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 Society Publications



Digitisation Project with all SHATPS Publications ever published (books and journals) 1976-2015



We have created a digital archive of all of the journals, monographs, etc. ever published by the society, as scans of the publications in their original printed format. This is a vast treasure-trove of research, anecdote, opinion and history!

We have also created a simple computer program which allows a user to browse through a listing of every article in those journals, and to select any one and have it opened at the correct page in the relevant issue for reading using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Alternatively, a shortlist of articles can be generated using either a keyword appearing in the article's title or a part of the author's name, and one of those articles selected and displayed for reading. Another form lists all the monographs and other publications, and any one of these can be selected and read. The complete package is available as a two-DVD set for users of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10, (64-bit and 32-bit computers). For users of Mac’s, the software should work in Windows-emulation mode.


2. 45th Anniversary DVD - with all Robin Taylor Tristan da Cunha Monographs



... to read more about the DVD click here



Cost of the package? The cost of the SHATPS publications DVDs and the 45th Birthday DVD are the same. They cost each ...

... a very reasonable US$35 to members, US$55 to non-members - if you pay by check.
Please make your payment directly to the society, and add

US$1.30 for postage USA and Australia

US$1.80 for postage Canada

US$4.20 for all other countries.

A purchase may be paid by check in U.S. dollars or in sterling: all checks should be made payable to "SHATPS".


If paying by PayPal, please ensure that you either:
Add US$2.00 to your payment to cover PayPal transfer costs


If possible, elect to absorb these costs yourself.
This will ensure that the society does not receive an amount less than the cost of the DVD set.


How can I order?
Orders can be placed by mail (if not paying by PayPal, include your check!) to the ad
dresses below, or by completion of the on-line order form below.


Mail orders should be sent to: 


Mr. Ted Cookson                                     

3501 Keyser Av., Apt. 38                                                                         

Hollywood, Fl 33021-2402



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 Books and Monographs


The St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society has published a number of books and monographs in addition to its journal, the South Atlantic Chronicle, including the following:




Tristan da Cunha - A Listing of Ships' Visits Between 1901 and 2016 

by Robin William Taylor, edited by John D. Coyle


The publication is spiral bound, 104 pages, with both mono and coloured illustrations. The book is based on

Robin Taylor's Tristan da Cunha Monograph No. 18, and has been updated by Robin with new information covering the period 2008 to December 2016, and with a small number of corrections of earlier information.


If you may be interested in buying this publication, please let secretary Klaus Hahn know the number of copies needed.


Members who prefer


to receive the publication in PDF format are able to do so by download - please indicate your preference with your order.


Price for the printed book: US$ 39 + shipping fees

please add

US$ 9 for postage USA and International (Germany $3)

if paying by PayPal please add US$ 2.50


price for PDF version: US$ 15 (+ PayPal fees $1)



Forty Years of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philately

Edited by John D. Coyle and Dr. Peter P. McCann



Following the precedent of the 20th Anniversary Anthology and the 30th Anniversary Book, our society celebrates the 40th anniversary of it

s founding in 2016.

As for content, in addition to the many excellent new, revised and reprinted articles published in the last decade, we have listed all past officers an an article index of the past 10 years. The book will be offered first at the World Stamp Show NY 2016 at 28th May 2016.

Only 100 books were printed - we can reprint if required.

Price: US$40 + shipping fees

please add

US$ 3,50 for pos

tage U.S.A.

US$ 7.00 for postage Canada

US$ 13.50 for postage outside USA/Canada

if paying by PayPal please add US$ 2.50

40th Anniversary Committee members:

John Coyle, Editor - Dr. Peter P. McCann, Co-Editor, Dr. Everett L. Parker, Ray Lloyd and Klaus Hahn, Co-ordinators


---- on-line order form see page >Latest News




Forty Years of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philately - Table of Contents


President's Message from Dr. Everett L. Parker, USA

About the Society by 40th Anniversary Committee

Creating this Book by the Editors

Three islands, remote in the South Atlantic, an introduction by Dr. T. Philip Hicks, Canada

