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Norway Postal Service 2018 Issue
Designed: Magnus Rakeng

Bouvet Island

Norway Postal Service has issued 2 new stamps that have postage values of 24kr and 38kr named "Bouvet Island" on February 16th, 2018. The stamps depict the Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella) and the Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) with their scientific names. Bouvet Island is a top of a basalt volcano. It is located in the South Atlantic Ocean area that is shown on the stamp in a form of a line globe. It was discover by French explorer J.B.C. Bouvet de Lozier in 1739. It measures about 9.5km x 7km and is completely covered by ice. It is home for thousands of penguins and seals.

Bouvet Island stamps can be purchase as singles and FDC. They were printed by Joh. Enschede Security Print using the offset printing process.


To order these stamps or to learn more go to https://www.posten.no/en/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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