Archive for the ‘Ross Dependency’ Category
It was posted in Christchurch on February 18 and arrived on February 25, 2013. The three stamps on the left are part of the definitives set, which was issued on 21 November 2012. The stamps depict the Mount Erebus, the Beardmore Glacier, and the Lake Vanda.
The right stamp commemorates the explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on 2 November 2011.
Thank you, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from the New Zealand Antarctic territory, the Ross Dependency! The cover has the postmark of Christchurch, December 2, 2009.
The stamps and cover, which were issued on November 25, 2009, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty on December 1, 1959. The stamp inscriptions are based on the treaty’s articles:
- Antarctica Shall be Used for Peaceful Purposes Only
- Freedom of Scientific Investigation in Antarctica
- International Co-operation in Scientific Investigation in Antarctica
More info on this beautiful stamp issue can be found here.