ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS
No 308. Robert F. Scott, issued by Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate, No. 21 of 25 in "With Captain Scott at the South Pole" series, issued circa 1913. Size: circa 1.75" x 2.5"
Recto: Picture of cairn.
Cairn Erected to Captain Scott, R.N., & His Companions
Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate, Makers to H.M. the King
Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate
Makers to H.M. the King.
Verso: 25 in Series
With Captain Scott at the South Pole
When the search party found the last camp of the Polar party they collected the records and then covered the remains, and held a burial service. A cairn was erected, and on this the following record was left: "This Cross and Cairn erected over the remains of Captain R.F. Scott, C.V.O., R.N., Dr. E.A. Wilson, and Lieutenant H.R. Bowers, R.I.M. Also to commemorate their two gallant comrades, Captain L.E.G. Oates and Petty Officer E. Evans."
300 Grands Prix, Gold Medals, &c.
Source: Peter Spielmann.