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Group of First Day Little America coveras and related ephemera.

Three envelopes, two postmarked Little America and one postmarked Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition S.S. Jacob Ruppert. 4 x 6, stamped Jan. 31, 1934; 3.5 x 6.5, commemorative envelope "Byrd Second Antarctic Expedition 1933 1935" with embossing and stamped May 20, 1935; 4 x 7.5 commemorative envelope with printed photo of Admiral Byrd on the front and stamped Jan 30, 1935 and on the reverse is stamped San Francisco March 25, 1935 with a stamped image of two penguins, one of which is delivering mail to the other and below them "Byrd Antarctic Expedition II Little America, Antarctica, Second Cancellation Mail." Light wear, soiling and toning. Comes with: two blocks of Byrd Antarctic Expedition II stamps (six per block), printed letter from the post office regarding the delay in getting postmarked letter from Little America along with a note from Byrd explaining the delay, a yellowed and torn newspaper clipping on the first postmaster at Little America. A total of eight pieces. Sold as a lot only.


Book Id: 97-9262

Price: $50.00

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