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    Ernest Shackleton Signed Check Three years after Roald Amundsen reached the Pole in 1911, Shackleton and a crew of 28 men set out in his ship Endurance, hoping to be the first to cross the polar continent. After their ship was destroyed by the ice, they set out in lifeboats. Shackleton, known as "The Boss," took five men and sailed 800 miles in an open boat from Elephant Island to the island of South Georgia, then went back and saved the rest of his crew, all of whom survived. Almost two years after starting out, they reached safety in South America in September of 1916. You are bidding on a Union of London & Smiths Bank check dated November 21, 1911, payable to Cash for eight pounds and signed by Shackleton. It is in excellent condition, his black signature is lightly pen-cancelled in red (as to be expected). Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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