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The PPHSGB’s First Newsletter appeared in February 1953. The fourth newsletter issued in July 1953 bore the title “The Polar Post”, shortened to “Polar Post” from the fifth newsletter onwards. The name has stuck and the title remains today, over 200 issues later. Since 1993 Polar Post has been published in A4 booklet format by Quacks the Printers in York, England. A major change occurred at the beginning of 2007 with the introduction of full electronic publishing using Adobe Indesign CS3 software which has enabled all illustrations to be printed in grey tone, greatly improving the appearance and clarity.
 
Polar Post is distributed to members only at the beginning of March, June, September and December. It is not available for sale to non-members.
                   
 

A DVD-ROM in PDF format containing all issues of Polar Post from 1953 to date, over 245 issues, is now available to members only. The issues from 1953 to 1996 are only available as picture/facsimile scans in PDF format and thus are not word searchable. Further information is available in the March and June 2015 issues of Polar Post below the “Contents”. The price is £55 including postage and packing but there is a reduction for those who bought a previous disk. Please contact the editor by email to order and for payment details.


 
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In view of Privacy laws in the UK and Europe, this file has been edited to delete the postal and email addresses quoted in the issue apart from those of Dealers or Auctioneers whose commercial information is generally available. Members should refer to the printed issue. Non-Members should refer to the Events/Contact Us page of this website. 

Non-Members please note that this issue only had the outside cover pages in colour.

Polar Post, N° 248, March 2016: Contents

Colour Illustrations

Postcard of the Polish Arctowski Base; South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Airmail Postcard Stamps 2015 (NVI)

Stamps Issues and Photos associated with MonacoPhil 2015

Joint Services Expedition to the Elephant Island Group 1976/77 - An unusual Label

An unusual “Paquebot” Cover from the RRS James Clark Ross December 2015

 

Texts and Grey-Tone Illustrations

 Contents; Urgent News: Argyll Etkin Auction 4th March 2016

Committee; Deadline for next Polar Post; Dates for your Diary

Back Issues of Polar Post; Note on Copyright

Chairman’s Message; Membership News

Draft Programme for Cambridge 2016

The Polish in Antarctica, Part 2: Arctowski Base

Floating Factory Ship Bombay

Polar Post on DVD-ROM 1953 to 2015

PPHSGB Postal Auction March/April 2016

Call for Auction Lots for the Live and Postal Auction at Cambridge on Saturday 1st October 2016

Canada - MV Arctic Endeavour - St Anthony, Newfoundland 30th March 1970

Joint Services Expedition to the Elephant Island Group 1976/77 - An unusual Label

An unusual “Paquebot” Cover from the RRS James Clark Ross December 2015

MonacoPhil 2015 - Awards and Report

†Max Koesling - 12th March 1942 - 5th December 2015

George Hubert Wilkins’ Arctic Fights

New issue - The United Kingdom (Royal Mail) - Shackleton

New Issue - South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Biodiversity

New Issues - The Falkland Islands: Clouds and Birds of Prey

New Issues: French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF): Sentinelle du Climat”; Stamp Booklet - Fishing Vessels

New Issues: French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF): Annual Issues 2016

New Issue - Monaco - The Arctic Campaigns of Prince Albert 1st of Monaco

 

Colour Illustrations

The Falkland Islands: Clouds and Birds of Prey

French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF): Sentinelle du Climat”; Stamp Booklet - Fishing Vessels

French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF): Annual Issues 2016

Enclosure

Booking Form for the PPHSGB Cambridge Weekend - 30th September to 2nd October 2016

Please Note: In view of the 100gm weight restriction, the Index to Polar Post 2015 will be enclosed at a later date.

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