22nd December 2014 – New Issue – The Falkland Islands – Type 42 Destroyers 1975 to 2014:
30p stamp depicts
HMS Sheffield, sunk off East Falkland in May 1982. The
remaining 3 ships shown on the stamps HMS Exeter, HMS Liverpool and
HMS Edinburgh have all visited the Falkland Islands. Details of
the Type 42 ships can be found at: http://www.pobjoystamps.com/contents/en-uk/d97_TYPE_42s_1975_-_2013.html
8th December 2014: New Issue - The Falkland Islands – Centenary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands: The set of four stamps is illustrated. Please go to http://falklandstamps.com/ for further information.
20th November 2014 – New Issue – China – 30 Years of Chinese Polar Research: The stamps were issued in sheets of 10 vertical Se-Tenant pairs.
19th November 2014: New Issue – Ross Dependency – Penguins and Joint Issue ‘Pole to Pole’ with Greenland: The Ross Dependency has issued a set of five round penguin stamps and a souvenir sheet which has the same design as the souvenir sheet issued by Greenland on 20th October 2014.
19th November 2014 - New Issues - British Antarctic Territory: There are three commemorative sets including one souvenir sheet and Penguins airmail letter and postcard rate stamps. There will be no official FDC for the self-adhesive airmail postcard rate stamps which are issued in rolls of 120 stamps. The full details of the issues are now available at:
6th November 2014: New Issue – TAAF – Radio Ham Contacts: The souvenir sheet contains three stamps relating to amateur radio contacts between Paris and the tropical Island of Tromelin (Îles Éparses). The map does however show the location of Terre Adélie!
5th November 2014: New Issues – South Georgia and SSI – Heroes of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1916): Three sets of four stamps are being issued on the same day. They honour Frank Hurley, Frank Worsley and Tom Crean. The date of issue coincides with the date 100 years ago on which the Endurance reached South Georgia on the way south. Please go to http://falklandstamps.com/ for further information.
20th October 2014: New Issue – Greenland – Pole to Pole (Joint issue with The Ross Dependency): The Greenland issue comprises a single round Polar Bear stamp and a souvenir sheet incorporating the stamps and an illustration without value of one of the five Ross Dependency stamps issued on 19th November 2014.
17th October 2014: New Issue – TAAF – Gendamerie Nationale (National Police): The se-tenant pair with label relate to the police forces on Tromelin and Kerguelen.
14th October 2014: New Issue – South Georgia &SSI – History of Reindeer: The set of four stamps is illustrated. Please go to http://falklandstamps.com/ for further information.
Four different covers were cancelled at the GPO Adelaide with the Centenary Return commemorative AAE pictorial postmark to commemorate the Centenary of the arrival of S.Y. Aurora at The Semaphore, South Australia on 26th February 1914. One of these covers is shown here.
Four different covers were cancelled at the Port Adelaide Post Office with the Port Adelaide Lighthouse pictorial postmark to commemorate the Centenary of the arrival of S.Y. Aurora at Port Adelaide, South Australia on 26th February 1914. One of these covers is shown here.
Stage V, Part I is mainly sold out but one cover and two souvenir/minisheets are still available:
9th October 2014 – New Issue – TAAF – Green Turtle: The single €1.05 value is illustrated below. There is no connection with Antarctica.
20th September 2014 – New Issue – TAAF – 60th Anniversary of the first flight from Madagascar to the Island of Tromelin and back: The se-tenant strip of 3 is illustrated below. There is no connection with Antarctica.
16th September 2014: New Issue - The Falkland Islands - Colour In Nature: Part 3 - 2014: A set of four stamps has been issued as illustrated. Please go to www.pobjoystamps.com for further details.
9th September 2014: New Issue – AAT – Era of the Husky: AAT has issued a set of four stamps as illustrated. A souvenir sheet, presentation pack, FDCs and maximum cards have also been issued. Full details are available in the September-October issue of the Stamp Bulletin (N°330) of Australia Post.
1st August 2014: The Falkland Islands Post Office and Philatelic Bureau were out-sourced on 1st August 2014. Further information will be provided in due course.
1st July 2014: there was no increase in postal rates for the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & SSI and BAT from 1st July but this does not rule out an increase later in the year or in early 2015.
