Welcome to the official website of the Pitcairn Islands Study Group (PISG).
The goal of this website is to help members and visitors develop a deeper understanding of the Pitcairn people and their history and to get the most out of their Pitcairn-related collections (or help them start a Pitcairn collection).
Please enjoy exploring this site and visit often for Pitcairn updates.
If you would like to join the group, please make a quick visit to our membership page.
PISG at New York 2016!
Preparations for PISG's presence at the New York 2016 World Stamp Show have begun. New York 2016 will be the next international stamp show to be held in the United States and will be staged at the Javits Center in Manhattan from May 28 to June 4. The last international show in the USA was held in Washington, DC back in 2006.
On Sunday, May 29th at 3PM there will be a Pitcairn Mini-Convention (lasting about two hours), followed by an informal group dinner. The mini-convention will consist of presentations by acknowledged Pitcairn experts. The keynote speaker will be Herb Ford - Director of the Pitcairn Islands Study Center at Pacific Union College. Our other speakers will be PISG President Vernon Kisling and noted author, Donald Maxton. The dinner will be held at a nearby location, yet to be determined.
For the duration of the show, PISG will be sharing a double society booth on the show floor with the St. Helena, Tristan & Ascension Philatelic Society (SHATPS) and the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group (FIPSG). This will provide a place to meet and collaborate with other Pitcairn enthusiasts, as well as a location to rest and relax during the show.
The New York 2016 hotel block is now open. The show organizers have arranged for special show rates at 27 different hotels in Manhattan and nearby New Jersey ranging from $99/night up to $359/night. Questions/comments can be sent to Mark Butterline (mbutterli(at)gmail.com). Additional information to follow on this website and in the Pitcairn Log.