Lundy Starter Collection – 30 Different Stamps – All Unmounted Mint

£10.00

Lundy starter pack, featuring 30 different stamps from a range of decades, all in unmounted mint condition.

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— New stock added, with different content to before —

Stamps from Lundy are not only the longest-running British locals – first issued in 1929 – but they are also the most popular items in our shop.

To help those who are new to Lundy stamps, or who want to grow their collection, we have compiled a special starter pack, featuring 30 different stamps from a range of decades. All the stamps are in the same excellent unmounted mint (U/M / MNH / mint never hinged) condition as our regular stock, and are sold at a significant discount compared to the cost of nearly £22 if bought separately.

We have added new stock, with revamped content, meaning that each collection now contains:

  • 1953 Coronation – ½p, 1p, 2p, 4p, 6p, 9p and 12p (full set of seven – available separately here)
  • 1954 Silver Jubilee – Seamail – ½p, 1p, 2p, 4p and 6p (five of seven values from that issue)
  • 1955 Millenary – Birds/Bloodaxe – ½p and 2p (two of seven values from that issue)
  • 1955 Millenary – Horses/Bloodaxe – ½p and 2p (two of seven values from that issue)
  • 1961 Europa Overprints – ½p, 1p, 2p, 4p, 6p and 9p (six of seven values from that issue)
  • 1962 Anti-Malaria – 1p (one of six values from that issue)
  • 1962 Europa – 1p, 6p and 9p (three of four values from that issue)
  • 1976 US Bicentennial of Declaration of Independence – 7½p (one of five values from that issue)
  • 1992 Discover Lundy – 49p and 75p (two of five values from that issue – sold separately here and here)
  • 2010 Lundy Wildlife – 35p (one of four values from that issue; also sold separately here).

We expect this to be a popular item, so be sure to secure yours before stocks run out!

About Lundy

Lundy is an island in the Bristol Channel, whose stamps are among the longest-established and most sought-after local issues.

Unlike many labels that bear the name of British offshore islands - such as Eynhallow or Staffa - Lundy's stamps have always performed a genuine local postal function. When the British General Post Office withdrew its services from the island in 1928, the then-owner Martin Coles Harman introduced the first Lundy stamps in 1929 to cover the cost of carrying mail to the mainland.

To avoid confusion, Lundy stamps initially had to be fixed to the reverse of any postal items. From 1962, Lundy stamps were allowed were allowed to be affixed to the address side of postcards - but still well away from the 'official' British stamp - with this policy extended to all mail in 1992. These days, mail from the island only requires a Lundy stamp, which now incorporates the Royal Mail charge alongside the extra "puffinage".

Since 1969, Lundy has been owned by the National Trust, and financed, administered and maintained by the Landmark Trust, who continue to issue Lundy stamps. As of 2022, over 400 Lundy stamps have now been produced over the past nine decades, and 40,000 items of mail are sent annually. You can read more about the Lundy postal service on the Landmark Trust website.

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