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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

1985-PRESENT

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30p Map of Shackleton's Route single

Two groups of islands in the extreme south Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia is about 875 miles east southeast of the Falkland Islands and about 1,000 miles equidistant from Cape Horn and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The even more remote and southerly South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited. The last remaining component of the Falkland Islands Dependencies, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands assumed its new title in 1985 and issued stamps beginning the following year.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

 

Precedent Country:


SOUTH GEORGIA
1963-1979

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2p Sperm Whale single
 

SOUTH GEORGIA
1944

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Overprint on 6p stamp of Falkland Islands single

 

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