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Sunday, November 12, 2006
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Sunday, October 01, 2006
I’m not sure when these fascinating photographs were taken, but they appeared to be Polaroids (the originals were in colour but I only have access to the black and white scans that were printed in the UK Log, July 1998) and they were purchased in the early ’80s by our member Tony Fisher from a Postal Auction. The Lot was sold by a Mr Vosper Arthur of Liverpool who, from correspondence within the collection, was in regular contact with Roy Clark.
If any reader can help to date them please let me know. Interesting to see all those famous Pitcairn wheelbarrows in use.
Larger pictures can be viewed by clicking on the small images.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Here is a copy of a letter from 1958 which tells the true story of how the 1938 Pitcairn "Radio Covers" came to be water damaged. Forget the more romantic version which says they fell in the sea near Pitcairn, the truth is rather boring!
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Friday, September 22, 2006
Anyone know if this scene was based on fact? Right in the middle there's a picture of Captain Cook. This is a production continuity still from the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, I think it is a studio set rather than actually on board the replica Bounty. The clapper board has the date September 13th 1961.
This 1938 "Radio Cover" has a pencil written note on the front explaining that it "has been water coated due to all mail for this island being put in a container and then thrown in the ocean" . . . that's not how I understand the Pitcairn mail system works! The true story is actually rather boring as I understand it. The Radio Covers were stored in the basement of a stamp shop that was flooded.