Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1956-58 Unissued Share Certificate Pair

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Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1956-58 Unissued Share Certificate Pair
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1956-58. Unissued Pair of Share Certificates for the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Both the same: White and black text, yellow rope border, purple background, South Pole depicted at center with the Ross Dependency Antarctic Circle, Pair of penguins at left, Portrait of Edmund Hillary at center with a facsimile copy of his signature, and a Dog sled team with man at right. Very colorful pair of certificates, VF condition. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) of 1955_1958 was a Commonwealth-sponsored expedition that successfully completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. It was the first expedition to reach the South Pole overland for 46 years, preceded only by Amundsen's expedition and Scott's expedition in 1911 and 1912. It was headed by British explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs, with New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary leading the New Zealand Ross Sea Support team. The New Zealand party included scientists participating in International Geophysical Year research while the British team were separately based at Halley Bay. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (20 July 1919 _ 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. From 1985 to 1988 he served as New Zealand's High Commissioner to India and Bangladesh and concurrently as Ambassador to Nepal.