February 2015 Auction Ends Thursday, February 26th, 5pm Pacific
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Legendary Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen autograph letter signed from 1907, thanking Admiral Henry W. Lyon for taking care of his legendary ''Gjoa'' vessel. The Gjoa was the 45 ton fishing vessel that Amundsen famously led on the debut expedition through the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906. The mythical Amundsen went on to become the first explorer to visit both the North and South poles. After the Northwest Passage expedition, the Gjoa was lent to the Norwegian community of San Francisco, California and resided in various parts of the city before it was put on display in the city's Golden Gate Park. It stayed in the city until 1972, when it was transferred back to Norway where it remains to this day. In the letter, written on Amundsen's personal stationary, he thanks the Admiral ''...for the great honor you showed my enterprise & myself in taking personally the 'Gjoa' over to Mare Island...I am going to San Francisco in the autumn & shall have great pleasure in paying you a visit...Roald Amundsen...'' Measures 4.5'' x 7''. Dampstaining on right and two small staple holes to top. Very good condition.
Autograph Letter Signed by Arctic Explorer Roald Amundsen in 1907 -- Amundsen Thanks Admiral Lyon for Taking Care of His Beloved Gjoa Ship That Safely Took Him Through the Northwest PassageAutograph Letter Signed by Arctic Explorer Roald Amundsen in 1907 -- Amundsen Thanks Admiral Lyon for Taking Care of His Beloved Gjoa Ship That Safely Took Him Through the Northwest Passage
Autograph Letter Signed by Arctic Explorer Roald Amundsen in 1907 -- Amundsen Thanks Admiral Lyon for Taking Care of His Beloved Gjoa Ship That Safely Took Him Through the Northwest Passage
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Auction closed on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
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