Some interesting Covers from St. Helena by Ernest Ros, USA

British Censorship during WW2 on Ascension Island by Klaus Hahn, Germany

Tristan Censored Covers During WW2 by Klaus Hahn, Germany

The Formula Registered Envelopes of Tristan da Cunha by Robin Taylor, England


Century Post Office rates to and from St. Helena by Michael W. Brown, USA

Tristan da Cunha - an Ocean Speck with a Philatelic History by Klaus Hahn, Germany and

Dr. T. Philip Hicks, Canada

A Survey of Ascension Stamp Issues since 1963 by John Woolven-Allen, England

The Tristan da Cunha handstamps - Parts 1 to III by Klaus Hahn, Germany

St. Helena - inland "Signed For" mail by Klaus Hahn, Germany

The "Greenification" of Ascension Island by Dr. T. Philip Hicks, Canada

Correspondence to the Postmaster at Ascension Island, 1860-1913 by Michael W. Brown,


Silver and Gold Coin Faking by Michael Brown, USA

Wideawake Airfield 1942-2016 by John Woolven-Allen, England

Early (Pre-1900) Tristan Related Letters and covers in collector's hands by Ray Lloyd,


1967-68 Stamp Production Problems for Tristan da Cunha by Robin

The Violet Grill Cancellations of St. Helena by Dr. Everett L. Parker, USA

The GB Queen Victoria Penny Lilac of 1881 used on Ascension mail by Morris Taber, USA

The Reverend Pooley Covers of 1929 by Ray Lloyd, England - with SIG TDC1/2

Appendix A - Office Holders fro

m 1977 to 2016

Appendix B - Index of Articles from January 20

07 to November 2015

Appendix C - A History of the St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society

 updated by Ted Cookson, USA

Appendix D - Recipients of Society Awards



Thirty Years of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philately
Edited by Michael D. Mueller and Dr. Peter P. McCann


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding, this anthology offers a collection of new, revised and reprinted articles. There are several pages of color photographs of island scenes, including photographs from the RMS St. Helena Tristan da Cunha Quincentenary Cruise. The book presents over forty articles by authors from the United States, England, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Sweden, the Alan

d Islands and Ascension Island, including well-known names, such as Allan B. Crawford, Edward Hibbert, Trevor Hearl, Alec Page, Russell Skavaril, Rozell Smith an

d Roland Svennsson. Several distinguished philatelists and individuals with important links to the islands—including Robin Taylor, Ron Burn, Dr. Peter P. McCann, Sybil Innes , Dr. William L. Mayo, Richard Peck, Dr. Gale J. Raymond, Robert Richardson and Cynthia Solomon—contributed to the book.

The topics are diverse, encompassing stamp designs, rare military mail from Ascension Island, scarce UPU cards, rarely seen postal markings, social philately, unique covers, Tin Can Mail at St. Helena, the creation of the Tristan da Cunha Potato Stamp, the first Tristan booklets and loads of island history. Members who have given strong support to the society are spotlighted. There is also a history of the society.

Only 200 copies of the book were printed: a very small stock is still available - it will not be reprinted.

Price: US$45 + shipping fees


Thirty Years of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philately - Table of Contents

President’s Message from Ro


ld F. Burn, England
 Introduction by The Editors
How the Society Got Its Name by Dr. Peter P. McCann, USA

History of the St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society by Michael D. Mueller, USA & Mrs. Vivian W. Finne, USA
Ascension Island Memories

Excerpts from articles by or about David Allen, Canada; Dr. John A. Leonowich, USA; and Tom Simack, USA

Thomas Bruce: St. Helena Postmaster and Stamp Designer by Dr. Ian Thomas Bruce, England
The 1927 Visit of RMSP Asturias to Tristan da Cunha by Ron Burn a
nd Guy Marriott of England
A chat with Joy Forsyth Thompson, wife of 1950's Tristan Administrator by Ted Cookson, Egypt and USA
The Last Tin Can Mail?—St. Helena 1968 by John Coyle, Australia
When potatoes served as postage on Tristan da Cunha by Allan B. Crawford, MBE, England
Allan B. Crawford receives the award of MBE from HM Qu
een Elizabeth II by Guy Marriott, England
Five 19th Century St. Helena Covers by Robert C

