• October 31st, 2008

    International Polar Year stamps from San Marino

    San Marino has issued three stamps marking The International Polar Year. They feature photos taken by the researcher, Lucia Sala Simion. The International Polar Year (IPY) is a large scientific program focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. ...
  • September 28th, 2008

    Australia Post celebrates International Polar Year 2007

    Australian Antarctic Territory stamp issue marks International Polar Year 2007 ...
  • January 11th, 2008

    South Georgia stamp issue celebrates New International Polar Year

    In commemoration of a new International Polar Year (March 2007- March 2009) South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are issuing a series of stamps which will be available this month. South Georgia has been closely linked to polar scientific research from the very first International Polar Commission back in 1879 in the city of Hamburg. Based on two contemporary sketches, the 50p stamp illustrates ...
  • September 29th, 2007

    USPS brightens the skies to mark national stamp collecting month with Polar Lights stamps

    The U.S. Postal Service will issue a pane of 20 Polar Lights 41-cent commemorative postage stamps in two designs often known as auroras. The polar lights are a luminous glow seen in the night sky at high latitudes surrounding the north and south magnetic poles. Throughout history the polar lights have inspired a colorful folklore; today they are the focus of many nations. The two First-Class stamp ...
  • July 23rd, 2007

    Isle of Man: Polar Year

    Isle of Man Post issue a new set of stamps on 20 August to mark International Polar Year. The six stamps chart the voyage of John Ross and his vessel, The Victory, to the Northwest Passage. A miniature sheet, first day cover and presentation pack will also be made available. The Polar Year stamps are in sheets of 25. The mini sheet concentrates on four stories of adventure in the northern reaches ...
  • February 8th, 2007

    Canada Post has an eye on the environment with two stamps for International Polar Year

    On February 12, 2007, Canada Post will issue two domestic rate stamps to mark the Fourth International Polar Year and to recognize Canada's concern for the future of polar ecosystems and Arctic society. The International Polar Year (IPY) is a large scientific program focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. During the two last decades, Alaska, Siberia and parts of the ...
  • February 5th, 2007

    Iceland: International Polar Year

    The International Polar Year starts in the summer of 2007. On this occasion eight countries will be issuing minisheets with 2 stamps each. The motifs depict the projects these countries have been working on in the Arctic. The countries are: Iceland, Greenland, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The Icelandic stamps depict a volcanic eruption in the Vatnajokull glacier and the Radio- ...
  • January 18th, 2007

    Greenland: International Polar Year

    2007 has been declared International Polar Year (IPY). The Arctic Nations have joint to celebrate IPY with a joint stamp issue, which includes a series of really interesting stamp designs that show each country's scientific efforts in the Arctic regions. POST Greenland's 2 IPY stamps are engraved by Martin Morck from Norway, and one of the designs is the artwork of Naja Abelsen from Greenland. The ...
  • December 5th, 2006

    International Polar Year 2007-2008

    In 2007, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a souvenir sheet of two 84-cent international letter rate stamps to commemorate International Polar Year 2007-2008. Continuing the tradition of international cooperation that began with the first International Polar Year in 1882-1883, scientists from around the world will initiate a new era in polar research by participating in International Polar Year 2 ...