Day 1: Holding hands
Lettering Series based on Pacific Rim
Jack Frost artwork in higher quality.
Artwork by WoonYoung Jung
Australian-issue postal cover commemorating the opening of the Wilkes Post Office, in Antarctica.
The Wilkes post office was the first permanent post office to be situated in Antarctica. It was located in “Wilkes Land”, a large swath of land that borders the South Indian Ocean, and which Australia once laid claim to.
The post office began sending and receiving mail on Feb 1, 1959, and closed on Feb 8, 1969, due to the low volume of mail and the difficulties with maintaining the structure and staff.