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Great Britain. Staffa
Staffa is an island in the Inner Hebrides, 7 miles west of Mull and 6 miles northeast of Iona off the West Coast of Scotland. It became famous after its "discovery" by the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks in 1772 and even more famous as a result of Mendelssohn's visit in 1829 and consequent composition of the "Fingals Cave Overture". Fingals Cave itself is one of a number of remarkable caves that penetrate deeply into this outcrop of column-like formations of basalt.
The Laird of Staffa has established a Postal Service that operates daily from April to September. Mail is picked up and carried by a boatman to British Post Offices on Mull and Iona, where it is re-mailed with regular British postage added.
Local stamps, like those issued by Staffa, are used to prepay the delivery of mail within a city, island or region. Sometimes they prepay
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