Friday, October 22, 2010

British Voyage of The Endeavour - 1997

Year of Issue: 1997

I am excited today to find this surprise treasure in my letter box. Many thanks to my friend, Laura Termes of Canada, presently pursuing higher studies at UK.

This is a Limited Edition Souvenir Aerogramme issued by Royal Mail in 1997 to commemorate voyage of 'replica' of HMS Endeavour around the world.  HMS Endeavour is the ship of Captain James Cook, (1728 - 1779) on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.

The front side shows the replica Endeavour in full sail at sea; Captain James Cook is depicted on the reverse, writing notes in his log book; the inner flap shows the sail routes of Endeavour in 1768 and replica ship in 1997.

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