This stamp was issued in 1983. The image is the same as Argentina 1365
issued in 1982 to express Argentina's claim to the Malvina's (Falkland
Islands) and the South Sandwich Islands. In it all areas claimed by
Argentina are shaded dark brown.
A close examination of the area at the left of the stamp
showing the South American continent and the islands to the South
has two problems. I. Hornos (Cape Horn) is designated "Arg." for
Argentina like the Malvinas and Islas Sandwich del Sur, although Chile claims and administers the island. Also
three islands at the eastern mouth of the Beagle Channel, Picton,
Lennox and Nueva, are shaded dark brown like Argentina, implying
These are certainly political statements. A war was
fought with Great Britain over the Malvinas and Sandwich Islands, and
Chile and Argentina almost fought a war over the Beagle Channel
Islands. That dispute
was resolved in 1984 by the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed in the
But they are also errors in geography.