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Polar Philatelic Items for Sale on Behalf of
The Mawson's Huts Foundation

13. CENTENARY OF THE AUSTRALASIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1911-14 Stage V: Part II Homeward Bound

The third Antarctic voyage of S.Y. Aurora in 1913 from Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay to South Australia.

The two overprinted minisheets from Stage V: Part I Outward Bound are still available so it was decided to include them here to give purchasers the opportunity to complete their collection for the Third Antarctic Voyage of the SY Aurora.

Arrival at, and departure from, Commonwealth Bay

While the Post Office at Cape Denison was open briefly from 19th to 21st December 2013, it was not open on the Centenary of the arrival (13th December 2013) or departure (24th December 2013) of S.Y. Aurora. Thus it was not possible to postmark covers at Cape Denison to commemorate these two events, and it was decided to do so with overprinted 2013 AAT Centenary of the AAE minisheets.

Overprinted Minisheet No. 1, was overprinted with the following:
Arrival 13 December 1913: SY Aurora arrives at Cape Denison to retrieve Douglas Mawson & fellow expeditioners.
(Nos 54-100)   30+ Overprinted Minisheets No. 1 are available

Overprinted Minisheet No. 2, was overprinted with the following:
Departure 24 December 1913: SY Aurora departs Cape Denison with Douglas Mawson & fellow expeditioners.
(Nos 154-200)   35+ Overprinted Minisheets No. 2 are available

Arrival at The Semaphore, South Australia

Four different covers were cancelled at the GPO Adelaide with the Centenary AAE Return commemorative pictorial postmark to commemorate the Centenary of the arrival of S.Y. Aurora at The Semaphore, South Australia on 26th February 1914.

*Cover No. 1, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant strip of three 60¢ Homeward Bound stamps, features:

Dr Mawson on board the SY Aurora reading his first letter on his return.

*Cover No. 2, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant strip of three 60¢ Homeward Bound stamps, features:

Dr Mawson standing on the rail of the SY Aurora at The Semaphore. Mr Cecil Madigan at his side.

*Cover No. 3, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant pair of $1.20 Homeward Bound stamps, features:

The SY Aurora steaming from The Semaphore towards the Port River.

*Cover No. 4, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant pair of $1.20 Homeward Bound stamps, features:

Dr Mawson and welcoming party on The Semaphore Jetty.

*Cover Nos 1-4 inclusive have SOLD OUT

Arrival at Port Adelaide, South Australia

Four different covers were cancelled at the Port Adelaide Post Office with the Port Adelaide Lighthouse pictorial postmark to commemorate the Centenary of the arrival of S.Y. Aurora at Port Adelaide, South Australia on 26th February 1914.

*Cover No. 5, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant strip of three 60¢ Homeward Bound stamps, features:
Part of envelope with 1d Kangaroo stamp cancelled at Port Adelaide PO on 26 February 1914 + “no location” AAE cachet.

*Cover No. 6, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant strip of three 60¢ Homeward Bound stamps, features:
AAE sledges being taken off the ‘SY Aurora’.

*Cover No. 7, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant pair of $1.20 Homeward Bound stamps, features:
SY Aurora’ berthed in the SA Company’s Basin, Port Adelaide .

*Cover No. 8, which is serviced with the 2014 Centenary of the AAE se-tenant pair of $1.20 Homeward Bound stamps, features:
The remaining members of the shore parties on the voyage home in 1914.

*Cover Nos 5-8 inclusive have SOLD OUT


Overprinted Minisheet No. 3, The 2014 Centenary of the AAE $1.20 Homeward Bound minisheet commemorates the Centenary of both the arrival of Douglas Mawson at The Semaphore, South Australia, and SY Aurora proceeding on her 12 nautical mile cruise to Port Adelaide on 26th February 1914.

45+ Minisheets No. 3 are available

Downloads

Please click here to download a 18-page PDF for the story of the voyage from Cape Denison to Port Adelaide.

Please click here to download a 15-page PDF for the philatelic items that are available.

Please click here to download an updated 2-page PDF order form.


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