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January 14-15, 2020

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Lot #923
NORWAY Norwegian Arctic Mail
1934 (28 Feb) cover addressed to London, franked with 10o and 30o overprinted "Bouvet Oya," tied by Cape Town Paquebot postmarks, accompanied by two original small size photographs, posted on board of H.M.S. Milford, further endorsed "In Foreign Waters", fine. Bouvet Island (Bouvet Oya) is situated in the Antarctic, and was annexed to Norway in 1928. The Facit Scandinavia specialized catalogue notes that Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739 by Mr. Bouvet (a Frenchman). The 1934 Milford Expedition to Antarctic regions obtained permission from the Norwegian Consul in Cape Town, South Africa, to overprint Norwegian stamps for mail sent by expedition members and the crew of the ship; the Consul supplied the stamps to the expedition. The stamps received a handstamped overprint in black, with the following quantities: 5o 400 (of which 268 were used on mail); 7o 100 (69 used); 10o 1000 (305 used); 20o 800 (261 used); and 30o 400 (243 used)
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #924
NORWAY Norwegian Arctic Mail
1934 (23 Feb) cover and letter addressed to Surrey, franked with 10o and 20o overprinted "Bouvet Oya," tied by Cape Town Paquebot postmarks, accompanied by seven original photographs, posted on board of H.M.S. Milford, letter to "My Dear Mom & Dad, I think this is a better picture of the iceberg", minor cover mending, fine. Bouvet Island (Bouvet Oya) is situated in the Antarctic, and was annexed to Norway in 1928. The Facit Scandinavia specialized catalogue notes that Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739 by Mr. Bouvet (a Frenchman). The 1934 Milford Expedition to Antarctic regions obtained permission from the Norwegian Consul in Cape Town, South Africa, to overprint Norwegian stamps for mail sent by expedition members and the crew of the ship; the Consul supplied the stamps to the expedition. The stamps received a handstamped overprint in black, with the following quantities: 5o 400 (of which 268 were used on mail); 7o 100 (69 used); 10o 1000 (305 used); 20o 800 (261 used); and 30o 400 (243 used)
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,600.00

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