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November PPHSGB Online Auction   December 1st 2019

The final online PPHSGB auction of the year finished on December 1st. Due to the time of the year every item in this auction related to The North Pole in celebration of that great polar collector, Father Christmas. Of the 20 items in the auction, 19 sold with the final sales total reaching £591. The rare registered cover sent from Roald Amundsen's Maud Expedition sold for £190, a postcard showing the Fram arriving back in Norway on the Second Fram Expedition in 1902 went for £51, a damaged but historically interesting cover from the Ziegler Polar expedition of 1903 reached £32.25 and a postcard showing the depot of the Andree Balloon expedition sold for £46.

All final prices can be seen in the PPHSGB auctions folder here

  • Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922
    Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922 Sold for £190
  • Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922
    Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922 Sold for £190
  • Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922
    Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922 Sold for £190
  • Peary North Pole Discovery Expedition 1908-1909
    Peary North Pole Discovery Expedition 1908-1909 Sold for £20
  • Ziegler Expedition Franz Josef Land 1903
    Ziegler Expedition Franz Josef Land 1903 Sold for £32.25
  • Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Franz Josef Land 1901
    Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Franz Josef Land 1901 Sold for £10
  • Roald Amundsen Norge Airship North Pole 1926
    Roald Amundsen Norge Airship North Pole 1926 Sold for £16
  • Andree Balloon Arctic North Pole Expedition 1897
    Andree Balloon Arctic North Pole Expedition 1897 Sold for £46
  • Roald Amundsen N24 N25 North Pole Expedition
    Roald Amundsen N24 N25 North Pole Expedition Sold for £31
  • Otto Sverdrup Fram Polar Expedition Greenland 1898
    Otto Sverdrup Fram Polar Expedition Greenland 1898 Sold for £10
  • Otto Sverdrup Fram Polar Arctic Expedition Canada
    Otto Sverdrup Fram Polar Arctic Expedition Canada Sold for £12.50
  • Otto Sverdrup Fram Polar Arctic Expedition Canada
    Otto Sverdrup Fram Polar Arctic Expedition Canada Sold for £51
  • Otto Sverdrup Second Fram Polar Arctic Expedition
    Otto Sverdrup Second Fram Polar Arctic Expedition Sold for £10
  • Wellman Arctic North Pole Airship Motor 1907
    Wellman Arctic North Pole Airship Motor 1907 Sold for £22
  • Walter Wellman Leaving Tourist Ship Svalbard 1907
    Walter Wellman Leaving Tourist Ship Svalbard 1907 Sold for £22.88
  • Wellman Arctic North Pole Expedition Svalbard 1907
    Wellman Arctic North Pole Expedition Svalbard 1907 Sold for £38
  • Fridtjof Nansen Fram Polar North Pole Arctic 1894
    Fridtjof Nansen Fram Polar North Pole Arctic 1894 Sold for £28
  • Hubert Wilkins Nautilus Submarine Expedition 1931
    Hubert Wilkins Nautilus Submarine Expedition 1931 Sold for £10
  • Hubert Wilkins Nautilus Submarine Expedition 1931
    Hubert Wilkins Nautilus Submarine Expedition 1931 Sold for £10
  • Finn Malmgren Explorer Nobile Expedition 1928
    Finn Malmgren Explorer Nobile Expedition 1928 Sold for £10
  • Finn Malmgren Explorer Nobile Expedition 1928
    Finn Malmgren Explorer Nobile Expedition 1928 Sold for £10
  • Richard Byrd Seventh Anniversary Spitsbergen 1933
    Richard Byrd Seventh Anniversary Spitsbergen 1933 Unsold
  • Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald
    Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald Sold for £27.66
  • Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald
    Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald Sold for £32.25
  • Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald
    Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald Sold for £32.25
  • Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald
    Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald Sold for £32.25
  • Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald
    Jens Engebreth Amundsen Shipowner Father to Roald Sold for £32.25

Auctions from the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain on eBay offer Postal History and philately from the Arctic and Antarctic from many polar collecting areas featured. Items are submitted by members of the society but all collectors can bid. The PHSGB receives 10% of the net proceeds!

October PPHSGB Online Auction Finishes October 27th

The second online auction of the society finished on October 27th. The stationery from Scott's Discovery expedition sold for £260, a signed postcard from Fridtjof Nansen sold for £155 and several better Falkland Islands and British Antarctic Expedition covers found new homes! There were seventy six bids and eight winning bidders. The total value of the auction was £507.

Members of the society are invited to submit polar material for selling in future PPHSGB auctions. Please read more on the Members Section here!

