Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TAAF Gentoo Penguins

Here's a 1.00 € TAAF stamp featuring Gentoo penguins (Manchots papous) paired with a label dedicated to Pierre Bignon to be issued 15 June 2011. I believe this is being issued for the 84th FFAP (Fédération Française des Associations Philatéliques) conference being held earlier that same week in Metz.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another cover from Frei Base

This one is a bit better than the last one I received as the cachets were placed on the front this time. But otherwise, it's the same. I believe the top left cachet represents Teniente Luis Carvajal Villaroel Antarctic Base on Adelaide Island. The middle one is for the Villa Las Estrellas Kindergarten (yes, the town has its own kindergarten school)

Monday, May 9, 2011

TAAF Kerguelen Cover

I don't remember sending this but I must have done it late last year shortly after the "Espace Champeret" stamp was issued. I used one gummed and one self adhesive on this envelope. Nice of the post master, Mr Jacques Zadorozanyj, to date it 4 Nov 2010 - the issue date of the stamp.

Also on the back are cachets from Jeorome Perronnet , chief geophysicist ,and Kevin Coustaut, an ornithologist, both currently involved with research on the the island.