. Deakin, England
The discovery of the only known HMS Dorsetshire cover from Tristan da Cunha by Mike Faulds, Scotland
The Ascension Island Post Office by Angela R. Francis, Ascension Island
Bouvet Island and Friends by Eli G. Goodman, MD, USA
Have you heard of Trinidade? by O.W. Newport, England

Research reveals more about Trinidade by J. Edgar Williams, USA
A U.S. tracking station cover from Fernando de Noronha by Dr. Gale J. Raymond, USA
Portraying Saint Helena on St. Helena Postage Stamps by Trevor Hearl, England
Was Joseph Cole using an unauthorized handstamp at St. Helena? by Edward Hibbert, England
Norwegian Visitors to the Waters of Tristan da Cunha

by Dr. T. Philip Hicks, Canada and Allan B. Crawford, MBE, England
William Farquharson Burnett, RN, CB,

Governor of Ascension, 1858 – 1861 by Sybil Innes of Learney, Scotland
Views of Ascension, St. Helena and Tristan da Cunha,

Photographs taken during the RMS St. Helena Quincentenary Cruise to Tristan in 2006 by Ron Burn, England; Ted Cookson, Egypt & USA; Dr. T. Philip Hicks, Canada; Michael D. Mueller, USA; and others

St. Helena’s 1898 U.P.U. Postcards by James E. Kraemer, Canada
A Closer Look at the Roland Svensson Views of Tristan by Paul Margolis, USA

Quentin Keynes: A life inspired by the postage stamps of St. Helena by Michael D. Mueller, USA

The Diana’s Peak Cachets of St. Helena by Michael D. Mueller, USA and Dr. Peter P. McCann, USA
The Gough Island Tragedy of 1969 by W. A. (“Alec”) Page, England
William L. Mayo and the first booklets of Tristan da Cunha by Richard C. Peck, Australia
South Atlantic Memo

ries by Dr. William L. Mayo, Australia
South Atlantic Ephemera A selection of Ascension, St. Helena and Tristan Ephemera...
Scarce U.S. Military Mail from Ascension by Dr. Gale J. Raymond, USA
The St. Helena – China Connection by Robert Richardson, USA
I.D. Lampart’s St. Helena collection exhibited at Stanley Gibbons by Christopher Riding, England
St. Helena historiography, philately and the “Castella” controversy by Dr. Alexander H. Schulenburg, UK

In Memory of Dr. Russell V. Skavaril
St. Helena’s first adhesive stamp on an 1856 cover to England by Dr. Russell V. Skavaril, USA
Social philately is an important part of St. Helena postal History by Dr. Russell V. Skavaril, USA
Remembering Russ by Michael D. Mueller, USA

Tristan da Cunha – Life and Times in the 1880s – Visit of HMS Thalia in 1886 by Rozell Smith, Canada
A Solomon visits the Island of St. Helena by Cynthia Solomon, USA

Tristan da Cunha: Life on the tiny island during the volcano period by Dr. Roland Svensson, Sweden
Roland Svensson: Swedish Explorer, Painter, Writer and Tristan Enthusiast by John Ekwall, Sweden & Sune Wilhelms, Aland Islands
Philatelic activity on Tristan da Cunha from 1927 to 1940 by Robin Taylor, England
The “Ship” sets of Ascension and St. Helena: The plates for the 5d. and 6d. by Bill Thorpe, England

Appendix A: Table of contents for the South Atlantic Chronicle, January 1996 - October 2005

Appendix B: Recipients of Society Awards
Appendix C: Financial support for Thirty Years of St. Helena, Asc

ension and Tristan da Cunha Philately

Appendix D: The O

fficers of the St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society, 2006 – 2007
Appendix E: Presidents of the Society, 1976 –




St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society's 20th Anniversary Anthology      


Edited by Dr. Russell V. Skavaril with Assistant Editors John L. Havill, Paul A. Margolis, Michael D. Mueller, and Everett L. Parker

Published by the Society in 1997 as part of the Society's 20th

Anniversary Celebration in a

limited edition of 300 copies. Hardbound, 8.5 in. by 11 in., many illustrations and tables, selected illustrations from Society's archive, 192 pages, double-column format, bibliographies, dust jacket, indexed, printed on acid-free paper.

