Falkland Islands 2012 Colour in Nature - 1st Series

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 14th December 2012
  • four values in two se-tenant pairs
  • Designed from photographs by Ian Strange and Georgina Strange
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 30½mm x width 52mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13

Sheet Stamps

sheets of ten stamps of one denomination, designs in chequer formation

30p ~ immature night heron, Nyticorax n. cyanocephalus (chosen for eye colour and green facial skin at base of bill – bird changes feathering colour as it matures)
30p ~ diddle-dee or red crowberry, Empetrum rubrum (the edible berries vary from deep orange-yellow to deep red according to soil condition)
75p ~ short-eared owl, Asio flammeus sanfordi (chosen for its jet black pupils within yellow eyes)
75p ~ scurvy grass or vinaigrette, Oxalis enneaphylla: flower colour varies from near-white to deep violet

30p pair
75p pair