Commander Perry's Expedition to the North Pole
Title:
Commander Perry's Expedition to the North Pole
White Border unused

Description:
Ross E. Peary On the march to the North Pole.


Captain John Smith
Title:
Captain John Smith
unused



USS Hartford and Admiral Farragut
Title:
USS Hartford and Admiral Farragut
PM 1910

Description:
Jamestown exposition


Hendrik Hudson - 1609
Title:
Hendrik Hudson - 1609
unused

Description:
Henry Hudson



50 Years of Arctic Explorations 1909-1959 - Robert E. Peary, Discoverer of North Pole Block of Stamps
Title:
50 Years of Arctic Explorations 1909-1959 - Robert E. Peary, Discoverer of North Pole Block of Stamps
First Day Cover PM 1959 Apr-6


The Dear Homeland
Title:
The Dear Homeland


Description:
Living Picture series The land was sweet with sunshine after April rain; There were blossoms in the woodside, sang the birds again.



Eagle Island, Near Porland, ME., Summer Home of Com. Peary
Title:
Eagle Island, Near Porland, ME., Summer Home of Com. Peary
Portland Maine (ME), White Border PM 1918 Aug-1

Description:
Discoverer of the North Pole - photo inset


"Plucky" Lindbergh
Title:
"Plucky" Lindbergh
Divided Back unused

Description:
And his Famous Plane "The Spirit of St. Louis"



Coniak - Black and White Labrador Husky
Title:
Coniak - Black and White Labrador Husky
Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Coniak - A Labrador Husk that was on Byrd's second Antarctic Expedition and was within 180 miles of the South Pole. Compliments of Bowman's Farm Dairy.


Coronado and His Captains
Title:
Coronado and His Captains
Linen unused

Description:
Mural by Gerald Cassidy



50 Years of Arctic Explorations 1909 - 1959 Robert E. Peary Discovery of North Pole
Title:
50 Years of Arctic Explorations 1909 - 1959 Robert E. Peary Discovery of North Pole
First Day Cover PM 1959 Apr-6


Best Wishes, C. E. Lofgren, Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1934
Title:
Best Wishes, C. E. Lofgren, Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1934
Real Photo unused



President Roosevelt Bidding Peary God Speed
Title:
President Roosevelt Bidding Peary God Speed
Divided Back PM 1914 Nov-23

Description:
At Oyster Bay, July , 1908, on his dash for the pole, which terminated successfully April 8th, 1909. September 1st, 1909, Dr. Frederick A. Cook electrified the world with the announcement that he had planted the stars and stripes at the pole April 21st, 1908, and five days later the world was again electrified by the announcement that Commander R.E. Peary had also attained the goal.


Rare 1898 Belgian Antarctic Expedition Adrien de Gerlache Team
Title:
Rare 1898 Belgian Antarctic Expedition Adrien de Gerlache Team
PM 1899 Oct-15

Description:
Belgian Antarctic Expedition commemorative postcard. Carte Commemorative Herinneringskaart



Summer Home of Admiral Robert E. Peary, Discoverer of North Pole
Title:
Summer Home of Admiral Robert E. Peary, Discoverer of North Pole
Eagle Island Maine (ME), Divided Back unused


Eagle Island, Maine. Near Harpswell, Summer Home of Admiral Robert E. Peary
Title:
Eagle Island, Maine. Near Harpswell, Summer Home of Admiral Robert E. Peary
Eagle Island Maine (ME), White Border unused

Description:
discoverer of the North Pole. Plainly seen from steamers plying between Portland and Harpswell



Dr. F. H. Cook and Commander Peary
Title:
Dr. F. H. Cook and Commander Peary
Real Photo unused

Description:
Discoverers of the North Pole 1908-1909


Dr. Frederick A. Cook in Arctic dress
Title:
Dr. Frederick A. Cook in Arctic dress
Divided Back unused

Description:
Alone in the vast expanse of ice and snow, nothing but ice, snow and crevices met the eye, and the explorer found his way over the cracking ice with the ever present knowledge that a mistake meant not only death, but the failure of his long cherished desire to meet success



Mrs. Robert Peary and Children
Title:
Mrs. Robert Peary and Children
Divided Back unused

Description:
Commander Peary's wife and children, on board the Steamer "Roosevelt" just prior to Peary's successful trip to the Pole. Mrs. Peary suffered the separation of years with hopes that the stars and stripes should come out victor in the race for the North Pole


Cook party on ice floes in Arctic Seas
Title:
Cook party on ice floes in Arctic Seas
Divided Back unused

