French Southern and Antarctic

Territories stamps

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The French Southern and Antarctic Territories - Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF) — form an overseas territory of France, established in 1955, that consists of several groups of islands in the southern Indian Ocean and a sector of Antarctica that is claimed by France. The Antarctic territory is called Adélie Coast (Terre Adélie). It includes the area between 136° and 143° east longitude south of the Antarctic Circle and is about 389,000 km2 (150,200 mi2) in area. A staffed research station is located at Base Dumont d'Urville.

http://www.discoverfrance.net/Colonies/Antarctic.shtml


#C36 

Scott: #C36O

Issued: 9.10.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #C36: Stamps on Envelopes


#C84

Scott: #C84O

Issued: 3.11.1984

NORDPOSTA

Inside #C84: Pseudo Stamp on Tab


Scott: #158O

Issued: 01.01.1991

Centenary, UPU

Inside #158: Stamps on Envelopes As #C36

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Martin Hirschbühl


#221

Scott: #211O

Issued: 7.8.1995

40th Anniversary of Territories

 Inside #211: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #2P

 Inside #211: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #6O

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)

#5Inside #211: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #5O


1999a

Scott: #258O

Issued: 2.7.1999

Philexfrance'99

#280 Inside #258a: Madagascar #280P

#21 Inside #258b: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #21O

#282 Inside #258c: Madagascar #282P

#C54 Inside #258d: Madagascar #C54O

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


2005

Scott: #360O

Issued: 02.11.2005

50th Anniversary of first stamp issue of FSAT

#1 Inside #360: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #1O

Thanks to Sergei Divid


2007

Scott: #386O

Issued: 1.3.2007

International Polar Year

#9 Inside #386: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #9O


2009

Scott: #414O

Issued: 01.01.2009

100 Anniversary, Residence de France cancellation

#162 Inside #414: France #162P


2010

Scott: #434O

Issued: 04.11.2010

Autumn Philatelic Salon 2010

 

#372 2006 Inside #434: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #372O

#366 Inside #434: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #366O

 Inside #434: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #398O

 Inside #434: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #428O

 Inside #434: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #410O

Inside #434: TBI

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Scott: #435O (self-adhesive)

This is the first time that the FSAT has issued a self-adhesive stamp

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #444O

Issued: 04.01.2011

Air Crash on Juan de Nova Island

Front and back of December 7, 1929 crash covers

Inside #444:

Madagascar #83P

Madagascar #100O

Madagascar #144O

Madagascar #145O

Lou wrote: Finally got a scan and could see the cover better. Previously, I had done some research online, and found an auction with two other covers on the same flight, both had 13.50 francs (3 stamps-- 10, 2, 1.50 fr) registered postage from Madagascar to France, so I knew I had to find some combination of that to ID the stamps (and was already sure of the 10 fr).  Once I could see the colors of the stamps better, and which had surcharges, I came up with the Sc #s and then found the scans.

 

What do these crash covers have to do with French Antarctica?  The best I can figure is that the mail was forwarded from there to Madagascar, where postage was added. Also, the “crash” was not that much of a crash either!  According to the auction notes, the aircraft had engine trouble after take off and landed on Juan de Nova Island.  The next day, after repairs were made, the plane took off and went on to France.  And for this they issued a set of commemorative stamps!

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Scott: #???-?O

Issued: 20.09.2014

60th Anniversary of First Liason Aerienne Flight

 (Madagascar-Tromelin and return)

 

Inside #???:

Reproduced on flight covers

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Madagascar #C10O

Madagascar #C21O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Scott: #???-?O

Issued: 19.05.2016

Rockhopper Penguin

  Inside #????: French Southern and Antarctic Territories #3P

Thanks to Attilio Papio and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


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