ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Some Members of Scott Expedition.
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 of a group portrait of 10 on a ship's deck. Lower right corner: London News Agency. The caption reads: Some Members of Scott Expedition.
Verso: CADBURY'S | ANTARCTIC SERIES | Officers of Expedition. Some members of Scott Antarctic Expedition which sailed from London, June 1st, 1910, for New Zealand, with a crew of 60 men. Reading left to right they include:-Lieut. Pennell, Dr. Simpson, Lieut. Campbell, Capt. Scott, Mr. Wright, Capt. Oates, Lieut. Bowers. Of these Capt. Scott, Capt. Oates, and Lieut. Bowers attained their objective (South Pole), but died from exposure and want on the return march. With them also perished Dr. E. A. Wilson and Petty Officer Evans.
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