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CLASSIC CINDERELLAS ARCTIC MERCY FLIGHT

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    Posted: 06 May 2010 at 14:56
Arctic Air Mercy Flight Polar Bear Alaska Cinderella



This stamp commemorates the mercy flight that was to carry serum to counter a diptheria epidemic in Nome Alaska in 1925.

Because of the danger, dog teams were ultimately used to bring the serum to Nome, but the stamps were printed anyway.  The Polar Bear in the center is modeled after the 1925 Norwegian stamps that were issued to fund Roald Amundsen's North Pole Flight.



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Beautiful stamp!
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I agree, its a classic. clean pleasing design and well worth looking out for one. 
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Where could someone get their hands on one of those stamps Question 
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Build a time machine, go back to 1925, catch diptheria and emigrate to Alaska. Easy
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Hi - There are some of these on eBay this week.
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Originally posted by ambrofos ambrofos wrote:

Hi - There are some of these on eBay this week.

Could you post a link for them? cant seem to find them Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.
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Some more on eBay

A whole spectrum of colours. Could this be a full set?
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