Single $2.90 'Ross Ice Shelf' gummed stamp.
The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in the world. It consists of a thick plate of ice fed continuously by glaciers, and much of it remains frozen all year round. The shelf was named after James Clark Ross, who discovered it in 1841.
|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|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until further notice.|