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Collectors of Ascension Stamps & Postal History

 
 Ascension
This island in the Altlantic Ocean was first discovered on Ascension Day 1501 by a Portugese navigator Joao da Nova. In remained uninhabited till 1815 when Britain took possession and sent a small garrison there.

British stamps were used on the island from 3 March 1867 until December 1922. 

On 20 October 1922 Ascension became a dependency of St Helena. The first Ascension stamps were issued on 2 November 1922, these being St Helena stamps overprinted ASCENSION.



GB stamp used in Ascension 20 June 1911
(an item from Embassy Philatelists Spring 2004 retail list)

Ascension 20 June 1911 GB stamps 1d & 2d
(an item from Embassy Philatelists June/July 2008 retail list)


Societies
for Collectors of Ascension Stamps & Postal History

Ascension Study Circle
Honorary Secretary:
Dr Richard Baker, Greys, Tower Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2ER, UK 
richardcfbaker@hotmail.com

West Africa Study Circle
Membership Secretary: 
Peter Duggan, 75 Alexandra Road, Reading, Berks RG1 5PS,  UK

St. Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (SHATPS)
Klaus-D Hahn
P O Box 14
71145 Bondorf
Germany
secretary@shatps.org


Ascension Island
Post Office & Philatelic Bureau
 



Selected Pages
for Collectors of Ascension Stamps & Postal History

Identifying the King George VI Stamps of Ascension

 
Philatelic Aspects of Ascension
by Neil Macfall

The Postal History of the South Atlantic
by
Klaus-D Hahn

Ascension Stamps & Postal History


Books
for Collectors of Ascension Stamps & Postal History

Ascension - The Stamps and Postal History
by J. H. Attwood, published by The Pall Mall Stamp Company Ltd for Robson Lowe Ltd, 1981.
The Major Reference Book on the stamps and postal history of this popular island.