Polar Publications

Polar books available to order directly from the Polar Postal History Society are presented below. We also show the latest polar publications available from Amazon - in case you have missed them.

The following polar publications are currently available to order through the society. Please contact the webmaster to order!

A philatelic exposé of the first Swedish Antarctic Expedition led by Dr Otto Nordenskjöld 1901-1903 – This book shows mail from the first Swedish Antarctic Expedition led by Otto Nordenskjöld and includes postcards, telegrams, and photographs. The exhibit tells the dramatic story of the expedition, describing its route and timetable with covers and cards sent from every port of call. Price £15 plus postage

A philatelic exposé over SA Andrée's fatal balloon flight towards the North Pole

This book contains the most extensive illustrations of books and postcards from the expedition where Andrée attempted to fly by balloon to the North Pole. The book is easily read and designed as a polar exhibit. It begins with Andrée's upbringing and how he tested different balloons in the 1880s and 90s. Correspondence and relevant documents explain how the North Pole expedition was planned, and feature many unique letters and postcards both from the 1896 expedition (where the balloon launch was postponed) and the eventual 1897 flight from Spitsbergen. Further philatelic illustrations and text highlight the rescue expeditions that looked for the lost Swedish explorers without success, and how the mystery of what happened to the expedition was solved in 1930. It is a great compilation in the form of photographs, letters and postcards with excellent illustrations and documentation. Price: £15 plus postage

Roald Amundsen Expedition Mail, Letters, Postcards and Stamps, 64 pages - Price: £10 plus postage

Drama in the Arctic, SOS Italia – The search for Nobile and Amundsen, A Diary and Postal History, 140 pages. Price: £15 plus postage

Antarctic Mail – From the Heroic Era when Ships were made of Wood and Men of Steel, 40 pages. Price: £15 plus postage

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