Hildasay Island – Cinderella Stamps

Where is Hildasay Island?

Hildasay is a small, uninhabited island located in the Shetland Islands, off the West Coast of the Shetland mainland. 

There are some attractive bird stamps relating to Hildasay Island. First up is this sheetlet of four stamps featuring a Redshank (Tringa tetanus), Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) and Curlew (Numenius arquata).   All four of these birds can be found in the Shetland Islands.

These Cinderella stamps are based on attractive watercolour illustrations of all four birds.  Graham Soult (of dealer Graham Land Stamps) states on his website that the origin of these issues is not clear, though he thinks that they may date form the 1990s.

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