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First Day Cover - 50th Anniversary of 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 5 Pence, Australia, 1961 Philately Reg. No: PH 5994

First day cover with Five Pence (5 d.) stamp commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. It is postmarked 6 December 1961 via Macquarie Island.
Cream-coloured envelope. On the left side of envelope is printed and typed text above an illustration of a man with a sled and two dogs in an Antarctic scene, including perhaps a glacier and the Aurora Australis. Below that is printed text along with the logo WCS. On the right of the envelope, there is the Postmark A.N.A.R.E. MACQUARIE IS. AUST 6DEC61, as well as the 5 d. 50 th Anniversary of 1911 Antarctic Expedition stamp containing a photograph of Douglas Mawson.
Discipline: Philately
Dimensions: 92 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: antarctic expeditions, antarctic research, antarctic exploration, antarctica
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, John Henry Collison Close, Antarctic Expeditioner (1871-1949), Sir Douglas Mawson, Geologist & Explorer (1882-1958)
Primary Classification: PHILATELIC COVERS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: first day covers
Issue Date: 18/10/1961
Denomination: 5 Pence
Inscriptions: Left side of envelope: 'via Macquarie Is. / FIRST DAY COVER / Commemorating the 50TH Anniversary of the / 1911-1914 AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION'
Right side of envelope: [Postmark] A.N.A.R.E. MACQUARIE IS. AUST 6DEC61 / [typed address] Mrs. Wilton Griffin, Clerrmont Qld.
Colour: grey-green
Issued By: Australia, 1961
Postmarked: Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia, 6 Dec 1961
Person Depicted: Sir Douglas Mawson
Place Named: Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia, 1961

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