Covers, labels and cachets
from Vessels/Expeditions of the
The Greenpeace organization has had vessels plying the Arctic and Antarctic waters for some years now, in addition to their other well known activities in discouragement of whaling in other seas. Here are a few examples of covers from their vessels or missions.
Worldpark Antarctica Expedition 1985-6
Close-up of the Worldpark Cachet from the cover above
What I found interesting about this M/V Gondwana cover was that I franked it with US postage, and it came back with this nice Auckland "Paquebot" marking, plus two ship/organizational markings.
This is a close-up of a single from a set of labels Greenpeace issued, date unknown. This is the dark seal; compare to the reversed (light) seal on the card below.
This card has one additional "chop" on the back side, which is a boxed marking. I suspect this vessel was in Arctic waters at the time it was mailed; note the Anchorage, Alaska postmark.
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