Falkland Islands 2017-Shipwrecks, first issue

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 17th March 2017
  • four values
  • Designed by: Tony Chater, from his own photographs
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print process: offset lithography
  • stamp format height 31mm x width 38mm
  • Perforations 13 x 13

Shipwrecks of the Falkland Islands, first issue[edit]

Sheet Stamps[edit]

31p ~ Acteon (Canadian coal freighter), 1863
76p ~ Charles Cooper (American freighter, built as a packet ship), launched 1856, arrived Stanley 1866 and deemed unseaworthy
£1.01 ~ Afterglow (image includes birds, perched on wrecked hull)
£1.22 ~ Capricorn, arrived Stanley 1882

  • Notes. both Acteon and Charles Cooper failed to reound Cape Horn (bound for California) and limped back to Stanley. The Acteon was scuttled, the Charles Cooper grounded next to Acteon as a storage hulk. The Afterglow was a Lowestoft steam drifter, built 1917, served as seal protection vessel, then as sealer, commissioned as HMS Afterglow in 1940, but damaged in Reef Channel, Saundeers island, and laid up, later dragging ashore in a gale.

The Capricorn was built in Swansea in 1859. In 1882 her cargo of coal ignited. She was scuttled in shallow water off Staten Island, subsequently beimg refloated and moved