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Lot 60003 – Antarctica selection of 11 “La Uruguay” postcards

Lot 60003 – Antarctica selection of 11 “La Uruguay” postcards
Polar
Price realised
2’400 EUR
Estimate
700 – 900 EUR
Auction date
Wed 28 Jun 2023 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description

Antarctica selection of 11 “La Uruguay” postcards from different printers (La Nacion # 16, 29, 33, 34, 39, printer at Bolivar 260 (2), etc), one not circulated, the rest with ds or handed personally to postcard collector Mr. Canias. Almost all signed by one of the “La Uruguay” officers: Irizar, Hermelo, Yalour, Bertodano, Carminatti, Gorrochategui or sailors, including “Antarctic” at the moment she sank; Snow Hill wooden house; Gorrochatequi portrait; “Uruguay” departing from Buenos Aires to rescue the Swedish expedition members; when entering B. Aires port with the rescued members; Officers, the corvette and sailors, Sailors (16); “La Uruguay” photo-pc at port; coloured Japanese Geisha pc; Sobral with General Mitre at his house; and Irizar coloured portrait; with 5 signed by officers (4) or sailors (1). One dispatched from Ushuaia, the rest when arrival or handed personally.

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