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Falkland Islands Dependencies (South Georgia) to United States
February 1, 1954

This is a registered first day cover for the 1954 Elizabeth II pictorials which featured explorers ships.
The first 10 stamps (of 15) through the 1/ have been applied (SG G26 to G35).

The four CDS postmarks indicate South Georgia, a Falkland Islands Dependency.
The community on South Georgia is Grytviken - a whaling town
which was a staging point for the exploration of the Antarctic.

The cover is addressed to a Nassau Street dealer in New York City.

There are 17 stations in the Falkland Islands Dependencies.
Can you imagine how difficult it would be to assemble
a complete set of first day covers postmarked in each station?


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