1957 Ross Dependency Pictorials

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1957 Ross Dependency Pictorials
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
3d HMS Erebus and Mount Erebus 101a $2.70
4d Explorers - Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton 101b $3.60
8d Antarctic Region Map (Simplified) 101c $5.40
(i) Carmine Red and Ultramarine Blue (Purple Tinge) 101c1 $5.85
(ii) Carmine Red and Cerulean Blue (Green Tinge) 101c2 $9.90
1/6 Queen Elizabeth II 101d $9.90
Set of 4 101e $20.50
First Day Cover - 11 January 1957 101f $10.80
… Four Stamps : 3d (101a), 4d (101b), 8d (101c), 1/6 (101d)
These stamps were issued to be used in the special Post Office (actually a tent) established in Ross Dependency by Sir Edmund Hillary as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The stamps were intended to help support New Zealand's claim of sovereignty over the Dependency.

The stamps continued in use and were decimalised in the 1967 Ross Dependency Decimal Pictorials issue with the same designs.

The 8 penny stamp is available in two varieties with differing shades of blue - in this illustration Cerulean blue (101c2) is on the left and Ultramarine blue (101c1) is on the right.

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume V
Edited by A. R. Burge FRPSNZ and C. W. Watts FRPSNZ
Published 1967 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
Pages 768 - 772
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