Stroma 1969 Dogs Part Set (3v, 1s to 2s6d, CTO)

£1.25

Three perforate stamps from the Isle of Stroma, issued in 1969, and depicting a pointer (1s), labrador (2s) and greyhound (2s6d) respectively.

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Three perforate stamps from the Isle of Stroma, issued in 1969, and depicting a pointer (1s), labrador (2s) and greyhound (2s6d) respectively.

The full set is believed to comprise three additional values depicting other dogs (not included here).

Cancelled-to-order (CTO) condition (see our glossary page for an explanation of what CTO means).

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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