Miniature sheet issued by Pabay in 1965 to mark the death of Sir Winston Churchill, featuring four stamps (6d, 2s, 2s6d and 5s).
Please note that our stock here is the perforate version of the sheet; imperforate versions do exist as well.
U/M / Unmounted Mint / MNH / Mint Never Hinged.
Poorly served by the GPO at the time, Pabay – an island off the coast of Skye – issued its first local carriage label in 1962, to cover the cost of transporting the inhabitants’ mail to the mainland.
By the late 1960s, however, many thematic Pabay issues were being produced, with more of an eye on collectors than the island’s postal needs. Refreshingly, Pabay’s own website admits that many of these issues featured “totally inappropriate subjects”.
When Pabay was acquired by new owners in 1971, the island’s stamp issuing programme reverted to more sensible volumes and themes, though since 1999 the number of new Pabay issues has again increased – albeit with attractive designs, and topics more relevant to the island’s heritage and wildlife. As of 2016, Pabay continues to release new issues.
More information about the postal history and stamp issues of Pabay can be found on the Pabay website.