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SGS109 Grytviken 3D £0.80 Full Sheet: Stamp full sheet cancelled

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80p - Shackleton’s Grave

Possibly the most famous resident of the Grytviken cemetery, the remains of the explorer Ernest Shackleton were laid to rest on South Georgia in 1922 after he suffered a fatal heart attack. Although initially there were plans to return the body of the veteran of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to Britain, his wife Emily requested he be buried on South Georgia.

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