Wildlife
Flora of the Falkland Islands
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Marine Life of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.
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Penguins have been the subject of many stamps from the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territory
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and British Antarctic Territory are the home to vast flocks of nesting seabirds.
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Falkland Island Land Birds have featured on many stamp issues.
Falkland Island Flowering Shrubs
Falkland Island Flowering Shrubs
FALKLAND ISLAND FLOWERING SHRUBS
£ 15
Falkland Island Flowering Shrubs
FALKLAND ISLAND FLOWERING SHRUBS
Ian Strange designed the Traditional Flowering Shrubs set of 6 stamps. The shrubs featured Tree Lupin, Boxwood, Fuchsia, Berberis, Gorse and Veronica. Tim Simpson designed the Flowering Shrubs set and chose Fuchsia, Boxwood, Gorse and Honeysuckle. Both local artists used the Fuchsia as the cover design.
£ 15
Orchids and Pale Maidens
Orchids and Pale Maidens
ORCHIDS AND PALE MAIDENS
£ 15
Orchids and Pale Maidens
ORCHIDS AND PALE MAIDENS
Ian Strange designed the Orchids stamps featuring Gavilea australis, Dog Orchid, Chlorea gaudichaudii, and Yellow Orchid. Una Hurst designed the Pale Maiden stamps. The Pale Maiden (Olysnium filifolium) was adopted as the national flower of the Falkland Islands in 2003. This set doubled as the Christmas issue for the same year.
£ 15
Native Fruits and Fungi
Native Fruits and Fungi
NATIVE FRUITS AND FUNGI
£ 15
Native Fruits and Fungi
NATIVE FRUITS AND FUNGI
Tony Chater designed the Native Fruits issue and depicted the four main berries found in the Falkland Islands. Diddle Dee, Tea Berry, Mountain Berry and Native Strawberry. Ian Strange designed the Fungi stamps Suillus luteus, Mycena, Camarophyllus adonis and Gerronema schusteri.
£ 15
Falkland Island Flowers
Falkland Island Flowers
FLOWERS DEFINITIVE ISSUE
£ 35
Falkland Island Flowers
FLOWERS DEFINITIVE ISSUE
This definitive set of stamps was designed from drawings by Sylvia Goaman. The 1972 flowers featured were Dusty Miller, Pig Vine, Pale Maiden, Dog Orchid, Sea Cabbage, Vanilla Daisy, Arrowleaf Marigold, Diddle Dee, Scurvy Grass, Prickly Burr, Fachine, Lavender and Felton's Flower.
£ 35
Flowers set Decimal Overprints
Flowers set Decimal Overprints
FLOWERS DECIMAL OVERPRINTS COVER
£ 17.50
Flowers set Decimal Overprints
FLOWERS DECIMAL OVERPRINTS COVER
The Flowers decimal overprints set cancelled at Port Stanley and Fox Bay. An interesting cover that features the full set of decimal overprints with two stamps date cancelled on the First Day of Issue 15 Feb 1971 at Port Stanley, and the rest date cancelled at Fox Bay Falkland Islands 20 Jan 1972.
£ 17.50
Flowers Short Set First Day Covers
Flowers Short Set First Day Covers
FLOWERS DEFINITIVE ISSUE FIRST DAY COVERS
£ 20
Flowers Short Set First Day Covers
FLOWERS DEFINITIVE ISSUE FIRST DAY COVERS
The first Flowers Definitive set was issued on 9 October 1968 and the Flowers Decimal Overprint set was issued on the 15 February 1971. These two short sets feature the Dusty Miller, Pig Vine, Pale Maiden, Dog Orchid, Sea Cabbage, Vanilla Daisy, Arrowleaf Marigold, Diddle Dee and Scurvy Grass.
£ 20
Inshore Marine Life
Inshore Marine Life
INSHORE MARINE LIFE
£ 27.50
Inshore Marine Life
INSHORE MARINE LIFE
Tony Chater deasigned the definitive set of stamps issued by the Falkland Islands. The stamps depicted the Goose Barnacle, Painted Shrimp, Common Limpet, Mullet, Sea Anemone, Rock Eel, Spider Crab, Lobster Krill, Falkland Skate, Centollon Crab, Rock Cod and Octopus.
