Archive for the ‘Antarctica’ Category
The top stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operación 90, which was the first Argentine ground expedition to the South Pole in 1965. The mini-sheet was issued on March 9, 2015.
The left stamp was issued on January 2, 2015. It is part of the “Marine Life” series and commemorates the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba). The middle stamp (issued on January 2, 2013) commemorates the pilot Charles Petitjean (1914–1988). The right stamp commemorates Bertrand Imbert (1924–2011), who was the leader of the French Antarctic expedition 1956/57. The stamp was issued on January 2, 2014.
Here is another beautiful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, which was sent by Jean Pierre in 2010, thank you very much! It was cancelled at Port-aux-Français on April 2 and arrived on October 8, 2010.
The two stamps on the left are part of the “Petrels” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2009. The stamps depict the grey petrel (Procellaria cinerea) and the common diving petrel (Pelecanoides urinatrix).
The three middle stamps are part of the “Flags” set, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp below was issued on January 1, 2009. It is part of the “Minerals” series and depicts a pyrite.
Finally, the right stamp (issued on January 1, 2009 too) commemorates the 175th anniversary of the death of Henri Paschal de Rochegude (1741–1834), who was a French admiral. In 1773 he lead an exploring expedition to Australia.
The stamp is a joint issue with the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. It was issued on October 9, 2014 and depicts the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Here is another amazing cover from the TAAF, thank you Jean Pierre! The cover is a FDC, which was cancelled on Europa Island on October 17, 2014 and arrived on April 8, 2015.
Here is another marvelous cover from Antarctica: It was cancelled at the German Antarctic research station Neumayer III.
The letter was carried by the icebreaker FS Polarstern, where it was cancelled on February 1. On February 2 the cover was cancelled with a “PAQUEBOT” postmark and handed over to the South African postal service in Cape Town. Finally it arrived at my place on February 23, 2015.
The large cachet in the top left corner depicts the Neumayer-Station III, which is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The small cachet below shows the inscription “35. Überwinterung Neumayer III” (35th overwinter survival), the cachet next to it has the inscription “2014 Antarktis 34. Überwinterung” (34th overwinter survival 2014).
The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and South Korea. It is a joint issue and was issued on June 6, 2013.
My first cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory was sent with the help of the postmaster at Casey Station, thank you! It was postmarked with a first day cancel on December 5, 2014. On February 12 it was cancelled again in Hobart and finally arrived on February 19, 2015.
The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on February 18, 2014. They commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914).
The left stamps are part of the set “Habitat Restoration”, which was issued on December 15, 2013. The stamps depict the ship RRS Ernest Shackleton.
The stamp on the right is part of the “Penguins” set (issued October 25, 2010); it commemorates the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) .
The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of BAT stamps. The set was issued on November 27, 2013.
The stamps are part of the set “Atmospheric Phenomena”, which was issued on December 22, 1992.
On the back of the cover there is a cachet of the ship MS Fram.
On December 16 I received this marvelous cover from the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, a big thank you to the station’s philatelic clerk Mr. Smith!
The left stamp is part of the set “Antarctic Explorers”, which was issued on September 14, 1988. It commemorates the explorer Richard E. Byrd (1888 – 1957). The right stamp is an imperforated copy of the “Global Forever” stamp, which was issued on January 28, 2013.
On the left there are stamps of the Antarctica Local Post and the International Local Post.
On the back there is an additional cancel of the National Science Foundation.
On the back there is the cancel of Bruno Jean, who was the gérant postal of the 47th mission.
The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “Minerals” series and commemorates a tourmaline. The stamps on the right commemorate Dr Jean Rivolier, who was the physician of the 1952/53 French Antarctic expedition.
Jean Pierre sent me this wonderful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, thank you very much!
On March 21, 2014, it was cancelled at Port-aux-Français and arrived on September 21 the same year.
The left stamp is part of the “Logos” set, which was issued on April 29, 2013. The stamp set on the right was issued on January 2, 2012. It commemorates the former observatory station at Point Molloy on the main Kerguelen island La Grande Terre.
On the back of the cover there are the cachets of the Chef de District Christian Fressignac and the Gérant Postal Alain Neufville.