Tristan da Cunha 2015 Early Mail Ships

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 8th December 2015
  • twelve values
  • Designed by: Andrew Robinson
  • Printed by: BDT International Security Printing, Ireland
  • Print process : offset lithography
  • Perforations: 14 x 14
  • stamp format: height 28½ x width 42½mm


Early Mail Ships. Definitives[edit]

Sheet stamps[edit]


1p ~ HMS Odin, built 1901; called at Tristan Jan 23, 1904
2p ~ RMS Asturias, built 1925; called at Tristan Feb 15, 1927
5p ~ SS Empress of France; called at Tristan 28 Feb, 1928, with 9 tons of stores and 8 mail bags
10p ~ HMS Carlisle. Visited Tristan Jan 7, 1932, and Feb 28, 1937
25p ~ barque Ponape, built 1903. Visited Tristan June or July 1934
35p ~ RMS Atlantis (previously the Andes). Visited Tristan Feb 19, 1934
45p ~ barquetine Cap Pilar. Called at Tristan Jan 31, 1937
60p ~ RMS Franconia. Visited Tristan Feb 21, 1939
£1 ~ HMS Queen of Bermuda, built 1933; called at Tristan Aug 24, 1940 (on wartime patrol as an amed merchant cruiser)
£1.50 ~ HMS Caernarvon Castle, visited Tristan Nov 15, 1940 as armed merchant ship
£2 ~ RMS Darro; built 1935. Called at Tristan 11 October, 1945: the first vessel to call at Tristan after end of World War II
£5 ~ MV Pequena, a wooden-hulled vessel built in Nova Scotia as a minesweeper, converted for crawfishing. Called at Tristan regularly between 1948 and 1953

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