Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Early mail service depended on ships connecting to the Brazil packet via Montevideo,the earliest recorded letter dates from 28 January 1827. From 1852 to 1880 a schooner called about every two months.

In October 1877, the Secretary of State of the Colonial Office, the Earl of Carnarvon began the application for the Falkland Islands to join the General Postal Union (renamed Universal Postal Union in 1879).

Before 17 July 1861 letters had to be paid for upon delivery to the ship, and from 1868 prepaid franks are known, issued by local officials acting as postmaster. The first stamps, 1d, 6d, and 1 shilling values featuring the usual profile of Queen Victoria, were issued 19 June 1878. Unusually for a British colony, the first stamps were not on watermarked paper, but this was rectified in 1883. Additional values of this design appeared from time to time until 1896.

The first post office opened in Stanley in 1887.

On 1 January 1891 a need for 1/2d stamps resulted in the authorization of bisection and surcharge of existing 1d stamps. 1/2d stamps arrived in September, but the bisects were allowed until 11 January 1892, in order to use up existing stocks.

In 1929 a first pictorial design appeared, featuring small images of a whale and penguins beneath the profile of George V. This was followed up by the much-admired centennial issue of 1933, a series of 12 stamps featuring local scenes and wildlife evocatively rendered, a full set is today priced at about £3250

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Falkland Is 1952 Registered Cover to Maidstone Bearing 'Fox Bay' C FE 2 52' CDS
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Regular Price £70.00 Special Price £56.00
Falkland Is 1952 Registered Cover to Maidstone 'Fox Bay C FE 2 52' CDS
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Falkland Is 1937 1/2d Green Block  Cover to Argentina 'Fox Bay C MY 12 37' 1st Day of Issue CDS
Regular Price £25.00 Special Price £20.00
Falkland Islands 1938 2s6d Slate SG160 V.F.U (2)
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
Falkland Is 1938 5s Indigo & Pale Yellow-Brown SG161b Fine Used Holcombe Certificate
Regular Price £50.00 Special Price £40.00
Falkland Islands 1938 6d Slate-Black & Deep Brown SG155 V.F.U
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
Falkland Islands 1938 9d Black & Grey-Blue SG157 V.F.U
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
Falkland Islands 1938 10s Black & Orange-Brown SG162 V.F.U
Regular Price £42.00 Special Price £33.60
Falkland Islands 1938-50 Set of 18 SG146-163 V.F.U
Regular Price £145.00 Special Price £116.00
Falkland Islands 1941 2d Black & Carmine-Red SG150 V.F.U (2)
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
Falkland Islands 1941 3d Black & Blue SG153 V.F.U (2)
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
Falkland Islands 1946 1s3d Black & Carmine-Red SG159 Fine Used
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
Falkland Islands 1949 2 1/2d Black & Blue SG152 V.F.U (2)
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
Falkland Islands 1952 Set of 12 to 5s SG172-183 V.F.U
Regular Price £24.00 Special Price £19.20
Graham Land 1945 6d Blue-Black & Brown SGA6a Fine Used Dubious Cancel Sold 'As Is'
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
South Orkneys 1945 6d Blue-Black & Brown SGC6a Fine Used Dubious Cancel Sold 'As Is'
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
Falkland Island Dep 1946 Thick Maps Set of 8 SGG1-G8 Fine Used 'South Georgia CDS'
Regular Price £18.00 Special Price £14.40
Falkland Islands 1895 2d Purple SG25 Good Used
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
Falkland Islands 1938 1s Light Dull Blue SG158 V.F.U
Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
Falkland Is 1938 2 1/2d Black & Brt Blue SG151 V.F.U Block of 4 'South Georgia CDS
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
Falkland Islands 1938 2s6d Slate SG160 V.F.U
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
Falkland Is 1938 5s Blue & Chestnut SG161 V.F.U 'Port Stanley 3 JAN 38' 1st Day of Issue CDS
Regular Price £60.00 Special Price £48.00
Falkland Islands 1938 5s Indigo & Pale Yellow-Brown SG161b V.F.U
Regular Price £50.00 Special Price £40.00
Falkland Islands 1941 2d Black & Carmine-Red SG150 V.F.U
Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40