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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1954.01   02.01.1954   Definitives      
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi
1œd     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
2œd     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
5s     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     

1963.01   12.04.1963   Overprint TRISTAN DA... on St Helena 1961.01      
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis White Tern Gygis alba
1œd     232     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
6d     225     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
1s/6d     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1968.01   15.05.1968   Birds      
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis
4d     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
1s     238     Wilkins's Finch    Nesospiza wilkinsi     
1s6d     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     
2s6d     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     

1972.01   29.02.1972   Definitives      
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
5p     17     Sooty Albatross    Phoebetria fusca     
7œp     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

1972.02   20.11.1972   Royal Silver Wedding      
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita
2œp     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     
and     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
7œp     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     = 2½p
and     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

1974.01   01.05.1974   Rockhopper Penguin      
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
2œp     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
5p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
7œp     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
25p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

1974.02   01.10.1974   The Lonely Island      
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
35p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     MS
and     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

1977.01   01.12.1977   Birds      
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera White-faced Storm Petrel Pelagodroma marina Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus Common Diving Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
1p     19     Great-winged Petrel    Pterodroma macroptera     
2p     16     White-faced Storm Petrel    Pelagodroma marina     
3p     19     Northern Giant Petrel    Macronectes halli     
4p     19     Soft-plumaged Petrel    Pterodroma mollis     
5p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     
10p     19     Kerguelen Petrel    Aphrodroma brevirostris     
15p     64     Antarctic Tern    Sterna vittata     
20p     19     Bermuda Petrel    Pterodroma cahow     
25p     19     Broad-billed Prion    Pachyptila vittata     
50p     65     Brown Skua    Stercorarius antarcticus     
    19     Common Diving Petrel    Pelecanoides urinatrix     
    17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     

1979.01   03.01.1979   Wildlife conservation   4v set   
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae
15p     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     
20p     238     Inaccessible Island Finch    Nesospiza acunhae     

1979.02   27.08.1979   Sir Rowland Hill, stamp on stamp   3v set   1954.01
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi
10p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     

1979.03   27.08.1979   Sir Rowland Hill      
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     MS

1979.04   26.11.1979   International year of the child   4v set   
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
20p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

1980.01   29.02.1980   Paintings by Roland Svensson   4v set, upright wmk   
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
20p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

1980.02   29.02.1980   Paintings by Roland Svensson   4v sheet, sideways wmk   1980.01
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
20p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

1981.01   01.11.1981   Inaccessible Island Rail   Strip   
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi
10p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
10p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
10p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
10p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     

1982.01   28.09.1982   Overprint 1ST PARTICIPATION... on 1977.01      
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata
5p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     
25p     19     Broad-billed Prion    Pachyptila vittata     

1985.01   30.09.1985   Flags   4v set   
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis
60p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     

1986.01   30.09.1986   Flora and fauna of Inaccessible Island   5v set   
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata
5p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
25p     238     Wilkins's Finch    Nesospiza wilkinsi     
50p     19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     

1987.01   23.01.1987   Island flightless insects and birds   4v set   
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri
35p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
50p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     

1987.02   22.06.1987   Rockhopper Penguin      
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
10p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
20p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
30p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

1987.03   07.12.1987   Norwegian scientific expedition   4v set   
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
20p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     

1988.01   21.03.1988   Fauna of Nightingale Island   5v set   
Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis
5p     238     Inaccessible Island Finch    Nesospiza acunhae     
10p     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     
20p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
25p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     

1988.02   10.12.1988   Augustus Earle's paintings   12v set   
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
10p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     

1989.01   06.02.1989   Fauna of Gough Island   5v set   
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca
5p     19     Northern Giant Petrel    Macronectes halli     
10p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     
20p     238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     
25p     17     Sooty Albatross    Phoebetria fusca     

1989.02   20.11.1989   Vagrant birds      
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
10p     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
25p     62     Spotted Sandpiper    Actitis macularius     
35p     44     Purple Gallinule    Porphyrio martinica     
50p     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1991.01   01.10.1991   WWF      
Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis
8p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     
10p     238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     
12p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     
15p     238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     

1994.01   21.11.1994   Island livestock   4v set   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
35p     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

1996.01   01.10.1996   Gough Island as world heritage site      
Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis
15p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     
20p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
45p     17     Sooty Albatross    Phoebetria fusca     
60p     238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     

1997.01   20.06.1997   Return of Hong Kong to China      1996.01
Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis
60p     238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     MS

1999.01   27.04.1999   WWF      
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
5p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
8p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
12p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
15p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

2000.01   01.01.2000   Millennium      
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Cape Petrel Daption capense Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
20p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
30p     19     Cape Petrel    Daption capense     
50p     19     Southern Giant Petrel    Macronectes giganteus     
60p     64     Antarctic Tern    Sterna vittata     

2001.01   01.02.2001   Hong Kong 2001   Sheet   
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
30p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
45p     24     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     

