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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 40)
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Click to view full image... 1909 (Mar 4) Cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907" on the flap, addressed by the expedition leader Ernest Shackleton to "Dr Anderson, Lime Hurst, Preston" and signed "from E.H Shackleton", bearing King Edward VII Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s. The "Nimrod" sailed back past Cape Royds and Shackleton officially closed the Post Office on this day; the c.d.s was mainly used on loose C.T.O stamps, very few covers being cancelled. Diagonal fold and the flap reattached with hinges, otherwise fine and a rare cover from the final expedition mail written by Shackleton. Photo on Page 16. £500-600

1911-13 German South Polar Expedition

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  1906 Stampless cover with printed heading and official cachet of the Royal Prussian Academy of Science, posted within Berlin to W. Filchner, who led the 1911-13 German Antarctic Expedition. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1910 (July 4) Letter from Berlin written in German on "Deutsche Sudpolar-Expedition" notepaper, signed by E. Vanhoffen; and 1910 (Dec 5) cover franked 10pf block of four (one damaged) posted from Charlottenburg to Dr Norris Wolfenden in Canada with "DEUTSCHE / SUDPOLAR EXPEDITION" embossed paper seal on reverse, a few edge faults and part flap missing but seal fine. Two scarce items from the offices of the expedition prior to its departure from Germany. (2). Photo on Page 16. £300-350
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Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Cover with "Royal Hotel, Buenos Aires" and a crown printed in the upper corner, sent to Germany franked 12c (faults) and bearing the red Deutsche Sudpolar Expedition vignette tied by Buenos Aires machine cancel. Photo on Page 18. £250-300
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Click to view full image... 1911 (Dec 10) Picture postcard of the "Deutschland" (Wharton IB-1) signed on the picture side by the expedition leader Dr. W. Filchner and expedition members Koenig, Przybyllok and Von Goeldel, the message written and signed by Felix Koenig from South Georgia, posted to Austria franked Falklands KEVII 1d tied by "SOUTH / GEORGIA" c.d.s, bearing an uncancelled expedition vignette in red. Photo on Page 18. £500-600
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Click to view full image... 1913 (Feb 10) Falkland Islands QV 1d reply card (outward half) addressed to "Eric Nordenhaag, South Georgia" cancelled superb "SOUTH / GEORGIA" c.d.s with an uncancelled expedition vignette in red below, no message. Also a picture postcard of the "Deutschland" (Wharton IB-1) posted from S.M.S "Pillau" in 1914, and two postcards of the polar ship "Undine" at South Georgia, the ship having been lent to the expedition in 1911 when it surveyed and mapped the South Georgia coast. (4). Photo on Page 18. £250-300
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Click to view full image... 1913 (June 11) Picture postcard sent within Argentina franked 5c (fault at left) and bearing the red Deutsche Sudpolar Expedition vignette both tied by Buenos Aires machine cancel. Photo on Page 18. £200-250

