Key: 2220  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 18
Issued: 766 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 88 sq.km; Population - 1,600 (1982); Main settlement - Georgetown
A Dependency, volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean, 1,100 km northwest of
St.Helena. Economy based on exporting phosphates and guano.
Since 1815 retained as a royal navy establishment under control of the British
Admiralty. Stamps of GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.) were valid with a postmark cancellation
'Ascension' until 1922, when it became a dependency of ST.HELENA.
First stamps issued in 1922. Indirect UPU membership since October 1st, 1879.
Annual output about 30.
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Inscriptions
ASCENSION overprinted on stamps of St.Helena
ASCENSION
ASCENSION ISLAND

Index
ASCENSION
      Dependency of St.Helena
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
100 Pence = 1 Pound (1971)
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Related Countries

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)

ST.HELENA
St.helena