This is the most comprehensive stamp catalogue of Falkland Islands stamps ever produced. In the catalogue you will find information about and prices (based on market values and auction realisations) for:
You will also find general information about the Falkland Islands and the Dependencies, full listings of Postal Rates, Printing Dates and Numbers Printed of every stamp up to 1985, Numbers Destroyed, General Philatelic Information about Papers, Perforations and Watermarks of Falkland Islands stamps.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE SIXTH EDITION: 25 years after the first edition of this catalogue was published in 1988, and seven years after the fifth edition, this new catalogue brings in a new dimension, since we are now into the first inter-active edition, where readers are referred to websites and online guides for even deeper knowledge!
The obvious difference between this edition and the previous one is the major work that has been done by not only adding virtually every recorded variety, but also by illustrating them all with enlarged details! Many sections have been entirely re-written including the FID 1946 and 1948 Maps issues, which are covered in full detail. The other major change is in the Miscellaneous chapter, which deals with every aspect of Falkland Islands philately not covered elsewhere in the catalogue. This chapter has grown from 50 to 90 pages and virtually every section in this chapter has been re-written and expanded, and there are 10 entirely new sections as well including: Avis de Réception (Return Receipts), Consular Handstamps, Crash & Damaged-in-Transit Mail, OHMS Mail, Operation Tabarin 1944-45, Post Office Notices, Gazettes & Shipping Time Tables, Postage Due Mail, Postal Forms & Receipts, and QSL-Cards.
The number of pages in the catalogue
is unchanged, and this has been possible by compressing the listing
of stamps issued after 1985, but this listing is still complete and
every issue has one stamp illustrated.
Naturally everything else in the catalogue is entirely updated as well, including prices and data. An unbelievable amount of new information throughout the entire catalogue has also been added. There is probably not one single page which hasn't been changed compared to the fifth edition, and many pages have been completely re-written!
SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR CHANGES
BETWEEN THE FIFTH AND SIXTH EDITIONS:
Virtually every recorded variety has been added, and illustrated with enlarged details.
The FID 1946 and 1948 Maps issues section has been rewritten with all flaws listed.
The Miscellaneous chapter has had a major re-organization with virtually every section rewritten and added to, and with almost 20 new sections added:
Airmail - expanded from 2 to 4 pages
Argentine Occupation 1982 - expanded from 2 to 4 pages, including a full list of postal rates used
Avis de Reception - new section
Censor Mail - expanded from 1.5 to 4 pages
Consular Handstamps - new section
Crash Mail - new section
Departmental Cachets- expanded from 0.5 to 2 pages
Farm Mail & Cachets- expanded and extended
Illustrated Covers - new section
Insured mail - expanded with all insurance fees listed
International Reply Coupons - expanded
Mail Bag Labels - expanded
Money Orders - expanded
OHMS Mail - new section
Operation Tabarin - new section
Parcel Post - expanded from 0.5 to 2 pages, with a full list of parcel rates used, and a listing of parcel post labels
Perfins - expanded and extended
Post Office Notices etc - new section
Postage Due - expanded and extended from 0.5 to 2 pages
Postal Forms & Receipts - new section
QSL-Cards - new section
Registration Markings and labels - expanded from 2 to 8 pages, including a full listing of all registration labels
Revenue Stamps - expanded
Sheet Numbers - expanded and extended from 0.5 to 3 pages, with a listing of all FI issues to 1980 with sheet numbers
THIS CATALOGUE IS INDISPENSABLE TO EVERY COLLECTOR OF FALKLAND ISLANDS STAMPS.
The catalogue, which is hardbound and contains 272 pages full of information, has a recommended retail price (in Great Britain) of £34.
It is also available on CD-ROM in PDF
format. Recommended retail price (in Great Britain) £24.
The CD-ROM may not be available from all the distributors listed below. It can be ordered directly from Stefan Heijtz and the shipping cost is £2 world wide by airmail. Payments can be made by £-cheques, PayPal, or cash. See my homepage for contact details.