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Ernest Shackleton signed bank cheque

£2,500.00
SKU PT2008
  • A unique bank cheque signed by the renowned Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 – 1922) was an Irish Antarctic explorer who led three expeditions to the Antarctic.

 

His most famous expedition was the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917, during which his ship Endurance was trapped and then crushed by pack ice.

 

Shackleton led his crew to rescue, after surviving terrible conditions on the ice and a dangerous sea crossing to South Georgia Island. 

 

Scarce bank cheque filled out and signed by Shackleton, payable to cash for £42.10, dated 16th October 1911.

 

One margin bears a small Shackleton Collection ink stamp.

 

Cheque measures 8 by 3.25 in.

 

In very good condition, with very faint vertical fold, and punch and ink cancellations bank stamps over the signature.

 

Provenance: ex Stanley Gibbons.

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