Jan 8: ANTARCTICA – Geoffrey Barber

This included stamps and postal history from the various bases and expeditions in the continent – many of the items being from bases established for International Geophysical Year 1957-58. The earliest stamps displayed were produced for the 1908 expedition led by Scott. Material from bases established by New Zealand, United States, France, Australia, Japan, Norway (which later became a South African base), Soviet Union, Belgium, Germany, Chile and Argentina was included in the first round. The second round concentrated on stamps and postal history from the Falkland Islands Dependencies which later became British Antarctic Territory.

Vote of thanks – Keith Robinson

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