Catalogue number: 6
Date of issue: 1 June 2020
Printing: Sheets with 4 values, printed on gummed non-fluorescent paper.
Circulation: to be announced
These stamps are mint never hinged (MNH).
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John Munro Longyear (1850 – 1922) was an American businessman. He became the central figure behind the Arctic Coal Company, which surveyed and mined coalfields on Spitsbergen from 1905 to 1916. This company developed a settlement on Spitsbergen able to accommodate up to around 500 people which became known as Longyear City now called Longyearbyen.