Covers from the United States Antarctic Research Program

 (USARP)

This is one of the earliest USARP covers I have. More to be added as time allows, on up into the 1980's and 90's.

BRANDED!!

In the following cover, we see that dear sweet Mrs. Straw (I call her by her first name, Opal) must have been a naughty girl! She incurred the wrath of the postal clerk and got the dreaded polar philatelic stamp of death, the infamous magenta-inked "advisio" rubber stamp admonishing her that collectors were limited to one cover from each Byrd & Pole, 3 covers from a Deep Freeze ship operating a Navy Post Office. Navy Postal Clerk, COMNAVSUPFOR, ANTARCTICA

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