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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1934.01   02.07.1934   Definitives      
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
1s     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1956.01   19.11.1956   Definitives      1934.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
3d     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
2s6d     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1963.01   23.05.1963   Definitives      
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Black Noddy Anous minutus White Tern Gygis alba Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Masked Booby Sula dactylatra White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro Red-footed Booby Sula sula Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Red-footed Booby Sula sula
1d     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
1½d     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
2d     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
3d     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
4½d     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
6d     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
7d     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
10d     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
1s     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1s6d     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
2s6d     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
5s     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
10s     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
    66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

1963.02   23.05.1963   Definitives   Booklet   1963.01
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Black Noddy Anous minutus White Tern Gygis alba Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
1d     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
1½d     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
2d     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
3d     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
6d     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
1s6d     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

1970.01   07.09.1970   Royal naval crests   4v set   
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
2s6d     165     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

1976.01   26.04.1976   Birds      
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris White Tern Gygis alba Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Black Noddy Anous minutus Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
1p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
2p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
3p     230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
4p     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
5p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
6p     220     Common Myna    Acridotheres tristis     
7p     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
8p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
9p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
10p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
15p     10     Red-necked Spurfowl    Pternistis afer     
18p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
25p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
50p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
    65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
    230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
and     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
and     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
and     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
and     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
and     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     

1984.01   26.07.1984   New coinage   4v set   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
70p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1987.01   08.10.1987   Sea birds      
Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila
25p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
25p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
and     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
and     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
25p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
and     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
and     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
25p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
and     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
and     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
25p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
and     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

1988.01   15.08.1988   Sea birds      
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1990.01   05.03.1990   WWF      
Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila
9p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
10p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
11p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
15p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     

1993.01   12.01.1993   Yellow Canary      
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris
15p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
18p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
25p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
70p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     

1994.01   16.08.1994   Sooty Tern      
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
20p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
30p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
65p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1994.02   16.08.1994   Sooty Tern      
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
1$     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     MS

1994.03   11.10.1994   Christmas   5v set   
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
30p     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1996.01   12.08.1996   Birds      
Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Common Myna Acridotheres tristis House Sparrow Passer domesticus Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild White Tern Gygis alba Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Black Noddy Anous minutus Red-footed Booby Sula sula White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila
1p     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
2p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
4p     220     Common Myna    Acridotheres tristis     
5p     228     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
7p     230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
10p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
12p     10     Red-necked Spurfowl    Pternistis afer     
15p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
20p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
25p     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
30p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
40p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
65p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
    66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
    52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
    65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     

1997.01   03.02.1997   Hong Kong 97      1996.01
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
65p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     MS

1997.02   20.06.1997   The return of Hong Kong to China      1996.01
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
    66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     MS

1997.03   01.09.1997   Birds   Booklet   1996.01
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris
15c     230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     cl
15c     230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     cr
35c     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     cl
35c     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     cr

1998.01   15.06.1998   Migratory birds      
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Common House Martin Delichon urbicum Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Common Swift Apus apus Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
15p     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
25p     187     Common House Martin    Delichon urbicum     
35p     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
40p     20     Common Swift    Apus apus     
50p     30     Allen's Gallinule    Porphyrio alleni     

1999.01   27.04.1999   WWF, Fairy Tern      
White Tern Gygis alba White Tern Gygis alba White Tern Gygis alba White Tern Gygis alba
10p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

2001.01   01.10.2001   BirdLife International      
Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila
15p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
35p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
40p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
50p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     

2001.02   01.10.2001   BirdLife International   Sheet   2001.01

Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila
10p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     New
15p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
35p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
40p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
50p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     

2002.01   28.08.2002   Views and flowers   12v set   
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
25p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
40p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2004.01   06.02.2004   BirdLife International   p 14½x13¾   
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
15p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
35p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
40p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
50p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
90p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

2004.02   06.02.2004   BirdLife International   Sheet, p 14½   2004.01

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
15p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
35p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
40p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
50p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
90p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

2004.03   28.10.2004   Lunar eclipse   4v set   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
1.25£     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2004.04   28.10.2004   Lunar eclipse      2004.03
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
1.25£     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     MS

2005.01   27.05.2005   BirdLife International      
White Tern Gygis alba White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
15p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
35p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
40p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
50p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
1.25£     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

2005.02   27.05.2005   BirdLife International   Sheet   2005.01

White Tern Gygis alba White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
15p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
35p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
40p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
50p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
1.25£     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

2006.01   24.07.2006   Exploration and innovation   8v set   
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Common Tern Sterna hirundo
40p     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     
40p     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     

2007.01   10.12.2007   BOU expedition   8v set   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Red-footed Booby Sula sula
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
40p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
50p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

2008.01   05.02.2008   Animals   12v set   
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer
50p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
90p     230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
2.50£     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
    10     Red-necked Spurfowl    Pternistis afer     

2009.01   13.11.2009   Charles Darwin   4v set   
Woodpecker Finch Camarhynchus pallidus Flightless Cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus
35p     252     Woodpecker Finch    Camarhynchus pallidus     
50p     68     Flightless Cormorant    Phalacrocorax harrisi     
    59     Galapagos Penguin    Spheniscus mendiculus     

2009.02   04.12.2009   Tropicbird      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
35p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
40p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
50p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1.25£     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2009.03   04.12.2009   Tropicbird   Sheet with 4 sets   2009.02

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White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus
35p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
40p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
50p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1.25£     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2010.01   11.10.2010   The Yellow Canary      
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris
15p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
35p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
60p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
90p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     

2010.02   11.10.2010   The Yellow Canary   Sheet with 4 sets   2010.01

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Yellow Canary  Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary  Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary  Crithagra flaviventris Yellow Canary  Crithagra flaviventris
15p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
35p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
60p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
90p     236     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     

2011.01   31.08.2011   WWF      
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
35p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
40p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
50p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
1.25£     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

2011.02   31.08.2011   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   2011.01
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
35p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     No frame
40p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     No frame
50p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     No frame
1.25£     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     No frame

2012.01   05.12.2012   Wideawake airfield   4v sheet   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
45p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
1.45£     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

2013.01   16.08.2013   Ascension Frigatebird      
Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila
20p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
45p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
50p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
60p     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
1.10£     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
1.45£     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     

2016.01   22.02.2016   WWF      
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula
20p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
50p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
55p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
    66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

2016.02   22.02.2016   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   2016.01
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula
20p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     No frame
50p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     No frame
55p     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     No frame
    66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     No frame

2020.01   22.12.2020   Definitives   12v set   
Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
1.30£     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
2.50£     65     Ascension Frigatebird    Fregata aquila     
    52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

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Location: Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, about mid-way between South America and Africa
Population: 1100
Climate: tropical marine; mild, semi-arid
Terrain: surface covered by lava flows and cinder cones of 44 dormant volcanoes; ground rises to the east. Ascension is a breeding ground for sea turtles and sooty terns.

Links:
Ascension Post Office
Ascension - Wikipedia
Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

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Last updated
27.05.2021