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!
May PPHSGB Auction now online 21st May 2020
The latest online PPHSGB auction is now active on eBay and finishes on Sunday 31st May. We look South for this auction and feature postcards, covers and ephemera rom Antarctica. Highlights include a rare incoming postcard to a member of the Swedish Magellan Expedition of 1908 who had participated in the Swedish Antarctic Expedition from 1901/04, real photo postcards of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, and share certificates from the Trans Antarctic Expedition of 1957 and an Antarctic Argentinian whaling company.
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April PPHSGB Online Auction 6th May 2020
The latest online PPHSGB auction finished on Sunday 3rd May. The theme of this small auction was Whaling - from both the North and South polar regions. Highlights of the auction included real photo postcards from Leith Harbour and Stromness in South Georgia that sold for £81.09 and £116 respectively. Two covers sent to the whaling pioneer Svend Foyn in 1863 reached £113 and £330 while a cover sent to a Dundee whaling ship in 1871 sold for £107.
Thanks to all the bidders for making this such a successful auction!
The next auction will have an Antarctic theme and is planned to start on May 21st.
The latest online PPHSGB auction focused on postcards from the Arctic Island of Spitsbergen and finished on the 5th April. One highlight of this auction was a postcard sent from the Captain Bade tourist expedition to Spitzbergen and Franz Josef Land in 1900 - this achieved £84. Other highlights of the sale included three cards showing early mining that reached £68, £52 and £63.10 and a real photo card showing the Norwegian explorer Hjalmar Johansen during an overwintering expedition to Spitsbergen in 1908 - this achieved the excellent price of £171.
Thanks to all the bidders!
All final prices can be seen below!
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.
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.
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.