Polar Post 2002

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Contents March 2002

Editorial; Dates for your diary; Back issues of Polar Post. . . . . . . 2
Golden Jubilee Residential Weekend Meeting – Cambridge 2002; 50th Anniversary Weekend – Penguins,
Polar Bears and Philatelists; Auction News; Stop Press – NEW BAT Stamp Variety . . . 3
An Apology; Important Notice re. Membership List; International Polar Philately Cruise; The 24th Antarctic
Treaty Consultative Meeting; Postmarks and Cachets of the British Antarctic Bases & South Georgia . 4
Membership News; Library News; Tristan Da Cunha date error; T.A.E. date variety 21 JUN 1966 . 5
The National Antarctic Expedition – The Voyage of the Discovery – Part 5 . . . . 6
Australian Antarctic Territory News; Wants and offers . . . . . . . 7
News from South Georgia and BAT . . . . . . . . . 8
T.A.A.F. Postmarks Part 3; Kerguelen . . . . . . . . . 10
100 Years of German Antarctic Research (Postmarks and cover) . . . . . . 12
The first (and only) visit of Calypso to Antarctic Waters – further information . . . . 13
Penola . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Post Restante – an answer to a query from Frederick Smith . . . . . . 16
The Wandering Map of Ross Dependency; King Edward VII Land Overprints . . . . 17
Marion Dufresne – Operation 2 of 2001; Postcards Antarctica; Note on copyright . . . 18
1959/1960 Allan Crawford visit to S.A.N.A.E. Base – photo and video offers . . . . 19
Tristan Da Cunha Monograph, Volume 2 – 1943 to 1946 edited by Robin Taylor . . . 20
New Issues:- BAT; Tristan Da Cunha; South Georgia; TAAF; Sweden . . . . . 20
New Helicopter Postcards (Robert Hurst); Explorer Books . . . . . . 26
Postcards from photographs taken by Terry Lay; HRH The Princess Royal to visit Antarctica . . 27
Cover offers . . . . . . . . . . . 28
New Tristan / Polar Postcards – MS Bremen TdC55 / Pole 15; ms Southern Harvester Pole 16 . . 32

Contents June 2002

Editorial; Dates for your diary; Back issues of Polar Post. . . . . . . 34
50th Anniversary Weekend – Cambridge 16th to 18th October 2002 . . . . . 35
Chairman/Secretary’s, Librarian’s and Auction Superintendent’s Reports for 2001 . . . 36
Editor of Polar Post and Membership Secretary’s Reports for 2001 . . . . . 37
Cover Service Account for 2001; PPHSGB Accounts for 2001 . . . . . . 38
Exchange Packet Superintendent’s Report for 2001 . . . . . . . 38
Minutes of the PPHS (GB) AGM held at St. Ermin’s Hotel, London 2nd March 2002 . . . 39
Spring Meeting of the PPHSGB, London, 2nd March 2002; 50th Anniversary Issue of Polar Post . . 40
Exchange Packet; Review of ‘Postmarks and Cachets of the British Antarctic Bases & South Georgia’ . 41
1st German Antarctic Expedition (correction); Stanley Gibbons’ Part 1 Catalogue 2003; Copyright Notice 42
Now you see it, now you don’t (1902 Swedish Nordenskjöld card gains a stamp) . . . 43
1960 Ship Mail from the Crozet Islands . . . . . . . . . 44
Previously unreported R.R.S. Discovery II Cachet . . . . . . . 45
French Southern and Antarctic Territories Base Postmarks, 1948-2000, Part 4:- Islands St Paul and Amsterdam 46
BAT and South Georgia Postmark and Cachet Update . . . . . . . 47
Déjà Vue (near identical cachets from AAT and BAS) . . . . . . . 49
Auction Report: Spink 21st March 2002, Lots 323 – 347 . . . . . . 50
Mis-Sent Mail from Tristan Da Cunha . . . . . . . . . 51
Registered Type 8a Handstamp of Tristan Da Cunha . . . . . . . 52
Malaysian Antarctic and Arctic Activities (newspaper cuttings) . . . . . . 54
Anniversaries of the 1st and 2nd German Antarctic Expeditions . . . . . . 55
In the footsteps of Nordenskjöld – The Swedish Antarctic Expedition 2002 . . . . 56
Thanks Gerry! . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
New Issues:- Sweden; TAAF; Chile; Falkland Islands; BAT; South Georgia and SSI . . . 59
Cover offers . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Members Wants . . . . . . . . . . . 67
New Tristan / Polar Postcards:- ms Royal Viking Sky – TdC56/Pole 17 . . . . . 68
Important note to contributors . . . . . . . . . . 68

