last.
 
Our chairman Kim Stuckey then gave a vote of thanks to Mike and Alison Roberts for organising the afternoon and we closed the afternoon.
 
Another excellent northern meeting, as Kim said in his vote of thanks these things do not just happen, an awful lot of hard work goes into them. Thank you, once again Mike and Alison for all your hard work.

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More News on ebay Forgeries     

A stunning (not in a good way!) collection of forgeries have been seen on ebay offered by seller sandraa4073  
They are of mixed quality, but all can deceive the inexperienced collector. 

The stamps are offered on the ebay listing as "fantasy/curios" - not a mention of forgery or bogus and there is NO indication whether the stamps are indelibly marked FORGERY on the reverse - a minimum requirement for these to be sold on ebay.

The seller is based on Merseyside; the same location as a seller postagechew who was also selling Port Foster forged overprints recently.

Finally, a seller has also popped up on Delcampe, also selling Port Foster overprints; they are called Fantasystamps and are also based on Merseyside!

Please be very careful that you understand what you are buying, either directly from these sellers, or, perhaps more worryingly, if you are offered these stamps as genuine in a few months or years time. Use the resources of the Study Group and the Heijtz catalogue to help you.
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Caveat ebayer!     

Stamp collecting has certainly been transformed in the past decade with the growth in ebay as an online auction site, enabling collectors to get cheap and scarce material through the internet.
However, we are also seeing a growth in different types of ebay fraud. Here we are trying to warn Falkland Islands Study Group members of different types of fraud you could encounter and give some advice on how to recognise them.
 
1 FORGERY - we are now seeing scarce Falkland Islands material being offered on ebay. Last year the website carried details of "Charles Williams" perfins being offered without any warning to their status, this week we have seen "Port Foster" overprints being offered, again as genuine. Although they are poor examples, to an unsuspecting collector they could be seen to be the real thing. For example, here is an example on a 1921-28 2½d Script, whereas the overprint was only used in 1913!
 
2 "SHILL" BIDDING - beware very expensive items with a very low start price. An ebay fraudster can use several ebay ids they control to bid up an item from the low start price and get you involved in a bidding war. Even if they miscalculate and one of their ids ends as the highest bidder, they may well offer you the item as a "Second Chance Offer".
 
3 OUTRIGHT FRAUD - again often with a very low start price and maybe coupled with shill bidding, you win an item and pay for it by Paypal. You can then get a refund of your Paypal payment and an invitation to pay by cheque or bank transfer. You then do not receive the item, or even get a registered letter that you open with nothing in it. Sometimes the ebay images are even copied from an auction catalogue, so the vendor never even owns the item! Several of our members have been involved in auctions using these tactics.
  
SUMMARY - always check your sellers feedback, even if it is 100%. Have they been selling similar items (especially high priced items) and received positive feedback? Always use Paypal within ebay to pay for your items, as this gives you maximum ebay and Paypal buyer protection. Use stamp message boards - a great example is the Online Auction section of Stampboards, which gives details of rogue ebay ids. And finally do use your Study Group for advice and guidance. ebay is a great resource, but because of this it also becomes a chance for fraudsters to try and con collectors out of their money.
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FIPSG Auction 73 - Lots 224-232     
Hopefully most members will have received their Upland Goose by now, including the Auction 73 catalogue. There are 9 lots of mail bag labels, that are not easy to describe in the catalogue, so these have been put up to show here.

The full listing of lots is on our Published Information page.
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Grosvenor Auction on November 28th
      
Another interesting lot from the forthcoming Grosvenor sale, a pity it is only a cut out !
 
As Stefan Heijtz comments "I have never seen or heard of anything like this - looks like some form or trial printing/printers waste"
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Falkland Islands Issue - Colour in Nature II
      
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: 13 per 2cms
Stamp size: 51.46 x 30mm
Sheet Layout: 10 (5 se-tenant pairs)
Release date: 3rd October, 2013

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Grosvenor Auction on November 28th
      
There should be another good sale of Falkland Islands material on November 28th, including the Trevor Barnes collection of South Georgia. James Grist reports on the background to this Black Frank cover in the auction.

