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One of the most interesting things about Lundy is its stamps.
When the first Post Office was opened on Lundy in 1887, mail would bear British stamps with a local Lundy cancellation.
When the post office closed in 1927, the owner M C Harman, started to print his own stamps, using his own currency known as Puffins. He was succesfully prosecuted and fined for minting his own coins, but the stamps bearing the local currency denomination remain to this day.
The stamps have to be placed in the top left hand corner to be valid, and you must post them either on the island or on board the Oldenburg for them to be valid. They will receive a Lundy post mark, and a British cancellation stamp. Quite unique, and they make a great gift!
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