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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Antarctica
Mostly QEII long sets predominantly the first issues including from Bermuda, BAT, Cyprus plus Independence Overprints, Falkland Dependencies Ships (two sets), Gibraltar (two sets) plus 1960 set, Great Britain 1959 DLR Castles, Malta, Montserrat, PNG (3 sets), Swaziland etc, also Caymans KGVI 1950 Pictorials, unmounted, STC £4500+. A very clean & desirable lot.
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FRENCH: Expedition mail including some commercial covers, PPCs and FDCs, noted 1965 cover to Hobart with ITU 30fr pair (Cat £450+ as used singles) & 'XVI EXPEDITION ANTARCTIQUE/FRANCAISE EN TERRE ADELIE/ 1965-1967' cachet in blue, then either addressed or unaddressed expedition covers through to 'XXXVII 1986-88', also noted 'JOINT KATABATIC/WIND STUDY' including signed covers, 'International Glaciological Project', 'STATION RADIO/DUMONT-DURVILLE', 'Polar ship/M/V Lady Franklin/Antarctic Operations', 'Polar-Expedition Vessel m.s. Nella Dan', plus some New Caledonia covers and Noumea PPCs. Condition overall very fine.
NEW ZEALAND: 1916 cover with rare albeit philatelic franking of Auckland Islands General Grant Expedition 1d green strip of 3 tied by one of three strikes of the 'AUCKLAND ISLANDS/23/MAR/1916/CATLING'S EXPEDITION' cachet, to "Mr JWH Bannerman/Bluff" & endorsed "Per Enterprise" in red at left. A major rarity of Antarctic exploration. [Our vendor states only three covers are recorded with Auckland Island frankings. Included is a brief article featuring one of the other covers, similarly addressed & endorsed but also with 'BLUFF/7JL/16.NZ' arrival b/s, which indicates that the covers were delivered by the post office. The article states that Bannerman was editor of the 'Bluff Press' & that he probably provided the labels & canceller]
No longer available
NEW ZEALAND: 'Sunset in the Antarctic' PPC airmail to England with lengthy personal message headed "McMurdo Base" with Ross Dependency Pictorials 5c (corner fault) and 18c tied by 'SCOTT BASE/31JA78/ROSS DEPENDENCY' cds.
1933 Centenary of British Administration ½d to £1 SG 127-138, Cat £4250. One of the most attractive sets of the Reign.
1952 KGVI Pictorials ½d to £1 SG 172-185, unmounted, Cat £180.