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Latin America Country Collections
 
 
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Lot 1061

Argentina, Specialized Antarctic Postal History Collection, 1942-2012. Approximately 700 covers, in 11 small Lighthouse cover albums, a few signed by Commanding officers or expedition crews. Cancelled during Expeditions or at one of their 13 stations, that are part of a multi-nation mission to advance general scientific research in the areas of Marine Biology, Meteorology and general scientific advancement. This area has been a territory of great contention with competing claims overlapping with Chile and British Antarctic Territory, the British exert their claim via the Falkland and South Georgia Islands which caused Britain and Argentina to actually enter a brief war in 1982, although hostilities have ceased, this area is contested, but peaceful diplomatic relations have prevailed. This area has become quite popular over the years spawning international study groups all over the world., Fine to Very Fine, an interesting collection of one of the few countries that have permanent settlements in Antarctica.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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