Jack Child Stamp Collection

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A collection of stamps, first day covers, stamp covers, and stamp albums collected by Jack Child, alumnus and former faculty member at American University. Child was a specialist in Latin America and Latin American culture, with an emphasis on Antarctica, Chile and the Falkland / Malvinas Islands.

The Jack Child Stamp Collection is one component of the Jack Child Papers which document his career and research interests. The Jack Child Papers are housed at the American University Library in the University Archives and Special Collections department.

Collection Items

History of wool farming
First day cover. Falkland Islands: Stanley. Cachet: Falkland Islands history of wool farming. Five stamps: traditional hand shearing; driving the sheep; the big house; the early years; wool collection S.S. Fitzroy. Includes informational insert. 30…

Royal Navy cruisers and frigates
First day cover. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Cachet: Royal Navy cruisers and frigates. Six stamps: HMS Ajax; HMS Amazon; HMS Dartmouth; HMS Penelope; HMS St. Austell Bay; HMS Plymouth. 26 April 2004.

British Antarctic Territory bases and postmarks definitive
First day cover. British Antarctic Territory: Rothera. British Antarctic Territory bases and postmarks definitive. Cachet: map of British Antarctica Territory. Twelve stamps: Base G Admiralty Bay; Base B Deception Island; Base D Hope Bay; Base F…

Pale Maiden, Falkland Islands' National Flower
First day cover. Falkland Islands: Stanley. Christmas 2003 series. Cachet and four stamps depicting the Falkland Islands National Flower, the Pale Maiden. Includes informational insert. 3 November 2003.

Falkland Island series, New Island
First day cover. Falkland Island: Stanley. Islands series part 3. Cachet: map of New Island. Four stamps: lady's slipper; striated caracara; king penguin; the Stone Cottage New Island. Includes informational insert. 24 October 2003.
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