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May 2024
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An interesting curiosity has come to light in the wake of our article on the ill-starred Russian-American telegraph (June, 1975). George Cheren of South Miami, Florida, a member of the American Society of Polar Philatelists, has sent us a photograph of an old cover (envelope) bearing an optimistic engraving that shows the half of the globe the line was to cover. The Polar Philatelists, says Mr. Cheren, “study and write on polar and subpolar history and life, as reflected in or commemorated by stamps and philatelic items, including postal history. We try for original source research wherever possible.” Their publication is called Ice Cap News .

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