World Stamps

Pobjoy, mint and new-issue stamp agent, to close

Oct 25, 2023, 10 AM
Pobjoy Mint, which is closing at the end of 2023, served as the new-issue agent for the Falkland Islands and several other British overseas territories. This stamp is one of a set of four King Penguin airmail stamps issued Oct. 3 by the Falkland Islands.

By Denise McCarty

Pobjoy Mint and its stamp division are scheduled to close at the end of 2023 with the retirement of the mint’s managing director, Taya Pobjoy.

Based in Surrey, England, Pobjoy Mint was established in 1965 and struck coins for more than 40 countries or territories, according to a report about the upcoming closure by Jeff Starck in the Oct. 30 issue of Coin World. (Amos Media Co. in Sidney, Ohio, publishes Coin World and Linn’s Stamp News.)

The Pobjoy Mint Stamp Division opened in 2004. According to information on the mint’s website, it “became involved in the sale of new issue stamps as a natural extension of its numismatic business.”

As of late October, Pobjoy served as a new-issue agent for the stamps of Ascension Island, Bahamas, British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Tristan da Cunha and the British Virgin Islands.

Stamps from each territory are listed on the Pobjoy Mint Stamp Division website, however, Pobjoy did not sell them directly to collectors.

As for future stamp issues from these territories, Juliet Warner, the stamps and coins administrator for Pobjoy, said, “It is my understanding that each individual territory is now making arrangements for future sales and they will be able to share that news once everything has been finalised.”

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