Philately Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

2020 Stamp Programme

  1.   20 January 2020:  Birds
  2.   17 February 2020:  Photo Contest Winner “After The Storm”
  3.   16 March 2020:  Fishing Trawler “The Vikings”
  4.   11 April 2020:  Daily Life in Old Miquelon
  5.   01 August 2020:  Classic American Cars
  6.   xx August 2020:  Cultural Patrimony
  7.   16 September 2020:  Louis Quédinet, Politician
  8.   07 November 2020:  Oeuvre des Mers Ship Saint Yves
  9.   07 November 2020:  Mushrooms
  10.   07 November 2020:  Crafts — Boat Builder
  11.   07 November 2020:  Marianne L’Engagée Overprinted “SPM”
  12.   21 November 2020:  Fishing Boats — Le Cabestan
  13.   21 November 2020:  Christmas 2020

Saint Pierre and Miquelon, officially the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (Collectivité Territoriale de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon), is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the only remaining part of New France in North America to retain French sovereignty, appellate jurisdiction and mineral rights. For this it returns a full member of the National Assembly, contributes to the Senate and Presidential elections and its people are guaranteed French citizenship. It covers 242 square kilometres (93 sq mi) of land and shores and has a population of 6,008 as of the March 2016 census.

The islands are in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near the entrance of Fortune Bay, which extends into the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. They are 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland and 3,819 kilometres (2,373 mi) from Brest, the nearest city in Metropolitan France.

A handstamp is known used from the head post office in Saint-Pierre in 1853. The general colonial issues of France were used from 1859.[1] In 1885 St. Pierre and Miquelon began overprinting stamps of the French Colonies initially with S P M and with ST PIERRE M-on from 1891 to 1892.

From 1909 it issued its own stamps with the islands’ name printed in French, either St. Pierre & Miquelon or Saint Pierre et Miquelon. On July 1, 1976, the islands became an official overseas department of France and the islands used the stamps of France from April 1, 1978, until February 3, 1986, when it once again resumed publishing separate issues.