1910-13 British Antarctic Expedition

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  1891 Newfoundland 5c envelope from St. Johns to England endorsed "pr Terra Nova", the ship then working as a Labrador sealer, bought in 1910 and used for the British Expedition to the Antarctic. £80-100
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  1911 (?) (Apr 6) Long cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / TERRA NOVA R.Y.S" crest depicting a penguin standing on Antarctica printed on the flap, with New Zealand 1d tied by Lyttelton c.d.s, addressed to Miss Vera Campbell (daughter of Lt. Victor Campbell) in Kingston Upon Thames. Campbell led the Northern Party that reached Cape Adare in February 1911 and over-wintered there in 1911 and at Inexpressible Island in 1912 after the "Terra Nova" was unable to reach them due to a bad winter, and finally walked back to base camp reaching Cape Evans in November 1912. A few small faults at left edge, and "Jan 22 1910" pencil date which seems to be incorrect, otherwise fine. £200-250
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Click to view full image... 1911 (Feb 9) Cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / TERRA NOVA R.Y.S" crest depicting a penguin standing on Antarctica printed on the flap, addressed to Wellington, with Victoria Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s applied at Cape Evans. Backstamped at Lyttelton (Mar 31), carried there on the "Terra Nova", a fine cover. Photo on Page 18. £250-300
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Click to view full image... 1912 (Feb 15) Picture postcard of Lyttelton Harbour, written from "Cape Evans, McMurdo Sound, Victoria Land, Feb. 15 1912" to Lyttelton by Leading Stoker Edward McKenzie on the "Terra Nova", the interesting message including "I am enclosing a couple of photos of the ship in the ice. I ask you to do me a favour by not showing them too much as we are not allowed to take photos. I must say that there are great hopes of reaching the pole & is almost a certainty according to reports from the Southern sledging party who left Scott about 140 miles from the pole, the temperature was very low this year & they had a very bad winter". Franked Victoria Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s, applied on the ship at Cape Evans and only found in mail from the "Terra Nova" crew or those expedition members staying over at Cape Evans for the third winter. An exceptional item. Photo on Page 18. £500-700
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Click to view full image... 1913 (Jan 18) Cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / TERRA NOVA R.Y.S" crest depicting a penguin standing on Antarctica printed on the flap, typed address of J. Kinsey in Christchurch, bearing Victoria Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s, applied on the day the ship arrived at Cape Evans and learnt of the death of Scott and his companions. Photo on Page 18. £200-250
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  Victoria Land 1d mint, and tied to official expedition certificate by the "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s dated JA 18 13. (2). £120-140
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  Picture postcards of the "Terra Nova" or members of the expedition comprising Wharton KA-6, 11,12, KC-7199B, KE-3 (corner missing at lower left); and 1913 (Feb 14) St. Paul's Cathedral memorial service programme for those who perished in the Antarctic Expedition early in 1912. (6). £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1913 (Feb 24) Picture postcard depicting "Ladies of the Chorus" bearing N.Z 1d (small fault at top) tied by fine violet "SOUTH POLE DISASTER CARNIVAL / CHRISTCHURCH / 24 Feb 1913" c.d.s in violet, addressed to Papanui. This carnival was held to raise funds for the families of those who died on the expedition. A rare datestamp, one of just seven examples recorded by Duns. Photo on Page 18. £500-600

1911-14 Australian Antarctic Expedition

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Click to view full image... 1911 Cover to W.F Hunter at Forest Lodge, New South Wales, bearing Tasmania 1d cancelled "LOOSE SHIP'S LETTER / POSTED AT / MACQUARIE ISLAND / S.Y AURORA / A.A.E" depicting a penguin, light vertical fold, otherwise fine. This handstamp used on the first voyage of the "Aurora" whilst at Macquarie Island in December 1911; its use as a cancel is rare as it was usually applied away from the stamps, which were then cancelled upon arrival at Hobart. Photo on Page 20. £800-1,000
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Click to view full image... 1909 Cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907" on the flap, addressed to J.J Kinsey in Christchurch, carried on both Shackleton's 1908-09 Expedition and Scott's 1910-13 Expedition before being sent to J.K Davis, Captain of the "Aurora, and carried on the second cruise to Antarctica, bearing King Edward VII Land 1d tied "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s (MR 4 09) applied on the "Nimrod" at Cape Royds, and two Victoria Land 1d stamps with the Expedition c.d.s dated 3 MR 12 (applied on the "Terra Nova" at Cape Evans) or FE 4 13 (applied on the "Terra Nova" on its final voyage back to New Zealand), an Australia 1d tied by "LOOSE SHIP'S LETTER / POSTED IN / ANTARCTICA / S.Y AURORA / A.A.E" and a Hobart c.d.s, signed by Harris. Photo on Page 20. £600-800
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Click to view full image... 1911 Cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / TERRA NOVA R.Y.S" crest depicting a penguin standing on Antarctica printed on the reverse, originally from Scott's 1910-13 British Antarctic Expedition with Victoria Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s (9 Fe 1911) at Cape Evans, sent to J. Kinsey in Christchurch. Kinsey then had a N.Z 1d applied and cancelled at Christchurch (9 AU 1912) before sending the cover to J.K Davis, Captain of the S.Y "Aurora" to be carried on the second cruise around Macquarie Island and to Antarctica, the cover handstamped "LOOSE SHIP'S LETTER / POSTED IN / ANTARCTICA / S.Y AURORA / A.A.E" and signed by Davis. Six such covers were sent by Kinsey to Davis on 19 August 1912. Photo on Page 20. £500-600
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Click to view full image... 1912 Cover to J.J Kinsey, Christchurch, originally carried on Scott's 1910-13 Expedition with Victoria Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD / N.Z" c.d.s of 3 MAR 12, applied on the "Terra Nova" at Cape Evans, then sent to J.K Davis, Captain of the "Aurora" and carried on the second cruise to the Antarctic, handstamped "LOOSE SHIP'S LETTER / POSTED IN / ANTARCTICA / S.Y AURORA / A.A.E" and "AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC / EXPEDITION 1911 / COMMANDER OF SHIP" with Davis's signature, a Tasmania 1d cancelled upon arrival back at Hobart (17 Mar 1913). A little minor staining and central vertical fold but scarce. Photo on Page 20. £400-500

