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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1953.01   04.08.1953   Definitives      
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
3d     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

1961.01   12.12.1961   Definitives      
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis White Tern Gygis alba
1½d     237     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
6d     230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
1s6d     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1965.01   04.01.1965   Overprint FIRST LOCAL POST on 1961.01      
6d     230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
1s/6d     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1972.01   20.12.1972   Royal Silver Wedding      
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
2p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
and     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
16p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     = 2p
and     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1975.01   20.10.1975   Centenary of publication of "St. Helena"   4v set   
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
12p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

1982.01   19.04.1982   Charles Darwin   4v set   
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
25p     13     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     
and     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     

1983.01   12.09.1983   Birds      
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris
7p     231     Java Sparrow    Padda oryzivora     
15p     230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
33p     231     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
59p     237     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     

1984.01   26.07.1984   New coinage   4v set   
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
15p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

1985.01   02.09.1985   Audubon   4v set   
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
15p     30     Common Gallinule    Gallinula galeata     
25p     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
60p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

1993.01   16.08.1993   Endangered species      
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
3p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
5p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
12p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
25p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
40p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
60p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

1993.02   26.08.1993   Birds      
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar Rock Dove Columba livia Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Band-rumped Storm Petrel Hydrobates castro Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis White Tern Gygis alba Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
1p     237     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
3p     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     
11p     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     
12p     231     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
15p     221     Common Myna    Acridotheres tristis     
18p     231     Java Sparrow    Padda oryzivora     
25p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
35p     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Hydrobates castro     
75p     230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
    52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
    63     Southern Giant Petrel    Macronectes giganteus     
    43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

1995.01   06.04.1995   Harpers Valley earth dam   5v set   
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
25p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

1997.01   03.02.1997   Hong Kong 97      1993.02
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
75p     230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     MS

1997.02   20.06.1997   Return of Hong Kong to China      1993.02
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
75p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     MS

2002.01   15.04.2002   Birdlife International   p 14¼x14   
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
10p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
15p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
30p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
80p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

2002.02   15.04.2002   BirdLife International   Sheet, p 14½x14¼   2002.01

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St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae
10p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
15p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
25p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
30p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
80p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

2003.01   08.04.2003   Tourism   12v sheet   

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St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae Common Tern  Sterna hirundo
25p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     
25p     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     

2006.01   03.11.2006   Anniversaries   8v set   
St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
25p     43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

2007.01   12.06.2007   BirdLife International      
Black Noddy Anous minutus Band-rumped Storm Petrel Hydrobates castro Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
15p     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
30p     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Hydrobates castro     
50p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
    52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2007.02   03.09.2007   Christmas   6v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
10p     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
and     8     Black Swan    Cygnus atratus     
and     8     Black-necked Swan    Cygnus melancoryphus     

2008.01   17.07.2008   Seabirds      
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Noddy Anous stolidus White Tern Gygis alba Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
15p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
35p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
40p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
1.25£     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

2015.01   11.11.2015   Definitives      
White Tern Gygis alba Zebra Dove Geopelia striata Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis St. Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae
5p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10p     27     Zebra Dove    Geopelia striata     
15p     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     
20p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
30p     231     Java Sparrow    Padda oryzivora     
40p     60     Wilson's Storm Petrel    Oceanites oceanicus     
50p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
60p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
80p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
    237     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
    230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
    43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

2015.02   11.11.2015   Definitives   Sheet   2015.01

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White Tern  Gygis alba Zebra Dove  Geopelia striata Chukar Partridge  Alectoris chukar Brown Booby  Sula leucogaster Java Sparrow  Padda oryzivora Wilson's Storm Petrel  Oceanites oceanicus Red-billed Tropicbird  Phaethon aethereus Masked Booby  Sula dactylatra Sooty Tern  Onychoprion fuscatus Yellow Canary  Crithagra flaviventris Red Fody  Foudia madagascariensis St. Helena Plover  Charadrius sanctaehelenae
5p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10p     27     Zebra Dove    Geopelia striata     
15p     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     
20p     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
30p     231     Java Sparrow    Padda oryzivora     
40p     60     Wilson's Storm Petrel    Oceanites oceanicus     
50p     57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     
60p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
80p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
    237     Yellow Canary    Crithagra flaviventris     
    230     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
    43     St. Helena Plover    Charadrius sanctaehelenae     

2021.01   Birds at nest      
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus White Tern Gygis alba Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
15p     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
40p     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
60p     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
80p     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

2021.02   Birds at nest      
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
    57     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     MS

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Location: Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, about mid-way between South America and Africa
Population: 4,000
Climate: tropical; marine; mild, tempered by trade winds
Terrain: rugged, volcanic; small scattered plateaus and plains

Birds: 127 species, 1 endemic

Links:
Saint Helena Post Office postal administration website
Saint Helena CIA - The World Factbook

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