2022: Blog | Stamp issues
Pictured: Kit enjoying some quality time with his stamps
Few people are fortunate enough to come to Port Lockroy and fewer again get the opportunity to return. To return to Bransfield House and open the iconic post box is a very special moment. Having returned to civilisation and spoken to people who have received mail from the Penguin Post Office it makes it all the more special that I can once again reprise the role to help spread that little bit of joy.
While working at Port Lockroy and particularly in the role of postmaster you develop, sometime inadvertently, a real interest and excitement for stamps. It sounds strange but when it becomes part of your daily life it does happen. From seeing the stamps that arrive to us from all around the world (literally everywhere) and reading about the original stamps used during Operation Tabarin, from the Falkland Islands which required over printing, to the more modern issues. One such modern issue has particular interest to one of the team this year - Base Leader Lucy. Not only has a photograph she took been used to make a stamp, she also features on one of the new issue stamps this year. It’s a pretty big claim to be able to make, to be on a stamp. Am I jealous? No! Not that I would admit anyway, but she hasn’t sent a card into Space. I have.
Kit Adams, Port Lockroy General Assistant 2021 - 2022
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