Thursday, July 23, 2009
USSR - Antarctica
The Russians are not new to exploration in the Antarctic ice covered landmass. The stamps shown were issued to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Soviet Exploration of this vast and largely unknown land.
India is also a major player in Antarctic Exploration, and many Expeditions have been sent there. The Russians have assisted the Indians in setting up their camp at Dakshin Gangotri.
The stamps I am displaying are se-tennants with very peculiar perforations in the centre. Experts on se-tennants and perforations may like to comment on this.