Located on the North Sea coast, Fishtown Newport Territory is a sovereign territory, surrounded by a large German harbour town. It is a nascent micronation and has taken up diplomatic activities with several other micronations. Its sovereignty and status as an Associated Sovereign Territory have been recognized by the State Department of the Federated Micronations. |
Its official website is http://www.fnt.bernhard-krauth.de/ , where you can find more details on the territory and its stamp issues.
In May 2015, a CPEA agency was opened in FNT, to provide postal service for the high volume of correspondence originating in FNT. As Capricornia Post was not able to provide stamps fast enough, provisional overprint stamps based on French definitives were issued on 2015.05.28.
On June 22nd, the first regular stamp was issued to celebrate the opening of the FNT postal service, showing a sunset view from the FNT over the harbour area. The value (0.70€) is displayed in Euro as the FNT does not use the Common Wallaroo as currency.
The first series of FNT definitives was issued on 2015.09.02, displaying various sea birds as befitting a sea-oriented territory. Stamp values are 0.10, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00 and 2.50 Euro. The stamps also show the flag of the FNT, with yellow, green, blue and black horizontal stripes, representing the colours of the Earth. On the sheet margins, the CPEA logo is printed.
Also on 2015.09.02, a new date cancellation has been introduced in the FNT, with a date stamp in the international yyyy.mm.dd format used in the Federated Micronations, including Capricornia. Until then, a personal cancellation was used by the postmaster.
On 2016.02.25, a series of four commemorative stamps depicting ships has been issued: