Ross Dependency 2011 The Race to the Pole (1911-1912)

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 2nd November 2011
  • five values, in sheets and in a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Vertigo, Wellington
  • Printed by: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin
  • stamp format height 30mm x width 39mm. Miniature sheet format height 91mm x width 161mm
  • Perforations: 13.25 x 13.25


60c ~ Roald Amundsen, and ship Fram
$1.20 ~ Amundsen's polar party outside their tent
$1.90 ~ Robert Falcon Scott, and ship Terra Nova
$2.40 ~ Scott's polar party trekking (man-hauling sled), and cairn with cross erected 1912 on his party's last campsite
$2.90 ~ flags of Norway (in false colour, indigo and black) and the UK (in monochrome), and dates (as miniature sheet border)
Miniature sheet: contains the five stamps, separately spaced
Border: map marked with routes of Amundsen's and Scott's parties toward the pole, and dates of arrival at South Pole (14.12.1911 and 17.1.1912)

sheet stamps[edit]

60c
$1.20
$1.90
$2.40
$2.90

Miniature sheet[edit]

Miniature sheet of five values

First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover of five value set