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Posted 07/12/2012   05:28 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add KGV Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A very new Australian issue.

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KGV Collector - Great idea for a thread!

Here is my first contribution: René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, (1643-1687) was a French explorer of the Great Lakes region of North America, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of La Salle,a map of Louisiana, and two sailing ships, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, and issued by France on December 18, 1982 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of La Salle's discovery of Louisiana, Scott No. 1848, Y&T No. 2250.

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Vasco Núńez de Balboa (c. 1475-1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World. Here is an image of a definitive stamp featuring a portrait of Balboa, engraved and printed by the Hamilton Bank Note Company, New York, and issued by Panama in November, 1906, Scott No. 186, SG No. 291.

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Posted 07/13/2012   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mssr.s Cartier (X2) and Champlain.
I believe both gentlemen had a hand in exploring what we now call Canada.

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Posted 07/13/2012   12:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mr Columbus preferred sunnier climes.



While Mr Pizzaro is known more as a 'conqueror' than an explorer. He preferred golden climes.



Once again SCF distracts me from things I Should be doing.
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Posted 07/13/2012   12:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, just one more.
From the US 1898 Trans Mississippi series...

Pere Jacques Marquette on the ol' Mississip' and General John Charles Fremont atop the Rocky Mountains.

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I agree, lovely topic.
Mssr. Jacques Cartier again with his crew of merry men sighting Canada (the Canadas). Canada 1934, Scott #208.

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Posted 07/13/2012   4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We put our explorers up on a pedestal. And rightly so.
Champlain again.



Based on a sculpture by Paul-Romain Chevré
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Posted 07/13/2012   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nethryk
I've been to Cavelier-de-LaSalle highschool and I live in the burrow of LaSalle in Montreal just near the St Lawrence River and the Lachine rapids, something to see!

Discovery of Vinland in year 1000 by Leif Eriksson

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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (1879-1933) was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Rasmussen, designed by Viggo Bang, engraved by Bent Jacobsen, and issued by Greenland on November 24, 1960 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rasmussen's establishment of the missionary and trading station at Thule (now Dundas), Scott No. 47, Facit No. 45, plus a photo of the explorer.

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Ferdinand who?

Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476-1526) was a Basque explorer who completed the first circumnavigation of the world. As Ferdinand Magellan's second in command, Elcano took over after Magellan's death in the Philippines. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Elcano and the Spanish carrack Victoria in which he performed this feat, engraved by Pablo Sampedro Molero, and issued by Spain on March 1, 1976 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Elcano's birth, Scott No. 1935, Edifil No. 2310.

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Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (1866-1934) was an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy who led the problematic Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–99. Here is an image of a semi-postal stamp featuring a portrait of Gerlache and his icebound exploration ship, the Belgica, engraved by Jean De Vos, and issued by Belgium on October 8, 1966, Scott No. B798, SG No. 1991, plus a photo of the explorer which may have been a model for the stamp's design.

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Brazil 1954
300th anniversary of Sorocaba

Baltazar Fernandes was a Portuguese colonist of Brazil who led the expeditions called Bandeirantes into the interior and laid the foundations of Sorocaba in the year 1654. (Wikipedia)

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Hungary Europa 1994
Great discoveries

Johannes Ludovicus Ritter von Payer (2 September 1841 – 19 August 1915) was an Austro-Hungarian Arctic explorer and an Arctic landscape artist. (Wikipedia)

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Merriweather Lewis and William Clark set out on an expedition across the Louisiana Territory in May 1804. This stamp was issued on July 28, 1954 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that expedition. It depicts Lewis, Clark, and their Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea landing on the Missouri Riverbank.

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Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus's voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America," probably deriving its name from the feminized Latin version of Vespucci's first name. Here are images of a pair of stamps depicting Vespucci and an early map of America, designed by F. Caruso, engraved by Mario Colombati, and issued by Italy on December 31, 1954 to commemorate the 500th anniversay of Vespucci's birth, Scott Nos. 665 & 666.

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