Falkland Islands Dependencies

Ref: G3750
  • £95.00

1948 cover to New Zealand, endorsed at the upper left ‘Marguerite Bay’, with a 6d with the variety ‘Gap in 80th parallel’ (SGG6a) tied by a violet SOUTH SHETLANDS ‘D’ AP 7 48 cancel. Auckland 27 JL transit and Mangawai 28 JL 48 arrival cancels are on the cover. Marguerite Bay, or Margaret Bay, is an extensive bay on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, which is bounded on the north by Adelaide Island and on the south by Wordie Ice Shelf, George VI Sound and Alexander Island. A scarce cover from there to an unusual destination.