CAPTAIN JAMES COOK

Captain James Cook is often known as the world's greatest navigator. From humble beginnings he became the man that mapped and made known to the rest of the world the Pacific Ocean and the many lands and peoples it contained.

We present below only a small number of the many items which have been issued to celebrate this famous Englishman.  Some items chosen are more unusual items and we have listed only a few of the more common Cook stamps.

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COOK 1    Aitutaki 1978 Hawaiian Artifacts of Cook sheet.               US$4

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COOK 2      Aitutaki 1979 Cook death Bi-Centenary sheet.               US$4

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COOK 3    Australia 1970 Cook Bicentenary imperf sheet as issued mint.             US$15

COOK 4              same as above but overprinted "ANPEX'70" sheet mint.               US$20

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COOK 5    Australia 1981 Pre-Stamp Envelope for Joseph Banks with   pictorial postmark.    US$4

Note; we have a selection of different Cook related postmarks available with this envelope.

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COOK 6    Australia 1984 FDC for Cooks Cottage in Melbourne Botanical Gardens.          US$2

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COOK 7        Australia 1988 Bi-Centenary Cinderella sheet         US$8

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COOK 8  Cambodia 1992 Explorers set of 5 including Cook (shown above) complete mint.    US$4

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COOK 9    Canada pair of Cook's discovery of Nootka Sound mint.           US$1

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COOK 10   Cook Islands 1974 Silver Coinage sheet used first day.        US$25

Note: The above sheet shows coins which feature Cook and his vessels

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COOK 11    Cook Islands 1976 Sheet with Cook and Benjamin Franklin mint.      US$10

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COOK 12    Cook Islands 1978 Bicentenary of Discovery of Hawaii sheet mint.     US$6

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COOK 13   Cook Islands 1978 250th Anniversary of birth used set with special Tabs.   US$10

Note the above stamps have a overprint in silver

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COOK 14    Cook Islands 1979 200th Anniversary of Death sheet mint.      US$5

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COOK 15 Cook Islands 1986 overprinted sheet mint.      US$10

COOK 16  New Zealand 1970 QSL card from Kaiapoi radio ham.       US$5

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COOK 17   New Zealand 1969 Cook Voyages Bicentenary set  mint.      US$8

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COOK 18  New Zealand 1969 Cook Voyages Bicentenary sheet mint.       US$15

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COOK 19   New Zealand 1976 Artifacts gathered by Cook set mint.       US$2

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COOK 20 NZ 1983 pigeon post sheet showing Cook Statue in Christchurch mint.  US$3

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COOK 21  NZ 1983 pigeon post local used on flimsey carried by pigeon     US$5

The flimsey is supplied in special envelope

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COOK 22 NZ   "Stampex'83" Cinderella sheet including ship "Endeavour".   US$5

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COOK 23    New Zealand 1986 cover with pictorial postmark showing portrait of Cook.    US$3

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COOK 24 NZ 1988 Scout Jamboree postmark on envelope featuring Cook's "Endeavour".  US$4

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COOK 25     New Zealand 1990 Cinderella sheet mint.         US$4

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COOK 26 NZ 1990 Endeavour stamp with pictorial Gisborne postmark on maxicard     US$4

 

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COOK 29 New Zealand 1996 Cook postmark on maxicard        US$4

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COOK 30 Norfolk Island 1981 envelope celebrating Discovery during Cooks second voyage.     US$4

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COOK 31  NZ 1969 commemorative dollar coin for Cook's Bi-Centenary.     US$10

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COOK 32  NZ 1970 commemorative dollar coin showing Mount Cook.     US$8


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