Tristan da Cunha 2013 The Tristan Albatross (WWF issue)

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 28th January 2013
  • four values in various formats, and a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Andrew Robinson
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 28mm x width 42mm. Miniature sheet format height 64mm x width 94mm
  • Perforations: 13.25 x 13.5, or 13.25 x 13.25 (miniature sheet)

The Tristan Albatross, Diomedea dabbenena. WWF issue

35p ~ albatross chick
45p ~ chick and head of adult
70p ~ male and female on land
£1.10 ~ Tristan albatross in flight
Miniature sheet ~ male albatross approaching female on nest

  • Notes: recognised as a separate species from the Wandering Albatross in 1998 (shorter bill, different colouring to back). The majority of the world’s population nest on Gough Island (estimated at 1500 pairs)

Sheet stamps

  • stamps have white frames


  • designs bleed through to edges of stamps
strip of four ex sheetlet, no white frames
sheetlet of sixteen stamps

Miniature sheet

Miniature sheet £3