Emphasis here is on stamp-related sites, but others are included that
may be of interest. If a website is available in different languages, we
have provided a link to the English version.
Faroe Islands Stamps
Useful and interesting articles
and internet resources.
provided as a service by
Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
While done in good faith, we cannot be held
responsible for the availability or content of any of the pages to which
links are given here. We do not claim any rights over any of the sources.
Please remember that it is possible that third-party websites might
change - reports of dead links are welcome. All sites have been looked
at by ourselves. Many other sites have not been listed, maybe because their
information largely only repeated what is available elsewhere, or perhaps
if there were problems with connections.
LINKS - in no particular order;
- their website. Much useful background information, and the source
from which to purchase recent issues of the Faroes.
The Faroe Islands
Study Circle. If you are at all serious about collecting Faroese stamps,
we cannot recommend strongly enough that you should become a member. Their
website is useful anyway, whether you wish to join or not.
Society. See the comments for the F.I.S.C. - they apply here also,
but for the whole Scandinavian area.
Murray Stamp Shop's price list of Faroe Islands stamps. A straightforward
listing from 1975 onwards, of mint, used, and first day covers. Year packs,
maxi cards, booklets, and odd stamps, can also be supplied. Faroes items
also sometimes appear in the regular stamp
Firth's Faroe Islands information page. Only slightly philatelic, this
is a personal page, with small sections on geography, geology, history,
birds, and sea life.
The Official Faroe Islands
Tourist Board Homepage. Attractive site, with lots of information.
Many a visitor to the islands has had their original interest inspired
by the stamps. This site can point you in the right direction for transport,
accommodation, events, and much more.
Airways can take you there from Copenhagen, Iceland, Aberdeen, Oslo,
Stavanger, London, or Billund. Website gives routes, timetables, and fares,
plus booking information.
The Faroe Stamp
Site is mainly a presentation of one collector's (Jeff) own collection.
Ja Scan - described as "recently posted usenet scandinavian stamp articles"
there is an awful lot of dross here, but there is interesting and useful
content also, if you are willing to search for it.
is a site on the theme of the Folklore/Mythology issues with some of the
background to the various stories. Very attractively produced by the Faroese
Faroese Language - an article with some historical notes and background
to the language.
CIA World Factbook - Faroes page. Always an interesting source of information,
here you can probably get any facts and figures you need.
Resources. For a small group of islands, you probably didn't dream
that they have so much politics !
The Faroese Parliament's
- The National Library of the Faroe Islands. This must surely be a first
port of call for any serious research. There is information about the various
collections, but no internet access to the catalogues. You can even send
a question to one of their librarians.
The Faroese Portal.
An internet service provider based in the Faroes, their home page (as well
as having daily news, weather reports, etc.) is a good point to start an
evening of Faroese web surfing, with all sorts of connections from here,
but you need at least some grip of the language. This is real life, but
in Faroese !
We happily acknowledge the permission
granted by Postverk Føroya to allow the use of their images on this
web page. Their website is listed above.
Last updated Wednesday 24 July 2002.
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