11th January 1957
|1957-1967 Sc-L1 to L8||xxx|
perf 14, 13, wmk 253 , engraved
|3 pence dark blue||L1||1|
|4d dark carmine||L2||2|
|8d ultra and carmine-rose||L3||3|
|1/6 dull violet||L4||4|
The name given to the area of Antarctica administered by New Zealand, named after Sir James Clark Ross, who discovered the Ross Sea. It includes part of Victoria Land. The post office was closed and the stamps withdrawn in 1987, but it reopened in 1994. The designs of the four stamps in the first 1957 set were repeated in 1967 with the new decimal currency denominations: all eight stamps are shown above.