- Antarctic stamps
Antarctic stamps are printed by governments, usually to claim ownership over
For example, the British government's
British Antarctic Territoryhas issued Antarctic stamps since 1963.
Over time, Antarctic stamps become more valuable than their face value, because of robust stamp collecting habits around the world. Stamps are usually announced in a series, with differing face amounts given to each of a series of stamps.
Stamps usually commemorate Antarctic explorers, native animals, or physical phenomena, such as the Aurora Australis or icebergs.
Postage stamps of Australian Antarctic Territory
Postage stamps of British Antarctic Territory
Postage stamps and postal history of the Ross Dependency
List of birds on stamps of Australian Antarctic Territory
* [http://www.south-pole.com/homepage.html] South-Pole.com covers stamps associated with Antarctic Exploration
* [http://apc.mfa.government.bg/philately_tangra.htm Bulgarian Antarctic Philately]
* [http://www.jl.sl.btinternet.co.uk/stampsite/home.html Encyclopaedia of Postal History]
Stanley GibbonsLtd: various catalogues
* Stuart Rossiter & John Flower: "The Stamp Atlas"
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