Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group Commemoratives

25 Jul 2020  Sat

The Falkland Islands will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group on a set of four stamps scheduled to be issued on 7th September.

The Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group is based in the United Kingdom, but it has members around the world and has held meetings in various countries, including the United States. Founded in 1970, the objective of this group is to research into all aspects of philately connected with the Falkland Islands and their former Dependencies, leading to the publications of findings.

Each stamp in the new set shows a previous Falkland Islands’ stamp under a magnifying glass. The 32-penny low denomination of the set depicts the post office and philatelic bureau in Stanley. The new 78p stamp pictures the 1933 Centennial issue 5sh King Penguin stamp and the Jane Cameron National Archives.

The next denomination in the set, £1.04, focuses on publications of the study group, including monographs and the quarterly journal, the Upland Goose. The £1.26 high value of the set features a famous error stamp, the 1964 Battle of the Falklands 6d stamp showing the wrong ship.

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