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The Argentine Islands is a group of small islands in the Wilhelm Archipelago. They are separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the about 7 km wide Penola Strait. The largest island is about 1,5 km long and 1 km wide. Some of them are known as Urugay Island, Corner Island, Grotto Island, Galindez Island, Winter Island and Skua Island.

A first hut on the Argentine Islands was built 1937 by the British Graham Land Expedition. The British Base F was established on the Winter Island in 1947. The main building on the Winter Island, also known as "Wordie House", has been restored and is designated as Historic Site and Monument. Nowadays there is a memorial museum. The base moved to the neighbouring Galindez Island in the north and was renamed in the year 1977 in Faraday Station.  

In the year 1996 the Faraday station has been transferred to the Ukraine and renamed to Vernadsky Station. 

The major mountains along the Antarctic Peninsula are known as (from north to south), Wandel Peak on Booth Island, Mt. Scott (880 m), Mt. Shackleton (1'465 m), Mt. Peary (1'900 m) and the Mt. Demaria 635 m. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentine Island Mount Scott stamp 1969

British Antarctic Territory 1969.
The two stamps are showing a view from the Argentine Islands towards the southern entrance of the Lemaire Channel (Booth Island (left) and Mt. Scott (right).

The stamps were issued in the series "25 years of continuous scientific work in the Antarctic". 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentine Island Booth Island stamp 1969

British Antarctic Territory 1969.
The image of the stamp looks in number of ways like the view from the Argentine Islands towards the Booth Island.  

 

British Antarctic Territory 1985, "Northern Base, WInter Island".
Winter Island is one of the Argentine Islands. It seems to be the Mt. Demaria in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-37".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentine Island Mount Scott stamp 1987

British Antarctic Territory 1987, Faraday Station on Galindez Island.
In the background the Mt. Scott (880 m) on the mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The stamp was issued in the series Intl. Geophysical Year, 30th Anniversary.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Antarctica Lemaire Channel 1996 Ukraine

Ukraine 1996, The Ukrainian Vernadsky Station.
The stamp is showing a view from the Galindez Island towards the southern entrance of the Lemaire channel with the Booth Island (left) and the Mt. Scott (right).  

 

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British Antarctic Territory 1992, Sun-pillar over Faraday station (formerly Base F).
The stamp was issued in the series "Lower Lower Atmospheric Phenomena".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentine Islands stamp 2003

British Antarctic Territory 2003, Base F on Winter Island.
The stamp was issued in the series "Bases and Postmarks".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Scott mountain stamp areal view over Argentine Islands 2009

British Antarctic Territory 2009, Fairey Seafox over Argentine Islands.
The Mt. Scott in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Fly Navy".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Vernadsky station mountain stamp 2009

Ukraine 2009, The Ukrainian Vernadsky Station.
The stamps are showing a view from the Vernadsky Station towards (southeast) Mt. Demaria on the Antarctic Peninsula. 

The stamp was issued se-tenant in miniaturesheet "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers". 

 

British Antarctic Territory 2003, Base F on Winter Island.
The stamp was issued in the series "British Historic Huts".

 

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