£ 27.50
Antarctic Marine Life
Antarctic Marine Life
ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE
£ 20
Antarctic Marine Life
ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE
Antarctic Marine Life featured on the Definitive set issued by the British Antarctic Territory. The stamps showed Corethron criophilum, Desmonema gaudichaudii, Tomopteris carpenteri, Pareuchaeta antarctica, Antarctomysis maxima, Antarcturus signiensis, Serolis comuta, Parathemisto gaudichaudii, Bovallia gigantea, Euphausia superba, Colossendeis australis, Todarodes sagittatus, Notothenia neglecta, Chaenocephalus aceratus, Crabeater Seal, and the Antarctic Food Chain. The first day covers cancelled at Rothera base show the research ships RRS Discovery, RRS William Scoresby, RRS Discovery II and the RRS John Biscoe.
£ 20
Kelp Seaweed and Corals
Kelp Seaweed and Corals
KELP, SEAWEED and CORALS
£ 15
Kelp Seaweed and Corals
KELP, SEAWEED and CORALS
Falkland Islands Kelp and Seaweed was the subject of a set of stamps designed by Ian Strange. The species selected were Macrocystis pyrifera, Durvillea, Lessonia, Callophyllis and Iridaea. The deep water corals of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands were the subject of a set of stamps. The information insert explains : Three unidentified octocoral species of the Thouarella and Paragorgia genera are represented in the 55p, 65p and £1.10 stamps. The difficult task of telling different species apart explains why the corals represented in this stamp set are without species names. Many new species of corals have been described from Antarctica in recent years and there are many more to come.
£ 15
Seashells
Seashells
SEASHELLS
£ 15
Seashells
SEASHELLS
The Falkland Islands seashells set featured the Painted Keyhole Limpet, Magellanic Volute, Falkland Scallop and Rough Thorn Drupe. The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands set featured the Gainmardia trapesina, Margarella tropidophoroides, Trophon scotianus, Chlanidota densesculpta.
£ 15
Marine Invertebrates and Crustacea
Marine Invertebrates and Crustacea
ANTARCTIC MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND CRUSTACEA
£ 12.50
Marine Invertebrates and Crustacea
ANTARCTIC MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND CRUSTACEA
The British Antarctic Territory set included the Sea Lemon, Antarctic Sea Anemone, Sea Spider and Sea Star, with the cover design of a Basket Star. The Falkland Island Dependencies Crustacea set featured the Euphausia superba, Glyptonotus antarcticus, Epimeria monodon and Serolis pagenstecheri, with a cover design of Chorismus antarcticus.
£ 12.50
Fishing in Falkland and South Georgia waters
Fishing in Falkland and South Georgia waters
FISHING IN THE FALKLAND AND SOUTH GEORGIA WATERS
£ 17.50
Fishing in Falkland and South Georgia waters
FISHING IN THE FALKLAND AND SOUTH GEORGIA WATERS
The Falklands main source of revenue from fishing licences was recognised in a set of stamps depicting diferent aspects of the Fisheries regime. The stamps showed a Short-finned Squid, Stern haul of Whiptailed Hake, Fishery Patrol Vessel Falklands Protector, and Britten-Norman Islander Aerial Surveillance. The 20th Anniversary of the Falkland Islands Fishery was commemorated with a set of six stamps depicting aspects of fishing activity on board the ships, and the fishing vessels themselves. The cover design features the coin issue and Squid jiggers in Stanley Harbour. The three main commercial fisheries in South Georgia waters feature in the South Georgia Fisheries set of stamps. Toothfish - Dissostichus Eleginoides, Icefish - Champsocephalus Gunnari, and Krill - Euphausia Superba. The area is under the protection of the South Georgia Government and the Fishery Patrol Vessel MV Pharos SG.
