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Carn Iar (Summer Isles) 1962 Birds and St Columba (1s – single value, U/M)

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Single 1s value from the set of six local stamps issued by Carn Iar in 1962, depicting a pair of great black-backed gulls.

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Single 1s value from the set of six local stamps issued by Carn Iar in 1962, depicting a pair of great black-backed gulls and also commemorating the arrival of Saint Columba in Scotland in the year 563.

The full set – not included here – also features ¼d, ½d, 1d, 6d and 5s values. If you require the complete set, you can find that in stock here.

U/M / Unmounted Mint / MNH / Mint Never Hinged.

About Carn Iar

Carn Iar is an uninhabited island that forms part of the Summer Isles in Scotland.

The Summer Isles themselves have a long history of issuing their own local carriage labels (some of which we have in the shop here) to transport mail to the mainland at Achiltibuie, most recently in 2016.

However, this issue is the only one ever produced by Carn Iar, and, while very attractive and collectable, is not believed to have served any postal function.

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