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The first Falkland Islands’ stamps were issued in June 1878.  The first internal airmail was carried in 1934 by the catapulted aircraft from HMS Exeter but a regular service was not introduced until 1948.  Until the introduction of a regular external mail service in 1971 overseas airmail was delivered by sea to South America for onward transmission by air.

Falkland Islands postage stamps were used in the Dependencies from 1909 until they issued their own stamps in 1944.

The Archives hold stamp designs, essays and proofs, correspondence between the Crown Agents and Government on stamp issues and the background to the development of telecommunications over the past 100 years since the introduction of wireless telegraphy in 1912.

Stamp issues, post and telegraph statistics are included in the Blue Books.


pdfMAI-STA-1-1 Stamps - issue from Treasury to Postmaster.pdf(165.68 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-2 Postage Stamps Application Made by Mr N R Foss in June 1914 for the Supply of.pdf(284.64 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-3 Mr Duivens Postage Stamp Dealings.pdf(235.53 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-4 Postage Stamps supplied to Dealers and through Crown Grants 1919.pdf(4.03 MB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-5 Submits Cables received regarding orders for War Stamps.pdf(1.72 MB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-6 War Stamps require by National War Museum and United States National Museum.pdf(254.45 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-7 Stamps ordered and refused by Dealers and returned through the Crown Agents.pdf(714.87 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-8 Suggests issue of Postage Stamps overprinted Dependencies.pdf(153.92 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-9 Notifies alteration in Stamp Watermark and proportion of cost of same chargeable to Colony.pdf(831.19 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-10 Rates of postage on letters to the United Kingdom and other parts of the British Empire.pdf(98.82 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-11 Sale of New Issues of Stamps.pdf (81.36 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-12 Reduction of Postal Rates.pdf(117.15 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-13 Proposed reduction in postage rule on postcards.pdf(169.03 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-14 Disposal of accumulation of Falkland Island penny stamps.pdf(223.63 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-15 Falkland Islands postage stamps design of.pdf(4.32 MB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-16 Proposed limit to number of different values of postage stamps in current use.pdf(301.63 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-17 Sale of Postage Stamps to Collectors.pdf(535.81 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-18 Falkland Island Colonial Postmark Question of Legibility.pdf(479.91 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-19 Public Exhibition of Postage Stamps of the British Empire.pdf(88.19 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-20 Proposed issue of 2d stamps for unstamped letters.pdf(161.24 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-21 Newspaper Penguin Notices postage stamps and notices to the effect. Telegraphic messages can be despatched at the rate of 1s per word. To be displayed in a prominent position on all incoming vessels.pdf(180.92 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-22 Proposed introduction of a fourpenny postage stamp of present issue.pdf(894.64 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-23 Suggested issue of commemorative set of Falkland Islands postage and revenue.pdf(4.14 MB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-24 Mr K V Lellman applies to purchase specimens of Postage stamps received from the Universal Postal Union etc.pdf(213.54 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-1-25 Suggestion that certain stamps of the current issue be destroyed at the same time as the Balance of Centenary issue.pdf(135 KB)

pdfMAI-STA-2-1. Order placed with Waterlow Sons for supply of Silver Jubilee issue of postage and revenue stamps.pdf18.8 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-2. Stamps for dealers.pdf23.32 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-3. Possibility of introducing reply card and envelope services.pdf3.03 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-4. Stamp vendor s licences for sale of postage and revenue stamps to the public.pdf788.54 KB

pdfMAI-STA-2-5. Elkon Bros Request to be supplied with 500 sets of stamps for display at the Levant Fair to be held at Palestine in 1936.pdf984.88 KB

pdfMAI-STA-2-6. Enquiry regarding certain packages of postal stamps forwarded to crown agents for Messrs Wingfields.pdf4.21 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-7. New Issue of postage stamps on the occasion of the accession of His Majesty King Edward the VIIIth 1938 issue.pdf37.84 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-8. Procedure in regard to applications by dealers etc for postage stamps.pdf10.16 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-9. Period of validity of postage and revenue stamps.pdf16.37 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-10. Audit of specimen postage stamps of British and Foreign countries in the Falkland Islands.pdf3.7 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-11. Sale of stamped postal stationery to the general public.pdf687.25 KB

