SOVIET UNION 150th ANNIVERSARY BELLINSGAUZEN AND LAZAREV ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1970

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    SOVIET UNION 150th ANNIVERSARY BELLINSGAUZEN AND LAZAREV ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STAMPS 1970

    As a prominent cartographer, Bellingshausen was appointed to command the Russian circumnavigation of the globe in 1819–1821, intended to explore the Southern Ocean and to find land in the proximity of the South Pole. Mikhail Lazarev prepared the expedition and was made Bellingshausen's second-in-command and the captain of the sloop Mirny, while Bellingshausen himself commanded the sloop Vostok. During this expedition Bellingshausen and Lazarev became the first explorers to see the land of Antarctica on 27 January 1820.

    Date of Issue 27 January 1970

    Stamps in Good Never Hinged Condition CTO with light cancellations.


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