Archive for the ‘expedition’ Tag

#901 Australian Antarctic Territory 14/12/05

AAT 141205My 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).

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#592 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Adélie Land 11/01/01

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!

See also: #318 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 10/02/07

#590 Romania 12/03/26

This marvellous cover was sent to me by Dan, thank you very much! It was posted in Bucharest on March 26 and arrived on March 29, 2012.

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.

#319 Greenland 10/04/23

My first cover from Greenland was sent to me by Jørn, thank you!

It was posted in Tasiilaq on April 23, and arrived in Graz on May 4, 2010. The attached mini sheet was issued on November 8, 2007. It commemorates the 1934 Greenland expedition of Jean-Baptiste Charcot (1867-1936) and Paul-Émile Victor (1907-1995). The middle stamp depicts the expedition’s ship, the Pourquoi-Pas ?.

#318 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Adélie Land 10/02/07

This beautiful and exotic cover from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) was sent to me by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted at Dumont d’Urville Station on February 7, 2010. The attached stamp sheet is one half of the sheet “Évolution des Moyens de Transports en Région Polaire” (Evolution of Means of Transport in Polar Region), which was issued on January 1, 2010. The cover commemorates the 60th French Antarctic Expedition 2010. The cover also shows the name of the 2010 Gérant Postal (postal administrator) of Adélie Land: Dominique Génin.

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