C330 Antarctic Treaty

Issue Date: June 23, 2011

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"...it is in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes." So states the preamble to the Antarctic Treaty which entered into force in 1961: a historic document which reserved the entire continent for nonpolitical scientific use. Antarctica stirred little exploratory interest until the 18th century. Eager to lay territorial claim, seven nations eventually decreed sovereignty over pie-shaped spheres of influence. In the 1950s, the scientific community coordinated effortsto establish an International Geophysical Year, and participating nations agreed to cast politics aside for universal scientific gain. This success led to a U.S.proposal for an international treaty guaranteeing Antarctica's free status. The governments of 12 nations ratified the treaty, and 5 more eventually acceded as well.


  • Issue: 50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty
  • Face Value: 9 x 98¢
  • Issue Date: June 23, 2011
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Vladimir Kolganov, Don Balke, Chuck Ripper, Ivan Koslov and Dennis Lyall
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 9
  • Designs per Sheet: 9
  • Overall Sheet Size: 160mm x 202mm
  • Size of Stamps: 34mm x 43mm
  • Issue Number: C330
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (9-1) Penguin and Ship I
    (9-2) Emperor Penguin
    (9-3) Penguin and Ship II
    (9-4) King Penguin Mother with Baby
    (9-5) Two Penguins on Iceberg
    (9-6) King Penguins Mothers with Babies
    (9-7) Penguin and Ship III
    (9-8) Emperor Penguin II
    (9-9) Penguin and Ship IV
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.

    Stamp designs ©2011 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 8.82 Antarctic Treaty
    US$ .98 Penguin and Ship I
    US$ .98 Emperor Penguin
    US$ .98 Penguin and Ship II
    US$ .98 King Penguin Mother with Baby
    US$ .98 Two Penguins on Iceberg
    US$ .98 King Penguins Mothers with Babies
    US$ .98 Penguin and Ship III
    US$ .98 Emperor Penguin II
    US$ .98 Penguin and Ship IV

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Mint Sheet of 9 None 4666895
    First Day Cover Set of 3 None 4666933

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