Polar Post Competition

Results of the Colour Competition announced! 31st July 2019

Fifteen members submitted entries for the colour competition and the winning entry chosen by Steve Allen, the webmaster, and the editor, John Youle, is shown on the front cover of the September 2019 issue of Polar Post. The winning entry was submitted by our Australian member Peter Cranwell. Congratulations to Peter!

All entries can be viewed on the slideshow at the top of page or downloaded from the pdf added below.

Thanks go to everyone who participated.

Colour Competition Entries.pdf

In order to celebrate the launch of Polar Post in full colour from March 2019 the society would like to invite all members to enter a competition to highlight the most colourful items of postal history or polar ephemera in their collection.

The prize for the winning entry is a free subscription to the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain for 2020!

The deadline for competition entries is now closed. The winning entry and other entries will be published in the September issue of Polar Post and on the website.

“Plans were made during the Second International Polar Year to have the United States reoccupy Fort Conger, Ellesmere Island, Canada, for the purpose of meteorological, magnetic, and auroral observations. In the spring of 1937 a three-masted schooner, well-constructed for use in the polar ice, was purchased in Newfoundland, and brought to Port Newark, New Jersey where new motors were installed, and the ship reconditioned for the expedition, with new lines, rigging, sails, cabins, and internal bracing. The resulting MacGregor Arctic Expedition set sail from Port Newark on July 1st, 1937, and this cover was signed by the leader and crew members on departure."