Pabay Philatelic News

Issue 8 January 2007

in association with the Island of Rona



Island of Rona 2007 Issue of Local Carriage Stamps

150th Anniversary of the Rona Lighthouse

On the 1st of January 2007 we launched our latest ‘Rona’ issue of local carriage stamps to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Rona Lighthouse.

A first day cover is for sale featuring an outline drawing of the Rona lighthouse, with the two new stamps franked on Rona with the Rona hand stamp and dated 1st January 2007, plus a Scottish lion rampant first class stamp franked by Portree sorting office dated 1st January 2007.

The first day cover has a card insert with a view of the Rona Lighthouse taken on a summers evening by Mike Webster and Calum McVay. On the left hand side there are three small black and white pictures of the lighthouse supply boat and pier in 1931 and the building which was used as an unofficial light at the South harbour. Information about the Rona light and the black and white photographs are on the reverse of the card.

 The cost of the first day cover is £5.00 plus post and packing. The FDC will be sent as usual in a stiff A5 envelope and marked ‘do not bend’.
Single stamps or sheets of the £1.00 and 30p stamp (18 and 16 stamps per sheet) are also available.
P&P UK/Europe  £2.00, P&P USA and Worldwide £2.50


These new Rona Stamps can be purchased from the island of Pabay 




Or all the above and previous issues of Rona local carriage stamps and some Rona first day covers are still available from:
Bill Cowie

Rona Lodge, Island of Rona, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, IV51 9RA
Email;  web site

 Payment by cheque or by paypal at the above email address.