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Polar Philatelic Societies

1. The American Society of Polar Philatelists
Secretary/Editor: Alan Warren, P.O. Box 39, Exton, PA 19341-0039, USA,
Email: alanwar@att.net
Journal: Ice Cap News (quarterly)
Website: http://www.polarphilatelists.org which will lead you to fascinating sections on Arctic and Antarctic Philately, plus a Membership Application form and further contact details for the Society.

2. Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group
Chairman: Hugh A Osborne, 6 Russet Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2LG, UK
Email: hugh.osborne@ntlworld.com
Membership Secretary: Douglas W. A. Jeffery, 8 Bridge Court, Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BW
Secretary: Morva White, 42 Colton Road, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wilts SN6 8AZ, UK
Email: morvawhite@supanet.com
Journal: The Upland Goose (quarterly)
Editor: Bill Featherston, 114 Dunkirk Avenue, Desborough, Northamptonshire NN14 2PN, UK
Email: bilcon@kirkfield.idps.co.uk
Website: http://www.fipsg.org.uk

3. The Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain (PPHSGB)
Membership Secretary: Robert F McMillan, 46 New Village Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 4NA, UK
Email: polar@mcmillan.karoo.co.uk
Journal: Polar Post (quarterly)
Editor: John H Youle, Kellerstraße 16, D-81667 Munich Germany
Email: jyoule@hotmail.de
Website: http://www.pphsgb.org/

4. Society for Polar Philately
Secretary: Peter Brigden, PO Box 408, Wahroonga, NSW 2076, Australia
Email: pbrigden@wongmayes.com.au
Editor: Graham Englefield, PO Box 215, Spit Junction, NSW 2088 Australia
Email: royalistrd@bigpond.com
Journal: Penguin Views (3 times a year)

5. Union Française de Philatélie Polaire SATA
Secretary: Roger Venturini, BP 53, 54262 Longuyon Cedex, France
Email: venturiniroger@aol.com
Journal: Terres Polaires (quarterly)
Website: http://www.ufpp-sata.com.fr

6. ALPHIPOL - Alsace Philatélie Polaire
Postal Address: 12 rue de Copenhague, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Président: Henri Dreyfus, E-mail: Henri.Dreyfus@inserm.u-strasbg.fr
Trésorier: Colette Diard, E-mail: colette.diard@wanadoo.fr
Secrétaire: Pascal Thomas, E-mail: pascal.thomas57@wanadoo.fr
Journal: Polaris (quarterly)
Website: http://www.alphipol.com

7. Club de Philatélie Polaire de France
Trésorier: Gilles Troispoux, 2 rue Turbil, 69003 Lyon, France
Email: gilles.troispoux@wanadoo.fr

8. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Polarphilatelie e.V.
Chairman: Siegfried Nicklas, Morgensternstr 33, D 60596 Frankfurt/M Germany
Secretary: Hans-Werner Helfenbein, Krokodilweg 10, D 70499 Stuttgart, Germany
Journal: Polarphilatelie (quarterly)
Website: www.arge-polarphilatelie.de 

9. Polarpost-Sammlerverein Bielefeld e.V.
Secretary: Uwe Rüppel, Postfach 2343, 33053 Paderborn, Germany
Journal: Polarkurier (quarterly)

10. Sociedad Espanola de Filatelia Polar
President: Juan Bautista Beltran Reverter, Apartado de Correos 7, 43530 Alcanar, Spain
Email: BATISTE.BELTRAN@terra.es
Journal: Correo Polar (half-yearly)

11. Australian Cover Society
Secretary/Editor: Michael Moore, 25 Florentine Circuit, Kaleen ACT 2617, Australia
Email: mooremv2002@yahoo.com.au
Journal: The Cover Collector - Journal of the Australian Cover Society (3 times a year)
Website: http://www.acs-inc.com.au/home.html
Although not a Polar Philatelic Society per se, a lot of information about polar covers and other polar philatelic matters is provided in its Journal.

12. The Australian Airmail Society Inc.
Secretary/Editor: John Bodnar, PO Box 395, Edwardstown, South Australia 5039, Australia
Email: mibetco@senet.com.au
Journal: The Australian Aerophilatelist (quarterly)
Not a Polar Philatelic Society but it has some interesting stuff.

