Polar Post 2021

Members of the society can view a specific Polar Post  issue in the online library by clicking on the front cover!

Liv Arnesen - the first Woman to reach the South Pole Solo 1; 18
Turkey Joins the “Antarctic Philatelic Club” 1; 18
Committee; Deadline for next Polar Post; Dates for your Diary; Note on Copyright 2
Contents; The Latest Antarctic News 3
Chairman’s Message; Membership News; Brian Clayton elected FRPSL; Editorial 4
The Economy of the French Southern Islands - Stamps and Postal History Part 2 5-7
More Snares; NATO Arctic Operation Mongoose 8
A Current Polar Postal Exploration; A Polar Work Horse - NGCC Amundsen 9
The Norwegian North Polar Expedition with The Maud, 1918-1925 Part 3 - Danish Sales Agents Imprints, etc. 10-15
A Visit to Roald Amundsen’s Home “Uranienborg” - September 2020 16-17
“Dome C” - Concordia Station Postcard 18
MOSAIC - The 2nd Relief of Polarstern - The Rendezvous with FS Sonne and FS Maria S. Merian 19
New Issues: Greenland - 6th November 2020 19
New Issues: The French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF) - October 2020 to January 2021 20-22
New Issues: The Falkland Islands - Mine Clearance Programme and Christmas 2020 23
New Issue: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Royal Navy Ships 23
New Issue: Tristan da Cunha: Vagrant Species Part 2 23
New Issue: Tristan da Cunha - Modern Mail Ships Definitive Issue 24
New Issues: British Antarctic Territory - Discovering Antarctica Stamp Design Competition and Antarctic Birds 24

PDF Annex to Polar Post, March 2021

The PDF Version of the March 2021 Polar Post in the Polar Library has a 22-Page Annex that is additional material to the printed copy posted out to members.

This last minute annex contains Christian Murguet's display of THE SHACKLETON ENDURANCE EXPEDITION (1914-1917). The display is not in the format of an article which fits into the format of a printed issue of Polar Post but, in addition to material already published in Polar Post, depicts two French published postcards never mentioned before in Polar Post. This display is on pages 24B to 24H.

In Polar Post, December 2020 contained an article entitled “The Norwegian North Polar Expedition with the Maud, 1918-1925, Part 2 - The Voyage of the Fram 1912-14”. The authors were unaware of an original Ice Cap News “BUT” article written by Hal Vogel on Fram postcards from Panama from 1993 and this is re-published in full on Pages 24I to 24L .

The New Issues for Greenland of 22nd February 2021 are published on Page 24M. A complete list of all Greenland Issues planned for 2021 is published on Page 24N. A New Issue from the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) entitled “Arts Fellowship” due for release on 16th March 2021 is published on Page 24O. A New Issue for Norway entitled “Peter 1 Island” of 19th February 2021 is also published on Page 24O. A special Postmark from Germany with a King Penguin motif is published on Page 24P. The article is entitled: “Lufthansa’s current Longest Non-Stop Flight: Hamburg to RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands Special Postmark with King Penguin Motif used at Hamburg Airport on 1st February 2021”. A previously unlisted BAS cachet from Faraday F-C-09A is published on Page 24Q.

Letter from Port Lockroy to the International Space Station (ISS) 25; 36-37
Committee; Deadline for next Polar Post; Dates for your Diary; Note on Copyright 26
Contents; International Polar Exhibition Invitation - The Czech Republic "Polar Salon LIBEREC 2022" 27
An Apology to Hal Vogel 27
Chairman’s Message; Membership News; Editorial 28
In Memoriam - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021 29
Arctic Covers 29
The Norwegian North Polar Expedition with The Maud, 1918-1925 Part 4 Inscription Types and Printings 30-35
A Treasure from Port Lockroy (20th February 2021 Postcard) 37
The Final Voyage of the RRS James Clark Ross to Antarctica 38
Covers from the 2020/21 Antarctic Season; 2019/2020 Antarctic Covers 39
“QUEST”: The Last Voyage of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Part 1 40-41
Reports of the Treasurer and Membership Secretary for 2020 42
Reports of the Webmaster, Editor of Polar Post and Secretary for 2020 43
Terra Nova Postcard not listed by Margery Wharton 44
A New Byrd Card? 44
The History of a Dog! (Japanese Husky Taro) 44-45
75th Anniversary of the Sailing of the Terra Nova from Cardiff 1985 45
New Issue: Éire (The Republic of Ireland) - Through Snow and Ice 45
New Issue: Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) - Arts Fellowship 46
New Issues: Greenland - 22nd February 2021 46
New Issues: 95th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - The Falklands Islands and Tristan da Cunha 47
New Issues: 95th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - South Georgia & SSI; BAT 48