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The following publications by PPHSGB members relate to Polar Philately and can be obtained by the general public from the sources indicated.

Published privately by John Youle, editor of Polar Post, in December 2001, this work is a compilation of all available information on the postmarks and cachets used at the British Antarctic Bases and the Post Office on South Georgia, from 1909 to March 2001. The remaining copies are being sold for the benefit of the PPHSGB and the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group. Members of both Societies made a major contribution to the content.

The book was awarded a “Silver” certificate in the literature class at Autumn Stampex 2003. Postmark illustrations from the book were incorporated in the design of the 2003 British Antarctic Territory definitive stamp issue entitled “Research Bases and Postmarks”.

Those interested in purchasing the book should contact Trevor Cornford tiercey@yahoo.co.uk

A 70-page Supplement to the book (updated to 4th May 2015) is available in PDF format free of charge (2.0 MB).

Click here to download supplement


Margery Wharton completed a revised and much expanded edition of her classic book on “Postcards of Antarctic Expeditions” shortly before her untimely passing in September 2008. Margery’s remaining copies were obtained by our member Peter Cranwell. For further details please go to his website at: http://www.petespolarplace.com/books.htm#1


The multi-award winning catalogue, the bible of Falkland Islands and Dependencies Philately, has now reached the 6th Edition. For further details please go to Stefan’s website at: http://www.novastamps.com/stefan/Sidor/specFI.html  


This overview of Polar Philately, Arctic and Antarctic, was put together by Hal Vogel and published by the American Society of Polar Philatelists at the end of 2008. Highlight of the book is the “Gems Showcase” illustrating classic covers from Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions with most illustrations in colour. The first edition rapidly sold out and a limited reprint has been produced. Further details concerning price and ordering are available on the American Society of Polar Philatelists website: http://www.polarphilatelists.org/