Definitive Series:  Explorers and their Ships

a set of 12 stamps showing explorers and the ships they sailed in.       Click on ship to view stamp
           
Value Explorer Dates  

Ship

Expedition dates
1p James Weddell 1787-1834   Jane and Beaufoy 1823
2p Sir James Clark Ross, RN 1800-1862   HMS Erebus and HMS Terror 1839-43
5p Dr Neil Alison Mackintosh 1900-1974   RRS Discovery II 1929-51
27p Sir Douglas Mawson 1882-1958   Discovery 1929-31
55p Captain James Cook, RN 1728-1779   HMS Resolution and HMS Adventure 1772-75
65p Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink 1864-1934   Southern Cross 1898-1900
65p Captain Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912   Discovery 1901-04
65p Dr William Speirs Bruce 1867-1921   Scotia 1902-04
65p Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874-1922   Endurance 1914-16
1.10 John Riddoch Rymill 1905-1968   Penola 1934-37
2.50 Captain Victor Marchesi, RN 1914-2006   HMS William Scoresby 1944
5.00 Sir Vivian Fuchs 1908-1999   Theron and Magga Dan 1955-57

First Day Covers issued 16th November 2008 at Signy.       Click on ship to view detail

Explorer Ship Expedition dates Achievement
   Edward Bransfield, Master RN.    1759-1852 Williams 1819-20 First Charting of the Antarctic Peninsula
   Sir Ernest Shackleton                    1874-1922 Nimrod 1907-09 Centenary of Shackleton's farthest south - 9th January 2009
   Captain Robert Falcon Scott         1868-1912 Terra Nova 1910-13 Scott reached the South Pole 17th January 1912

Definitive Airmail Stamps issued in sets of four    Click to view the set

Value Explorer Dates Ship Expedition dates
Airmail Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink 1864-1934 Southern Cross 1898-1900
Airmail Captain Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912 Discovery 1901-04
Airmail Dr William Speirs Bruce 1867-1921 Scotia 1902-04
Airmail Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874-1922 Endurance 1914-16

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