10 January 2013
The Falklands Islands has issued a set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the 2013 Falkland Islands referendum. ...
The Falklands Islands has issued a set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the 2013 Falkland Islands referendum.
The stamps, with values of 3p, 40p, 75p and £1.76 are each printed in a different colour and feature an image of a hand inserting a vote into a ballot box which carries a design showing the islands. The accompanying souvenir sheet has the same design, along with the actual question which will be asked in the referendum:
Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?
The sheet also includes the statement: 'A peoples' right of self determination is a fundamental modern democratic right.'
The Falklands Islands referendum 2013
The islands are home to over 2,500 people and are one of fourteen UK Overseas Territories. Each Overseas Territory has its own constitution, govermment and local laws and has a pledge of UK support when needed. The island is entirely self-governing apart from matters of defence and foreign affairs.
In 2013, islanders will vote whether or not to remain a part of the UK. The referendum will be held on 10 and 11 March.
Referendum 2013 stamp details
Designer: Andrew Robinson
Issue date: 15 February 2013
Printer: Cartor Security Printing
Stamp size: 30.6x38mm
Perforations: 13 x 13 1/4
For more information on the stamps, visit the Pobjoy Mint website.
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