International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Antarctica< International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog
Postage meters have been used in at least three different locations in Antarctica: McMurdo Sound (USA), South Pole (USA), and Scott Base (New Zealand). Most of the stamps can be identified by a town mark containing "ANTARCTICA", but there are exceptions.
The U.S. stamps have town marks "MCMURDO ANTARCTICA", "SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA" or one of the following postal codes:
- 17038, 96599, 96692 (McMurdo)
- 10090, 17040, 96598, 96691, 96692 (South Pole)
Two New Zealand meters are known used in Antarctica. One has town mark "SCOTT BASE / ANTARCTICA". The other has an unengraved town mark (solid ring) with slogan reading "25th Anniversary / SCOTT BASE : 1982". Other versions may exist.