31 January 2016

The Endurance


These are the coldest stamps I have ever received, about the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–17) conceived by Ernest Shackleton.



They belongs to Shackleton Stamp Set issued on 7 January 2016. Striving to Free Endurance is one of the scenes captured by pioneering photographer Frank Hurley. The stamps have been created from original glass photographic plates held by the Scott Polar Research Institute and the Royal Geographical Society.



Update: 15/03/2016

See more Winter Scenes linked to Sunday Stamps - II.

11 comments:

  1. I love Frank Hurley's photographs, he captures the cold marvelously.

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    1. This made me reflect a little - I cannot imagine what it must have been like to be a photographer aboard the expedition. And the precarious position Hurley must have place himself in to get some of the shots, for example, the Trapped in a Pressure Crack shot. Remarkable photos for the nineteen tens.

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    2. I hadn't think about that.

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  2. This was a clever set to include. The stamps are stunning - I find them interesting because they don't seem to be 100% black and white, there seems to be light blue tones there to me.

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    1. The atmosphere is really special. I love these pictures.

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  3. I'm off to buy these next week. They look superb.

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    1. They are in real, sure.

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  4. This is a poignant set to show, especially in light of the death of the most recent explorer, Henry Worsley.

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    1. I didn't know about Worsley :(

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  5. J'ai un livre sur cet aventure....avec beaucoup des photos aussi.

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    1. Moi aussi, j'aime beaucoup lire et voir des films sur ce genre d'expeditions.

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