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17 March 2011

Farewell to definitive of Tristan

35p : Great-winged Petrel (巨翅海燕) ; 5p : Antarctic Tern (南極燕鷗)
Tristan da Cunha (2005)
6th October, 2010. Tristan da Cunha

In 2005, Tristan da Cunha, is the remotest inhabit islands in the world issued a set of definitive stamps illustrate 16 Domestic birds. In early time of this blog, here has been shown an ordinary cover with some low-value stamps, and also one registered mail with traditional registration label. Thanks to the info of official site of Tristan da Cunha and the postmistress, this definitive will be withdrawn on October 31 of 2010, to be replaced by Conservation definitive on November. Also, the modern computerised UPU-designed registration code be introduced for a while, it is a time to update the covers from this remote islands.

Great-winged Petrel breeds in the range between 30 to 50 degrees south. Mostly colonies in Tristan da Cunha, Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen Islands and on the coasts of southern Australia, the sub-species to be found in northern New Zealand called Grey-faced Petrel (灰臉圓尾鸌).

Beside of this cover, there also arranged aerogramme, maxicard and cover of new definitive stamps, the areogramme will be shown on next post and other will be displayed when they received.
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