Lot# 99 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 99 Polar Covers

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    1901 German "Gauss" South Pole Expedition; expedition card showing seals observing ship franked with Germany 10pf tied by a light Seepost cds and the 3-line "Deutsche Südpol Exped/ Kerguelen Insel/ Royal-Sound 9 NOV 1901" datestamp, Nordhausen arrival cancel, written message on design side, Fine and rare; this was the first mail from the "Gauss" expedition and the first use of a dated name marking from any French Antarctic territory; accompanied by another Expedition postcard showing an Expedition research site addressed 1903 to Cape Town (no expedition markings)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 8,500 USD
    Hammer price : 17,000 USD