ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2
Men of Courage—Roald Amundsen.
089. ROALD AMUNDSEN. Issued by Anglo-American Chewing Gum Ltd ('Bell Boy' Bubble Gum). (1950s). Card number 3221 from a set of 36 entitled "Men of Courage". Size: Ca. 3.9" x 2.62".
Recto: Amundsen on snowshoes with Norwegian flag in background. Text: 'BELL BOY' SERIES OF 36 MEN OF COURAGE | The life and exploits of Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) is a moving story of human heroism and endurance. Since early youth his only purpose in life was polar exploration. This he realised admirably for he became the first man to navigate the northwest Passage in 1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911. | He lost his life in the Arctic when engaged in an attempt to rescue an Italian explorer whose seaplane had been wrecked there in 1928. | 32 | On left margin: ANGLO 'BELL BOY' Regd. BUBBLE GUM. On right margin: ANGLO AMERICAN CHEWING GUM LTD, HALIFAX, ENGLAND. At base of card: MADE FROM GUM-BASE SUGAR, CORN STARCH, NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS & COLOURING | BUBBLE GUM | ANGLO 'BELL BOY' | TRADE MARK | BUBBLE GUN | ANGLO-AMERICAN CHEWING GUM LTD. HALIFAX, ENGLAND
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.