Kerguelen Islands – Stamps of French Territories in Antarctic -1979
Kerguelen Islands also known as Desolation Islands are group of Islands in Antarctic which are a part of French Southern and Southern Lands under French Territories in Antarctic . Port -Aux- Francais is a capital settlement of Kerguelen Islands .It is a Scientific base along the eastern shore of Gulf of Morbihan on La Grande Terre in Antarctic.
The French Territories in the Antarctic issued a stamp on 01 Jan 1979 on Kerguelen Shag or Kerguelen Cormorant and the FDC has a cancellation of Port Aux Francais in Antarctic.
Queen Maud Land is c 2.7 million sq Kilometers region of Antarctica claimed as dependent teritory by Norway. It lies between similar British Antarctic and Australian Antarctic Territories.
Research Stations in Queen maud Land are connected by Dronning Maud Land Air Network Project (DROMLAN) which is a co-operative arrangement for transportation between eleven nations in East Antractica. The eleven nations are Norway,Sweden,Germany,South Africa,India,Russia, Japan,Finland,Belgium,Britain.
Norway issued a set of two stamps on Norway Antarctica Research Expedition on 18 Apr 1985. A Cover is listed with two stamps on Queen Maud Land station of Norway in Antarctic.
The King Baudouin Antarctic Base was a Belgian scientific Base built in 1958 and abandoned in 1968,in Princess Ragnhild Land,Queen Maud Land on the sea Coast of Riiser Larsen.
The expedition was launched to coincide with International Geophysical Year 1957. It was inspired by Belgian explorer Gaston de Gerlache, son of Commander Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery whose expedition on Ship Belgica which left Antwerp on 12 Nov 1957 and landed in Land of Queen Maud on 26 Dec 1957.This was the first Belgian scientific base in Antarctic. Belgian again invested in scientific research after abandoning King Baudouin base by establishing the Princess Elisabeth station built during International Polar Year 2007-08 and inaugurated on 15 Feb 2009.
A Special cover with the Europa stamps(25 SEP 1965) of Belgium and cancellation dated 15 Feb 1966 of King Baudouin Antarctica Base is listed.
Stamps on Environment & Conservation – Indonesia 2007.
A UN Climate Change Conference on Environment Care ,Conservation ,Global Warming was held in Bali in 2007.Indonesia issued a set of Four stamps on this subject.
Two of the stamps feature melting ice and Polar Bear in tears reflecting the status of Global warming today.
A Postally used cover is listed. This cover from Indonesia interestingly addressed to India was” MISSENT TO SRI LANKA” retrieved back and delivered .Sri Lanka Post has stamped it “MISSENT TO SRI LANKA”.
Indian Theme on Foreign Stamps – 20th Anniversary Madrid Protocol stamps of Spain.
Spain issued a stamp on 10 Jan 2018 to mark the 20th Anniversary of Madrid Protocol which provides for environmental protection of Antarctica. The stamp depicts flags of some countries and Indian Tricolor is one of them. The First Day Cover shows the stamp with Tricolor . A Penguin is also shown on FDC.