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2023 Ross Dependency - Scott Base Set of Cancelled Stamps

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Cancelled set of four gummed stamps.

Individual stamps

$2.00 Pouwhenua & Scott Base Sign

Unveiled in January 2013, the Scott Base sign and pouwhenua were created by Ngāi Tahu carvers.

$3.30 Aurora Over Base

Scott Base is a special place - you would struggle to find a wastewater treatment plant with a better view.

$4.00 Sunset

There is nothing quite like a Scott Base sunset from the administration block balcony. Overlooking the flagpole and the sea ice, this building has long been the hub for meetings and planning.

$4.60 Scott Base from Above

Photographs and paintings have captured Scott Base in its many moods over the years, whether backdropped by snow or scoria. The Observation and Crater Hills are always lurking, with nearby volcanoes Terror and the ever-smoking Erebus making their presence felt.

This stamp issue commemorates the planned refurbishment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home on Ross Island, Antarctica. Click here for more information.

Check out the full range of stamp sets here.

Date of issue: 6 September 2023
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: $2.00, $3.30, $4.00 & $4.60
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Helcia Berryman, Mopsy Creative , Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Printer and process: Brebner Print, Napier, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 50mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 80mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Red phosphor gummed stamp paper 106gsm
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14.40 x 14.00
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 5 September 2024. First day covers will remain on sale until 1 Novermber 2023.
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