pdfMAI-STA-2-12. International Postage Rates. Increase in.pdf1.5 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-13. Proposed issue of Commemoration stamps 1942.pdf1.58 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-14. New stamps for air-letter service. Issue of 1s3d air stamp withdrawal of 2d and 6d denominations.pdf6.09 MB

pdfMAI-STA-2-15. Cancellation markings on Colonial postage stamps.pdf873.59 KB

pdfMAI-STA-2-16. Registered envelopes for South Georgia Stanley.pdf1.43 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-1. Cancellation of postage stamps - rules.pdf20.45 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-2. Proposed special issue of stamps to commemorate Peace and Reconstruction.pdf19.32 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-3. Stamps for dealers.pdf16.16 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-4. Special issue of stamps to commemorate Their Majesties Silver Wedding.pdf11.16 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-5. Postage stamps. Re-introduction of 2 d and 6d denominations for air-letters 2d denomination for stamp duty.pdf6.9 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-6. Display of Colonial Postage Stamps.pdf11.54 MB

pdfMAI-GEN-3-7. Deficiency in Post Office cash. Instructions regarding public moneys books and similar property.pdf5.39 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-8. Instructions governing new issues of postage stamps.pdf2.03 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-9. Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II special issue of stamps.pdf8.93 MB

pdfMAI-STA-3-10. Postage stamps suggested design for new issue 1960 bird issue.pdf32.67 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-1. Instructions governing new issue of postage stamps.pdf11.08 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-2. Postage stamps 1962 commemorative issue radio communications issue.pdf18.74 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-2. Postage stamps 1962 commemorative issue radio communications issue Newspaper Cuttings.pdf15.08 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-3. Postage stamps commemorative issue Falkland Islands Battle.pdf40.27 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-4. Postage stamps. Commemorative Red Cross issue 1963.pdf8.94 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-5. Postage stamps commemorative Shakespeare stamps.pdf7.34 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-6. Postage stamps UPU commemorative issue.pdf8.21 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-7. New definitive issue of postage stamps 1968.pdf41.25 MB

pdfMAI-STA-4-8. International co-operation year commemorative issue.pdf3.86 MB

pdfMAI-STA-5-1. Postage stamps commencing with folio 297.pdf43.48 MB

pdfMAI-STA-5-2. Human Rights Year Issue.pdf9.9 MB

pdfMAI-STA-5-3. Commemorative 100th Anniversary of Diocese.pdf19.05 MB

pdfMAI-STA-5-3. Commemorative 100th Anniversary of Diocese. Enclosure to File - Newspaper Cuttings.pdf16.61 MB

pdfMAI-STA-5-4. FIGAS commemorative issue 1968.pdf24.29 MB

pdfMAI-STA-5-5. Tourism stamp issue.pdf15.49 MB

pdfMAI-STA-6-1. Postage Stamps.pdf36.98 MB

pdfMAI-STA-6-1. Postage Stamps. Stamp Issue folder included in file 6-1.pdf4.28 MB

pdfMAI-STA-6-2. Commemorative stamp issue - FIDF.pdf17.63 MB

pdfMAI-STA-6-3. Postage stamps Volume 1.pdf29.35 MB

pdfMAI-STA-6-4. Postage stamps Volume 2.pdf35.67 MB

pdfMAI-STA-6-5. Postage stamps Volume 3.pdf35.27 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-1. Falkland Islands Stamps. Display sets.pdf3.8 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-2. Cancellation of postage stamps rules.pdf1.29 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-3. Stamps Colony programme.pdf19.62 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-4. Stamp sales Volume 1.pdf8.45 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-5. Decimalisation of definitive stamp issue.pdf38.32 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-6. Stamps - Colony. Commemorative postage stamps Occasion of HM the Queen s silver wedding 1972 Colony.pdf11.26 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-7. Stamps - Colony. Opening of temporary airfield issue.pdf3.97 MB

pdfMAI-STA-7-8. Postal rates Volume 1.pdf33.51 MB


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