Description:
How tireless to the eye of the explorer must appear the constantly recurring ice floes. Impassable except by sledges, they must drag their boats or await their disappearance. Encouragement met by persistence, each a victory to overcome the next



Dr. Cook starting out on his dash to the pole
Title:
Dr. Cook starting out on his dash to the pole
Divided Back unused

Description:
The sledge with its sails, the same sure-footed animals ahead gave the appearance of boys at play. But here the heart of the explorer met the severest test. His back to civilization with this slight equipment he makes his final dash into the realms of the unknown


Dr. Cook starting out on his dash to the pole
Title:
Dr. Cook starting out on his dash to the pole
Divided Back unused

Description:
After the Schooner "Bradley" was caught and wrecked in a floe of Arctic ice at Etah on the west coast provisions for eighteen months were left behind and traded with the Eskimos for sledges, two canvass boats and other necessaries



Explorer Cook in Camp
Title:
Explorer Cook in Camp
Divided Back unused

Description:
The camp means little or much, dependent on the purpose to be attained. Men tired from the exposures and perils of the day, welcome the camp with its few comforts and rests as few men can appreciate the luxuries of a modern home


Peary and sailing master on board Steamer "Roosevelt"
Title:
Peary and sailing master on board Steamer "Roosevelt"
Divided Back unused

Description:
To navigate and explore these realms, men of extreme daring, of sublime heroism and of great perseverance, were indispensable. These men possessed a great element of distinguishing greatness, of which the explorers of more congenial and inviting climes were destitute



Eagle Island
Title:
Eagle Island
Harpswell Maine (ME), Linen

Description:
G.S. Graves Eagle Island, summer home of Admiral Peary, discoverer of the North Pole. Seen from Portland-Harpswell stetmers


Jim Beckwourth
Title:
Jim Beckwourth
Chrome unused

Description:
James Pierson Beckwourth, c. 1798-1866. Black pioneer mountain man, fur trader and scout. Lived as a war leader with the Crow. Early explorer of Beckwourth Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains



Rare Hand Signed American K2 Expedition 1975 Jim Whittaker
Title:
Rare Hand Signed American K2 Expedition 1975 Jim Whittaker
Continental Chrome unused

Description:
This card carried by Runner from K2 Base Camp-18,000 feet. Autographed by team members: Jim Whitaker,leader; Jim Wickwire, Deputy Leader; Steve Marts, Cinematographer; Fred Dunham, Leif Patterson, Dianne Roberts, Galen Rowell, Rob Schaller, Fred Stanley.


North Pole
Title:
North Pole
Divided Back unused

Description:
North Pole Series The Mainstay of Peary's successful quest of the Pole - a standard team of eight eskimo dogs, hitched panwise



Norwegian Flag being planted on Haakon VII Plateau
Title:
Norwegian Flag being planted on Haakon VII Plateau
unused

Description:
Dec. 14 1911


Peary's Arctic Ship Roosevelt
Title:
Peary's Arctic Ship Roosevelt
unused



The Arctic Regions, North-West Greenland, The Highway to the Pole
Title:
The Arctic Regions, North-West Greenland, The Highway to the Pole
unused


The Steamer Bradley
Title:
The Steamer Bradley
unused

Description:
The Steamer Bradley, which bore Dr. Frederick A. Cook upon his successful Polar Expedition, ice bound in the Arctic region



Commander R.E. Peary, C.E., United States Navy
Title:
Commander R.E. Peary, C.E., United States Navy
unused

Description:
Commander Peary, whose name will be associated with the discovery of the North Pole as long as the world exists, was born at Crisson Springs, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1856, and entered the US Navy in 1881. In 1895 he began those intrepid explorations of the Arctic Regions, which hae made his name a household word throughout the world. He has undertaken no less than eight voyages in the these ice-bound regions, arriving as far north as 87 degrees on his seventh voyage - 1903-06. This portrait of the great explorer is absolutely authentic, having been painted in the Arctic Regions by Albert Operti, the official artist attached to the expedition. Commander Peary has now, however, eclipsed all his previous attainments by at last reaching his life's goal, the North Pole, on April 6, 1909


Commander Peary
Title:
Commander Peary
Real Photo unused

Description:
Discoverer of the North Pole, 6th April 1909



Dr. Frederick Cook
Title:
Dr. Frederick Cook
Real Photo unused

Description:
Discovered the North Pole, 21st April 1908


Commander R.E. Peary, C.E., United States Navy
Title:
Commander R.E. Peary, C.E., United States Navy
Divided Back unused

