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Shackleton Stamp Souvenir (UK Royal Mail)
2016, 7 January (issue date)
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This superb unaddressed item comprises the same carrier, stamp configuration and information card as the First Day Cover. The information card, written by polar exploration author Michael Smith, details the challenges endured by the crew and includes a photograph of them taken at the start of the journey. Complete with the alternative Plymouth pictorial postmark dated 7 January 2016, it will be available to purchase for 90 days from this first day of issue.