Prestige Philately Auction 161 CatalogueANTARCTICA
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - ANTARCTICA
Comprehensive collection of British Antarctic Territory with varieties including 1980 Society 22p Wmk Inverted unmounted; Falklands Dependencies including Overprints 6d shades, Thick Maps unlisted varieties, Thin Maps Dot in 'I' set, later varieties including 1977 Jubilee 11p Wmk Inverted, Decimal Surcharges '½p' on ½d Wmk Sideways, gutter pairs, issues to Ships mostly mounted; and South Georgia including 1972 Wedding 5p Wmk Inverted, unmounted; Cat £1600+ (unmounted). High thematic content. (Qty 100s)
AUSTRALIAN: 1959 (Dec 1) cover endorsed "Air Mail" with huge American 'WILKES STATION/USARP' cachet & 'AUST ANTARCTIC TERRITORY/[seal]/OPENING OF/WILKES POST OFFICE' handstamp both in purple, commercially used to Melbourne with Australian 1d & 6d tied by Wilkes cds. With the enclosed Christmas greetings on American '[crest]/ANTARCTICA/IGY/1957-1958' notepaper headed "Wilkes" & signed "George".
AUSTRALIAN: Two bulging plastic albums of First Day Covers to 2003 arranged by Base with Macquarie Island from 1959, Mawson from 1971, Davis from 1971 & Casey from 1972, unaddressed.
BELGIAN: 1967 (Nov) OHMS cover to Antarctic Expedition headquarters in Brussels with rare albeit philatelically inspired dual-currency franking of 1962 Games 5d + QE 3c Coil, arrival cds above 'RETOUR/SERVICE SUSPENDU' h/s & returned to Melbourne. An enigma.
BRITISH: 1959-80 bundle of covers from the various Bases with some unusual cachets including South Georgia mailbag seal, a few registered, minor duplication, some soiling. (Qty 41)
BRITISH: 1958-59 group of small photographs of wildlife (9), whalers' graveyard, entrance to Tonsberg House at Signy, & Base at Factory Cove, also US Palmer Station covers (3, one processed through Argentine Islands). (Qty 17 items)
CHILE: 1960s-1970s covers with various Base cds plus cachets & a few signed. Rarely seen in this country. (Qty 39)
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