Byrd Station, Antarctica
later known as Byrd Surface Camp
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Postcard picturing the Antenna Array at Byrd 's Expedition, 1934
Used courtesy of Merri, ARS ABØMV
QSL card that was inside another of the late Fred Ranlett's covers from Byrd.
Early Machine cancel 05-30-57
Printed cachet from National Geographic Society, Op Deep Freeze wording in killers; there was an enclosure with this cover; a printed note from COMNAVSUPPFORANTARCTICA.
Independence Day, 1968
Cachet on back of above 1968 cover; note general similarity to Hallett cachet; a similar cachet seems to have been in use at all stations in the 1960's...
A Cachet from Stanford University's, Winter-Over party, postmarked at Byrd 1971
Deep Freeze '79 cover ... formerly owned by Joe Hogan.
Seven autographs... not bad; this is a recycle of the old DF 79 cachet. It appears someone has just taken an X-acto knife or similar tool and sectioned out the portion of the rubber stamp that said '79. Whatever works...
My last cover from Byrd was in 1989; I don't know the exact date of closure of the station. If you have that information, please let me know and I will place it on this page for informational purposes. I do know that mail I attempted to send there in 1992 came back with markings saying the station was closed.
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