Antarctic & Polar Philatelic Websites

1. The Australian Antarctic Division website is probably known to you all, but just in case, here it is:

2. From the other side of the Tasman the Antarctica New Zealand - The New Zealand Antarctic Institute website is also worth a visit:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz as is:

3.Antarctic Links: The University of Canterbury provides a valuable page entitled  Gateway Antarctica at:

4. The Antarctic Circle is a thorough, interesting compendium of all things Polar. Antarctic happenings, people, places and history—and just about everything else relative to high latitudes:

5. The Antarctic Connection is a commercial site but it has a wealth of information including a section on Sir Ernest Shackleton and a comprehensive list of links. You can also sign up for a free newsletter, which is sent by email.

6. Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coallition (ASOC) founded in 1978 to increase awareness of environmental damage in Antarctica
For more information go to: http://www.asoc.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

7a. XXX Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting - New Delhi 2007.
For more information go to: http://atcm2007.gov.in

7b XXXII Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting – Baltimore, Maryland 2009.
For more information go to: http://www.atcm2009.gov

8. British Antarctic Survey. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council. Based in Cambridge UK, it has, for almost 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent.

9a. The Byrd Polar Research Center is located at the Ohio State University. More information about the Center can be found at: http://bprc.osu.edu

9b. The Byrd Polar Research Archival Program
In the Archives there are a number of important Collections including:
The Papers of Admiral Richard E. Byrd -
The Papers of Sir George Hubert Wilkins - and several others including the records of the American Polar Society. The collections can be accessed at:

10. Heritage Antarctica is a coalition of national Antarctic Heritage Trusts, which have come together to: "Promote the restoration, preservation and protection of the structures, artefacts and records which reflect the history of human endeavour in Antarctica, as a means to increase understanding of the importance of the Antarctic environment and as an inspiration for future generations."
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust website, especially the Links, is well worth a visit at:

11. The James Caird Society, established in l994 and a registered charity, is the only institution that exists to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton (l874-l922), especially during the ill-fated but glorious Endurance expedition.

12. New Zealand Antarctic Society (NZAS). The Society brings together people interested in Antarctica, to share knowledge in the fields of all sciences, exploration, discovery and mapping of Antarctica, to seek protection of the Antarctic environment, and to promote New Zealand's interests in Antarctica.

13. Polar Conservation Organization (PCO) is a Brussels based and registered non-profit foundation, committed to ensuring a sustainable future for both Polar Regions.
For more information go to: http://www.polarconservation.org/

14. Polar Philately Exploring the world North and South of 60 degrees.

The Polar Philately Mailing List was founded in August 1999 by Michael de Jong from the Netherlands, and in December 2004 responsibility for the project was assumed by Murray Lundberg from Canada. The project includes this Web site, and the free Polar Philately Email Discussion List.

The Polar Philately Email Discussion List currently has over 260 members from around the world, enabling its subscribers to share and exchange information and to discuss topics related to the collecting or study of philatelic material from the circumpolar world.
Please visit the Web site at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/polarphilately for full information.

14a. Stamp Collecting - Rubber Stamps, Philately & More!
Another great source of information for philatelists.

15. Royal Geographical Society, London, UK See section on Frank Hurley in this website:

16. Save the Albatross, the race is on. 100,000 Albatrosses are killed every year on fishing hooks. Stop the slaughter - save the Albatross.
For more information go to:http://www.savethealbatross.net

17. Scott Polar Research Institute. The oldest research centre in the world covering both the Arctic and Antarctic; and the Scott Polar Research Institute Library. Searchable database with over 30,000 publications about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

18. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society seeks to defend, conserve and protect marine wildlife worldwide

19. Shackleton Centenary Expedition 2008. With the centenary of the Nimrod fast approaching, a young team of the descendants from the original Nimrod team - which includes Shackleton's great grandson, two of Adams' great grandsons, the great great grandsons of Charles Dorman (Shackleton' father-in-law) and Henry Worsley - resolved to celebrate the golden era of polar exploration. More details of their proposed expedition will become available on their website: http://www.shackletoncentenary.org
To learn more about where they're going and how they're getting there or to find out how you can help please contact the team: info@shackletoncentenary.org

20. Shane Murphy’s websites. See also reference to Shane on the Frank Hurley page.
Go to http://www.frankhurley.org/ and http://gallery.me.com/shanemurphy#gallery

21. Stefan Heijtz' Homepage -the website of Falkland Islands philately.

22. TERRE ADÉLIE: Une histoire postale et humaine… A wonderful site, which covers all things to do with Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF).

Other polar websites can be found through the links in the above websites. Also, a section on Frank Hurley and the Antarctic Expeditions of which he was a member is now included in this website. In it I provide links to the various collections of his photographs, diaries and films that are located in libraries, museums and other institutions around the world.

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