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British National Antarctic Expedition, (Discovery Expedition) 1901-1904. A Set of Wrench's 'Links of Empire' Postcards, Series 3

Auction Lot SC31/516

British National Antarctic Expedition, (Discovery Expedition) 1901-1904. A set of Wrench's 'Links of Empire' Postcards, Series 3 comprising a full set of four cards and a subscribers card all addressed to 'Miss Petty, 24 Queen Street, Ulveston' each of the four illustrated Expedition cards bearing the circular cancellation of the Antarctic Expedition, SS. Discovery, 1901, the verso with manuscript address and each card having sequential postage stamps for each stage of the journey. No.1 London July 31st, 1901, No.2 SimonsTown, South Africa, 7th Oct, 1901, No.3 Christchurch, NZ 24th December, 1901, No.4 Christchurch, NZ 25th April 1904. The subscribers card with postmark for 25th June 1901 and stamped en suite to front, signed in black ink 'E, Wrench', also a 1907 Daily Graphic 'A Message from Mid-Air' postcard addressed to the same recipient, with Tosse Circular postage stamp dated 14/10/1907.
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British National Antarctic Expedition, (Discovery Expedition) 1901-1904. A Set of Wrench's 'Links of Empire' Postcards, Series 3 (SC31/516) offered in our One Day Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 12th August 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

British National Antarctic Expedition, (Discovery Expedition) 1901-1904. A set of Wrench's 'Links of Empire' Postcards, Series 3 comprising a full set of four cards and a subscribers card all addressed to 'Miss Petty, 24 Queen Street, Ulveston' each of the four illustrated Expedition cards bearing the circular cancellation of the Antarctic Expedition, SS. Discovery, 1901, the verso with manuscript address and each card having sequential postage stamps for each stage of the journey. No.1 London July 31st, 1901, No.2 SimonsTown, South Africa, 7th Oct, 1901, No.3 Christchurch, NZ 24th December, 1901, No.4 Christchurch, NZ 25th April 1904. The subscribers card with postmark for 25th June 1901 and stamped en suite to front, signed in black ink 'E, Wrench', also a 1907 Daily Graphic 'A Message from Mid-Air' postcard addressed to the same recipient, with Tosse Circular postage stamp dated 14/10/1907.

Notes

- Officially known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, it subsequently became referred to as the Discovery Expedition launching the Antarctic Careers of Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Edward Wilson and others of the Heroic Age of Exploration the series of four postcards were addressed by Wrench and posted to the subscribers at each stage of the expedition. in 1907 the Daily Graphic sponsored a long distance balloon flight that dropped advertising postcards and booklets en route. Taking off from Crystal palace on 12th October 1907 and travelling over the North Sea and Denmark. After landing near Mellrud in southern Sweden the balloon snapped its lines and travelled onwards scattering cards until it crashed at Tosse.

Price Realised

£3,200

Department

Collectables and Toys

Fine Art Category

Postcards and Cigarette Cards

Sale Information

SC31: Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Sale
Wednesday, 12th August 2020
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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