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    Falkland Islands 1929 2s6d Carmine-Blue SG123 V.F MNH
    Regular Price £65.00 Special Price £52.00
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    Falklands Islands 1933 Centenary set of 12 SG127-133 Superb Used
    Regular Price £4,875.00 Special Price £3,900.00
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    Falkland Islands 1936 1d Deep Red SG117a Line Perf Very Fine Used
    Regular Price £9.00 Special Price £7.20
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    Falkland Islands 1929 2s6d Carmine-Blue SG123 Superb Used
    Regular Price £46.00 Special Price £36.80
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    Falkland Islands 1929 1s Black-Emerald SG122 Fine Used
    Regular Price £19.00 Special Price £15.20
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    Falkland Islands 1921-27 Extended Set of 11 SG73-80 Superb Used
    Regular Price £210.00 Special Price £168.00
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    Falkland Islands 1920 1s Deep Brown SG65b on Thick Greyish Paper V.F.U
    Regular Price £105.00 Special Price £84.00
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    Falkland Islands 1918 1s Light Bistre-Brown SG72 Superb Used
    Regular Price £58.00 Special Price £46.40
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    Falkland Islands 1914 10s Red Green SG68 Superb Used Stamp
    Regular Price £205.00 Special Price £164.00
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    Falkland Islands 1912 5s Deep Rose-Red SG67 Superb Used
    Regular Price £80.00 Special Price £64.00
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    Falkland Islands 1912 2d Reddish Purple SG45b Fine Used Stamp
    Regular Price £165.00 Special Price £132.00
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    Falkland Islands 1904-11 Extended Set of 10 SG43-50 Superb Used
    Regular Price £240.00 Special Price £192.00
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    Falkland Islands 1904 3s Green SG49 Very Fine Used
    Regular Price £105.00 Special Price £84.00
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    Falkland Islands 1898 5s Red SG42 Superb Used
    Regular Price £165.00 Special Price £132.00
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    Falkland Islands 1895 9d Pale Reddish Orange SG35 Very Fine Used
    Regular Price £35.00 Special Price £28.00
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    Falkland Islands 1895 9d Pale Reddish Orange SG35 Fine Used
    Regular Price £33.00 Special Price £26.40
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    Falkland Islands 1894 2 1/2d Prussian Blue SG29 V.F.U
    Regular Price £70.00 Special Price £56.00
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    Falkland Islands 1891 6d Orange-Yellow SG33x Wmk Reversed V.F.U
    Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
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    Falkland Islands 1889 4d Olive-Grey Black SG12 V.F.U
    Regular Price £36.00 Special Price £28.80
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    Falkland Islands 1889 4d Olive Grey-Black SG12 Fine Used
    Regular Price £35.00 Special Price £28.00
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    Falkland Islands 1887 4d Grey-Black SG10 Fine Used
    Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
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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