£ 17.50
Breeding Penguins
Breeding Penguins
FALKLAND ISLAND BREEDING PENGUINS
£ 15
Breeding Penguins
FALKLAND ISLAND BREEDING PENGUINS
Alan Henry and Reinhard Mischke photographs provide the subject for the Breeding Penguins series. Part 1 used portraits for the smaller airmail postcard rate of 6 stamps and Part 2 used full length shots for the Airmail Letter set. The breeding penguins illustrated are King, Gentoo, Magellanic, Rockhopper, Macaroni and Albino Rockhopper. Part 1 cover design features King Penguins on a beach and Part 2 a Magellanic Penguin swimming.
£ 15
King Penguins
King Penguins
KING PENGUINS
£ 17.50
King Penguins
KING PENGUINS
Ian Strange designed four stamps for the World Wildlife Fund, but added two more to conform with the local postage rates. The subjects chosen are Heads of two King Penguins, Female incubating egg, Female with two chicks, Penguin underwater, Parents feeding their chick, and Courtship dance. Andrew Robinson's photographs of King Penguins from South Georgia depict Three penguins in dusk, Three penguins in daylight, Heads of three penguins, Two penguins, with Details of neck for the last two stamps. The pack is completed with the Calendar Card from the South Georgia stamps.
£ 17.50
Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguins
Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguins
ROCKHOPPER AND MACARONI PENGUINS
£ 15
Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguins
ROCKHOPPER AND MACARONI PENGUINS
Ian Strange design for the Rockhopper Penguins stamps depict Rockhopper Penguin, Penguins at sea, Courtship display, Adult with chick. The Macaroni Penguin set from South Georgia features "Flying" underwater, Part of a Colony, Two juveniles, and Two adults. This set was re-issued in 1994 overprinted with the Hong Kong Stamp Exhibition logo. The Calendar card shows a Rockhopper swimming underwater.
£ 15
BAT Penguins and Seals
BAT Penguins and Seals
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY PENGUINS AND SEALS
£ 22.50
BAT Penguins and Seals
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY PENGUINS AND SEALS
BAT issued a Penguins set in 1979 featuring Macaroni, Gentoo, Adelie, and Emperor Penguins. The World Wildlife Fund Seals and Penguins set depicted Ross Seals, Adelie Penguins, Weddell Seals, Emperor Penguins, Crabeater Seals, and Chinstrap Penguins. The pack contains the Emperor Penguins Calendar Card.
£ 22.50
South Georgia Penguins
South Georgia Penguins
PENGUINS OF SOUTH GEORGIA
£ 12.50
South Georgia Penguins
PENGUINS OF SOUTH GEORGIA
Four species of penguin regularly breed on South Georgia : King Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Chinstrap Penguin and Gentoo Penguin. This set was issued at King Edward Point to be used as the Airmail Postcard rate. World Wildlife Fund Chinstrap Penguin set features Penguins on the ice, Two adults with a chick, Penguins coming ashore and Penguins nesting. The Chinstrap Calendar card completes the pack.
£ 12.50
World Wildlife Fund Penguins
World Wildlife Fund Penguins
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND PENGUINS
£ 12.50
World Wildlife Fund Penguins
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND PENGUINS
Tony Chater designed set of 4 stamps on Tony Chater designed printed covers, date cancelled on the first date of issue. The stamps and cover feature Rockhopper, Magellanic, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins.
£ 12.50
British Antarctic Territory
British Antarctic Territory
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY PETRELS
£ 17.50
British Antarctic Territory
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY PETRELS
British Antarctic Territory joined with Birdlife International to produce four stamps featuring Petrels. The stamps depict the Cape Petrel, Snow Petrel, Wilson's Storm Petrel and Antarctic Petrel. The sheetlet shows a Southern Giant Petrel colony.
