Polar Post Article of the Month

 Since 1953 over 250 issues of the socity magazine, Polar Post, have been published making it the finest historical record of Polar Philately available to collectors. All issues can be viewed online by members of the society in the Polar Post Library.  From our archives, this section presents selected articles from previous issues of Polar Post to highlight the range of topics covered in the magazine.

Polar Post Article of the Month  January 2020

Sixty years ago this month in January 1960, the second part of the Volo Transpolare 1926 article from LH Harris was published in Polar Post. No man had ever succeeded in penetrating the vast region that lay between the North Pole and Alaska. Read more about the Norge airship expedition of 1926!

Volvo Transpolare 2.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month  December 2019

From our archives, this month's article presents the first part of a feature on the Norge airship expedition entitled Volo Transpolare, 1926. This airship flight from Spitsbergen to Alaska did more than make aviation history, it sparked off a controversy amongst philatelists that still makes interesting reading in the pages of philatelic journals.

Volvo Transpolare 1.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month  November 2019

From our archives, this feature presents an article from a previous issue of Polar Post. The latest article describes the 1931 Polar Flight of the "Graf Zeppelin" and the role of the "International Society for the Exploration of the Arctic".

Polar Flight of the Graf Zeppelin 1931 September 1978.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month  October 2019

From our archives, this article of the month features a meeting in London of the Polar Postal History Society in October 1960 and is taken from the January 1961 issue of Polar Post. Members might wish to consider if dress standards have been maintained in recent meetings!

London Meeting October 1960 January 1961.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month  September 2019

The Spring 2011 issue of Polar Post  featured an interesting article by Aubrey Halpern on Antarctic Cinderallas. Not well documented at the time, Aubrey describes some of the 700 items he had amassed in his collection.

Antarctic Cinderallas Polar Post No 188 Spring 2001.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month  August 2019

Imagine you invented a time machine, what would you do? Go back in time to January 1961, of course, and bid on one of the Covers for Sale featured in that month's issue of Polar Post!

Covers for Sale Polar Post No 44 January 1961.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month  July 2019

From our archives, this feature presents an article from a previous issue of Polar Post. The latest article has now been added to the website. Sixty years ago, the July 1959 issue contained an article by Mrs DM Startin on Norway's Arctic Island Outposts. Mrs Startin contributed many articles to Polar Post during this period.

Norway's Arctic Island Outposts.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month June 2019

From our archives, this feature presents an article from a previous issue of Polar Post. Fifty eight years ago, the July 1961 issue contained an article by Harry Evans on the New Zealand Geological and Survey Expeditions of 1957-8 and 1958-9. Unfortunately the special offer covers in the article are no longer valid!

New Zealand Geological and Survey Expedition.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month May 2019

From our archives, this feature presents an article from a previous issue of Polar Post.  Fifty four years ago, the July 1965 issue contained an article by H E Vesper on the Fanck Semi-Postal Stamps of Greenland of 1932-33. 

An example of a Fanck Semi-Postal stamp from the Universal Greenland Expedition
The Fanck Semi-Postal Stamps of Greenland.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month April 2019

From our archives, this feature presents an article from a previous issue of Polar Post. Sixty years ago, the April 1959 issue contained an article by Harry Evans on the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition of 1955-57. Read the story of the expedition and the polar postal history that was generated in the pdf file that can be downloaded below.

Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition 1955-57.pdf

Polar Post Article of the Month March 2019

From our archives, this feature presents an article from a previous issue of Polar Post.  This article by Fred Goldberg discusses the Stockholm University Svalbard Expedition of 1966. Read the story of the expedition and the polar postal history that was generated.

The Stockholm University Svalbard Expedition 1966.pdf