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Sir Walter William "Wally" Herbert

Sir Walter William Herbert (24 October 1934 – 12 June 2007), known as ‘Wally’, was a British polar explorer, writer and artist.

In 1969 he became the first man fully recognized for walking to the North Pole, on the 60th anniversary of Robert Peary's famous, but disputed, expedition.

He was described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as "the greatest polar explorer of our time".

During the course of his polar career, which spanned more than 50 years, he spent 15 years in the wilderness regions of the polar world. He traveled with dog teams and open boats well over 23,000 miles – more than half of that distance through unexplored areas

Self portrait by Sir Wally Herbert

"FIRST ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN"  by VASSdesign

In February 1968, with three others, Wally set out on the British Trans-Arctic Expedition, the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean – a surface as unstable and unsafe as anywhere on Earth. There would not be a day when the floes on which they travelled or slept on, were not drifting in response to currents and winds. On 6 April 1969, they finally reached the North Pole.

Two months later, Wally and his team completed their journey, some 3,720 route miles in all.

This design was created with the help of Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones, and his wife Kari Herbert, daughter of Sir Wally Herbert, for the 50th Anniversary (2018-19) of the crossing.

"DISCOVERY EXPEDITION EMBLEM"  by VASSdesign

Based on the emblem used on letter heads by the British Antarctic Expedition 1901.

"BRITISH NATIONAL

 ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1901"  

 by VASSdesign

The British National Antarctic Expedition 1901, also known as the Discovery Expedition. Digitally remastered and colourized version of Shackleton, Scott, and Wilson who traveled as far as the Farthest South mark at a reported 82°17′S.
Part of the 'Age of Polar Exploration' collection.

"ARCTIC DINNER 1876"

  by VASSdesign

A menu from a dinner to welcome back Captain George Strong Nares and the men of the British Arctic Expedition. The dinner was held in December 1876, a month after the ships reached Portsmouth. The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, led by Sir George Strong Nares, was sent by the British Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery (captained by Henry Frederick Stephenson), sailed from Portsmouth on 29 May 1875. Although the expedition failed to reach the North Pole, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were extensively explored and large amounts of scientific data were collected.
 

"WELDON'S KNITTED WOOLENS"

  by VASSdesign

Original concept Edwardian style ad for Weldon's Practical Knitter. Great for the sewing room, or the Mancave!

"CADBURY'S ARCTIC COCOA"

  by VASSdesign

Reproduction concept of 'Cadbury's Hot Cocoa In the Arctic Regions' advertisement.
 

"SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

AT PHILHARMONIC HALL"

 by VASSdesign

Reproduction of an ad for lectures given by Sir Ernest Shackleton at the Philharmonic Hall, post Endurance Expedition. A must have for all Shackleton fans!!

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"1907 EXPEDITION MACKINLAY'S WHISKY"

 by VASSdesign

Among the provisions designed to sustain his British Antarctic Expedition of 1907, Ernest Shackleton brought with him a total of 46 crates of Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky.

This is an artist's rendition of the famous crates, which can still be found around the hut at Cape Royds. All illustrated parts of this reproduction were digitally hand drawn as close to the real design as possible.

ROALD AMUNDSEN

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, 1872 – 1928, was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12 which was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911.

In 1926, he was the first expedition leader for the air expedition to the North Pole.

Amundsen is recognized as the first person, without dispute, as having reached both poles. He is also known as having the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903–06) in the Arctic.

In June 1928, while taking part in a rescue mission for the Airship Italia, the plane he was in disappeared.

"ROALD AMUNDSEN EXPLORER"

 by VASSdesign

Based on the cover art from the 1935 book by Charles Turley, this design was entirely digitally hand drawn.

"ROALD AMUNDSEN SOUTH POLE"

 by VASSdesign

Artists rendition based on stamp printed in Hungary in 1987, this design was entirely digitally hand drawn and re-designed.
 

"HOME OF THE BLIZZARD" Australasian Antarctic

Expedition of 1911"

by VASSdesign

The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) was an Australasian scientific team that explored part of Antarctica between 1911 and 1914. It was led by the Australian geologist Douglas Mawson, who was knighted for his achievements in leading the expedition.
Part of the 'Age of Polar Exploration' collection.

"Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions "

by VASSdesign

A reproduction based on a stamp printed in Australia, shows territory badge, circa 1954.
The Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) is the historical name for the Australian Antarctic Program (AAp) administered for Australia by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).
Design was digitally hand drawn.

"JOHN RAE " by VASSdesign

Original design concept in tribute to Scottish explorer John Rae. John Rae was an Orcadian doctor who explored parts of Northern Canada, found the final portion of the Northwest Passage and reported the fate of the Franklin Expedition. In 1846–47 he explored the Gulf of Boothia northwest of Hudson Bay.

'Lieut. E.H. Shackleton Players        Cigarettes.' by VASSdesign

Adapted design based on a vintage collectors postcard of Lieut. Ernest H. Shackleton Players Cigarettes.

'Captain Scott's Fry's Cocoa'

  by VASSdesign

Expeditions would sometimes rely on commercial sponsorship, and numerous companies provided Scott’s expedition with the equipment they needed, from foods and medical stores to woolly underwear and fuel. In return, the companies could use the expedition in their advertising. One of which was J. S. Fry & Sons, who provided the expedition with 'Fry's Pure Concentrated Cocoa.'

"THE SHACKLETON HAT"

  by OHBOY!Handmade

"THE SHACKLETON HAT"

  by OHBOY!Handmade

"THE SHACKLETON HAT"

  by OHBOY!Handmade

Men's vintage style Polar Explorer wool balaclava hat in un-dyed wool.
Knit from authentic early 20th century pattern for seaman's/polar explorer balaclava cap.
Can be worn both over the face or pulled down below your chin.
100% fisherman's wool in natural un-dyed color.

Men's vintage style Polar Explorer wool balaclava hat in un-dyed wool.
Knit from authentic early 20th century pattern for seaman's/polar explorer balaclava cap.
Can be worn both over the face or pulled down below your chin.
100% fisherman's wool in natural un-dyed color.

"THE CREAN HAT" - Vintage style Polar Explorer crewman's hat

by OHBOY!Handmade

Vintage style Polar Explorer crewman's hat in 100% fisherman's wool in natural marled brown color.
Inspiration taken from Irish Polar Explorer Tom Crean.

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