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SIR GEORGE HUBERT WILKINS - ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1932 - HFSID 25091

HUBERT WILKINS On his lecture tour after returning from the Arctic. Philatelic Envelope signed: "Hubert Wilkins", 7½x4. Air Mail envelope bearing 5-cent Air Mail stamp postmarked Portland, Oregon, January 16, 1932. Rubber stamped: "Welcome/Sir Hubert Wilkins Explorer/Lecture Tour Jan.

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HUBERT WILKINS
On his lecture tour after returning from the Arctic.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Hubert Wilkins", 7½x4. Air Mail envelope bearing 5-cent Air Mail stamp postmarked Portland, Oregon, January 16, 1932. Rubber stamped: "Welcome/Sir Hubert Wilkins Explorer/Lecture Tour Jan. 16, 1932/Auspices Aero Club/Portland Chapter, N.A.A.". Addressed to a collector in San Francisco. Sir Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958) accompanied Vilhjalmur Stefansson's expedition (1913-1918) to the Arctic regions and Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition (1921-1922) to Antarctica. A pioneer in air exploration, he was the first to fly (1928) from North America to the European polar regions, traveling from Point Barrow, Alaska to Spitsbergen. He commanded an Antarctic exploration (1928-1929) in which flights were made in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula, and in 1931 he headed a submarine expedition to the Arctic regions. Lightly shaded and soiled. Overall, fine condition.

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