23rd June 2014: New Issue – South Georgia and SSI – Royal Christenings: Pobjoy Mint in association with Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd have produced a Royal Omnibus issue for several Territories marking the christening of Prince George. The stamp designs show from left to right the Christenings of Princess Elizabeth 1926, Prince Charles 1948, Prince William 1982 and Prince George 2013. For further details please go to: www.pobjoystamps.com
14th June 2014: New Issue – TAAF - ‘Dauphin de Commerson’ and a set of pre-paid postcards relating to the islands of St Paul and Amsterdam, Crozet and Kerguelen: These items were issued at the beginning of the “salon philatélique Planète timbres”, which took place in the “parc floral de Paris”, from 14th to 22nd June 2014.
21st May 2014: New Issue – The Falkland Islands – Royal Christenings: Pobjoy Mint in association with Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd have produced a Royal Omnibus issue for several Territories marking the christening of Prince George. The stamp designs show from left to right the Christenings of Princess Elizabeth 1926, Prince Charles 1948, Prince William 1982 and Prince George 2013. For further details please go to: : www.pobjoystamps.com
15th April 2014: New Issue The Falkland Islands: Fungi: The set of four stamps is illustrated below. There is no souvenir sheet. For further details please go to: www.pobjoystamps.com
7th April 2014: Tristan da Cunha: Ships and Explorers: Three of the four stamps relate to explorers and ships well known to Antarctic collectors. The designs show 35p – James Weddell and ‘Jane’, 45p – George Nares and ‘HMS Challenger’, 70p – Carsten Borchgrevink and ‘SS Antarctic’ and £1.50p – Dr Alexander Macklin and ‘Quest’. For further details please go to: www.pobjoystamps.com
5th April 2014: New Issue TAAF (French Southern and Antarctic Territories) – Logo Definitive values:
TAAF has issued four low value definitive
stamps (0.01€ to 0.04€) and a 7.00€ stamp needed for parcels. The stamps depict logos associated with the Crozet
25th March 2014: New Issues – Argentina – 110 Years of Permanent Presence of Argentina in the Antarctic at Base Orcadas (South Orkney Islands) ($4.50 value) and 25th Meeting of the Administrators of Latin American Antarctic Programmes, Rapal (souvenir sheet): The Scottish Antarctic Expedition handed over their weather station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina in 1904 and Argentina has continuously run the station ever since. For four days, Rapal brought together 70 scientists, experts and government officials from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador and Peru, with Venezuela and Colombia as observer nations.
25th March 2014: New Issue The Falkland Islands: King Penguins, Predators and Prey: The set of four stamps is illustrated below. There is no souvenir sheet. For further details please go to:www.pobjoystamps.com
12th March 2014: New agents for BAT stamps:
It was announced today that
Pobjpoy Mint in association with Creative Direction Worldwide
Ltd have been awarded the contract as the new agents for stamps
of the British Antarctic Territory from 24th March 2014. This
combination of firms are already responsible for the stamps
of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha and
several other Territories. Pobjoy Mint have a stamps website
Please note that Pobjoy Mint are wholesalers. You will still need to order BAT stamps from your local stamp dealer or from the Philatelic Bureau in Stanley,
The MHF is also selling a mint postcard showing a painting of the Huts by Wendy Sharpe as illustrated and Wendy Sharpe’s book of paintings entitled Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica (ISBN 9780957937420).
The order form in PDF Format is now available at:26th February 2014: Special Postmark in Adelaide, Australia, marking the Centenary of the Return of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914.
18th February 2014: New Issue AAT: The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Part 4, “Homeward Bound”: This is the final part of the series of issues and is in the same format with 3 se-tenant 60c values and 2 A$1.20 values in sheets of 50 and a souvenir sheet with all 5 stamps se-tenant.
There is also a special Combined Sheetlet pack which includes a special sheetlet with all 20 stamps of the series in a se-tenant block of 5x4 stamps. For further details please see the Australian Stamp Bulletin N°326 January-February 2014 available from the website of Australia Post at:
1st January 2014: New Issues - French Southern and Antarctic Territories TAAF: 19 stamps were issued as illustrated below. Further details are available at: http://www.taaf.fr/PhilaTAAF-presentation-de-la-collection-2014
1st January 2014: Mawson’s Huts Foundation (MHF): In December 2013 Peter Cranwell informed previous purchasers of a very limited issue of four covers (30 of each) featuring four different paintings by Wendy Sharpe who travelled to the Huts a couple of years ago on board the Aurora Australis. The covers sold out within a couple of days. One of the four covers is illustrated below.
Still available is a postcard showing one of Wendy’s paintings and her book entitled “Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica”. The non-philatelic book illustrates in colour many of the paintings Wendy created during the voyage onboard the Aurora Australis. Please check out Peter Cranwell’s website for current MHF offers and what is still available from previous offers. http://www.petespolarplace.com/