ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Scott's Rescue Party.
003. SCOTT'S TERRA NOVA EXPEDITION. Issued in a series of 12 by Cadbury Bros, Ltd. (Date: Undated but believed to be 1913). Overall Size: Ca. 4.8" x 1.5" Both ends of the card were designed to be trimmed off (see number 003.7 below to see untrimmed version). Trimmed Size: Variable but ca. 2.5" x 1.5". Top end text, recto: ANTARCTIC SERIES | CAPTAIN SCOTT | EXPEDITION | 1910 - 1913 | MAY BE CUT HERE. Lower end text, recto: MAY BE CUT HERE | No. 1 [2, 3, etc.] | SERIES OF TWELVE | CADBURY BROS. LTD. | BOURNVILLE ENG. | Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers. Top end text, verso: BOURNVILLE | COCOA | BY TEST | THE BEST. Lower end text, verso: CADBURY'S | CHOCOLATES | UNEQUALLED | FOR QUALITY | The Mark for Purity. | [device]. NOTE: Information and image for numbers 1, 4, 6, 7, 10-12 kindly provided by Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.
Recto: A black and white photograph within a black border showing 9 men on deck of ship. The caption reads: Scott's Rescue Party.
Verso: CADBURY'S | ANTARCTIC SERIES | The Antarctic Rescue Party. The Rescue Party who found the remains of Capt. Scott and his comrades. Capt. Scott, Dr. Wilson, and Lieut. Bowers died from exposure and want on 29th March, 1912, during a blizzard which lasted nine days. They were 11 miles from One Ton Depôt. Capt. Oates succumbed to exposure on March 17th, and Petty Officer Evans from concussion of the brain on Feb 17th, 1912. The South Pole was reached on January 17th, 1912.
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