COLLECTION CATEGORIES

You'll be surprised how quickly your collection will grow and it is a great idea to get organised as soon as you can. Our colleagues over at the American Society of Polar Philatelists have a suggested set of polar categories. We have used this as a basis and added several countries which are now issuing polar-related material:

01 All Polar Material

02 All Arctic Material

03 All Antarctic Material Activities

04 Danish Arctic and Antarctic Activities

05 Spitzbergen and Jan Mayen Islands

06 Greenland

07 Iceland

08 Faroes

09 Canadian Yukon & NW Territories

10 Alaska

11 U.S. Drifting Stations

12 Russian Arctic Activities

13 Russia

14 All Sub-antarctic Activities

15 Tristan da Cunha

16 South African Antarctic including Gough Is., Marion Is., and SANAE

17 Falkland Islands

18 British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

19 Argentine Antarctic Activities

20 Australian Antarctic Activities

21 Brazilian Antarctic Activities

22 Belgian Antarctic Activities

23 Chilean Antarctic Activities

24 China (Taiwan) Antarctic Activities

25 Peoples Rep. of China Antarctic Activities

26 French Southern and Antarctic Activities

27 German Antarctic Activities

28 Democratic People's Republic of Korea Antarctic Activities

29 Indian Antarctic Activities

30 Italian Antarctic Activities

31 Japanese Antarctic Activities

32 Rep. of Korea Ant. Activities

33 Norwegian Antarctic Activities

34 Polish Antarctic Activities

35 Ross Dependencies & Campbell lsIand

36 Spanish Antarctic Activities

37 U.S. Antarctic Activities

38 Russian Antarctic Activities

39 International Polar Year

40 International Geophysical Year

41 Polar Flights

42 Trans-Polar Expeditions

43 Stamps with Polar Themes

44 Polar Bears on Stamps

45 Penguins on Stamps

46 Whales and Whaling

47 Polar Military & War (Field Posts, War Covers, Naval Ships in Polar Waters, etc.)

48 Polar Maritime (other than in #47, e.g. Icebreakers, Research Vessel, etc.)

49 Early Antarctic Expeditions

50 New Zealand Antarctic Activities

51 Ecuadorian Arctic and Antarctic Activities

52 Middle Eastern Arctic and Antarctic Activities

53 Other Asian Arctic and Antarctic Activities

54 Finnish Arctic and Antarctic Activities

55 Swedish Arctic and Antarctic Activities

56 Icelandic Arctic Activities

57 Czechoslovakian Arctic and Antarctic Activities

58 Romanian Arctic and Antarctic Activities

59 UK Arctic and Antarctic Activities

97 Polar Books and Publications

98 Correspondence & Exchange

99 Anything Polar not covered above, list here: _ _ _ _
 

If you know of other countries or activities that are not listed, then please drop us a line so he can add it to our site.

 

Many of the above categories have been put into a couple of Microsoft Word Templates for Avery 16283 printable tabs 1¾" x 1" for laser or ink jet printers. Click here to download Part 1 and here for Part 2.