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Welcome to the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau website. This website allows the Philatelic Bureau staff here in the Falkland Islands to place the new stamps on the site as quickly as possible. If you want the site to have anything else please feel free to contact us.

Christening of Prince George

Falkland Islands Commemorative

Release Date 21 May 2014

Christening of Prince George

 

 

Falkland Islands Prince George Christening Stamps

 FDC Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talk to Queen Elizabeth II (not pictured) as they arrive, holding their son Prince George, at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of the christening of the three month-old Prince George of Cambridge by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 23 October 2013. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images).

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Penguins, Predators and Prey Part 3

Falkland Islands Commemorative

Release Date 25 March 2014

Penguins, Predators and Prey Part 3

 

Penguins, Predators and Prey is a series of stamp issues featuring each of the familiar Falkland penguins, together with some of their respective predators and prey. This issue features the King Penguin.

The King Penguin is the largest of the five species which breed in the Falkland Islands. They grow to one metre in height and weigh up to 16 kg. There are two subspecies: A. p. patagonicus breeds on South Georgia and the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. A. p. halli breeds on Kerguelen, Crozet, Prince Edward, Heard, McDonald, and Macquarie Islands. The world population is estimated to be 2.23 million pairs.

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Grytviken Church Centenary

South Georgia Commemorative

Release Date 24 December 2013

Grytviken Church Centenary

Christmas Day 2013 is the centenary of the consecration of The Whalers Church at Grytviken. The church was built at the initiative of Carl Anton Larsen, the founder and first manager of the whaling station.

Carl Anton Larsen was one of the most remarkable men in Antarctic history. Having established himself as a successful sealer and whaler in the North Atlantic, he led two pioneering whaling expeditions to Antarctic regions and was captain of Antarctic, the ship of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition. He was also interested in science and geographical discovery. When the Swedish expedition visited South Georgia, Larsen saw the potential of Grytviken as a whaling station, and in establishing the CompaƱia Argentina de Pesca and its whaling station at Grytviken, he proved to be a very good businessman. Larsen was manager of Grytviken from 1904 to 1914, where he was sometimes accompanied by members of his large family.

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