2016

13th January 2016: New Issue – the Falkland Islands – Birds of Prey: The set of six stamps is illustrated below. Full details of the issue are available at:

 http://www.pobjoystamps.com/  You can buy the issue at: http://www.falklandstamps.com

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7th January 2016: New Issue - The United Kingdom (Royal Mail) - Shackleton: The set of 8 stamps, comprising 4 se-tenant pairs, is illustrated below. The stamps, printed in grey-tone, are based on photographs taken by Frank Hurley. The designs are - 1st class: Entering the Antarctic Ice - December 1914 and Endurance frozen in pack ice - January 1915; £1.00: Striving to free Endurance - February 1915 and Trapped in a pressure crack - October 1915; £1.33: Patience Camp - December 1915 to April 1916 and safe arrival at Elephant island - April 1916; £1.52: Setting out for South Georgia - April 1916 and Rescue of Endurance Crew - August 1916.

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2nd January 2016 and 3rd December 2015: New Issues - French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF): The issue of 3rd December 2015 on the occasion of MonacoPhil 2015 comprised a stamp booklet with 7 stamps at €1.24 relating to the Fishing Vessels Croix du Sud I; Albius; Saint-André; Mascareignes III; Ile de la Réunion; Cap Horn I; Ile Bourbon.

The annual issues of 2nd January 2016 relate to: Sphène (minéral) (se-tenant pair) 0,80€ + 0,20€; Jean Volot 1,35€; Goélette “Le Rêve” (Saint-Paul et Amsterdam)2,80€; Poissons de Terre Adélie MS with 4 stamps 0,80€ x 2 + 1,05€ + 1,35€; Navire la Valvidia 1,24€ ;Serge Frolow (Tromelin) 0,80€; Avion du Discovery, Survols des Îles Kerguelen MS with 2 stamps 0.80€ + 0.44€; Insecte de l’île de la Possession (Crozet) 0,80€; Les diatomées  2,80€ ; Pointe d’Entrecasteaux (Amsterdam) 1,05€; Auberge du Cormoran Vert (Kerguelen) 0,80€ + 1,24€ + 1,35€; Cascade Lozère (Kerguelen) 0,50€; Oiseaux des T.A.A.F. MS with 4 stamps 1,05€ + 0,70€ + 0,80€ + 1,45€.

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1st January 2016: Falkland Islands and British Antarctic Territory (BAT) postage rates: Postage Rates will increase from 1st January 2016. The complete Postage Rate Tables are available at:

http://www.falklandstamps.com/postal-rates.irs

Please note the different Rates for South Georgia & SSI