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Royal Mail :Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition Stamp Issue

Issue Date: Thursday 7th January 2016 Described as ‘The Greatest Survival Story of All Time’ by Sir Edmund Hillary, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton is regarded as the last of the heroic expeditions of the polar regions. … Continue reading

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Sir Edmund Hillary:A Philatelic Retrospective

By Kevin Morgan Sir Edmund Hillary, Mountaineer, Explorer, Statesman, Philanthropist died on 11th January 2008 aged 88. This New Zealand mint pair of stamps was issued in 2003 for the 50th anniversary of the Conquest of Everest. Beginnings Edmund Hillary … Continue reading

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