ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 3
Great Voyages of Discovery—Roald Amundsen.
117. ROALD AMUNDSEN. Issued by Ty-phoo Tea. (1962). Card number 20 of a set of 24 entitled "Great Voyages of Discovery". Size: Ca. 4.35" x 1.6".
Recto: View of 5 men one of whom is planting a Norwegian flag in the snow. To the left is text: GREAT VOYAGES | of DISCOVERY | Roald Amundsen | (1872-1928) | While exploring the Canadian Arcitc (1903-6) this Norwegian discovered a north west passage to the East. In December 1911 he became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating Captain Scott by 32 days. In 1926 flew over the North Pole in an airship. Died rescuing General Nobile, an Italian Arctic explorer.
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.