Contents September 2002

Editorial; Dates for your diary; Back issues of Polar Post. . . . . . . 70
New Secretary Gerald Marriner and the PPHSGB Display at the Royal Philatelic Society . . 71
Auction News; Change of e-mail of the Chairman, Gerry Pearce; PPHSGB Library . . . 71
Exchange Packet Superintendent and Committee Posts; Membership News; Falklands Postal Rate Increases 72
Bouvet Island 2000/01; Continental Shelf Survey; A further Calypso Cover . . . . 73
2001/2002 Season Mail from Halley; Air Vice-Marshall David McKinley (obituary) . . . 74
Press Release concerning Philalteic Items Cancelled Hope Bay in 2002 . . . . . 75
The Penguins Micro-Lite Dxpedition – Radio Hams on the South Sandwich Islands . . . 75
BAT and South Georgia update . . . . . . . . . . 75
German Antarctic Activities 2001/2002 – Polarstern . . . . . . . 76
Polarstern – Provisional Programme 2002/2003; Who was Gauss? . . . . . 78
Navy Party 475 – cover from Signy Island to Port Lockroy with Date Error 23 MAR 1943 on Receiving Cancel 79
Classic Cover Corner N° 1 – Le Francais Postcard . . . . . . . 80
Classic Cover Corner N° 2 – Combined Scott and Mawson Expedition cover to Kinsey . . . 81
Note on Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . 81
H.M.S. Carnarvon Castle; 20th Anniversary of Operation Paraquat . . . . . 82
A visit to the Coonawarra . . . . . . . . . . 83
Brazil’s Antarctic Base Comandante Ferraz . . . . . . . . 84
An Event from A Century Ago – recently found “Discovery” Antarctic Series Postcard . . . 86
Tristan Postcard Update . . . . . . . . . . . 87
US Consular Mail from St Helena relating to the Wreck of the Schooner Emily at Tristan Da Cunha
and the mysterious Behaviour of Captain Benjamin F. Ash (new book) . . . . . 88
Tristan and the Battle of the River Plate? . . . . . . . . 89
New Issues:- Argentina and Bulgaria . . . . . . . . . 94
Cover offers . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Antarctic Cover Service (Max Koesling) . . . . . . . . 98
Antarctic Cover Service (Dieter Querndt); The Tottan in TAAF: 1951-1953 (new book) . . . 99
New Tristan / Polar Postcards:- Thorshammer (TdC 57 / Pole 8); SS Viceroy of India (TdC 58) . . 100

Contents December 2002

Dates for your Diary…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 103
Officers of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain 1952 – 2002……………………………………………………104
Letter from the President – Harry Evans……………………………………………………………………………………… 106
To: the officers, staff and membership of the PPHS of GB from the American Society of Polar Philatelists – ASPP……… 106
50 Years of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain – a personal view by John Youle including:- 107
Mrs. D. M. Startin by H. E. J. Evans from Polar Post N°42, July 1960………………………………………………. 108
George P. Cutress from Polar Post N° 64, January 1966………………………………………………………………110
Dr. J. H. Harvey-Pirie F.R.P.S.L from Polar Post N° 64, January 1966……………………………………………….110
Letter from the Society President Dudley Styles from Polar Post, N° 96, December 1977 – Silver Jubilee Issue……111
Notes on 25 Years as Society Secretary by H. E. J. Evans from Polar Post, N° 96, December 1977……………….. 112
Thank You, Harry – Report on the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain,
held in the Boardroom, at the British Philatelic Association venue, Seymour Hall, on Saturday 22nd October 1977
from Polar Post, N° 97, June 1978……………………………………………………………………………………..113
Dudley Charles Styles – An Appreciation – By H. E. J. Evans from Polar Post, N° 153, June 1992 …………………. 114
The 40th Anniversary Weekend Meeting of the PPHS of GB held at Cambridge 30 October – 1 November 1992
by Margery Wharton from Polar Post, N° 155, December 1992………………………………………………………115
Commendation to Harry Evans from the American Society of Polar Philatelists from Polar Post, N° 154,
September 1992, page 134………………………………………………………………………………………………115
“40 Years with Harry” – An Appreciation by Robert Barnes from Polar Post, N° 154, September 1992, page 135….116
The 1st Issue of “Polar Post”…………………………………………………………………………………………………117
“Secretary’s Notes” by H. E. J. Evans from Polar Post N° 4, July 1953……………………………………………………..118
Dutch Whaling Factory Ship Willem Barendsz from Polar Post, N° 6, November 1953…………………………………….119
South Orkneys by J. H. Harvey Pirie from Polar Post, N° 8, March 1954 (Strictly Copyright)………………………….…. 119
Antarctic Group Sets up Office from Polar Post, N° 9, May 1954…………………………………………………….….….120
“Secretary’s Notes” from Polar Post N° 10, July 1954……………………………………………………………………….120
Postmaster of Antarctica was a keen Wit from Polar Post, N° 11, September 1954 – a newspaper cutting…………………121
S.A.S. Polar Flight Nov. 1954 from Polar Post N° 13, January 1955………………………………………………………. 122
British North Greenland Expedition 1952 – 54 by Mrs D. M. Startin from Polar Post N° 15, May 1955……………………122