Archive for the ‘British Overseas Territories’ Category
Here is another beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands that was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much!
It was posted in Stanley on January 2 and arrived on January 19, 2017. This registered cover was delivered by GLS, the GLS sticker is on the back. On the left there is the cachet of the ship MS Midnatsol.
The left stamp is part of the set “The 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elizabeth II”, which was issued on April 29, 2016. The stamp set on the right commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group (ESRG). It was issued on November 30, 2015.
See also: #906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11
The stamps are part of the “Whales & Dolphins” stamp set, which was issued on November 9, 2012. They commemorate the Peale’s dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis), the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), and the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus).
The left stamps are part of the set “Habitat Restoration”, which was issued on December 15, 2013. The stamps depict the ship RRS Ernest Shackleton.
The stamp on the right is part of the “Penguins” set (issued October 25, 2010); it commemorates the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) .
The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of BAT stamps. The set was issued on November 27, 2013.
The stamps are part of the set “Atmospheric Phenomena”, which was issued on December 22, 1992.
On the back of the cover there is a cachet of the ship MS Fram.
Wolfgang used a genuine envelope of the Montserrat Springs Hotel, which was devastated during the 1997 volcano eruption.
On the right it seems that a stamp was taken off the cover; there is a blank space above the postmark. Nevertheless it is a very nice cover!
See also: #838 Nevis 14/09/08
The philatelic bureau of Tristan da Cunha sent me this nice registered cover on April 3, 2014; it arrived on May 20, 2014. The whole letter was wrapped in transparent plastic foil and delivered via South Africa (see the registered sticker, which was applied on the foil).
See also: #789 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/01
A few days ago I received this very nice cover from the British Virgin Islands. The letter was sent with the help of the philatelic bureau, thank you! It was cancelled at the T.B.L. Airport on Beef Island on June 3, 2014.
The mini-sheet was issued on January 30, 2014. It is part of the “Birds” stamp set and depicts an Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).
The philatelic bureau of Tristan da Cunha sent me this nice postcard, thank you! It was posted on April 1 and arrived on May 15, 2014.
The card depicts the location of Tristan da Cunha and two views of the only settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. The stamp on the backside is part of the set “Volcano pt. III”, which was issued on November 11, 2013. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the resettlement of the island, which was evacuated after the volcanic eruption in 1961.
This cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Greg, thank you! It was posted on Grand Cayman on December 11 and arrived on December 19, 2013.
See also: #576 Cayman Islands 12/03/15
On 14 November 2013 I received this very nice cover from Ascension Island, which was sent with the help of the Philatelic Bureau there, thank you! It was posted in Georgetown on 7 November 2013.
The attached stamps are part of the set “Yellow Canary” (Serinus flaviventris), which was issued on 11 October 2010.
See also: #626 Ascension Island 13/01/18