Postage stamps and postal history of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

A 1943 die proof of a Falkland Islands stamp oveprinted for use in South Georgia.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

First stamps

The first stamps specifically for South Georgia were issued in 1944 and consisted of overprints on stamps of the Falkland Islands for use in South Georgia when it was part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.[1]

1946 to 1963

From 1946 to 1963, South Georgia used stamps of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.

1963 onwards

From 17 July 1963[2] South Georgia had its own stamps again, simply marked South Georgia.


Today the stamps of the territory are inscribed South Georgia & South Sandwich Is.

See also


  1. ^ Heijtz, Stefan. Specialised Stamp Catalogue of The Falkland Islands & Dependencies: Including postal history and cancellations 1800-1996. Stockholm: Stefan Heijtz, 1995, pp. 90-95. ISBN 91-630-3676-2
  2. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970. 110th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2008, p. 214. ISBN 0-85259-653-7

Further reading

  • Grant, B.S.H. The Postage Stamps of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies. London: Stanley Gibbons, 1952.

External links

  • The Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group.
  • Stamps - South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands official website.
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