Remember that the Polar Postal History Society receives 10% of the proceeds.

  • Falkland Dependency cover South Orkney set 1946
    Falkland Dependency cover South Orkney set 1946 Sold for £8.76
  • Falkland Dependency cover ships 1963 Otter Flight
    Falkland Dependency cover ships 1963 Otter Flight Sold for £5
  • British Antarctic Territory 1965 RRS SHACKLETON
    British Antarctic Territory 1965 RRS SHACKLETON Sold for £5
  • BAT 1970 ADELAIDE ISLAND SIGNED cover
    BAT 1970 ADELAIDE ISLAND SIGNED cover
  • Falkland Islands 1973 LINDBLAD EXPLORER
    Falkland Islands 1973 LINDBLAD EXPLORER
  • SHACKLETON HMS ENDURANCE ship SOUTH GEORGIA 1984
    SHACKLETON HMS ENDURANCE ship SOUTH GEORGIA 1984 Sold for £5
  • Falkland Dependency SOUTH GEORGIA 1984
    Falkland Dependency SOUTH GEORGIA 1984 Sold for £5
  • Falkland Dependency SOUTH GEORGIA 1984
    Falkland Dependency SOUTH GEORGIA 1984 Sold for £5
  • Fridtjof Nansen Signed Postcard 1907
    Fridtjof Nansen Signed Postcard 1907 Sold for £155
  • Fridtjof Nansen Signed Postcard 1907
    Fridtjof Nansen Signed Postcard 1907 Sold for £155
  • Fridtjof Nansen Signed Postcard 1907
    Fridtjof Nansen Signed Postcard 1907 Sold for £155
  • Fridtjof Nansen Crossing Greenland Postcard
    Fridtjof Nansen Crossing Greenland Postcard Sold for £40
  • Fridtjof Nansen Crossing Greenland Postcard
    Fridtjof Nansen Crossing Greenland Postcard Sold for £40
  • Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901
    Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901 Sold for £260
  • Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901
    Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901 Sold for £260
  • Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901
    Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901 Sold for £260
  • Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901
    Captain Scott Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901 Sold for £260

First PPHSGB Online Auction  22nd September 2019

The first online auction finished on 22nd September and the results showed strong demand for polar postal material. Of the ten items listed all sold. There were one hundred and four bids and eight winning bidders. The total value of the auction was £1149. Auction items and final prices can be seen on the images below.

Due to the popularity of this initial auction a new auction is planned for next month, provisionally starting on 17th October. 

  • British Antarctic Expedition Postmaster Terra Nova
    British Antarctic Expedition Postmaster Terra Nova Sold for £410
  • British Antarctic Expedition Postmaster Terra Nova
    British Antarctic Expedition Postmaster Terra Nova Sold for £410
  • Swedish Antarctic Nordenskjöld Expedition Rescue
    Swedish Antarctic Nordenskjöld Expedition Rescue Sold for £196
  • Swedish Antarctic Nordenskjöld Expedition Rescue
    Swedish Antarctic Nordenskjöld Expedition Rescue Sold for £196
  • Richard Byrd Arctic Expeditions 1925 and 1926
    Richard Byrd Arctic Expeditions 1925 and 1926 Sold for £123
  • Richard Byrd Arctic Expeditions 1925 and 1926
    Richard Byrd Arctic Expeditions 1925 and 1926 Sold for £123
  • Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Panama
    Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Panama Sold for £64.62
  • Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Panama
    Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Panama Sold for £64.62
  • Antarctic Explorer Charles Wilkes Original CDV
    Antarctic Explorer Charles Wilkes Original CDV Sold for £44
  • Antarctic Explorer Charles Wilkes Original CDV
    Antarctic Explorer Charles Wilkes Original CDV Sold for £44
  • Postcard Grytviken Whaling Station South Georgia
    Postcard Grytviken Whaling Station South Georgia Sold for £52.09
  • Postcard Grytviken Whaling Station South Georgia
    Postcard Grytviken Whaling Station South Georgia Sold for £52.09
  • Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg
    Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg Sold for £192.88
  • Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg
    Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg Sold for £192.88
  • Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg
    Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg Sold for £192.88
  • Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg
    Royal Geographical Society Explorer Skottsberg Sold for £192.88
  • Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Bjaaland
    Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Bjaaland Sold for £6.50
  • Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Bjaaland
    Amundsen South Pole Expedition Postcard Bjaaland Sold for £6.50
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009
    South Georgia Shackleton Definitives 2009 Sold for £29
  • Southern Venturer Antarctic Whaling Vessel Cover
    Southern Venturer Antarctic Whaling Vessel Cover Sold for £16