£ 17.50
Falkland Islands Albatross, Gulls and Terns
Falkland Islands Albatross, Gulls and Terns
FALKLAND ISLANDS ALBATROSS, GULLS AND TERNS
£ 17.50
Falkland Islands Albatross, Gulls and Terns
FALKLAND ISLANDS ALBATROSS, GULLS AND TERNS
The set of stamps issued by the Falkland Islands featured the Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross and Wandering Albatross. The Gulls and Terns issue depicted the South American Tern, Pink Breasted Gull, Dolphin Gull and Dominican Gull. The South American Tern Calendar Card completes the set.
£ 17.50
Petrels and Shearwaters
Petrels and Shearwaters
PETRELS AND SHEARWATERS
£ 17.50
Petrels and Shearwaters
PETRELS AND SHEARWATERS
This stamp issue by Tony Chater features the Sooty Shearwater, White-chinned Petrel, Southern Giant Petrel and Greater Shearwater. The sheetlet depicts the birds in flight with the cover desigh an atmospheric portrayal of Falklands coastline.
£ 17.50
Passerine Silks Covers
Passerine Silks Covers
BENHAM COVERS PASSERINES SILK COVERS
£ 30
Passerine Silks Covers
BENHAM COVERS PASSERINES SILK COVERS
Ian Strange's set of 6 stamps was used by Benham Silks for their collectors series of covers. The chosen passerines were Tussock Bird, Black-chinned Siskin, Grass Wren, Black-throated Finch, Falkland-Correndera Pipit and Dark-faced Ground-tyrant. Each cover has a black and white picture of the bird design as an insert.
£ 30
Passerines and Geese
Passerines and Geese
PASSERINES AND GEESE
£ 17.50
Passerines and Geese
PASSERINES AND GEESE
Two sets of stamps designed by Ian Strange. The Passerines set features the Tussock Bird, Black-chinned Siskin, Grass Wren, Black-throated Finch, Falkland-Correndera Pipit, and Dark-faced Ground-tyrant. The Geese set depict the Kelp Goose, Upland Goose, Ruddy Headed Goose and Ashy Headed Goose. The Calendar Card is the Black chinned Siskin and is the first card issued.
£ 17.50
Cobb's Wren
Cobb's Wren
COBB'S WREN
£ 12.50
Cobb's Wren
COBB'S WREN
The Cobb's Wren (Troglodytes cobbi) is unique to the Falkland Islands. The World Wilde Fund for Nature and Falkland's Conservation approved the issuing of the stamps and sheetlet in commemoration of the naming of the bird by local farmer and amateur ornithologist Arthur Cobb. The stamp artist is Dag Petersen with detailed insert by Robin Woods MBE.
£ 12.50
Heron, Teal Duck and Grebes
Heron, Teal Duck and Grebes
HERONS, TEAL DUCK AND GREBES
£ 15
Heron, Teal Duck and Grebes
HERONS, TEAL DUCK AND GREBES
The Black-crowned Night Heron designed by Ian Strange features the Head of adult bird, Adult, Young bird and Head of young bird. A colourful set of stamps with an adult fishing on the cover. The World Wild Fund for Nature South Georgia Teal Duck issue depicts Adult and immature bird, Adult and nest of five eggs, Part of a winter flock and Adult with two chicks. Ian Strange designed the Falkland Island's Grebe stamps which show the Great Grebe, Silver Grebe and Rolland's Grebe. The Calendar Card is from the South Georgia Teal Duck issue.
£ 15
Birds of Prey and Striated Caracara
Birds of Prey and Striated Caracara
STRIATED CARACARA
£ 9
Birds of Prey and Striated Caracara
STRIATED CARACARA
The Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis), commonly known as the Johnny Rook is considered as one of the rarest raptors in the world. The stamps designed by Dag Petersen depict the birds as portraits of mature and young, in flight, perched near tussock grass and feeding. The World Wild Fund for Nature endorsed this issue.
£ 9
Breeding Owls
Breeding Owls
BREEDING OWLS
£ 17.50
Breeding Owls
BREEDING OWLS
This issue designed by Dag Petersen features the Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl in portrait, perched, and in flight. The cover design is a Barn Owl chick.
£ 17.50