Aurora Australis

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     This stamp was issued by Japan to publicize the Antarctic expedition of 1965. The design elements include a map of the continent of Antarctica with latitude and longitude and a dashed line representing the Antarctic Circle at 66 33′ 38″, a representation of the Aurora Australis, and a silhouette of the observation ship, "Fuji." The map has a dark dot (just to the right of the top of the continent) which marks the location of "Syowa." the Japanese bases established in 1957.

SCN 857

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