Gear from 1910-13 Scott Polar Expedition at Christie's

6:44 p.m. on September 21, 2010 (EDT)
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L.H. Hagen & Co skis and poles from Scott's 1910-13 South Pole expedition. For just $9,00-12,000 (or so) you can buy a pair of polar worthy skis with an epic story your ski buddies will be hard-pressed to top. Charles Seymour Wright, a Canadian member of the 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition, was wearing those skis when he discovered the frozen remains of expedition leader Captain Robert...

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2010/09/21/skis-scott-expedition.html

3:59 a.m. on September 22, 2010 (EDT)
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A little out of my price range, but I'd love to look the gear over, quite fun to see the collection.

12:22 p.m. on September 22, 2010 (EDT)
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Here you go Alan:

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/searchresults.aspx?intSaleID=22780#action=refine&intSaleID=22780&sid=3c5447e3-c077-4401-a13e-b1444d11e2e6

It takes a little digging, but you can pull up all the items. Refine the search with "All other categories of objects" and you get quite a few pieces of equipment.

10:49 a.m. on September 23, 2010 (EDT)
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Thanks for the link and sadly all are out of my price range at the moment.

12:46 p.m. on September 23, 2010 (EDT)
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I think it's interesting to see what gear, photos, and artifacts from expeditions and exploration are still available out there, for collectors with the money, of course.

FYI, the skis went for $16,522 (£10,625). Maybe someone bought them for Alan as a present!

I think the pocket sextant is interesting. It was "only" $6,803 (£4,375).

Scott's silk Union Jack flag went for $113,904 (£73,250)!

My budget certainly doesn't allow for such collecting, but I wonder, if I had the chance to have one piece of historical piece of gear what would I pick?

2:21 p.m. on September 23, 2010 (EDT)
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Alicia, I'll let you know if the UPS driver delivers the skis. If I had the chance to have a piece of historical gear it might be a compass or possibly a map.

Speaking of vintage kit, an interesting post on Spiritburner regarding the Primus stove setup from the 1953 Everest expedition.

http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/showtopic.php?tid/19026/tp/1/

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