Signed First Day Covers. Movie Star signed photos. APOLLO & NASA SPACE. Explorer Vivian Fuchs signed collection + ORIGINAL Trans-Antarctic paper. Sir Vivian Fuchs hand written and signed letter on his own headed notepaper along with a 5.5×3.5 inch photo, signed by him. Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs FRS (11 February 1908 11 November 1999) was an English explorer whose expeditionary team completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica in 1958. Fuchs is best known as the leader of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, a Commonwealth-sponsored expedition that completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica. Planning for the expedition began in 1953, and envisioned the use of Sno-Cat tractors to cross the continent in 100 days, starting at the Weddell Sea, ending at the Ross Sea, and crossing the South Pole. Fuchs and his party arrived in Antarctica in January 1957 after camp had been set up. The party departed from Shackleton Base on 24 November 1957. During the trek, a variety of scientific data were collected from seismic soundings and gravimetric readings. Scientists established the thickness of ice at the pole, and the existence of a land mass beneath the ice. On 2 March 1958, Fuchs and company completed the 100-day trip by reaching Scott Base, having travelled 2,158 miles. Flat items are packaged in board backed envelopes. Larger items such as 8×12 photographs an additional plastic stiffener is also used. Items larger than 8×12 inches are usually sent in a sturdy tube. We are UACC Registered Dealer RD209. We continue to hold a large number of’Private Signings’ with Concorde Pilots, WWII Veterans, Celebrities and so on, in order to guarantee authenticity. _gsrx_vers_811 GS 7.0.9 (811). The item “Explorer Vivian Fuchs hand written & signed letter & photo collection” is in sale since Sunday, November 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “buyautographs” and is located in Ashford, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country Of Manufacture: United Kingdom