French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF) 1995 Tamaris (ship) and Albatross

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  • Issue Date: 1st January 1995
  • one value
  • Designed and engraved by: Claude Andréotto
  • Printed by: ITVF, Boulazac, France
  • Print Process: recess
  • stamp format height 52mm x width 40mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13

25.80f ~ the French full-rigged sailing vessel Tamaris, which was wrecked on the Île aux Cochons in the Crozet archipelago in 1887. The beached crew tagged a message to a petrel, which was picked up in Fremantle, Western Australia, seven months later; however by the time a ship reached the islands, there was no trace of any survivors from the Tamaris.
The stamp is reported to illustrate a grey-headed albatross, Diomedia chrysostoma

25fr 80 Tamaris and Tagged Grey-headed Albatross