1914-17 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

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  1913 (Jan 5) Western Union telegram from Shackleton in New York to "WIP Lecturing Ldn", "Strongly advise you include Stephenson in your list + arrange a few lectures when he comes over he is most interesting lucid humorous excellent slides cable him, Shackleton". Shackleton was then on a lecture tour in the USA raising funds for his 1914-16 Antarctic Expedition. £100-120
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  1914 (June 5) Typed letter to Archdeacon Watkins in Durham on notepaper of "The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition" boldly signed in ink "E.H Shackleton". £250-300
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  Cover with "THE IMPERIAL / TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / S.Y AURORA" printed on the flap, the front with manuscript "R.W Richards" (possibly Richards own autograph?). Richards was one of the ten man Ross Sea Shore Party, who were stranded on the Antarctic continent for almost two years; three men died, the other seven being rescued by the "Aurora" in January 1917. £200-250

1921-22 Shackleton-Rowett Expedition

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  Envelope with "Wilson Sons & Co Ltd, Rio de Janeiro" embossed on the flap, the front with the typed inscriptions "To all whom it may concern in South Georgia. Introducing Major Douglas & Captain Wilkins"; and original photos of Capt. G. H Wilkins on the "Quest", and Wilkins with three others inscribed on the reverse in his hand "The Dr on the "Orcoma", myself, the Captain of the "Orcoma" & Captain Douglas the Geologist on the way to Sth Georgia via Montevideo". (3). £100-120
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  1921 Stampless cover with "TRISTAN DA CUNHA / SOUTH / ATLANTIC" type II cachet and "S-R. ANTARCTIC / EXPEDITION 1921" c.d.s (May 25), written from Tristan by R.F Gloss, a 1 1/2d charge mark applied in the London Foreign Branch with 1/2d and 1d postage due stamps cancelled at Rochester & Chatham, flap missing, minor staining and edge faults. £100-150
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Click to view full image... G.B KGV 1/2d Block of four cancelled by two strikes of "S-R ANTARCTIC / EXPEDITION 1921" c.d.s dated JA 14 22, the left vertical pair each with partial boxed "ENDERBY / LAND", the right vertical pair with sideways strike of vertical "TRISTAN / DA CUNHA", all in violet. The expedition never reached Enderby Land and this handstamp was only used on a few trial items, this block being cancelled whilst the "Quest" was at South Georgia (and where Shackleton died of a heart attack nine days earlier). A rare combination of cancels. With B.P.A Certificate (1971). Photo on Page 80. £300-350
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Click to view full image... G.B KGV 2d pair cancelled by boxed "GOUGH / ISLAND" and "S.R. ANTARCTIC / EXPEDITION 1921" c.d.s (May 25) both in black. 984 2d stamps were used by the expedition, some of which received the Tristan da Cunha cancel. Very fine. Photo on Page 94. £160-200
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Click to view full image... G.B KGV 1/- on piece cancelled by boxed "TRISTAN / DA CUNHA" and "ENDERBY / LAND", and the "S.R ANTARCTIC / EXPEDITION 1921" c.d.s dated 8 SP 21, all in black. Both the expedition c.d.s with the 8 SP 21 date and the boxed handstamp of Enderby Land (which was never reached by the expedition) were only used on a few specimen or souvenir items prepared before the expedition. A rare combination of cancels, believed to be the only example of both these two boxed cancels on the 1/- value. A fine and probably unique piece, with 2015 Ceremuga Certificate. Photo on Page 80. £1,000-1,200

