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Ascension Island Issued Stamps on Bicentenary of British Settlement

Ascension Island released stamps on 27th April 2015 that celebrates Ascension Island’s Bicentenary of British Settlement, showing historical scenes, paintings and illustrations from the Napoleonic Years.The issue consists of four stamps that are to be put into circulation on the 27th … Continue reading

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Ascension Island  Issued Stamps on  Prince George Christening

50p Queen Elizabeth II, christened 1 May 1926, is watched by her mother Queen Elizabeth, then the Duchess of York. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images). 55p The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh standing behind Princess Elizabeth who is holding Prince Charles after his … Continue reading

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Ascension Island :New Stamps on Bicentenary of British Settlement 1815 – 2015 Part I

This series of postage stamps celebrates Ascension Island’s Bicentenary of British Settlement, showing historical scenes, paintings and illustrations from the Napoleonic Years. 45p Josephine Bonaparte (1763-1814) at Malmaison circa 1801 by the French painter Francis Pascal Simon Gerard (1770-1837). Oil on canvas. … Continue reading

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Ascension Island:New Stamps on Aircrafts

Ascension Island has issued a set of definitive stamps featuring aircraft\’s.  The stamps illustrate the following air crafts:(1)                                                            15p – Fairey Swordfish;  (2) 20p – North American  25 Mitchell; ( 3) 25p – Lockheed C-130 Hercules;  (4) 30p – Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2; … Continue reading

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Ascension Island:New Definitive Stamps on Aircrafts

15p – Fairey Swordfish :Affectionately known as the \’Stringbag\’, because of all the different types of weapons that it could carry, the Swordfish\’s achievements during the Second World War are legend. With its open cockpit, canvas and tube construction, the … Continue reading

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Ascension Island : New Stamps on 70th Anniversary of Wideawake Airfield

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Wideawake Airfield the Ascension Island Post Office is releasing a souvenir sheet on 5th Dec 2012  featuring two classic aircraft, one from the 1940\’s and one from the new millennium. Before work started on the airfield … Continue reading

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Christmas Stamps 2012:Ascension Island

Designer: Gyula Vasarhelyi,Stamp size:42×28 mm,Perforation:131/4 x131/2 per 2cm,Released Date:15 Nov 2012.

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Ascension Island Issued Stamps on Shackleton-Rowett Expedition

The Shackleton-Rowett Expedition (1921-22) was the last to be led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. It was sponsored by Mr John Quiller Rowett and ultimately was led by Captain [Commander] Frank Wild. The three were photographed in 1921 looking out from … Continue reading

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Ascension Island will Release Stamp on The Peony

The Peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek God of medicine and healing. When Asclepius became jealous of his pupil, Zeus saved him by turning him into the Peony flower.This particular issue, which will be released … Continue reading

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