Stroma 1964 Europa First Day Cover (FDC)

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Interesting Stroma first day cover (FDC) featuring the set of four Europa 1964 stamps depicting birds, cancelled with a Stroma handstamp.

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Interesting Stroma first day cover (FDC) featuring the set of four Europa 1964 stamps depicting birds, cancelled with a Stroma handstamp.

The front of the cover bears a GB stamp for onward postage to an address in London.

About Stroma

Stroma is a Scottish island of 375 hectares, located in the Pentland Firth between Caithness and Orkney.

The island was abandoned by its last permanent residents in 1962 - the year that its first stamps appeared - but the inscription "Stroma to Huna" that appeared on many of the issues suggests that the stamps were used for ferrying tourists' mail the short distance from Stroma to the mainland township of Huna, near Wick.

A succession of overprinted issues, possibly unofficial, appeared in the 1970s and again in 1984, before the first brand-new issue in two decades - an attractive set depicting local scenes - was released in 1988.

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