1928-29 Wilkins-Hearst Expedition

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Click to view full image... 1928 Covers carried on the expedition to Deception Island all with green circular Wilkins Antarctic / Expedition / Deception / Island" and posted at Port Stanley (Oct 29) with a Falkland Islands 1d, all subsequently carried on his 1931 Trans-Arctic submarine expedition with the 1931 "New York to North Pole" cachet and bearing U.S 2c cancelled at New York (June 1931) and G.B 1 1/2d cancelled London (Oct 1). One cover signed by Wilkins and C.B Eielson who piloted the first plane to fly over Antarctica, another signed by Wilkins and fellow pilot Joe Crosson, the third cover unsigned. Also a press photo of Wilkins and Eielson. Covers signed by Eielson and Crosson are scarce. (4). Photo on Page 20. £500-600
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Click to view full image... 1929 (Feb 12) Covers carried on the expedition to Deception Island with Chile 10c, 15c cancelled at Puerto Mont, backstamped at Valparaiso, one with a printed picture of a plane over Antarctica and the cachet "Wilkins Antarctic / Expedition / Deception / Island", both signed by Wilkins. (2). Photo on Page 20. £200-250
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  1929 (Mar 5) Cover to USA with Falklands 1/2d, 2d tied by South Shetlands c.d.s, backstamped at Port Stanley, the lower left corner with "BY H.W", possibly associated with Hubert Wilkins (though not guaranteed as such), a good clean cover from the South Shetlands. £100-120

1928-30 First Byrd Antarctic Expedition

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Click to view full image... 1929 (Nov 28) Cover bearing the "SOUTH POLE AIR MAIL / BYRD ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION" cachet in violet and the date "NOV 28 '29" with U.S Air Mail 5c cancelled "S.S CITY OF NEW YORK" duplex (Feb 19 1930), one of just fifty covers carried on the first flight to the South Pole and back, again carried to Antarctica on Byrd's second expedition, the reverse with Little America datestamps of Jan 31 1934 and Jan 30 1935 (tying Byrd 3c stamp), fine and scarce. Photo on Page 24. £400-500
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Click to view full image... 1929 (Nov 28) Long cover with "Byrd Antarctic Expedition. S.S City of New York, Dunedin - New York" printed in the upper left corner, flown on the first successful flight to the South Pole and back with violet "SOUTH POLE AIRMAIL / BYRD ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION" cachet initialled by Byrd and "Nov 28' 29" date, a U.S 2c cancelled "S.S CITY OF NEW YORK" duplex (Feb 19 1930), addressed by Byrd to "Edsel Ford, Detroit Michigan". Ford was President of the Ford Motor Co (and son of Henry Ford) and helped finance Byrd's Antarctic Expedition. Fine and rare, just fifty covers flown. Photo on Page 20. £600-700
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  1929-30 Covers cancelled on S.S City of New York, various Byrd Antarctic Expedition cachets including "S.S City of New York - Dunedin, N.Z" on expedition cover from Esmonde O'Brien, "Little America - Antarctica" (2, one on expedition cover signed C.H Alexander), also 1929-30 Christmas Greetings lettersheet (repair at right) and two unused labels of Francis Dana Coman, medical officer on the expedition, a few faults. (7). £100-120

