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    Posted: 15 June 2018 at 00:48
Sandy Island
For the delectation of cinderella collectors everywhere, here are some details on the stamps of Sandy Island, an ephemeral stamp-issuer thought to be in the Caribbean.  These are the brainchild of a veteran Italian philatelist.


Sandy Island 2016 Airmail and Philately issue.


Originally posted by Sandy Island Post Office Sandy Island Post Office wrote:

The Sandy Island Post Office will issue a new series of stamps to celebrate the Air Mail Service, announced the Postmaster, Signor Fabio Vaccarezza, today.

The two stamps are in full colour, and designs are:

1½ Rupees … The plane crosses Sandy Island, and pilot.

2 Rupees …  Book pages form a heart, and the first Sandy
Island 5¢ stamp, with “I love Philately”.

Each stamp also shows Her Majesty the Queen of Sandy Island, and His Highness, the Royal Consort.

Date of issue is 7th August 2016.  The stamps were printed in full colour and perforated 12 gauge, by Chan Hui Shudian Printing SA, Minaue, Waikoa Island.




Sandy Island 2016 Christmas.

Originally posted by Sandy Island Post Office Sandy Island Post Office wrote:

The Sandy Island Post Office will issue a new postage stamp featuring a classic Old Master painting for use on the Christmas mails, announced the Postmaster, Signor Fabio Vaccarezza, today.

The stamp features the painting Alba Madonna, by Raphael, and is valued at 5 cents.

Date of issue is 5th December 2016.  The stamps have been printed in full colour and perforated 12 gauge, by Chan Hui Shudian Printing SA, Minaue. The stamps are available in small sheets comprising twenty stamps, at $1 per sheet.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483 – 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was executed by his workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking.

After his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael's more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models. His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years (1504 – 1508) absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associates.





Sandy Island 2017 Lighthouse and Frog issue.

Originally posted by Sandy Island Post Office Sandy Island Post Office wrote:

The Sandy Island Post Office will issue a new series of stamps showing Sombrero Island lighthouse, and a tree frog, announced the Postmaster, Signor Fabio Vaccarezza, today.

The stamps are in realistic colour; value of each is 2 cents.

Date of issue is 8th June 2017.  The stamps have been printed in full colour and perforated 12 gauge, by Chan Hui Shudian Printing SA, Minaue, Waikoa Island.

Collectors and others requiring stamps may order from

Signor Fabio Vaccarezza,
Via Monte Suello 1, Milano 20133, Italy.


Stamps on cover, and registered covers, can also be supplied to collectors on request. Please add an allowance for return postage to your payment. Exchanges welcome.
Correspondence welcome in Italiano or English.
Accogliamo la corrispondenza in Italiano o Inglese.


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Sandy Island
Here is the very first stamp of Sandy Island. 


Sandy Island Map issue.


Originally posted by Sandy Island Post Office Sandy Island Post Office wrote:

The Sandy Island Post Office will issue a new stamp to celebrate the Philatelic Exhibition in Milan, announced the Postmaster, Signor Fabio Vaccarezza, today.

The 5c stamp is printed in black and blue, and shows a map of the Caribbean, with Sandy Island shown.

The stamps were printed by the Occussi-Ambeno Government Printer, KDPN, Baleksetung, Occussi-Ambeno.



Sadly I cannot recall the date these were done, but think it was 2014 or 2015.

Fabio was on the committee organising a Stamp Exhibition in Milan, Italy, and a professional artist did the design.  The four folks shown in the oval are the organising committee.  I was sent the image and instructed to reduce it down and print it "in the exact size of the Cayman Islands 1935 pictorials."

Fortuitously, Cayman Islands is one of the lands whose stamps I seriously collect, so I was able to comply with this request.

The committee required a huge quantity of this stamp, as one was apparently mounted in each catalogue of the show, and handed out to every attendee.

A curious aspect of the design is that the artist who did the design has also included his own visage, twice, on either side of the shield containing the denomination!


Sandy Island Map issue, minisheet.

A small number of minisheets comprising ten stamps were also printed, and I believe everyone who exhibited was presented with a minisheet along with their certificate or medal.


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Here is a nice cover from Sandy Island. 


Sandy Island registered cover to Thanatos, 8th June 2018.


Originally posted by Sandy Island Post Office Sandy Island Post Office wrote:

Stamps on cover, and registered covers, can also be supplied to collectors on request. Please add an allowance for return postage to your payment. Exchanges welcome.
Correspondence welcome in Italiano or English.
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Originally posted by Panterra Panterra wrote:

Sandy Island
Here is the very first stamp of Sandy Island. 


Sandy Island Map issue.


Originally posted by Sandy Island Post Office Sandy Island Post Office wrote:

The Sandy Island Post Office will issue a new stamp to celebrate the Philatelic Exhibition in Milan, announced the Postmaster, Signor Fabio Vaccarezza, today.

The 5c stamp is printed in black and blue, and shows a map of the Caribbean, with Sandy Island shown.

The stamps were printed by the Occussi-Ambeno Government Printer, KDPN, Baleksetung, Occussi-Ambeno.



Sadly I cannot recall the date these were done, but think it was 2014 or 2015.



 


Hi the map is of the South Pacific not the Caribbean.  Other than that they are some nice looking stamps.
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Sandy Island 2019 minisheet, including the poisonous blue frog on one value!

Sandy Island, a small Pacific outpost, has had its distinctive stamps for several years now, and in 2019, issued this attractive set to show some of its charming wildlife. Here is the minisheet, which comprises several values, including the blue frog, butterfly, and squirrel.

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The blue poison dart frog or okopipi (Dendrobates tinctorius "azureus") is found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savanna, in southern Suriname & northern Brazil, and on Sandy Island. Its scientific name comes from its azure color.

It breeds seasonally, usually during February or March when the weather is rainy. To find mates, the males sit on a rock and produce quiet calls, which the females follow to track down the males. The females then physically fight over a male. The male takes the female to a quiet place by water, which becomes the site of the egg-laying. Once the eggs are laid, the male covers them in his sperm.

Between five and 10 offspring are produced at each mating. Eggs are laid in the male’s territory, which he defends. The male takes care of the eggs, sometimes joined by the female. The eggs hatch after 14 to 18 days, and after 10 to 12 weeks the tadpoles are fully mature. Both sexes reach sexual maturity at two years of age. The expected lifespan of D. tinctorius "azureus" is between 4 and 6 years in the wild, and about 10 years in captivity.

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae. They mate either once or twice a year and, following a gestation period of three to six weeks, give birth to a number of offspring that varies by species. The young are altricial, being born naked, toothless, and blind. The female alone looks after the young, which are weaned at six to ten weeks and become sexually mature by the end of their first year. The ground-dwelling squirrel species are social, often living in well-developed colonies, while the tree-dwelling species are more solitary.
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I am sad to report the death (from Covid-19) of Fabio Vaccarezza, founder and postmaster of Sandy Island, on 17th November 2020, in Milan.  A truly wonderful gentleman, and a keen cinderella philatelist. He and I collaborated on numerous projects, and sent each other stamps, catalogues, and literature.

He will be sorely missed.


Fabio signs the Maurice Williams Roll of Distinguished Cinderella Philatelists, at the 2009 meeting of the Cinderella Stamp Club in U.K.




Sadly, this means a temporary hiatus in the beautiful stamps of Sandy Island, until such time as a new postmaster takes up the post.
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Anybody like to take over running Sandy Island?  An advert in the Trade thread here.
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