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St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society
23 February 2017
Bonus article in German language - The QUEST on Tristan da Cunha 1922
On the download page SHATPS members only you can download an article published in January 2017 in the journal of the German "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Polarphilatelie" about the visit of the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1922 on Tristan da Cunha.
The article is written in German language.
SHATPS Facebook group
All friends and members of the St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic society are cordially invited to join our Facebook group, originally founded by our late member Barbara Kuchau and now moderated by our member Joseph Frasketi.
Actually we have 76 members with a great number of non-members.
On the group page you find news and interesting stories round our 3 islands with some beautiful photos and videos. Come and enjoy!
Bonus article free for download for SHATPS members:
The PDF download is only possible for SHATPS members! You have forgotten your username and password? Please ask the Webmaster.
If you have an article related to our 3 islands which is of interest for our members, please contact the webmaster who can offer the article on the download page.
New SHATPS publication - will be available the next weeks
The new SHATPS book "Tristan da Cunha - A Listing of Ships' Visits Between 1901-2016" will be available shortly, and details of how to purchase it will be published in this section of our web site.
If you may be interested in buying this publication, please let secretary Klaus Hahn know (non-binding), which will enable us to estimate the number of copies needed.
Members who prefer to receive the publication in PDF format will be able to do so by download - please indicate your preference when advising Klaus of your interest.
The publication will be spiral bound, about 104 pages, with both mono and coloured illustrations. The book is based on Robin Taylor's Monograph No. 18, and has been updated by Robin with new information covering the period 2008 to December 2016, and with a small number of corrections of earlier information.
Access to "Download" page SHATPS members only
The webmaster installed a new username and password for the access to the page SHATPS members only.
If you want to know the access data, please write to the webmaster
Tristan da Cunha - change of registration labels
Perhaps you wondered about Tristan da Cunha registered mail in the past weeks? No Tristan R-label but instead a GB R-label? What happened?
The Postmistress of the Trista da Cunha Post Office Iris Green told that the ISO-code "TA" has gone to "SH". Until this matter is sorted they are using U.K. labels.
Membership renewal 2017
Membership fees are due in December. If not already done, please renew now.
The subscription rates you can see below. If you want to pay with PayPal, you find the payment button here.
65 years ago ...
the first Tristan da Cunha stamps were issued and the first Tristan Post Office was opened.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
Our member Stefan Heijtz is offering part of his St. Helena postal history collection at 26th April 2017:
New SHATPS DVD set
This software has now been updated and the availability of articles now runs to the issue of November 2015. The software is available as a two-DVD set, and can be ordered from our Secretary, Klaus Hahn, and will be distributed by Ted Cookson. The software is extremely simple to use, and will run on any Windows PC using Windows Vista, or Windows 7 onwards: it has also been used on an Apple Mac in Windows emulation mode.
For existing users of the software, the new version can be had for the cost of postage only: you will receive the two DVD’s and will need to uninstall the previous version and install the new version instead. For new users, the full set will cost US35.00 for members, and US$55.00 for non-members, plus postage.
Our member and Boer War specialist Robin Woodruff has published a new booklet. If you are interested, you are warmly invited to order his publication.
Robin told us:
"My publication "A.L.Innes, Freemason, Photographer and Publisher, St Helena" is complete and ready to print once I get to the office on Thursday.
It is an A4, 24pp booklet in full colour throughout and covers how I came across a photograph album of some 98 Innes photos of the Boer Officers and men, the POW's, personalities, buildings, scenes of the Island landscape etc bound in, plus 2 loose photos of the Members and Guests of St Helena Lodge 488 circa 1900, My research of these and Innes's Masonic record.
This is followed by a comparison original images and some of the Post Cards he published from these images plus some additional Studio photos, one of shop and details of a piece of Postal history. His departure and information about the gentleman who ran his shop after he left and an image of his camera that is in my collection. Ending with a postal cover from Canada and 2 PPC's in Full Colour also produced by him."
Members who feel able to make a donation can forward their contribution via our PayPal account. Cheques should be made out to the society and posted to our Treasurer. Donations of any amount are welcome, and, as an incentive, any member contributing more than US$100 to the fund will be eligible for a copy of the book and free shipping - a great bonus and a saving of about $50.
Shipping fees for the new 40th Anniversary Book:
US$ 3.50 for postage U.S.A.
US$ 7.00 for postage Canada
US$ 8.00 for postage Germany
US$ 13.50 for international postage outside U.S.A. and Canada
Please enjoy the St. Helena exhibition of our member Stefan Heijtz (19 MB PDF-file) - an accumulation of finest St. Helena postal history.
Michael D. Mueller's Powerpoint presentation from London 2010 available on line
Michael D. Mueller's PowerPoint talk,
"Eight Months on St. Helena, Three Weeks on Ascension, and Fifteen Days on Tristan da Cunha,"
is available online as an audio track and as an audio-visual Flash presentation. Mike's talk was delivered at the second international meeting of the St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society at the Hilton London Islington Hotel in London, England on May 13, 2010. To enjoy this talk, click here.