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SOUTH POLE – Viridian’s Sunday Stamps #5 | #100 (something special)

The Viridian’s Sunday stamps has its 100th edition! Wow, I can’t miss it even though I am very busy in this period :).

I was wondering what to present on such an occasion and decided to show cover that i received this week. On Wednesday (Dec 5) I received this special cover.

US_south-pole

Two USA stamps are not somehow original or surprisingly exciting (anyway, I like them :)). However, postmarks make this cover very interesting :). This cover was posted from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Antarctic Base (USA). It is scientific research station and it is the southernmost inhabitated place on Earth. The station is located on the high plateau of Antarctica at an elevation of 2,835 meters. It is the only place on Earth (on its land surface, not ocean), where the sun shines continuously for six months :). I am very happy that I received cover from such a distant place on Earth :).

Have a good week!

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Filed under: US South Pole Base, Viridian's Sunday Stamps

4 Responses

  1. viridian says:

    Thank you for joining us this week. Yes, this is special – not many items come from this base.

  2. Bob Scotney says:

    It is a pleasure to see these just as Sir Ralph Fienes is leaving England to try a walk across Antarctia in the polar winter.

  3. Joy says:

    I like the “all paths lead north” message. A unique cover, lucky you.

  4. Marcie says:

    How cool is that!

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