Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group

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Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group

Helping to Start a Permanent exhibition on the Island most 

Far and isolated on  the planet 

TRISTAN DA CUNHA


Please send one of your Art Work to :


Post Office & Philatelic Bureau
Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ
South Atlantic Ocean

Location: Some where in the Southern Atlantic Ocean
Members: 100
Latest Activity: Jan 30

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Comment by ThomasB on March 10, 2023 at 12:53pm

Comment by ThomasB on February 20, 2023 at 2:24pm

I gave it another run at the main post office in Phenom Penh and my contribution was routed through the UK? They said it would take 4 weeks? 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2023 at 9:49am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2023 at 9:46am

If your post office does not send to Tristan da Cunha,

ask if they send to South Africa and address it this way:

No need to mark it "air mail" as there is no airport on the island.

Travel is from Cape Town via ship:

"Tristan da Cunha Ferries operates a ferry from Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha once a week. Tickets cost €467 and the journey takes 6 days" .

It is an absolutely Covid free place, not one case in three years.

Comment by Mikel Untzilla on February 19, 2023 at 6:56pm

Comment by John Gayer on February 19, 2023 at 4:08pm

This is the info that the Tristan Da Cunha post office has on its website: Postmistress, Post Office, Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ, South Atlantic Ocean, (Via Cape Town, South Africa). Mail is delivered by ship and it arrives only a few times a year (so I've read). Not sure what route the mail takes to get there. While it might travel via South Africa, its phone number is (44) 0203 014 5103. That (44), the country code, is the same as what is used in the United Kingdom. A postal code website also notes this: Tristan da Cunha is part of the British Overseas Territory  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Adam B's advice sounds good, if your local post office rejects your contribution.

Comment by CtlAltDel on February 19, 2023 at 3:50am

Hi ThomasB, my post office looked at me sideways when they saw the address but sent it off okay. Tristan da Cunha has a postcode so there's no reason why they shouldn't have accepted it. My only suggestion is you send it to an IUOMA colleague and they send it on for you.

Comment by ThomasB on February 19, 2023 at 3:16am

I went to the post yesterday to post my contribution to this very important event, and I was told that it was not possible to post mail art to Tristan da Cunha as it didn't exist in their country database:(

Suggestion?

Comment by ThomasB on February 17, 2023 at 4:30am

Yo, below is my contribution to this great endeavor! I believe that this could stand as one of the world's greatest archives of post art on the most extreme art museum in the world. I am honored to submit the work attached.

Thomas 

Comment by CtlAltDel on February 17, 2023 at 2:38am

'I Can Hear the Grass Grow' (2023). ink on paper

This is for a permanent exhibition on, Tristan de Cunha, the remotest inhabited island on the planet.

The drawing is based on a still from the movie WINGS OF DESIRE (1987, d. Win Wenders) where the angel, Damiel, comforts a dying man. The man begins to list memories and at one point says, 'Tristan da Cunha'. The title comes from a doco of the island. One local says it's so quiet he can sometimes hear the grass grow.

 

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