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Tristan da Cunha 1962 Potato Stamps reprint sheetlet

SKU: TAA19620000002

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TRISTAN DA CUNHA 1962 POTATO STAMPS REPRINT SHEETLET
Potato Stamps sheetlet featuring reprints of the 1d Rockhopper Penguin local use 'potato' stamps proposed by Allan Crawford. Fresh and fine.

 

Note: the local use 'potato' stamps, so-called because islanders used potatoes as currency, were printed in sheets of 35 by Hortors Ltd of Johannesburg.The design formed the basis of a petition in 1946 to the Postmaster General in the UK for Tristan Da Cunha to issue stamps – the request was denied and it wasn't until 1952 that overprinted definitives of St Helena became Tristan Da Cunha's first official postage stamps

Country: Tristan da Cunha

Reign: Queen Elizabeth II

Issued: 1962

Theme: birds

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