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Postage stamps and postal history of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

1963 stamp showing map of the islands.
A 1943 die proof of a Falkland Islands stamp overprinted for use in South Georgia.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Contents

First stampsEdit

The first stamps specifically for South Georgia were issued in 1944 and consisted of overprints on stamps of the Falkland Islands for use in South Georgia when it was part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.[1]

1946 to 1963Edit

From 1946 to 1963, South Georgia used stamps of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.

1963 to 1979Edit

In 1963, British Antarctic Territory was formed, leaving only the island groups of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in the Falkland Islands Dependencies. From 1963 to 1979,[2] South Georgia had its own stamps simply marked South Georgia.

1980 to 1985Edit

From 1980 to 1985, South Georgia again used stamps of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.

PresentEdit

From 1986 stamps of the territory are inscribed South Georgia & South Sandwich Is.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Heijtz, Stefan. Specialised Stamp Catalogue of The Falkland Islands & Dependencies: Including postal history and cancellations 1800-1996. Stockholm: Stefan Heijtz, 1995, pp. 90-95. ISBN 91-630-3676-2
  2. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970. 110th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2008, p. 214. ISBN 0-85259-653-7

Further readingEdit

  • Grant, B.S.H. The Postage Stamps of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies. London: Stanley Gibbons, 1952.

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