Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueANTARCTICA
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - ANTARCTICA
AUSTRALIAN:1957-2014 complete in Seven Seas hingeless album with M/Ss, sheetlets, gutter-pairs, etc.
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY:commercial airmail covers to UK 1) with Pictorials 2/- Huskies x2 tied 'SIGNY ISLAND/15FE/64/SOUTH ORKNEYS' cds and Edinburgh '8MCH' b/s; 2) with Pictorials 6d HMS Protector (rounded corner) and 2/6d Helicopter tied 'SIGNY ISLAND/27FE/64...' cds and Edinburgh '12APR' b/s; and 3) with Pictorials 2/- Huskies tied 'ADELAIDE ISLAND/6FE/70' cds, minor blemishes.
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NEW ZEALAND:1908 Canterbury Times PPC ('Weddell Seal') sent to "JJ Kinsey Esq, Official Representative, British Antarctic Expedition 1907, Christchurch" with New Zealand 1d 'King Edward VII/Land' overprint tied by 'BRIT ANTARCTIC EXPD/FE27/08' cds.
NEW ZEALAND:1913 cover to "Captain AL Valentine, P&O SS 'Oriental', Shanghai, China" addressed in the hand of Lt Wilfred Bruce, navigating officer on the expedition ship 'Terra Nova' and initialled "WMB" at lower-left with 1d 'VICTORIA/LAND' overprint tied 'BRIT ANTARCTIC EXPD/JA18/13' cds, 'LYTTELTON/12FE13/NZ' transit and 'SHANGHAI/MR14/13/BPO' arrival b/s, couple of very minor blemishes. An extraordinary origin/destination item!
Lt Bruce had travelled to the Far East in 1910 on the SS 'Oriental' to assist Cecil Meares in transporting the dogs and ponies purchased for the expedition to Lyttelton, and presumably was writing to her Captain to advise its outcome. This cover is postmarked on the day the 'Terra Nova' arrived at Cape Evans to relieve the expedition.