AMUNDSEN (ROALD) A pair of waterproof bags with aluminium screw-lids as supplied for the expedition to the South Pole, together with original matchboxes
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AMUNDSEN (ROALD) A pair of waterproof matchbox bags with aluminium screw-lids (length 220mm.) as supplied for the expedition to the South Pole, together with nine boxes of matches (7 "Nitedals Taendstikfabrik, Christiana", 2 "Haldens Electric")
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AMUNDSEN (ROALD)
A pair of waterproof matchbox bags with aluminium screw-lids (length 220mm.) as supplied for the expedition to the South Pole, together with nine boxes of matches (7 "Nitedals Taendstikfabrik, Christiana", 2 "Haldens Electric"), [1912]

Footnotes

  • "A match factory gave us all the safety matches we wanted. They were packed so securely that we could quite well have towed the cases after us in the sea all the way and found the matches perfectly dry on arrival." (Roald Amundsen, The South Pole, London, 1912, p.72). See illustration on preceding page.

    Provenance: Roald Amundsen, and thence by descent.
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