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: 74
Latest Activity: Mar 27

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Comment by Jeff Bagato on February 22, 2021 at 4:50am

Your welcome, Susan. The TDC website is a real rabbit hole. they sell stamps, postcards, even hand knitted sweaters and penguins!

Not sure who exactly is expecting mail art on the island! There's no info about any collection.

Comment by Susan Weisberg on February 22, 2021 at 4:42am

Thanks for all this information, Jeff. It sounds as if my Mail Art will have just missed a March delivery! 

Comment by Jeff Bagato on February 22, 2021 at 4:31am

It sounds like getting any mail onto the island will be an accomplishment!

Comment by Jeff Bagato on February 22, 2021 at 4:31am

And from the TDC philatelic store page:

"Nine scheduled ships a year bring mail from Cape Town to the world's most remote community. The last 2009 ship leaves Cape Town on 26th November. Miss this last post before Christmas and the next post is not due until 3rd March 2010, a gap of three months. So it is hardly surprising that the arrival of post is an important event on the island."

Comment by Jeff Bagato on February 22, 2021 at 4:24am

Not sure if this helps, but here is the Tristan Da Cunha post office website and the info they give there: https://www.tristandc.com/postoffice.php

The settlement there is called Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, but that doesn't seem necessary.

Contact the Post Office by email: postoffice@tdc-gov.com or phone: (44) 0203 014 5103
By post: Postmistress, Post Office, Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ, South Atlantic Ocean, (Via Cape Town, South Africa)
Comment by Susan Weisberg on February 22, 2021 at 2:46am

Actually, that four-line one in French is not mine, Bradford. That one was sent by Sandra Gaches, who lives in France (see below); I don't know if she had any delivery problems. I wrote the address, in English, exactly as instructed at the top of the Tristan da Cunha page. I'll report what the Post Office says after I talk to them.

Comment by Bradford on February 21, 2021 at 8:51pm

The main problem with the address is not the language, but the format.  In all cases (countries) you should put the country LAST.  Placing it on the 2nd line of 4 lines is never a good idea.  In fact, having "South Atlantic Ocean" in French as the 4th line is superfluous anyway.  It should be spelled, "TRISTAN DA CUNHA" for the best result.  Some underline the country name once or twice as well, but not necessary.

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on February 21, 2021 at 3:08am
Oh no Susan, that might happen to mine, also. I’ll post here if it does.
Comment by Susan Weisberg on February 21, 2021 at 1:19am

I posted my art to the address shown above and it was just returned to me with the following message: INSUFFICIENT  ADDRESS.  MUST SHOW DESTINATION IN ENGLISH.  ???!!??  I know the United States is pretty insular and monolingual, but it seems that the Post Office doesn't even know its own language. I will try to talk to a real human P.O. official about this next week. In the meantime, does anyone have any other suggestion?

Comment by sandra GACHES on February 15, 2021 at 3:00pm

mon mail art partit hier

 

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