Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sanda Island

Thank you Rab!

Sanda (Scottish Gaelic: Sandaigh) is a small privately owned island in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, off the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, near Southend and Dunaverty Castle.
Sanda can be seen from the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula and from the Isle of Arran on clear days. It is known locally on Arran as "Spoon Island" because of its resemblance to an upturned spoon when viewed from the South coast of the island.

Local stamps have been issued for Sanda since 1962. The stamps served the resident staff employed by the Northern Lighthouse Board, the owners and the many visitors to the island who wished to have their mail posted there, and carried to the nearest GPO post box on the mainland. No stamps have been issued by Sanda Island since 1986.

As what I’ve noticed, sending postcards or covers with British local stamps must also have UK stamps on it.

The £0.25 is a lovely picture of the famous Puffins! The stamp hase been printed by Walsall Printers, on dry gummed paper and are perforated.

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