Poland operates an active programme of Antarctic sciences based at their "Henryk Arctowski" Base on King George Island near the Antarctic Peninsula. Their supply vessel is the large "Jastarnia Bor". For the 1995-97 period it transported the 20th Polish Antarctic Expedition to the Antarctic.
JASTARNIA 1 1995 Polish Antarctic Expedition cover with ships cachets and Captain's autograph. US$5
JASTARNIA 2 1996 Polish Antarctic Expedition cover with ships cachets posted Bellinghausen Base US$4
The view at left shows the Russian Bellinghausen Antarctic Base where the above envelope was posted.
JASTARNIA 3 1997 Polish Antarctic Expedition cover with ships cachets posted Gdyna on return US$4
Note The above cover bears the cachet of the Argentinian "Jubany" Base at bottom left of 6 August 1996 but the cover itself was not posted until the vessel returned to Gdyna in Poland on the 1st February 1997.
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