Paul Siple

by Jay L. Rogers

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These are primarily Paul Siple polar covers without any Scouting elements, other than the addressee.




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Autographed Paul A. Siple   Byrd Antarctic Expedition I


The early history of this cover isn't clear [to the Editor] as it appears to be mailed from San Francisco


on May 3, 1929 as well as Port Chalmers, [Dunedin] New Zealand on 3 MY 29, the same date.


It is backstamped with what amounts to a receiving postmark, June 3, 1929, East Orange, NJ with 2


postage, possibly postage due.


The reintroduction of this cover, or its late history, is clear. It is connected to the Siple Massillon's 32-0.9a &


32-0.9b in the 1930s decade of this Catalog. All 3 covers have the same Mar 29, 1932 8:00pm cancel &


are franked with some of the same stamps. This cover is autographed with the same pen & red ink


as 32-0.9a.




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Autographed Paul A. Siple   Byrd Antarctic Expedition II


01/30/35

Little America, Antarctica

Rubber stamped

Black

Official Cachet


To Abraham Lincoln Council, Springfield, IL




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Autographed Paul A. Siple   Generic Naval Anchor


02/06/36

Cincinnati, OH

Printed

Blue




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Autographed Paul A. Siple  South Pole  1956-57    61


11/29/57 & 11/29/61

Pole Station Antarctica U.S.N.

Rubber stamped

Black & violet




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Autographed Paul A. Siple   South Pole     Richard L. Chappell   Little America


11/29/57

Pole Station Antarctica U.S.N.

Rubber stamped

violet


Chapell was the Eagle Scout who was part of Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica during the 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year (IGY)





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