CHINESE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

The following covers are representitive of mail from the early Chinese expeditions to Antarctica. They are shown here for the record and are not for sale.

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1984-85 First Chinese Antarctic Expedition. Cover with ship ("Xiang Yanghong no 10") cachets and postmark.

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1984-85 First Chinese Antarctic Expedition cover with Great Wall Station cachets and postmark and signatures.

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1985-86 Second Chinese Antarctic expedition cover with two cachets.

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1987-88 Third Chinese Antarctic Expedition with ship and station cachets (Zhongshan Station) and autographs as above.

The cover also has 4 cachets on the reverse as shown at right from the nearby Russian Progress Station

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1988-89 Fifth Chinese Antarctic Expedition cover from Great Wall Station with autograph of leader of wintering party.  Various cachets.

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1988-1989 Fifth Chinese Antarctic expedition cover from Zhongshan station with three autographs and a base cachet.

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1988-89 Fifth Chinese Antarctic Expedition cachet on Chinese postcard. the cachet states "First Expedition in East Antarctica which probably relates to the first overland Chinese traverse in East Antarctica.


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