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Monday, September 25, 2006

The truth about Pitcairn's water damaged Radio Covers

Here is a copy of a letter from 1958 which tells the true story of how the 1938 Pitcairn "Radio Covers" came to be water damaged. Forget the more romantic version which says they fell in the sea near Pitcairn, the truth is rather boring!

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Captain Cook on the Bounty!

Anyone know if this scene was based on fact? Right in the middle there's a picture of Captain Cook. This is a production continuity still from the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, I think it is a studio set rather than actually on board the replica Bounty. The clapper board has the date September 13th 1961.

Incorrect comment on Radio Cover

This 1938 "Radio Cover" has a pencil written note on the front explaining that it "has been water coated due to all mail for this island being put in a container and then thrown in the ocean" . . . that's not how I understand the Pitcairn mail system works! The true story is actually rather boring as I understand it. The Radio Covers were stored in the basement of a stamp shop that was flooded.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

What is Tom Christian doing in this photo?

Here's a photograph taken in one of our member's kitchens. But what is Tom Christian up to? Members will find out in the January 2007 edition of the "UK Log"!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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