Dr. Volker Strecke DL8JDX did participate the Polar Salon Liberec at Liberec City, Czech Republic.
Volker kindly sent WAP a report from the 5th International Polar Salon Conference in Liberec, Czech, of the last 4th to 16th Oct. 2022.
Dr. Volker wrote:
There was an interesting presentations program:
– Czech Antarctic Foundation: Johann Gregor Mendel Station (WAP CZE-NEW) and Eco Nelson Station (WAP CZE-Ø1)
– South Shetlands Postal History
– RRS James Clark Ross – The Story of her maiden voyage in 1991-1992
It was a big exhibition of many different philatelic topics including Arctic and Antarctic items. Besides many other interesting philatelic polar items displayed, there was an interesting exhibition of Historic Antarctic QSL cards from David Figg, Australia.
The Photo at left, shows Dr. Voker Strecke (Antarctic veteran) with Stefan Heijtz, the former Post Master of the James Clark Ross 1991-1992.
The Photo on the right, shows Volker with Steve Bennett, the author of:
“The Antarctic Compendium – A History from Discovery to the present day”.
This fascinating book has been rewarded with medal for excellence at the Polar Salon Conference, see https://www.antarctic-compendium.com/
TNX Dr. Volker Strecke DL8JDX