ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Sir Vivian Fuchs.
031. SIR VIVIAN FUCHS. Issued in the UK by Typhoo Tea Ltd. (1962). It is card number 2 from a set of 24 cards entitled "Great Achievements." The card was given away as a free premium in packages of "Typhoo" tea. Size: 1.4" x 2.65".
Recto: Portrait of Fuchs with sno-cats and mountains in the background.
Verso: GREAT | ACHIEVEMENTS | A Series of 24 | No. 2 | CROSSING THE | ANTARCTIC | A Commonwealth expedition led by Sir Vivian Fuchs made a 2,000-mile trans-antarctic journey in 1957-58, studying rock, ice and weather conditions. His party left Shackleton Base using tracked vehiicles called Sno-cats. At the South Pole he met Sir Edmund Hillary, leader of a New Zealand party. |
Issued By | Ty-Phoo | Tea Ltd | Birmingham, 5