Description:
Commander R.E. Peary was born May 6, 1856 and entered the US Navy 1881. He is famous for his Arctic discoveries, and has been in charge of several expeditions on the northern coast of Greenland. On the third voyage Peary attained latitude 84 degrees 17 minutes North, the highest point yet attained in the Western Hemisphere. This portrait is by Albert Operti, the official artist who accompanied the expedition



Commander Peary in Arctic Dress
Title:
Commander Peary in Arctic Dress
Divided Back unused

Description:
After the discovery of the American Continent and after the thorough exploration of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there was a field left which demanded greater heroism, greater endurance with greater perils than any other part of the globe. This region lay far up toward the North, the North Pole. It was the land of everlasting snow fields, of stupendous icebergs, of terrible storms, the Land of the Midnight Sun


Commander Peary in his Library
Title:
Commander Peary in his Library
Divided Back unused

Description:
Commander R.E. Peary in his library, laying plans for the race to the earth's top. Commander R.E. Peary was born May 6, 1856, and entered the U.S. Navy, 1881. He is famous for his Arctic discoveries, and has been in charge of several expeditions on the western coast of Greenland. On the third voyage Peary attained Latitude 84 degrees, 7 minutes with the highest point yet attained in the western hemisphere. On the fourth and last voyage Peary attained latitude 90 degrees the North Pole



Commander Peary on Steamer "Roosevelt"
Title:
Commander Peary on Steamer "Roosevelt"
Divided Back unused

Description:
Looking forward after leaving the last village, Upernavik, into the land of the unknown, home, friends, comforts left behind, perils and danger ahead. Here stands the sturdy explorer probably contemplating what the future has in store for him


Dr. Frederick A. Cook
Title:
Dr. Frederick A. Cook
Divided Back

Description:
Discovered the North Pole, April 21, 1905



Dr. Frederick A. Cook
Title:
Dr. Frederick A. Cook
Divided Back unused

Description:
The latest achievement in the aneals of exploration, the discovery of the North Pole, adds another name to the long list of indomitable explorers who have braved the hardships of the Arctic Regions int he cause of science. Dr. F.A. Cook (a name already famous in the history of discovery) is an American, and was born in Callicoom Depot, Sullivan Countym, New York, in 1865. He claims to have reached the North Pole on April 21st, 1908, and as the first to arrive at this goal his name must forever stand high on the roll of polar exploration


Dr. Frederick A. Cook
Title:
Dr. Frederick A. Cook
Divided Back unused

Description:
The latest achievement in the annals of exploration, the discovery of the North Pole, adds another name to the long list of indomitable explorers who have braved the hardships of the Arctic regions in the cause of science. Dr. F.A. Cook (a name already famous in the history of discovery) is an American, and was born in Callicoon Depot, Sullivan County, New York, in 1865. He claims to have reached the North Pole on April 21st 1908, and as the first to arrive at this goal his name must forever stand high on the roll of Polar exploration



Commander Richard E. Byrd, Hero of First Flight over the North Pole
Title:
Commander Richard E. Byrd, Hero of First Flight over the North Pole
White Border unused


Admiral Richard Byrd
Title:
Admiral Richard Byrd
Washington District Of Columbia (DC), Continental Chrome PM 1988 Sep-14

Description:
No.88-56. Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd made his first trip to Antarctica in 1928. A commander in the U.S. Navy, Byrd would become the most famous of all the Antarctic explorers. Braving the hardships of the frozen tundra, Byrd and his men landed and set up base on the Ross Barrier at the Bay of Whales. They named it Little America. The base included a photography lab, an observatory, a machine shop and a library. By radio, the crew kept in touch with the rest of the world during the fourteen months they were there. From Little America, Byrd and three others took off in a tri-motored airplane--the Floyd Bennett--on an historic flight which carried them over the South Pole. On that flight of November, 1929, Admiral Byrd carried the American flag some one thousand miles farther south than it had ever been before. On other trips, Byrd continued the study of this fascinating land, commanding the photographic and scientific study of some 450,000 square miles of Antarctica, much of it never before seen by man



Dr. Frederick A. Cook Artic Explorer
Title:
Dr. Frederick A. Cook Artic Explorer
Divided Back unused

Description:
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, Arctic Explorer, in his Arctic costume, and the Steamer Bradley, which bore him upon his successful search for the North Pole. Which he discovered April 21, 1908.




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