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For a series of online information on many aspects of Falklands philately for your research, go to the "Online Resources" page.

For a list of Falkland Islands published Monographs, see below.

There are also details of the Stefan Heijtz Research Fund and how you can contribute

CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS 
Research coordinator: Stefan Heijtz (stefan@novastamps.com)
Research Topics currently in hand are being led by the following:

TOPICLEADER
Pre-stamp mail including Black & Red FranksStefan Heijtz & Mike Roberts
Queen Victoria stamps including 1891 BisectsMalcolm Barton
King Edward VII stampsRalph Riddell-Carre
King George V stamps 1912-20 & 1921-28Ralph Riddell-Carre
War Stamps 1918-20Kim Stuckey
Whale & Penguins issueHugh Osborne
1933 Centenary issueJohn Search
1935 Silver Jubilee setRalph Riddell-Carre
1938-50 KGVI Definitive issueHugh Osborne
1952-53 KGVI & QEII 1955-57 Definitive issuesHugh Osborne & Wilf Vevers
KGVI Commemorative issues, FI & FIDKim Stuckey
QEII Birds Definitive issueHugh Osborne
QEII Flowers Definitive issuesMalcolm Barton
QEII Commemorative issues – pre-decimalKim Stuckey
QEII Decimal issues & all varietiesMalcolm Barton & Kim Stuckey
South Georgia Paid At 1911-1912
Hugh Osborne
  South Georgia 1923 + 1930 Bisects
 Stefan Heijtz
 South Georgia Provisional 1928
 Malcolm Barton
FID KGVI 1944-45 overprintsTerry Wiffen
FID KGVI Map Definitives 1946 & 1948-49John Search
KGVI Commemorative issues, FI & FIDKim Stuckey
FID QEII Ships Definitive issueKim Stuckey
FID/SG/BAT QEII commemoratives & later definitivesRay Rabbetts
Cancellations FI, up to 1944Stefan Heijtz
Cancellations FI, from 1944Geoffrey Barber
Cork ObliteratorsStefan Heijtz
Fox Bay & West FalklandKim Stuckey
New IslandChris Boyd
Mount PleasantGeoffrey Barber
SG/FID/BAT Cancellations & CachetsStefan Heijtz & John Youle
AerogrammesWilf Vevers
Air MailNigel Kaye
Argentine Occupation 1982Tony Lovelock & Gerald Marriner
British Forces MailWilf Vevers
Censored MailNigel Kaye
Departmental CachetsWilf Vevers
Essays, Proofs, Printers Samples, SpecimensStefan Heijtz
Fiscal Usage of StampsStefan Heijtz
ForgeriesMalcolm Barton & Stefan Heijtz
Formula Registered EnvelopesMike Church
Operation TabarinTerry Wiffen
Postal Rates & General Postal HistoryStefan Heijtz
Postal StationeryStefan Heijtz
PostcardsWilf Vevers
Registration Labels, up to 1952Hugh Osborne
Registration Labels, from 1952Geoffrey Barber
Sheet Numbers – pre-decimalHugh Osborne

Any member submitting an article to the Editor of the Upland Goose on any of these Research Topics is asked to send a copy at the same time to the leader of the topic concerned.

FIPSG Monographs 
All current paid-up FIPSG members receive a copy of a monograph in the year of its publication, typically distributed with one of the quarterly editions of Upland Goose. The FIPSG Publications Officer, usually a FIPSG Committee member manages the publication programme for Monographs, and aspires to produce a new work every other year.  However, the task of preparing the document is not insignificant, and the plans are flexible, recognising that first an author has to volunteer and the topic needs to be within the scope of Falkland Philately. To date, eighteen Monographs have been published –

No.
Title
Year
1
Formula Registered Envelopes
1992
2
Departmental Cachets (superseded by Monograph 7)
1993
3
PSNC Postcards
1994
4
Airmail
1996
5
FI KG VI Definitives 1938-50
1999

6

FI Birds Definitives 1960-68

2000

7

Official cachets of the Falkland Islands

2002

8

The 1937 King George VI Coronation Issue

2004

9

Postcards 1950-1982

2008

10

Flower Definitives 1968-1974 Part I

2009

11

Flower Definitives 1968-74 Part II

2009

12

PSNC Steamers 1840-1940

2010

13

Postcards picturing ships of PSNC in the port of La Pallice-Rochelle

2011

14

QEII Sterling Commemorative  Issues 1953-70 Part 1

2012

15

South Georgia: Paid At Provisionals 1911-1912

2014

16

Conflict: The Falkland Islands Postal Service 30th March - 14th June 1982

2015

17

Evacuee Mail during WWII

2015

18

Falkland Islands & Dependencies World War II Mail Censorship

2016

The Upland Goose Ruby Index 1970 - 2012
 
Ruby Index - the Silver Jubilee Index Updated and Available for £7 plus P&P in printed form. The printed version  goes through to the Spring 2012 Volume XXI No.7 issue.
 
This index reflects the changes in the Upland Goose and the topics in the past 16 years. The improvements in computer based publishing have made the reproduction of postal history items far easier; indeed colour supplements have greatly increased this aspect of the publication. As well as postal history, shipping details and the life and times of senders or receivers of mail have been an increased focus of the changing shape of the Study Group.

The index may be downloaded in pdf form (the July 2011 version) below:


click here to download July 2011 Index

Heijtz Research Fund


One of the most significant developments in the Study Group  was the launch of a Research Fund, which will bear the name of the present Research Co-ordinator who has made a very generous donation to start the fund off.

It was decided  that awards from the Fund would be administered by the Chairman of the Study Group, the Editor of the Journal and the Research Co-ordinator, all for the time being.

This sub-committee has drafted
some basic rules – very much on the KISS principle – as below:-

AIMS: To encourage research within Falkland Islands and Dependencies Philately with the goal of publishing the information in the Upland Goose, as a supplement or monograph, or elsewhere.

COMMITTEE: Three people: The FIPSG Chairman; The Editor of the Upland Goose; The FIPSG Research Coordinator.

USE OF FUNDS: The fund will be used to help fund the publication of research within Falkland Islands and Dependencies Philately and will be awarded to projects rather than to people as such. Any one project can be awarded an amount up to a maximum of £200. The maximum amount may be changed by a unanimous committee decision. The committee has to be unanimous to award funds to a project. There is no minimum or maximum number of projects that could receive funds within a year. Some years could have none, others several.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUND: Any FIPSG member or any other person may donate cash to the fund, but it is also possible to donate stamps, covers, postcards or any other items with a Falklands connection, which will be sold through a FIPSG auction (or another auction which the committee finds suitable) and proceeds from these sales will be added to the fund.

HANDLING OF THE FUND: The money in the fund will be handled by the FIPSG Treasurer as a separate fund in the FIPSG accounts.

Members are encouraged to support this initiative - gifts in “kind” are just as welcome as gifts of cash. The beneficiaries are the ultimately whole membership.