This new Pabay stamp has been issued to coincide with the Royal Mail 'Above and Beyond' issue on January 18th 2000. The design is based on a 1964 Pabay stamp.The Oystercatcher is a very prolific bird on Pabay, where it can be seen all year round. The abundant shell fish make Pabay an ideal habitat for this bird. The Oystercatcher page gives full details of this Pabay resident.
New First Day Cover 18th January 2000
In addition the above cover will be available with the British Philatelic Bureau Edinburgh cancellation. Add £1.00 (UK & Europe) and £2.00 (other countries) to the above prices for these covers.
The stamp alone can be purchased for £1.50 (UK and Europe) £2.00 (all other Countries)
To record the Royal Mail special Millenium Postmarks a limited number of Pabay covers will be available with the Greenwich' Last Day of 1999' and 'First Day of 2000' cancellations. These covers will have two of the 26p Scottish definitives that will have the Royal Mail cancellations and two Pabay 'Knotted Wrack' with Pabay cancellations for both days.
These items are priced at £2.00 (UK and Europe) and £3.00 (other countries)