Archive for the ‘Antarctica’ Tag
Wolfgang has sent another cover from the British Antarctic Territory, thank you very much!
It was posted on Horseshoe Island on February 3 and arrived on March 23, 2017.
The stamp is part of the “Penguins” stamp set, which was issued on November 19, 2014. It depicts the Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua).
Here is another beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands that was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much!
It was posted in Stanley on January 2 and arrived on January 19, 2017. This registered cover was delivered by GLS, the GLS sticker is on the back. On the left there is the cachet of the ship MS Midnatsol.
The left stamp is part of the set “The 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elizabeth II”, which was issued on April 29, 2016. The stamp set on the right commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group (ESRG). It was issued on November 30, 2015.
See also: #906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11
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.
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.
Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from Argentina, thank you! It was posted in Ushuaia on December 19, 2014 and arrived on January 5, 2015. Ushuaia is regarded as the southernmost city of the world, which is stated on the postmarks as well: “La ciudad mas Austral del Mundo”.
The two stamps on the left are part of a set, which was issued on January 20, 2014. The second stamp (issued on November 30, 2013) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Argentine National Anthem.
The next two stamps commemorate the 110th anniversary of Argentinian presence in Antarctica. It was issued on March 25, 2014. The green stamp below is part of the set “Argentine Culture”, which was issued on August 30, 2000. It depicts a basket of the Mbayá people.
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.
Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this amazing FDC from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The cover was cancelled in Dumont d’Urville Station (Adélie Land) on January 1, 2011 and arrived on January 27, 2012!
The left stamp set was issued on January 1, 2011. It commemorates the mineral Zircon. The stamp on the right was issued on January 1 too. It depicts the Concordia Station and the star constellation Southern Cross (Crux).
The cover was posted in the course of the 61th French Antarctic Expedition 2011, which was confirmed by the cancellation on the left border.
In combination with the red forwarding sticker of Austrian post this is truly an unique cover!
The left stamp is part of the set “Romania – A European Source of Energy” (România – Sursă Europeană de Energie), which was issued on June 2, 2009. It depicts the Orthodox Cathedral of Turda together with a gaslight as well as a description of Sărmăşel and Turda. In Sărmăşel there was the first natural gas deposit in Romania, which was discovered in 1909. Turda was the first city in Europe to have public street lights fuelled by natural gas in 1917.
The set of six stamps was issued on July 23, 1986. It commemorates the Romanian Arctic explorers Julius Popper (1857-93), Bazil G. Assan (1860-1918), Emil Racoviță (1868-1947), and Constantin Dumbravă (1898-1935). The other two stamps commemorate the Romanian participation at the 17th Soviet Antarctic Expedition and krill fishery.