Awarded a Vermeil Medal at COL
OPEX '98. and a Gold Medal at OKPEX '98.

Price: US$45 + shipping fees


20th. Anniversary Anthology - Table of Contents

President's Introduction by Michael D. Mueller.

Editor's Introduction by Russell V. Skavaril, Ph. D.
The First Twenty Years of the St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society by Vivian W. Finne.
Additional Information for Ascension -- the Stamps and Postal History by John H. Attwood.
The 1815 Packet Service and St. Helena by K. A. Baker.
The Printings of the As

cension Island Badge Issue of 1924-1933 by Richard C. F. Baker, Ph. D.
Gough Island and the Scientific Survey Covers 19

55-1956 by Geoffrey F. Briginshaw.
The Repetto Correspondence by Vivian W. Finne.
Ascension A
AF and its 1972 Local Post by Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr.
Tristan da Cunha Insights by Eli Goodman, M. D.
St. Helena's Early Telegraph by Trevor W. Hearl.
Special Cancellations of Ascension by Peter W. Knightes.

An Ordinary Business Cover

Tells a Very Interesting S

tory by James E. Kraemer.
On St. Helena Postal History by I. D. Lampart.

St. Helena 1928 by Robson Lowe.
U. S. Consuls on St. Helena, 1831-1906:

Origins of Early Consular Mail and Despatches by Michael D. Mueller.
Ascension Island Britis
h Forces

Mail, an Exceptional Cover by Gale J. Raymond, Ph. D.
Official St. Helena Envelopes of Recycled Paper, a New St.Helena Colonial Treasury Official Handstamp, Modern Technology and Activities at The St. Helena Post Office by Russell V. Skavaril, Ph. D.
U. P. U. Cards of St. Helena by Russell V. Skavaril, Ph. D., and I. D. Lampart.
Tristan da Cunha -- 1920 Life and Times by Rozell C. Smith.
Tristan da Cunha's First Official Post Office Handstamps by Robin Taylor.
The Aerogrammes of Tristan da Cunha by Brian Tymms; Peter P. McCann, Ph. D.; and Robert L. Rusch.

mulative Index for the South Atlantic Chronicle and its predecessors: St. Helena Philatelic Study Group Newsletter and St. Helena and Dependencies Philatelic Society Newsletter Vols. I-XX (April 1978 - October 1996) by Charles J. Peterson.
St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society's 1996-1998 Officers.
Financial Contributors to Anthology.


Anthology Preparation:

A committee of four individuals (Vivian W. Finne, John L. Havill, Everett L. Parker, and Ernest E. Roberts) was appointed by President Michael D. Mueller, with each committee member assigned to select the five to 10 best articles from one of t

he four five-year periods in which our journal had been published. The authors of the selected articles were asked to review and update their corresponding manuscripts. The top five articles from each of the four five-year periods comprise the articles included in the Anthology. Articles dealing with the Boer War and Napoleonic St. Helena were excluded from consideration for the Anthology since those topics were the subject of t

he Society's first monograph, published previously.

 Valuable Indicies: Two of the most valuable elements of the Anthology are the cumulative indices, one by author and one by subject, to all that has been published in the first twenty years of the Society's jou

rnal. These indices are a significant contribution to the lasting value of the Anthology.
Limited Production: Only 300 copies of the Anthology were printed, and it will not be reprinted.








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 our quarterly journal - available as PDF, as printed version and on DVDs





all SHATPS journals and publications on 2 DVDs - available 




on DVD set - printed version sold out, included on DVDs




20th. Anniversary Anthology - included on DVDs




30th. Anniversary Anthology - available - included on DVDs




London Supplement - on DVD set- printed version sold out, included on DVDs  




U.S. Consular Mail from St. Helena - printed version sold out, included on DVDs 





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