Ice Maiden Expedition Across Antarctica

The Ice Maiden team, all women soldiers serving in the British Army or Army Reserve, are aiming to become the first all-female team to use muscle power alone to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. Unsupported, and with only two resupply points along the route, they will carry all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time. This expedition is currently in progress with the team making great progress towards their end goal.

BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark this historic attempt to be released sometime in February once the expedition is complete. Some of the covers produced will be carried on the expedition.

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Description

The cover bears an image of the expedition with its route marked in red. A special handstamp, BFPS 3213 featuring a silhouette of an "Ice Maiden", will be used to cancel a personalised Smiler® stamp which bears an image of the Ice Maiden team at the South Pole.

There will be two versions issued:

  • Standard version costing £7.50 each.
  • Limited special edition carried on the expedition costing £20 each.

Also on offer will be some sheets of the personalised Smiler® stamps used on the cover, priced at £38 each.

These most sought after covers and stamps may be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk/shop) and you will be notifed of the availability as and when we receive the details.

 

 

 

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The BFPS 3213 Special Handstamp

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Smiler® Stamp

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