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    Sale 7470

    Exploration and Travel

    26 - 27 September 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 373

    ROALD ENGELBREGT GRAVNING AMUNDSEN (1872-1928)

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    ROALD ENGELBREGT GRAVNING AMUNDSEN (1872-1928)

    Amundsen's bayonet carried on the Lincoln-Ellsworth expedition, 1925-26, numbered on the hilt and sheath, the blade marked at the hilt, wood and steel, 13 5/8in. (34.5cm.) long


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    Used by Amundsen to build the 500 metre long and 12 metre wide runway on the ice for the N25 in June 1925.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Roald Amundsen and thence by descent to the present owner.