Falklands: New Stamps to Commemorate March Referendum

A collection of stamps to commemorate the Falkland Islands Referendum, due to take \"falklandplace on March 10 – 11, was released on 15th February 2013. The four stamps have values of 3p, 40p, 75p and £1.76p. The colorful stamps show an image of a hand inserting a vote into a ballot box which carries a design displaying an outline of the Falkland Islands. The accompanying souvenir sheet with a value of £3 consists of the same design but also shows the actual question in the border together with the statement “A peoples\’ right of self-determination is a fundamental modern democratic right”. The stamps were designed by Andrew Robinson and the printer Cartor Security Printing with a lithography process. At the March referendum Islanders will vote on their political status and future, an event that will be followed by observers from different countries and impressive media coverage.

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