Prestige Philately Auction 237 CatalogueANTARCTICA
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - ANTARCTICA
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]
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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.