Ascension

Ascension Island is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena. Like other British territories, it issues its own postage stamps.

Originally mail was carried on an irregular basis as ships called. A datestamp was in use from February 1858, and in 1863 the Union Steamship Co. began regular carriage of mail, continuing until 1977. On 3 March, 1867 British postage stamps became valid for Ascension mail, and continued in use until 1922, when Ascension became a dependency of Saint Helena.

On 2 November 1922, nine stamps of St. Helena overprinted "ASCENSION" replaced British stamps. These were followed up in 1924 by a series of 12 using the St. Helena design, but inscribed for Ascension. In 1934 a pictorial series of ten engraved stamps depicted various views of the island.

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Ascension 1949 UPU Set of 4 SG52-55 V.F MNH
New
£5.00
Ascension 1924 2d Grey-Black & Grey SG13b 'Torn Flag' Fine & Fresh MM
New
£195.00
Ascension 1944 2s6d Black & Deep Carmine SG45ca 'Davit Flaw' Fine LMM
New
£695.00
Ascension 1924 8d Grey-Black & Bright Violet SG17b 'Torn Flag' Fine MNH Pl.1 Corner Pair
New
£195.00
Ascension 1938 1/2d Black & Violet SG38 P.13.5 Fine MNH
New
£5.00
Ascension 1944 1s Black & Sepia SG44a P.13 Fine LMM (2)
New
£3.00
Ascension 1944 4d Black & Ultramarine SG42d P.13 Fine LMM
New
£3.00
Ascension 1944 5s Black & Yellow-Brown SG46a P.13 V.F MNH
New
£28.00
Ascension 1944 6d Black & Blue SG43b P.13 Fine LMM (2)
New
£7.00
Ascension 1938-53 Extended Set of 25 to 1s SG38-44a V.F.U (All Perfs Exc SG41b) CV £180
£85.00
Ascension 1944 5s Black & Yellow-Brown SG46a P.13 V.F.U
£26.00
Ascension 1963 £1 Red Footed Booby SG83 V.F.U 1st Day CDS
£12.00
Ascension 1938 1d Black & Green SG39 Fine MNH
£27.00
Ascension 1938 5s Black & Yellow-Brown SG46 Fine MM
£40.00
Ascension 1938-44 1s Black & Sepia SG44 + 44a Both Perfs Fine MNH
£18.00
Ascension 1940 4d Black & Ultramarine SG42c P.13.5 Fine MNH
£11.00
Ascension 1940 4d Black & Ultramarine SG42c P.13.5 Fine MNH (2)
£11.00
Ascension 1940 4d Black & Ultramarine SG42c P.13.5 Fine MNH (3)
£11.00
Ascension 1940-44 3d Black & Grey SG42a + SG42b Both Perf V.F MNH
£13.00
Ascension 1940-49 1d Black & Yellow-Orange SG39a, 39b + 39c All Perfs Fine MNH
£10.00
Ascension 1944 10s Black & Bright Purple SG47b P.13 Fine MNH (2)
£33.00
Ascension 1938 1/2d Black & Violet SG38 Fine MNH
£5.00
Ascension 1938 2d Black & Red-Orange SG41 Fine LMM
£5.00
Ascension 1938 3d Black & Grey SG42a P.13.5 Fine LMM
£8.00