1929-31 British, Australian & New Zealand Research Expedition

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Click to view full image... Cover to the meteorological office in Wellington with 6d Kangaroo tied 32mm B.A.N.Z / 1930-31 / ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXP." datestamp depicting a penguin, very fine. Also a picture postcard of the Aurora during Shackleton's 1914-17 expedition (Wharton NA-2) with Australia 2d tied by 31 1/2mm forgery of this B.A.N.Z cancel. (2). Photo on Page 24. £150-180
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Click to view full image... Cover to "S.A.C Campbell, O.I.C Flying Operations, B.A.N.Z" with Australia 1/2d, 1 1/2d tied 33mm reserve type "B.A.N.Z / 1930-31 / ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXP." datestamp (only known on mail to Campbell), further strikes alongside the stamps and on the reverse. Also a picture postcard of the Aurora during Shackleton's 1914-17 expedition (Wharton NA-3) with Australia 2d tied by 31 1/2mm forgery of this B.A.N.Z cancel. (2). Photo on Page 24. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1934 H.M.S Milford Expedition to Bouvet Island. 1934 (Feb 28) Cover to "Victor R. Kirton, Shpt, 8 Mess H.M.S Milford, c/o G.P.O London" bearing Bouvet Oya 10ore and 20ore overprints tied by Cape Town Paquebot c.d.s, fine and scarce. Also a photo of H.M.S Milford off Bouvet Island. (2). Photo on Page 24. £400-500
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Click to view full image... 1934-37 British Graham Land Expedition. Cover to Manchester, endorsed "From the British Graham Land Expedition" by Chief Scientist and Chaplain Launcelot Fleming whilst at the expedition's southern base at Marguerite Bay, carried by the "Penda" back to Port Stanley where it was posted franked 4d, tied by light 1 April 1936 c.d.s. One of three known covers sent to schoolboy S.H Creese at his own request, very rare. Photo on Page 24. £500-600
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  1933-35 Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. 1934-35 Covers from Little America (28) including covers signed by Byrd (3), R. A. Van Reen (2), Charles Anderson (2), Paul Siple (2) or containing letters from L.H Potaka or David Paige, various cachets and printed covers including "Paramount Pictures" (7), circular cachet on an unused expediton envelope, and Post Office notices concerning Little America postage stamps or first day Little America covers. Also Oct. 9 1933 F.D.Cs of the Byrd 3c stamp (10, two with enclosed letters signed by the Postmaster J. Farley), Feb. 10 1934 F.D.Cs of the imporforate Byrd stamp (30, one signed by Farley) and eight other covers bearing these stamps. (79). £400-500
139
  German South Atlantic Catapult Ship "Schwabenland". 1937 (Dec 31) Registered cover from Frankfurt to Buenos Ayres inscribed "uber Flugzeugstutzpunkt Schwabenland" franked Air Post 2m and 4m, arrival backstamp (5 Jan 38), apparently flown back to Germany with Frankfurt arrival backstamps of 25 January. Also three postcards of the "Schwabenland" (one with a Lufthansa plane just launched from the ship), and 1940 postcard of penguins at Berlin Zoo collected by the 1939 German Antarctic Expedition and brought back on the "Schwabenland". (5). £80-100
140
Click to view full image... 1947-48 Norwegian "Brattegg" Expedition. 1948 Norwegian Geographical Society "Brattegg" Expedition printed cover franked 25ore tied "PETER I's OY" double circle with "10.2 / 1948" typed date and "BRATEGG / ekspedisjonen" cachet. Scarce, just forty covers produced with this cancel. Photo on Page 24. £150-200
141
  1946-47 Operation Highjump & Operation Windmill. Covers with various cachets and cancels, many with printed designs, including cancels of U.S.C.G.C Northwind, U.S.S Mount Olympus, Edisto, Branson, Merrick, Burton Island, Currituck, etc., expedition mail, "Mailed At / Little America" cachets, U.S.S Edisto envelope posted at Graham Land with Falklands Dependencies 2d pair, etc. (33). £250-300
142
  1945-56 French Antarctic Expeditions. Various covers including 1949-52 registered covers from Adelie Land (6) with "EXPEDITION / ANTARCTIQUE / FRANCAISE / 1948-1950" franked Madagascar stamps including 100f Terre Adelie overprint (5 covers, three F.D.C, two of these signed by Paul Emile Victor and A. Lioland); 1950 registered cover from A.N.A.R.E Heard with "French Antarctic Expedition / Ship "Commandant Charcot"" cachet; 1953-55 covers from Kerguelen with Madagascar stamps (2); and 1956 registered cover from Adelie Land to Sir Hubert Wilkins in USA franked French Antarctic Territory 15f + Madagascar 2f with enclosed note signed by Paul Victor, the cover signed by Wilkins. (10). £100-120
143
  1949-52 Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. 1951 Large express cover from Stockholm franked 20k + 55k, addressed to "K.H Edin, Svensk-Norsk-Brittiska Forskuings expedionen, Goteborg" with five strikes of the arrival cachet of Mandheim in black, vertical folds but scarce; and cover with nine uncancelled Swedish stamps bearing the Mandheim cachet in violet. (2). £100-120
144
  1955-57 Falkland Islands Dependency Aerial Survey. 1955-57 Covers including letter on expedition notepaper from expedition leader Peter Mott posted from Deception Island to A.N Bickley in Canada; other covers to Bickley posted at Deception Island bearing the expedition vignette or from Anvers Island with circular expedition cachet; other commercial covers bearing the expedition vignette posted at Deception Island or Port Stanley and an unused block of six vignettes; cover from Canada to the expedition; 1957 (Feb 24) cover flown from Deception Island to Graham Land Peninsular, pilot signed and posted from Deception Island, etc. (11) £300-350
145
  1956-66 Russian Expeditions. Covers including 1957 Mirny c.d.s (4), 1956 Russian Antarctic Expedition c.d.s (3, one signed), 1959 Oasis c.d.s (6), 1958 Pionerskaya c.d.s (2), 1959 Sovetskaya c.d.s. (2), 1966 Vostok c.d.s, two from U.S scientists working at the Russian bases. (18). £200-250
146
  Antarctic Flights. 1961-83 Covers comprising 1961 first Russian proving flight; 1963 second Russian proving flight; Max Conrad 1968 flight (pilot signed) and 1970 flights (3); 1971 Elgen Long first solo flight around the world over both poles, pilot signed; 1973 United Airlines pole to pole flight, crew signed; 1973 first transpolar Argentina to Australasia flight (2); 1974 Argentina round the world flight; 1979 first commercial cargo flight from Argentina to New Zealand; 1983 American Dream II circum-polar record flight. (14). £200-300
147
  1956-83 Covers including 1955-58 Transantarctic Expedition (8, one carried by tractor from Halley Bay to Emperor Bay, signed by Lt. G.R Lush); 1957-60 covers from Norway Station (6); 1959-62 Marion Island (2, one signed); 1959-64 Bouvet Island (3); 1956 cover carried up Ferrar Glacier by N.Z advance party and posted on U.S.S Edisto, signed; 1964 Operation Deep Freeze (3, one with letter signed by Admiral Reedy); 1979-82 Transglobe Expedition (16, four signed by Ranulph Fiennes, two flown covers signed by pilots), etc. (43). £300-400

