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Laurie Island
Argentine Claim 25°W-74°W / British Claim: 20°W-80°W / Chilean Claim 53°W-90°W
Platzhalter

The Laurie Island is after the Coronation Island the second largest of the South Orkney Islands. It covers an area of about 50 square kilometres and the highest summit of the mountainous island rises 640 metres over sealevel.

 On the island the Argentina base Orcadas has been situated since 1904.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentina 1975 Base Orcadas stamp

Argentina 1975, Base Orcadas.
The stamp was issued in the series "Pioneers of Antarctica".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentina 1980 Base Orcadas stamp

Argentina 1980, Base Orcadas.
The stamps were issued in the sheet "75th anniv. of Argentina’s presence in the South Orkneys".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Argentina 2004 Base Orcadas stamp

Argentina 2004, Centenary of the Base Orcadas.  

 

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