21 March 2016
The Falkland Islands' Historic Dockyard Museum is the subject of four new stamps from Falkland Islands Post.
The Falkland Islands' Historic Dockyard Museum is the subject of four new stamps from Falkland Islands Post. The Museum, located in Stanley, tells the story of the maritime heritage of the Falkland Islands and is located in a historic quarter at the site where the town of Stanley was founded in the 1840s.
The exhibitions cover fishing, trading, Falkland Islands people, communications, war and connections with Antarctica. These subjects are reflected in the topics of the new stamps:
31p Traditional horse gear - showing the importance of horses in island transport, farming and trading
76p Peat burning stove - the islands as a source of peat fuel
£1.01 Warrah skull - the skull of the only animal native to the Falklands, emphasising the importance of the wildlife and natural heritage of the islands
£1.22 Antarctic exploration - showing the Falklands as 'gateway to the Antarctic' and the start point of important expeditions and explorations
(Images copyright Falkland Islands Post)