Captain James Cook Stamps
These Royal Mail stamps were affixed to specially designed envelopes and postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued.
16.08.2018 | Captain James Cook, Postmarked at WhitbyBUY NOW £19.75
1st Chart of Discoveries
1st Boathouse and canoe on Raiatea
£1.45 Maori clifftop fort
£1.45 Reparing the Endeavour
Limited Edition: 200 copies Worldwide.
Notes: Royal Mail marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook setting sail in one of the greatest voyages of discovery of all time aboard HMS Endeavour with nearly 100 men including astronomers, artists and scientists. The expedition was an incredible success, during which Cook and his men initiated the first European contact with Eastern Australia, mapped New Zealand and observed the transit of Venus.
The three year voyage revealed unprecedented information about the lands, peoples, flora and fauna of the Pacific to European eyes, and set new standards for cartography, scientific enquiry and exploration. These covers are printed on the finest quality linen textured paper and then lovingly hand made into envelopes.
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