Archive for the ‘Kerguelen Islands’ Category
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.
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.