The stunning scenery of islands has long enchanted collectors worldwide. This site is dedicated to stamps from islands worldwide, and is updated fortnightly. Those available for exchange are marked "Trading". Email: maravalman at gmail.com
27p Southern Elephant Seal: this seal is the most massive pinniped in existence. A record bull was shot in S. Georgia in 1913 and weighed 11,000 lbs. The main feeding and breeding area for this species is at the edge of Antarctica. Once decimated by 19th century hunters, this species' population had recovered significantly by 1950.
34p Anson's Circumnavigation: this stunning stamp depicts the Tryal, one of 8 ships led by Commodore George Anson in a campaign to disrupt Spanish colonial trade from 1740-44 while Britian was at war with Spain
$1, $1.50: Eastern Caribbean currency (coins/bills). Montserrat uses a shared currency called the "EC" or "BWI" dollar, which also circulates in Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and several smaller islands, all of which are or were British colonies.
24p Atlantic Puffin, from bird definitive series. This species breeds in the Arctic, from the Faroes to Newfoundland and as far south as Maine in N. America. It winters out at sea, as far south as the Mediterranean.