Saturday, August 26, 2006

Faroe Islands

Where in the world are the Faroe Islands?

If you don't know, surf on over to Postverk Føroya (Faroese Stamps).

According to the Faroe Island Study Group, the Faroe Islands have a wealth of interest for the philatelist. The Faroes have issued their own postage stamps since 1975 but the islands' postal history goes back much further.

Provisional overprints from 1919 and the 1940s, bisects, wartime postal markings (the islands were occupied by British forces during the Second World War) and a range of postmarks with Danish and, after 1962, Faroese place names, all add to the fascinating philatelic history.

For more on the postal history of the Faroe Islands, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM