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Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group Books
 
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SPECIALISED STAMP CATALOGUE OF
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
AND DEPENDENCIES
INCLUDING POSTAL HISTORY AND CANCELLATIONS
1800 - 2013

SPECIAL OFFER TO STUDY GROUP MEMBERS
This catalogue is offered to members of the Study Group at the
reduced price of £27 plus postage and packing (see below).
The catalogue is only available hardbound.

In the UK, we can accept a cheque, made payable to FIPSG. Postage & packing add (per copy): UK £3 ie total of UK £30 per copy.

In the UK we can also accept Paypal, if paying by Paypal the cost will be UK £31.50.

For overseas orders we only accept Paypal. The total charge, including Postage & Packing (Europe £7.50; Overseas £13) and Paypal charges will be:
Europe: £36.25  Rest of World: £42

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Available to FIPSG members only.

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5.75 incl p&p
Shackleton at South Georgia
by Robert Burton and Stephen Venables
Shackleton at South Georgia, a valuable and informative 24-page booklet by two South Georgia experts, Robert Burton and Stephen Venables, with a foreword by the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton.
 
Shackleton visited South Georgia with the Endurance, then the James Caird, and lastly aboard the Quest. This booklet, illustrated with little-known historic photographs and modern re-enactments, describes the three visits, his funeral in 1922, and retraces his legendary crossing of the South Georgia mountains with Frank Worsley and Tom Crean.
 
Included are photos by Edward Binnie and mentions of Leganger Hansen and Binnie.
Available to FIPSG members only.

Special Offer!
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This book is a positive wealth of information for the British Antarctic collector, covering from 1910 (South Georgia) i.e. whaling, Discovery Investigations, Operation Tabarin, Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and various expeditions.

It details not only clear illustrations of each postmark with recorded dates of use but also base and ship cachets associated with the dates. The dates have been collated from various sources, authenticated by the author. All postmarks are reproduced to original size, as are the cachets except for a few which have been identified as reduced.

It is divided into sections. South Georgia, South Shetlands, Graham Land, South Orkneys and Halley (including the IGY Base). Each territory is introduced with a map and brief history, followed by illustrations of the cachets used at the bases. Useful notes accompany many of the cachets, giving details of when introduced/discontinued, whether "official" or "unofficial/private" etc. Under South Georgia, military cachets are illustrated and a comprehensive list of deputy postmasters with the name of their military unit is included.

Expedition cachets have been included, such as the Filchner's Polarschiff used at South Georgia, Wilkins and Hunting Aerosurveys Expeditions to Deception, Joint Services Expeditions to Elephant Island etc., where a clear connection with a base or territory is apparent. The other major expedition, given its own sub-section is the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1957/58, where cachets, postmarks and dates are covered.

The book is a hardback in A4 size with 188 pages. A pdf file as an addendum is available from the author.

Collection at Meeting 20
 
Postage Paid UK 22
 
Postage Paid Europe 24
 
Postage Paid WW 27
 
Cheques payable to FIPSG please

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6.50 plus postage and packing - see order form for details
Christ Church Cathedral in the Falkland Islands by Alistair McHaffie
This 50 page booklet by Study Group member Alistair McHaffie gives the history of Christ Church Cathedral with illustrations.
Of particular interest to Study Group postal history members are details of the wall plaques in the Cathedral which are in memorial to some of the well known names in the Falklands, plus a list of Bishops and Incumbents of Christ Church Cathedral.

Another New Arrival!
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The Company - The Story of the Falkland Islands Company by Michael Wright. Although only 44 pages long, it provides the story of the development of the Company, the many well know Falkland Islands names associated with that development, a and a fascinating series of illustrations including many early photographs.

5 only including Postage & Packing