Ice Maiden Expedition

The Ice Maiden team, all women soldiers serving in the British Army or Army Reserve, have made history by becoming the first all-female team to use muscle power alone to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. Unsupported, and with only two resupply points along the route, they carried all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time. The team took 62 days on the ice and finally crossed the finish line on the 19 Jan 2018. 

BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark this historic crossing to be released on the 1 February 2018.

The cover bears an image of the expedition with its route marked in red. A special handstamp, BFPS 3213 featuring a silhouette of an "Ice Maiden", will be used to cancel a personalised Smiler® stamp which bears an image of the Ice Maiden team at the South Pole.

To help raise money for Military charities some of the covers were carried on the expedition. Whilst the Ice Maiden Team were recovering from their monumental effort in crossing the Antarctic they signed some of the "Carried Covers". There are only 50 of these covers. BFPS would like to thank the Ice Maiden Team for their support of this very special cover.

An information insert will be included and this and the cover will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark this historic expedition.

Also available will be a few sheets of the personalised Smiler® stamps (20 per sheet) used on the cover, priced at £38 per sheet (whilst stocks last - limited numbers available).


The covers and stamp sheets may be ordered by mail order post by sending a cheque (payable to 'BFPS CIC') to BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie LEVEN KY9 1AX.


Issue date:
01 February 2018
Post WW2
Is signed:
Has insert:

BFPS_3213_Antarctica_Ice_Maiden_SHSBFPS special handstamp

Please note that the final handstamp may vary slightly from that shown


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