Tuesday, 2 June 2015

PITCAIRN ISLANDS

The Pitcairn Islands ( Pitkern Ailen), officially Pitcairn, are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the last British Overseas Territory in the Pacific. The four islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno – are spread over several hundred miles of ocean and have a total land area of about 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi). Only Pitcairn, the second largest island measuring about 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) from east to west, is inhabited.
The islands are inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians (or Polynesians) who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films. This history is still apparent in the surnames of many of the islanders. With only about 56 inhabitants, originating from four main families, Pitcairn is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes the Pitcairn Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
This is my first airmail cover from Pitcairn Islands. Their perfect postmark enhances its beauty. I searched a lot for these WWF stamps, one of the famous series issued by Pitcairn Islands. later only I knew that those stamps are not sufficient for postage. So i affixed another one on the left side. Usually the philatelic covers will no go really into Adamstown , Its capital. because there is only one post office and it functioning only few hours in a week. All philatelic covers and stamps orders managed by Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau in New Zealand.

This is my another cover among the three i prepared and sent to the Pitcairn islands Philatelic Bureau. Perfectly postmarked and reached on June 01, 2015. The right side two stamps has the image of the Coat of Arm of Pitcairn islands.

This is my third cover among the set, the stamps are gifted by my good friend Holger Kaufhold during his visit my hometown. Now it reached safely in my album after a long journey. Thank You Holger for the stamps for making such stunning covers.  

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