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Robert Falcon Scott Autograph Letter Signed Sells for $3,873 at NateDSanders.com

To buy, sell or consign a Robert Falcon Scott autograph or a Robert Falcon Scott autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Robert Falcon Scott autograph

We at NateDSanders.com Auctions, have sold four Robert Falcon Scott autograph items and he always sells in the four figures, even for a basic Robert Falcon Scott autograph on just a page.  A Robert Falcon Scott autograph is rare and very desirable.  Here are descriptions, pictures and prices of each Robert Falcon Scott autograph that we have sold:

Robert Falcon Scott Autograph on a Typed Letter on “British Antarctic Expedition 1910” Stationery Asking New Zealand to Overturn Its Refusal to Allow James Mackintosh-Bell From Joining Expedition

Robert Falcon Scott autograph on a typed letter as Captain of the 1910 British Antarctic Expedition, now known as the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. On official letterhead dated 7 January 1910, Scott asks Expedition Advisory Committee member Sir Archibald Geikie for his help in persuading the New Zealand government to allow geologist James Mackintosh-Bell to join the expedition. Mackintosh-Bell declined Scott’s offer to join the 1901-1904 British National Antarctic expedition (Discovery) and, when this letter was written, was director of the Geological Survey of New Zealand. Scott writes this two page letter, hoping “…to have a statement from some scientific authority that Mr. Mackintosh-Bell would be a valuable addition to the Expedition staff and possibly that his knowledge of the geology of New Zealand would especially qualify him for work in the Antarctic continent…” He signs, “R.F. Scott” as well as making two handwritten corrections in the typed text of the letter. The approach failed (and thus saving Mackintosh-Bell’s life), and Bell remained in his position until 1911, but the letter is typical of Scott’s proactive attempts to bolster the scientific expertise of the expedition. Two sheets, measuring 8″ x 10″, are stapled in upper corner. Light creasing and a few tiny stains, else near fine.    Sold for $4,353.

Robert Falcon Scott autograph

Robert Falcon Scott Typed Letter Signed on “British Antarctic Expedition 1910” Stationery Asking New Zealand to Overturn Its Refusal to Allow James Mackintosh-Bell From Joining Expedition

1901 Robert Falcon Scott Autograph Letter Signed — While “At Sea” on Discovery Expedition Letterhead

Famed Antarctic explorer, Robert Falcon Scott autograph letter signed “R.F. Scott” while on the Discovery Expedition. Scott datelines his letter “At Sea, 18 September”, just a month into the venture. Written on “Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901” stationery, Scott expresses thanks for the donation of a book to the Discovery ship’s on-board library. Likely sent to the book’s author Henry Sulivan, it reads in part: “…very tardy thanks for your present – of ‘The Life & Letters of Sir BJ Sulivan’ – They reached me at a very busy time on the eve of our departure…” British hydrographer and sailor Sir Bartholomew J. Sulivan’s biography is in fact included in the printed “Catalogue of Books of the Discovery 1901,” which indicates it was shelved in Lieutenant Armitage’s cabin. Scott was killed in 1912 on his sophomore expedition, Terra Nova, and letters by him, especially on adventure are very uncommon. 2pp. letter on card-style stationery measures approximately 4.5″ x 7″. Very good condition.  Sold for $3,873.

Robert Falcon Scott autograph

Robert Falcon Scott 1901 Autograph Letter Signed — While “At Sea” on Discovery Expedition Letterhead — Scarce

Robert Falcon Scott Autograph Signed Twice on a Letter Re: His Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition — ”…sincere gratitude for your patriotic support…of the Expedition…” — With Handwritten Postscript — 1910

Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott autograph on a typed letter with a Robert Scott Falcon autograph note signed as Captain of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. He signs the letter on official letterhead, ”R Scott”. Dated 6 May 1910, it acknowledges a financial donation toward the doomed Terra Nova expedition by one Marjorie S. Sulivan. Scott adds a rare, handwritten, initialed postscript that reads in full: ”Thank you very much / It is very kind of you / I have made this / collection / R.S.” Single page letter measures 8” x 10”. Toning, creasing, and a small stain to left side. Two small chips to upper left, else near fine.  Sold for $2,772.

Robert Falcon Scott autograph

Robert Falcon Scott Twice Signed Letter Re: His Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition — “…sincere gratitude for your patriotic support…of the Expedition…” — With Handwritten Postscript — 1910

Antarctic Explorer Robert Falcon Scott Autograph

Robert Falcon Scott autograph. Scott, a British explorer and naval officer, led two expeditions to the South Pole between 1901 and 1912, and died on the return of the second expedition of starvation and freezing, along with his four-person crew. Signed and inscribed in black ink: “Yours ever / Robt. Scott” on a 2.5″ x 1.5″ card attached to 6.75″ x 8.75″ autograph album page. Very good condition with slight toning and foxing.   Sold for $1,824.

Robert Falcon Scott autograph

Rare Signature of Antarctic Explorer Robert Falcon Scott

To buy, sell or consign a Robert Falcon Scott autograph or a Robert Falcon Scott autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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