The “New collection TAAF 2019” marks the tribute to Mario Zucchelli, director of the Italian Antarctic Program, who deceased on 24/10/2003,
The TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises) will shortly issue a stamp dedicated to the Italian scientist Mario Zucchelli (1944 – 2003), for years a reference figure for the Italian Antarctic Program. In particular, the TAAF celebrate its important contribution to the realization of the French-Italian Concordia Station (WAP MNB-Ø3), depicted in the stamp along with the portrait of Zucchelli on a tricolor background.
In 2004 Mario Zucchelli was also dedicated to the Italian Antarctic Station in Baia Terra Nova (WAP ITA-Ø1).
The stamp, soft size with report 1,35 €, author Yves Beaujard, will be issued by 25 stamps per sheet for a total of 30.000 stamps
Other TAAF issues planned for 2019 at: http://philatelie.polaire.free.fr/spip.php?article1055
TNX Maurizio IZ1GJK