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2012 Ross Dependency Definitives $1.40 Stamp

$1.40
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Single $1.40 'Beardmore Glacier' gummed stamp.

One of the largest glaciers in the world, exceeding 160 kilometres in length, the Beardmore Glacier descends from the south polar region of the Antarctic Plateau to the Ross Ice Shelf, dividing the Transantarctic Mountains. Ernest Shackleton's 1908 expedition discovered and climbed the glacier.

Date of issue: 21 November 2012
Number of stamps: Five gummed stamps
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Gregory Millen, Paraparaumu
Denominations: 70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.40 and $2.90
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Stamps: four process colours; Miniature sheet: four process colours plus blue foil
Stamp size and format: 40mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Stamps: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until further notice.