Arctic Postal History

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  1853-1943 Covers and cards including 1894 letter written and signed by Paul du Chaissu, 1883 long cover from Reykjavik to Dr Elmer R. Reynolds at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C bearing Iceland 20aur pair (one with corner fault, cover folded at left) and red "(crown) LANDFOGETINN A ISLANDI" paper seal, 1930 registered cover from Iceland franked 30aur + 35aur, 1899 Ship "Vega" envelope posted from Odde with Norway 20ore, 1942-43 covers from U.S A.P.O 615 in Greenland (5), 1949-50 French Polar Expedition to Greenland (2), 1977 first North Pole transit by a surface ship, covers carried on the Russian icebreaker "Arktika" (2), also 1930-31 German Greenland Expedition press photo, and artist signed proof of Monaco 1955 30f stamp featuring the U.S.S "Nautilus", etc. (20). £200-250
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  Red River Settlement. 1851 (Mar 17) Stampless O.H.M.S entire addressed to "Mrs Margaret McGillis, The Red River Settlement, Hudsons Bay" with red crowned Paid datestamp of London and "SHIP-LETTER / LONDON" c.d.s. A little soiling and creasing but a rare ingoing cover to this remote area. The Red River Settlement was established in 1812, came under the ownership of The Hudson Bay Co in 1835 and was transferred to Canada in 1870. £200-250
150
Click to view full image... Yukon Territory. 1901 Cover sent within Dawson franked 1c cancelled "DAWSON Y.T" duplex, redirected to California with a "DAWSON N.W.T" c.d.s applied. Yukon Territory separated from the North West Territory in 1898 but Dawson continued to use its N.W.T datestamp until 1902 despite being issued with new Yukon Territory datestamps in 1899. Small repair at upper left edge, otherwise fine, possibly a unique combination of Y.T and N.W.T datestamps. Photo on Page 24. £100-120

Spitzbergen and Franz Josef Land

Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 40)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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