Neumanyer Polar Research Station

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     Germany issued a stamp in 1981 to commemorate the Von Neumayer Polar Research Station. The stamp has a picture of the Station and a map showing its location. But the Station is not at the location shown on the map. The station was intended to be located on the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf in 1981 (the location shown on the map), but it was determined that the location was “unstable,” so the station was located on the Ekstroem Ice Shelf (the location shown on the map below).

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     Compare the location shown on the small map on the stamp (the red dot) with the location indicated on the map below.

     This error was called to my attention by Roger Goldsmith, Information Systems Specialist for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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