1931 POSTAL HISTORY - AUTOGRAPH BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN WELCOMES EAGLE SCOUT00MV73
Autographed cover by Paul A. Siple (1908-1968) American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928-1930 and 1933-1935, having first gone representing the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout. Siple was also a Sea Scout. His first and third books covered these adventures. Siple and Charles F. Passel developed the wind-chill factor. From 1963-66 he served as the first U.S. Scientific Attache to Australia and New Zealand. Antarctic features Siple Coast and Siple Island were named in his honor. VERY ATTRACTIVE 1931 special cover Battle Creek, Michigan Welcomes Eagle Scout Paul A. Siple. Signed by Siple. Stamp addressed but doesn't detract.
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