News from the Post office, including new stamp issues, withdrawals and news sheets.

Last Withdrawal of 2018 Commemorative Stamp Issues

In line with the Tristan da Cunha Post Office's policy of destroying unsold stocks of stamps about 3 years after first issue, all 2018 issues will be withdrawn from stock for destruction this year.

The first three 2018 issues were withdrawn in June 2021. The following remaining 2018 commemorative issues will be withdrawn at then end of 2021:

Royal Wedding: Souvenir sheetlet

The Post Office will stop taking orders for these issues after the 31st January 2021.

The stamp sets to be withdrawn at the end of December 2021

Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, 45p Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, 55p Tristan da Cunha Migratory Species, 85p, Yellow-nosed Albatros Tristan da Cunha Migratory Species, 90p, Great Shearwater Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, 45p, The Mabel Clark foundering off Molly Gulch Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, 70p, USS Essex
Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, £1.30 Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, £2.00 Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, £1.15, Gold chronometer awarded to Peter Green Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878, £1.50, HMS Comus
Royal Wedding Tristan da Cunha Migratory Species Wreck of the Mabel Clark, 1878

Stamp issue: The Blue Belt Programme

Issue date: 29th November 2021

Blue Belt Programme, 45p, Tristan Lobster Blue Belt Programme, 80p, FPS Wave Dancer Blue Belt Programme, £1.00, Blue Shark Blue Belt Programme, £2.10, Coral Species
202111 Mint Stamps (45p, 80p, £1.00, £2.10) £4.35
202112 First Day Cover (with 45p, 80p, £1.00, £2.10 stamps) £5.55
202113 Mint Souvenir Sheet (with 45p, 80p, £1.00, £2.10 stamps) £4.35
202114 First Day Cover (with souvenir sheet) £5.55

Stamps commemorating the establishment of Tristan's Marine Protected Zone, the largest in the Atlantic, as part of the UK's Blue Belt Programme.

Designs: 45p - Tristan Lobster, 80p - FPS Wave Dancer, £1.00 - Blue Shark (Prionace glauca), £2.10 - Coral Species, and FDCs - Blue Shark

Stamp issue: 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1

Issue date: 3rd November 2021

60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, 45p 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, 60p 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, £1.10 60th Anniversary of Tristan's 1961 Volcano, Part 1, £1.80
202109 Mint Stamps (45p, 60p, £1.10, £1.80) £3.95
202110 First Day Cover (with 45p, 60p, £1.10, £1.80 stamps) £5.15

Stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of Tristan da Cunha's 1961 volcanic eruption and the evacuation of the population to England.

Designs: 45p - Evacuees transshipping from the Frances Repetto to the liner Tjisadane; 60p - Tristania, with the new volcanic cone rising above the village; £1.10 - Islanders arriving in Southampton on the RMS Stirling Castle; £1.80 - An island family arriving at Pendell Camp, Surrey; FDC - Longboats ferrying evacuees from Little Beach to the fishing boats, with the new volcano behind.

Stamp issue: HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

Stamps commemorating the life of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021.
16-Sep-2021
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Stamp issue: Sharks: Part 2

This set of stamps shows four of the shark species found in Tristan waters.
29-Jun-2021
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Withdrawal of 2015 Definitives and 2018 Stamp Issues

The first three sets of stamps issued in 2018 and the 2015 definitives are to be withdrawn in June 2021.
21-May-2021
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International COVID-19 Lockdowns Affect Tristan Mail

Mail from Tristan to certain countries is currently being held back because virus restrictions prevent the South African Post Office from dispatching it onward.
9-Apr-2021
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New Roof for the Post Office and Tourism Centre

The roof of the centre has been replaced, having previously been patched following damage by the 2019 storms.
15-Mar-2021
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Stamp issue: 95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Stamps celebrating the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
3-Mar-2021
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