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Lot #388


1901 cover sent from the relief ship "SY Morning" (originally "Morgenen", a Norwegian whaling ship, built in 1871 and purchased in 1901 as a relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition. In September 1901, she sailed from Norway to England where she was refitted and renamed "Morning", the same name translated into English) to London, with New Zealand franking, canceled at Christchurch, addressed to Sir Clements R Markam (one of the paramount figures of British geography and the quintessential promoter of Antarctic exploration), cover faults, rare usage

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