POSTCARDS FROM THE NORTH POLE.
AMUNDSEN'S NOVEL PLAN
O.ipJain Amundsen, who first dis coveu-d the ftonth Pole, will start early in Igl4, on another great adven fc iro among tho ice. In his ship, thi "Fram," he-will fi»bt bis way acres the Pular seas, and finally try and d ift to rbo North Pole itself.
I Tbe cost of the great expedition J will txce d £80,000, and so far tb» 'fuli sum has nor, been raised. Tf . quickly secure tbo balance "o£ the i money Captain Amundsen has adup ted a novel plan—ibe seudiug of pos. cards from tbe North Pole to all tbo-f • good people who cave to pay a modest !im for the cvrd, and thus help on tbt I great adverrure. ' Fur this purpose a special North Po'e car.l has been issufd. Purchaser may nddross these to themselves tr theii , friends, and send tbem in a special envelope to Captain AmundseD at Ban Francisco. All puch cards will b3 taken on tbe "Fram" right to tbe North Pole, if Amundsen get there, 'with the consent of the postal authorities the "Fram" ha 3 been made a Norwegian post office, and so alt North Pole cards sent to Captaio Amundsen will b9 stamped on board the "Fram" with Norwegian stamps for ro-postiug to Australasia. To add to the value of the carda a special post mark machine, approved by.the authorities, will be used to can eel the stamps. This post mark shows a picture of the "Fram," and wiil givt the date and tbe most northern lati tude reached—probably tbe North Pole itself. At the first harbour touched at on at the return voyage the carda will be posted, and so come forward in the usual to the addresses ori ginally placed on the card?. How to Get a Post Gabd fbom
the South Pole,
No doubt stamp collectors will quick'y monopolise the supply of cards made available for Australasia, but apart, from their philatelic value they will be, eagerly sought by readers simply'as North Pole souvenirs. 11 Captain Amundsen reaches the North Pole these cards may become very valuable, and every parent should Eend one card at least wandering among tho Polar ice in the name of boy or girl.
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POSTCARDS FROM THE NORTH POLE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914
POSTCARDS FROM THE NORTH POLE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914
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