PPHSGB Auctions

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!

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January PPHSGB Online Auction 4th February

The first online PPHSGB auction of the year finished on Sunday 2nd February with polar material being targeted at Antarctic collectors. The main interest was in a signed postcard by a member of the Roald Amundsen 1910-1912 Fram expedition which sold for £172. Covers from the Norwegian British Swedish expedition of 1949-1952 sold for £46 and £13 while several Antarctic postcards achieved good results .
Bidders can see the results of all items below.
  • Amundsen Fram Expedition Member Jørgen Stubberud
    Amundsen Fram Expedition Member Jørgen Stubberud Sold for £172
  • Norwegian British Swedish Antarctic Expedition
    Norwegian British Swedish Antarctic Expedition Sold for £46
  • Norwegian British Swedish Antarctic Expedition
    Norwegian British Swedish Antarctic Expedition Sold for £46
  • Norwegian British Swedish Antarctic Expedition
    Norwegian British Swedish Antarctic Expedition Sold for £13
  • British Antarctic Territory Argentine Islands Base
    British Antarctic Territory Argentine Islands Base Sold for £5.50
  • British Antarctic Territory Argentine Islands Base
    British Antarctic Territory Argentine Islands Base
  • British Antarctic Territory FDC Silver Jubilee
    British Antarctic Territory FDC Silver Jubilee
  • British Antarctic Territory HMS Endurance cover
    British Antarctic Territory HMS Endurance cover
  • British Antarctic Territory RSS John Biscoe
    British Antarctic Territory RSS John Biscoe
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday Basile
    British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday Basile Sold for £5.50
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday MV Socie
    British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday MV Socie Sold for £5.50
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover MV Illiria
    British Antarctic Territory Cover MV Illiria Sold for £5
  • British Antarctic Territory Faraday Netherlands
    British Antarctic Territory Faraday Netherlands Sold for £8.50
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday Frontier
    British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday Frontier Sold for £6.50
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday 1993
    British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday 1993 Sold for £5
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday 1993
    British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday 1993 Sold for £5
  • British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday 1993
    British Antarctic Territory Cover Faraday 1993 Sold for £5
  • US Navy Operation Deep Freeze Beardmore Station II
    US Navy Operation Deep Freeze Beardmore Station II
  • US Naval Antarctic Support Amundsen South Pole
    US Naval Antarctic Support Amundsen South Pole
  • US Naval Antarctic Support Amundsen South Pole
    US Naval Antarctic Support Amundsen South Pole
  • Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Framheim
    Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Framheim Sold for £26
  • Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 On Route
    Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 On Route Sold for £27
  • Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Leaving the Ice
    Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Leaving the Ice Sold for £27
  • Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Leaving the Ic
    Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Leaving the Ic Sold for £27
  • Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Flag
    Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 Flag Sold for £24
  • Amundsen Antarctic Expedition Flag
    Amundsen Antarctic Expedition Flag Sold for £24
  • Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 On Route
    Amundsen Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 On Route Sold for £27
  • Amundsen Fram Expedition South Pole Expedition Ski
    Amundsen Fram Expedition South Pole Expedition Ski Sold for £3

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 below!

  • 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

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