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#854 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 10/03/27

TAAF 100327Here is another very nice cover from the Crozet Islands, thank you Jean Pierre! It was cancelled at the Alfred Faure base on Île de la Possession on March 27 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

On the back there is the cancel of Bruno Jean, who was the gérant postal of the 47th mission.

TAAF 100327 backThe 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.

See also: #620 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 11/07/14

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#620 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 11/07/14

taaf-110714A big THANK YOU to Eric for sending this marvelous cover from the Alfred Faure Station on the Île de la Possession, which is part of the Crozet Islands. The cover was cancelled on July 14 and arrived on September 16, 2011.

The attached mini-sheet was issued on January 1, 2011, and commemorates whales of the southern oceans.

According to the blue hexagonal postmark on the front, the cover was posted at the TAAF Philatelic Days on January 14 and 15, 2011 in Chambéry.

On the back of the cover there are three marks of the 46th mission to Crozet. The middle mark shows the name of the Chef de District Marianne-Frédérique Pussiau. It was also signed by Mme Pussiau. The blue mark on the right shows the name of the Chef de District Capitaine Patrick Haon.

See also:
#505 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/01/01
#300 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 10/02/12

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