2001.02   01.10.2001   BirdLife International   Sheet   

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Spectacled Petrel  Procellaria conspicillata Spectacled Petrel  Procellaria conspicillata Spectacled Petrel  Procellaria conspicillata Spectacled Petrel  Procellaria conspicillata Spectacled Petrel  Procellaria conspicillata
35p     19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     
35p     19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     
35p     19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     
35p     19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     
35p     19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     

2003.01   07.05.2003   BirdLife International   White frame   
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
15p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
30p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
45p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
50p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     

2003.02   07.05.2003   BirdLife International   Sheet, no white frame   2003.01

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Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross  Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross  Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross  Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross  Thalassarche chlororhynchos Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross  Thalassarche chlororhynchos
15p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
30p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
45p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
50p     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
    17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     New

2005.01   21.02.2005   The remote island   5v strip   
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

2005.02   28.03.2005   Gough Island   5v strip   
Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri
50p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     

2005.03   18.04.2005   Inaccessible Island   5v strip   
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi
50p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     

2005.04   01.06.2005   Bird definitives      
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae Cape Petrel Daption capense Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
1p     19     Kerguelen Petrel    Aphrodroma brevirostris     
3p     17     Sooty Albatross    Phoebetria fusca     
5p     64     Antarctic Tern    Sterna vittata     
8p     238     Inaccessible Island Finch    Nesospiza acunhae     
10p     19     Cape Petrel    Daption capense     
15p     44     Gough Moorhen    Gallinula comeri     
20p     19     Northern Giant Petrel    Macronectes halli     
25p     65     Brown Skua    Stercorarius antarcticus     
35p     19     Great-winged Petrel    Pterodroma macroptera     
    19     Broad-billed Prion    Pachyptila vittata     
    19     Soft-plumaged Petrel    Pterodroma mollis     
    15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

2006.01   07.02.2006   Nightingale Island   5v strip   
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita
50p     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     

2006.02   30.03.2006   Middle Island   5v strip   
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata
50p     19     Broad-billed Prion    Pachyptila vittata     

2006.03   01.06.2006   500th anniversary celebration   6v sheet   
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
30p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

2006.04   27.09.2006   Stoltenhoff Island   5v strip   
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
50p     65     Brown Skua    Stercorarius antarcticus     

2007.01   22.01.2007   The remote islands   6v sheet   
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
50p     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

2007.02   01.07.2007   BirdLife International   Sheet   

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Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis
50p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     
50p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     
50p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     
50p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     
50p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     
50p     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     

2008.01   01.08.2008   Allan Crawford   6v set   
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
20p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
85p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
and     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

2010.01   06.09.2010   Surnames      
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
50p     55     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
50p     52     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
50p     36     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
50p     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
50p     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

2010.02   01.11.2010   Definitives   12v set   
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
5p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     
10p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
    17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
    238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     
    15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

2013.01   28.01.2013   WWF      
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena
35p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     White frame
45p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     White frame
70p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     White frame
1.10£     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     White frame

2013.02   28.01.2013   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   2013.01
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena
35p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     No white frame
45p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     No white frame
70p     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     No white frame
1.10£     17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     No white frame

2013.03   28.01.2013   WWF      
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena
    17     Tristan Albatross    Diomedea dabbenena     MS

2014.01   18.06.2014   Tristan finches      
Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae Nightingale Island Finch Nesospiza questi Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi
35p     238     Gough Finch    Rowettia goughensis     
45p     238     Inaccessible Island Finch    Nesospiza acunhae     
50p     238     Nightingale Island Finch    Nesospiza questi     
1.50£     238     Wilkins's Finch    Nesospiza wilkinsi     

2014.02   18.06.2014   Tristan finches      
Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae
    238     Inaccessible Island Finch    Nesospiza acunhae     MS

2014.03   10.07.2014   Augustus Earle   4v set   
Cape Petrel Daption capense
70p     19     Cape Petrel    Daption capense     

2015.01   08.04.2015   The potato essays   10v sheet   
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     = 2008.01

2016.01   30.11.2016   Biodeversity I   6v set   
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita
60p     64     Antarctic Tern    Sterna vittata     
70p     218     Tristan Thrush    Turdus eremita     

2016.02   07.12.2016   Biodeversity II   6v set   
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata
70p     44     Inaccessible Island Rail    Atlantisia rogersi     
    19     Spectacled Petrel    Procellaria conspicillata     

2017.01   13.10.2017   WWF      
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
35p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
1.50£     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
    15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

2017.02   13.10.2017   WWF   Sheet   2017.01

Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
35p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
50p     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
1.50£     15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     
    15     Northern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes moseleyi     

Tristan da Cunha map

Location: Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, about mid-way between South America and Africa
Population: 271
Climate: temperate; marine, mild, tempered by trade winds
Terrain: the islands result from volcanic activity associated with the Atlantic Mid-Ocean Ridge

Links:
Saint Helena Post Office postal administration website (with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha stamps)
CIA - The World Factbook
Roland Svensson web search

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09.12.2017