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St Helena

As a port of call for ships the island has a long postal history. Under British colonial rule it has issued stamps from 1856. Its dependency, Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic has a postal history from the early twentieth century, but stamps were only produced from 1952, initially overprinted on St Helena stamps.

Here is the link to Cameo no 69 which contains John Knight's article on ships calling at St Helena in 1826.