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Cinderella Stamps from Puffin Island

Written by a former member of the Society

Puffin Island is a small, uninhabited isle located less than a kilometre off the South-Eastern coast of the Isle of Anglesey.

The Isle of Anglesey Philatelic Bureau produces Cinderella stamps for a number of islands in North Wales and Scotland.  The Bureau started to produce these Cinderella stamps in 2015 and amongst the collection, is a small range of stamps that feature birds.  All of these bird stamps are in the name of Puffin Island.

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.