1874 (May 15) envelope at double rate from Edward Packe to his sister at the address of the private bank, Sir Samuel Scott, Bart & Co., with fine strike of the Black Frank at right, indistinct apparent despatch datestamp below (date presumed) and central ms. mark "1(-)", backstamped by red and black London arrival datestamps of June 30. The envelope from family stationery with crest and Packe family motto "Libertas sub rege pio" on flap. Vertical fold and some slight soiling. Carried on the Black Hawk to Montevideo and from there to Liverpool on the Galicia. Barnes 4/74.

Frances Catherine "Fanny" Packe, third daughter of Colonel Henry Packe of Twyford Hall, Norfolk, was born in
1832 and died a spinster in London in 1919. Little is known about her life except that a school in Guist, a neighbouring parish to Twyford, was erected and endowed in 1871 for the education of poor children in the two
parishes with money donated by her brother-in-law Sir Edward Scott, and named "Miss Packe‘s School" in her
honour, although the family itself had moved away on her father‘s death in 1859.

Her elder brother, Captain Robert Christopher Packe (1824-1894), a former soldier, arrived on the islands in 1851 and later lived at Sulivan House in Port Stanley. Joined in 1866 by his brother Edward (1839-1909), the Packe brothers played an important role in the social life and economic development of the islands at the time
and land was held in their name right up until 1983. Two other brothers, Arthur and Vere, had been involved in sheep farming in Uruguay but both had died in the 1850s. Robert was briefly acting Governor of the Falkland Islands in 1880 whereas Edward has been credited, perhaps unjustly, with shooting the last warrah (also known as the Falkland Islands Wolf, etc.), the only native land mammal, at Fox Bay in 1876.
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More from the Bradbury Wilkinson Archives
      
Thanks to Hugh Osborne again for some more pictures from the Bradbury Wilkinson printer’s day book that Spink is in possession of.

 

Stefan Heijtz comments that the Whale & Penguin essays have not been seen previously. The QV high values have been seen in day books and printer's samples, but there are several here that are newly discovered.

 

 

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Do You Collect China as well as Falkland Islands?
      
A friend of the Study Group writes "While visiting a small antique shop in Kenmare, Co Kerry, Ireland I noticed a part tea set from the Falklands for sale. It consisted of 3 tea cups and saucers, 5 coffee cups and saucers, a plate, cream jug and sugar bowl.
 
"The tea set was made by WH Goss. I know nothing about these things, but my wife persuaded me to buy the lot. Following a bit of internet research, the GOSS logo indicates an age of 1887-1916.
 
As you know this colony crest was extant from 1846-1925. T
his tea set may have been made to celebrate the Coronation of George V in 1910 (GEORGIUS V D BRITT ET TERRARUM TRAN MAR OVAE IN DIT SUNT BRIT REX F. D. IND IMP) translates as "George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the Lands across the sea which are in the British Dominion, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India."

A quick bit of research by your webmaster has shown that other Falklands Goss items have been sold on ebay and other auction sites, although they are scarce offerings. Well worth looking out for.

 

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An Interesting Find
      
Thanks to Hugh Osborne who has passed on interesting news from David Parsons at Spink. They have come into possession of a Bradbury Wilkinson printer’s day book and included stamps as well as bank notes, all relating to what Bradbury Wilkinson was eventually in most cases to produce for their client postal administrations.

 

There are a dozen plus pages, some of which had had to be separated professionally as the historic items had been stuck on both sides of pages within a large ledger. We hope to have more details and further illustrations in the future, but the illustration to the right gives some indication of the importance of the material.

 

 

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Falkland Islands and South Georgia Issues - Coronation      
 
Technical Details - Both Issues

 

Designer: Andrew Robinson

Printer: BDT International

Process: Stochastic lithography

Perforation: 13¼ x 13½ per 2cms

Stamp size : 28 x 42 mm

Sheet Layout: 10

Release date: 22nd July 2013

 

 

Falkland Islands Stamps
 

30p Queen Elizabeth II wearing a gown designed by Norman Hartnell for her Coronation ceremony. 

