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English Coast

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on the English Coast. The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration project ship relief will take place during the new year with equipment and fuel being offloaded at the English Coast. This area was first mapped on the…

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Furse Peninsula

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on Furse Peninsula. Where? Furse Peninsula (61°28’59”S, 55°27’58”W) is connected to the rest of Gibbs Island (South Shetland Islands) by The Spit, a 2m high beach sometimes awash in heavy seas. Meaning It is named after…

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Gazette #51 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 21 November 2018. This covers the period November 2017 to October 2018. This is an important record of all BAT legislation, orders, appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

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2018 Stamp Set: Landscapes

The vistas in Antarctica are some of the most stunning landscapes humans have set eyes on. The wild, dramatic skylines have been inspiring art, science and exploration for the last two hundred years and many parts still remain mysterious and untouched. The untamed natural environment and unique light quality create an almost dream-like impact that…

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2018 Definitive Stamp Set – Penguins and Chicks

Find out where to buy our stamps Penguins are the most common birds living in the Antarctic.  Living in colonies with populations larger than some cities, and surviving in the harshest conditions. Antarctic penguins have a striking black and white coat. All have similar body form and structure, but they vary greatly in size. The distinctive colours…

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2018 Stamp Set: Migratory Species – Seals

Our Migratory Species stamp set is one of a complimentary suite of stamps being issued in 2018 by UK Overseas Territories including Ascension Island, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and Tristan da Cunha. Find out where to buy Migratory Species The globe is criss-crossed with borders and boundaries, designating countries and states each…

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2018 Stamp Set: Construction of RRS Sir David Attenborough

This stamp issue celebrates the construction of the Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough, the United Kingdom’s state-of-the-art polar research ship that will provide a new, modern platform for Antarctic and Arctic research. Find out where to buy our stamps Named after the famous broadcaster and naturalist, the commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough…

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2018 Stamp Set: Centenary of the end of World War One – Shackleton’s Men

On 4 November 2018 we released a new stamp set to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. We will be making a donation from any profits to the Royal British Legion, which helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. Find out where to buy…

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2018 Stamp Set: Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Find out where to buy our stamps The Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his youngest son Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle on 27 November 2017. They became engaged earlier in the month, with the Prince giving Ms. Markle a bespoke engagement ring…

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2017 Stamp Set: Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies at Bransfield House, Port Lockroy Find out where to buy our stamps Port Lockroy is a sheltered harbour off the coast of Wiencke Island at the meeting point of three seaways which offer some of the most dramatic mountain and glacier scenery on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. For more than…

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