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Lot No. 1928

Auction No. 26
Category Australian Antartic Territory
    Outerlying Territories
      Australia
Est. $600
Status Auction Pending

 

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1930/31 BANZ Antarctic Research Expedition cover franked with 4½d violet KGV pair tied by "1930-31" pictorial cachet with penguin. Hobart 25 MR 1931 b/s. The British Australian (and) New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) was a research expedition into Antarctica between 1929 & 1931 involving two voyages over consecutive Austral summers. It was a British Commonwealth initiative driven more by geopolitics than science. Good cond & highly collectable especially in the thematic world.

 

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