Covers from Siple Station, Antarctica, 1980's

Cachet from ITT Antarctic Services, the contractor at that time.

The old Holmes-Narver cachet still being used for Siple Station in 1986; this cover made quite a trip around the world enroute back to my oldest son!  I give a special thanks to Lee Larson, HMC, USN, Ret., who was the person who signed this cover before it made its trip around the world!  Polar philatelists owe a debt of gratitude to the selfless assistance folks like Lee have rendered to us over the years, and I am very grateful.  As I recall this cover took almost two years to make it back home.

One of the final Siple Station covers I remember receiving.

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