200 years of Antarctic discovery

On 29th of  August in Bendery Historical and Local History Museum were held presentation and postage cancellation of  new  set of stamps “ 200 years of Antarctic discovery” .

Antarctica was discovered on January 16 (28) 1820 by Russian expedition under the command of  Faddey  Bellinsgauzen  and Mikhail  Lazarev who on Russian ship-sloop “Vostok” and “Mirnyy” came to ice  shelf.

Stamp edition- 7000 pc (700 miniature sheets of each stamp)

First day cover edition- 100 pc

Artist – B.B. Ogly

Postage stamps were printed in “Belarusian Printing House”.