 

75p Queen Elizabeth II wearing the State Crown and carrying the State Orb in a Royal carriage after her Coronation ceremony.  

 

£1   Queen Elizabeth II waves at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. 

 
£1.20
  Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and wearing her Coronation dress as she poses with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh after her Coronation at Westminster Abbey.   

 

South Georgia Stamps

 

65p Queen Elizabeth II leaving Buckingham Palace for her Coronation at Westminster Abbey, London. 

 
75p
Queen Elizabeth II is seen through the window of the royal carriage after being crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. 

 
£1
  Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.


£1.20
Queen Elizabeth II poses with the Royal Sceptre after being crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. 

 

 

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Falkland Islands and South Georgia Issues - Sir Rex Hunt
      
Technical Details - Both Issues
 

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: 11th June 2013

 

Falkland Islands Stamps
 
30p 
Rex Hunt Civil Commissioner for the Falkland Islands photographed in his office circa 1982.

 
75p
  Sir Rex Hunt (Governor) in full uniform prior to the Battle Day ceremony taken with the official Governor’s car (a London Taxi) outside  Government House.

 
£1
Sir Rex Hunt - Governor of the Falkland Islands - March 1992 with Falkland’s flag.

 
£1.20
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Sir Rex Hunt at Pangbourne College 9 March 2000. The Queen was at Pangbourne College for the official opening of the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.

 
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Sir Rex and Lady Hunt on Carcass Island 1981.  This image is a relaxing photo of Rex and Mavis, whilst they watched Cindy Buxton filming the huge variety of wildlife around the island.  Rex was a keen photographer and often had a camera around his neck.

South Georgia Stamps

 
65p
Sir Rex in front of a crashed Wasp helicopter at St. Andrews Bay South Georgia.  The helicopter had airlifted Rex and Mavis from the flight deck of HMS Endurance during a visit to South Georgia and then was due to take them both down to the Antarctic to visit the British stations.  However, due to an error, the helicopter on approach to flat ground near the hut that served as Annie Price and Cindy Buxton’s accommodation tipped nose down and did a somersault.  Cindy and Annie looked on in horror and then rushed over with fire extinguishers in case they were needed, but luckily no fire broke out and Rex and Mavis climbed out unharmed albeit somewhat shaken.  

 
75p
 Sir Rex in front of Government House, Falkland Islands – December 1982.

 
£1
Sir Rex visits Pobjoy Mint with Baroness Thatcher in May 2007 to launch the first coins in the series produced to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

 
£1.20
A recent family portrait of Sir Rex Hunt.

 
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Sir Rex and Lady Hunt outside Annie and Cindy’s hut at St. Andrews Bay, along with Captain Nick Barker, Captain of HMS. Endurance, the lst Lt and Ships Doctor with Cindy Buxton. Annie recalls that “It was always such excitement for Cindy and I to have a visit from HMS Endurance along with Rex and Mavis, and we spent many a happy night on board. Happy memories".

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Falkland Islands Issue - Lady Thatcher
      
Technical Details
 

Designer: Andrew Robinson

Printer: BDT International

Process: Stochastic lithography

Perforation: 14 per 2cms

Stamp size :  30.56 x 38mm

Sheet Layout: 10

 

 

Release date: 16th May 2013
 
The 30p stamp depicts Prime Minister Thatcher and her late husband Sir Denis arriving at 10 Downing Street after becoming Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, 4 May 1979.

   

The 75p stamp shows her inspecting a minefield in the Falkland Islands which she visited in 1983.

    

The £1 stamp shows an image taken during her second visit to the Falkland Islands in 1992, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Liberation.

The £1.20p shows Lady Thatcher holding a Falkland Islands commemorative coin in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Liberation which she struck in 2007 at a special ceremony at Pobjoy Mint.

 

 

 

 

 

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South Georgia Issue - Star Trails
      
Technical Details
 

Photography:           Samantha Crimmin

Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Process: Stochastic lithography

Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 ½ per 2cms

Stamp size :  42 x 28mm

Sheet Layout: 50 (2 x 25)

Release date: 4th June, 2013

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