Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Canada: Franklin Expedition First Day Cover

In 2014, Parks Canada and its partners located the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of two ships from Sir John Franklin’s 1840’s journey in search of the Northwest Passage (so called Franklin Expedition). In the main image, the probable route of that ill-fated expedition is marked by a red dotted line through the icy Arctic waters. Franklin's voyage ended in tragedy when his ships became trapped in ice and the surviving sailors eventually died.




Stamps:
Franklin Expedition (whole set) - Issued: 06-08-2015 with special first day of issue postmark


Thanks Tristian for sending me this nice FDC!

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