Research coordinator: Stefan Heijtz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research Topics currently in hand are being led by the following:
|Pre-stamp mail including Black & Red Franks||Stefan Heijtz & Mike Roberts|
|Queen Victoria stamps including
|King Edward VII stamps||Ralph Riddell-Carre|
|King George V stamps 1912-20 & 1921-28||Ralph Riddell-Carre|
|War Stamps 1918-20||Kim Stuckey|
|Whale & Penguins issue||Hugh Osborne |
|1933 Centenary issue||John Search|
|1935 Silver Jubilee set||Ralph Riddell-Carre|
|1938-50 KGVI Definitive issue||Hugh Osborne|
|1952-53 KGVI & QEII 1955-57 Definitive issues||Hugh Osborne & Wilf Vevers|
|KGVI Commemorative issues, FI & FID||Kim Stuckey|
|QEII Birds Definitive issue||Hugh Osborne|
|QEII Flowers Definitive issues||Malcolm Barton|
|QEII Commemorative issues – pre-decimal||Kim Stuckey|
|QEII Decimal issues & all varieties||Malcolm 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 overprints||Terry Wiffen|
|FID KGVI Map Definitives 1946 & 1948-49||John Search|
|KGVI Commemorative issues, FI & FID||Kim Stuckey|
|FID QEII Ships Definitive issue||Kim Stuckey |
|FID/SG/BAT QEII commemoratives & later definitives||Ray Rabbetts|
|Cancellations FI, up to 1944||Stefan Heijtz|
|Cancellations FI, from 1944||Geoffrey Barber|
|Cork Obliterators||Stefan Heijtz |
|Fox Bay & West Falkland||Kim Stuckey|
|New Island||Chris Boyd|
|Mount Pleasant||Geoffrey Barber|
|SG/FID/BAT Cancellations & Cachets||Stefan Heijtz & John Youle|
|Air Mail||Nigel Kaye|
|Argentine Occupation 1982||Tony Lovelock & Gerald Marriner|
|British Forces Mail||Wilf Vevers|
|Censored Mail||Nigel Kaye|
|Departmental Cachets||Wilf Vevers|
|Essays, Proofs, Printers Samples, Specimens||Stefan Heijtz|
|Fiscal Usage of Stamps||Stefan Heijtz|
|Forgeries||Malcolm Barton & Stefan Heijtz|
|Formula Registered Envelopes||Mike Church|
|Operation Tabarin||Terry Wiffen|
|Postal Rates & General Postal History||Stefan Heijtz|
|Postal Stationery||Stefan Heijtz|
|Registration Labels, up to 1952||Hugh Osborne|
|Registration Labels, from 1952||Geoffrey Barber|
|Sheet Numbers – pre-decimal||Hugh 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.
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 Committee works with members to manage 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, twenty Monographs have been published –
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
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.
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.