Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueCatalogue by themeExplorers & Pioneers
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Explorers & Pioneers
Mostly Captain Robert Falcon Scott group comprising Rotary Portraits of Scott & Shackleton and the "Terra Nova" with inset portrait, "The Discovery with her Remington [typewriter] on board", Herbert Ponting "A Meal on the March" & "The Glad Eye" (penguin), also "Farthest South, Queen's Flag Hoisted" & "The Return of the Southern Party" (toning on address side), and "A British Hero" mourning card, generally fine to very fine & all unused; also 1905 French card of "Le Francais Expédition Charcot au Pole Sud" (soiled, and stamp removed). Ex Bronte Watts.
Rotary Photo "real photo" card "Captain Scott" (in suit) plus unattributed & uncaptioned real photo types of the "Discovery" x2 (from forward or aft) plus an on-deck & four interior shots, unused. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
ARCTIC: 1897 German Rosenblatt (Frankfurt) "Instalment Cards" complete set of 4 chromolithographs for 'FRIDTJOF NANSEN/NORD POLAR-EXPEDITION' with a central Arctic Map which has been festooned with signatures, all posted at 'HANNOVER' between 26.11.97 and 6.12.97. A rare "puzzle set". Ex Keith Harrison.
ARCTIC: 1898 Norwegian Mallings card of the "Fram" in ice plus 13 tiny portraits of Fridtjof Nansen & his crew, reinforced corner at lower-right, from 'BERGEN' to Austria. Ex Bronte Watts.
ARCTIC: 1901 Italian "Ricordo Delle Feste/27 Gennaio 1901" card for the 1900 Italian Arctic Expedition with vignettes of the Duke of the Abruzzi and his ship "Stella Polare", used from 'GENOVA' to England in 1901. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARCTIC: 1909 American Commodore Robert Peary group with Clinedinst framed portrait, "The North Pole...on the day of discovery", chromolitho card "Stars & Stripes Nailed to the North Pole" (superb postally used), FA Moss patriotics x2 & Dog Team (defective), also two Tuck "Oilette" cards with minor blemishes, unused. Ex Bronte Watts.
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ARCTIC: 1909 French "Bonne année" (Happy New Year) artist cards of Festive Polar Bears welcoming Peary's Expedition, one used under cover on New Year's Day 1910, the other used in France 21-12/09. Ex Keith Harrison.
1907 "Daily Graphic" Expedition card of a Balloon over a Riverine Landscape, to Italy with 1d tied by Brighton datestamp of OC27/07 & 'ISCHIA' arrival datestamp, minor blemishes. Ex Keith Harrison.
1907 "Daily Graphic" Expedition ditto, unstamped but postally used to Mauritius (!) with Swedish 'TOSSE/14/10/1907' cds, superb 'T.' handstamp & TPO datestamp, Mauritius transit & '12c/TO PAY' h/s plus 'BEAU-BASSIN' arrival cds, minor blemishes. An extraordinary origin/destination item. Ex Keith Harrison. [All cards carried by balloon were jettisoned over Sweden]