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February 2012

The centenary of Scott’s last expedition to the South Pole is being commemorated by Royal Mail with the issue of a special issue stamp, as part of a larger stamp issue entitled: Kings and Queens, The House of Windsor.

The issue features the five monarchs since the start of the 20th century, culminating in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 – the only other monarch to achieve this was Queen Victoria in 1897. The fascinating journey through more than 600 years of British history started in February 2008 with the House of Lancaster and York; launching Royal Mail’s most significant series of stamps since the Millennium stamp programme.

A stamp marking the centenary of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole is featured in a miniature sheet marking four events and achievements of the era. The Scott centenary stamp (available as part of a miniature sheet) is available from the 2nd February 2012. Please visit Royal Mail for more details.

Scott Centenary stamp - special issue miniature sheet