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


Miniature sheet

Miniature sheet of five values

First Day Cover

First Day Cover of five value set