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    Falkland Islands 1912 Set of 6 to 1s SG60-65 Superb Used
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    Falkland Islands 1912 2d Reddish Purple SG45b Superb Used
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    Falkland Islands 1912 2d Maroon SG62 Superb Used
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    Falkland Islands 1912 2 1/2d Deep Bright Blue SG63 Superb Used
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    Falkland Islands 1907 3s Dp Green SG149b Fine & Fresh Mtd Mint
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    Falkland Islands 1904 5s Red SG50 V.F.U
    Regular Price £90.00 Special Price £72.00
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    Falkland Islands 1898 2s6d Dp Blue SG41 Fine Mtd Mint
    Regular Price £135.00 Special Price £108.00
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    Falkland Islands 1891 1/2d on Half 1d Red-Brown SG14 Fine Used
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    Falkland Islands 1879 4d Grey-Black SG2a on Wmkd Paper Fine Mtd Mint Rare
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    Falkland Islands 1898 Set of 2 High Values SG41-42 Fine Mtd Mint
    Regular Price £195.00 Special Price £156.00
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    Falkland Islands 1914 10s Red-Green SG68 V.F MNH
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    Falkland Islands 1907 3s Deep Green SG49b Very Fine Used
    Regular Price £75.00 Special Price £60.00
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    Falkland Islands 1904 5s Red SG50 Fine Used
    Regular Price £80.00 Special Price £64.00
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    Falkland Islands 1935 Jubilee Set of 4 SG139-142 Fine Mtd Mint
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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