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16 August 2018 - Captain Cook's Voyages 250th Anniversary
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook setting sail in one of the greatest voyages of discovery of all time aboard HMS Endeavour with nearly 100 men including astronomers, artists and scientists. The expedition was an incredible success, during which Cook and his men initiated the first European contact with Eastern Australia, mapped New Zealand and accurately observed the transit of Venus.
Stamp: 1st class: Captain James Cook by Nathaniel Dance, Triumph of the Navigators by Robin Brooks
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Postmark: Captain Cook & The Endeavour Voyage, Shadwell*, London, with a portrait.
* Shadwell was where Cook lived in London.