Atlantic Ocean
South Georgia
Mount Hodges 605 m, Mt. Duse 505 m & Orca Peak 395 m

The Mount Hodges and Orca Peak are situated on the Thatcher Peninsula at the Cumberland West Bay. The Mount Hodges was probably named after Captain M.H. Hodges of the Royal Navy (1906).

The Mount Duse is situated just in the northeast of the Mount Hodges. It is named after S.A. Duse, a lieutenant and cartographer of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904).

 

www.mountainstamp.com issued 1933

Falkland Islands, 1933.

The stamp is showing a view towards Grytviken. Mount Hodges in the middle, the small black summit at the left is the Orca peak and at the right the foothills of the Mount Duse.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Duse stamp issued 1972

South Georgia 1972, "Sir Ernest Shackleton".
Mount Duse in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com issued 1987

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1987.
Research station at Grytviken.
The Mount Hodges in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Hodges and Orca Peak 1995

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1987.
The sailing boats "Damien II" and "Mischief" in front of Grytviken.

The left stamp is showing the Orca Peak. The right stamp is showing the Orca Peak and the Mt. Hodges in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Orca Peak 2004

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1987.
The MS Lindblad Explorer in front of Grytviken.
The Orca Peak in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Orca Peak 2008

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2008.
James Innes Wilson, Magistrate on South Georgia 1909-1914.
The background is showing a view from the King Edwards Point towards Grytviken and the Orca Peak in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Duse 2012 issued St Helena

St. Lucia 2012, "RMS St. Helena".
Mt. Duse in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "RMS St. Helena".

 

 

South Georgia 2014.
The stamp shows part of a historic panoramic view from the summit of Mt. Duse, taken by Frank Frank Hurley. It depicts the Captain Frank Worsley of the Captain of Endurance and Lionel Greenstreet (first officer) looking from Mt. Duse across King Edward Cove with the Endurance below. The Mt. Sugartop (2'325 m) at the left, the mountains at the right are named as Paulsen Peak (1'876 m) and Mt. Fagerli (1'880 m).

The stamp issued in the series "Heroes of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition".

 

note:
The illustration of the First Day Cover image "Landscapes 1917" shows a panoramic view from the top of Mount Duse.

 

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