POSTAL HISTORY Victoria Land. 1911, 1/2d. deep green, and 1d. carmine, each overprinted "Victoria Land", stamped "British Antarctic Exped. NZ 1.30PM, Ja. 18/13", each mounted on Expedition paper with the expedition emblem "British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova R.Y.S." in a band surrounding a penguin standing on the Pole, fine; with bibliography (3)
Lot 168
POSTAL HISTORY Victoria Land. 1911, 1/2d. deep green, and 1d. carmine, each overprinted "Victoria Land", stamped "British Antarctic Exped. NZ 1.30PM, Ja. 18/13", each mounted on Expedition paper with the expedition emblem "British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova R.Y.S." in a band surrounding a penguin standing on the Pole, fine; with bibliography (3)
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POSTAL HISTORY
Victoria Land. 1911, 1/2d. deep green, and 1d. carmine, each overprinted "Victoria Land", stamped "British Antarctic Exped. NZ 1.30PM, Ja. 18/13", each mounted on Expedition paper with the expedition emblem "British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova R.Y.S." in a band surrounding a penguin standing on the Pole, fine; sold with a copy of Bagshawe and Goldup, The Postal History of the Antarctic 1904-49, SPRI, 1951 (3)

Footnotes

  • "Before setting out on his last, great journey to the South Pole, Scott... was sworn in as a New Zealand postmaster, and issued with a supply of 1d New Zealand stamps [later the 1/2d were supplied]... and the necessary post office equipment... Four mails were dispatched in all... on return to the United Kingdom the unsold balance of stamps was remaindered, mostly in the cancelled condition, for the benefit of the expedition funds..." (Bagshawe and Goldup, The Postal History of the Antarctic 1904-49, off-print, 1951, pp.50-51).
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