11 March 2019
Caldey Island, a small island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, South Wales, has issued a new set of stamps for the first time in more than thirty years.
Caldey lies 2.5 miles out of Tenby harbour, with a regular boat service running during the summer months. The island has its own sub post office where British stamps are applied and cancelled. However, visitors and collectors are encouraged to buy Caldey stamps and apply them to out-going mail.
The three new stamps depict island wildlife: the Welsh Cobh, Black Swan and Red Squirrel, with a 2 dabs currency. Unlike other Caldey issues, the stamps are self adhesive and printed in sheets of 76 with 5,000 of each value being printed. All previous issues have been perforated on gummed paper. The cover shows the three stamps cancelled with the Caldey fish canceller and a picture of the Caldey Post Office.
For more details regarding these stamps contact: Caldey Island Shop, Off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7UJ; e-mail.