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lot # 3001 - united states postal history Paper Americana - Autographs

Price: $ 100.00
Tuesday Jun 22, 2021 10:00 to Thursday Jun 24, 2021 18:30 America/New_York
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Cook, Frederick (1865-1940, American explorer, physician, and ethnographer), ALS signed "Frederick A Cook" on 1912 two-page letter on Bangor House/ Bangoe Mane letterhead, to a Gerald Christy and referring to a US lecture tour, pages of letter torn and well repaired not affecting a bold signature; Cook claimed that he had discovered the North Pole in 1908, making him a controversial figure. His fellow American explorer Robert E. Peary is generally credited with having achieved this feat in 1909 and he publicly denounced Cook»s claim. Dr. Cook achieved fame as an explorer, serving as surgeon on Peary»s first Arctic expedition (1891-92) and leading others to explore and climb Denali (Mount McKinley; 1903-06).Sale 3043: United States Postal History and Flight Covers - Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 2 p.m. Eastern

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