Polar Stamps 2021

New Issue - South Georgia" Ecosystems In Recovery - Whales" 1st September 2021

The waters around South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands are safeguarded through a 1.24 million square kilometre Marine Protected Area (MPA). Biodiversity great and small is celebrated and conserved. However, this has not always been the case. During the 20th century over 170,000 whales were killed in South Georgia waters having an untold impact on the ecosystem as a whole. Whaling ended in South Georgia in the 1960s, but whales were rarely seen on this important feeding ground for the next 40 years.

New Issue - TAAF "43e Réunion consultative du Traité sur l’Antarctique" 11th June 2021

On June 11, 2021, the French Southern and Antarctic Territories issued an extra-program block on the occasion of the 43rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting. The artist Sophie Beaujard was chosen to create this block, which gives pride of place to the biodiversity of Terre Adélie. In fact, there are endemic species such as the emperor penguin, the Weddell seal and the Antarctic tern.

New Issue - British Antarctic Territory "95th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II"  21st April 2021

Norway’s first issue of 2021 takes us halfway across the globe. Peter I Island was annexed to Norway by Lars Christensen’s expedition on 2 February 1929 and it became subject to Norwegian sovereignty in 1931. Two stamps with motifs of the island
will be released on 19 February.
Peter 1st Island is in the Antarctic and was first sighted on 21st October 1821 by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen’s expedition.

New Issue - Norway "Peter 1st Island" 19th February 2021

The FDC features two images of Her Majesty; a contemporary picture of the Queen who is fondly known throughout the world and a beautiful portrait, circa 1929, of the young Princess Elizabeth before it was realised that she would be acceding to the throne.