Issued today in 1960

Falkland Islands. Birds definitives. Issued 10 February 1960. The series of 15 stamps was first printed by Waterlow. De La Rue took over the contract from 1962 – however only the ½d, 1d, 3d, 6d and 2s were reprinted by them. The new printings being generally finer and different shades. Catch the flock here.


Issued today in 1978

Falkland Islands. Mail Ships. Issued 25 January 1978 (SG331A-SG345A; SC260-274). Reissued in 1982 with ‘1982’ year imprint.

The 3p and 50p exist with watermark facing right in error rather than left (when viewed from the back) and just ten examples of the 9p are recorded with imperforate lower margin. All varieties emanate from the original 1978 issue.