08-16-2014 11:41 PM
Original late war zinc Rudolf Karneth block hinge. One of the most common, but still nice. Stewy
Note again the shiny obverse compared to the much duller reverse that was questioned as to this makers badges authenticity a couple of weeks ago in another thread. The damaged beak is typical of the late war worn die flaw that got worse as time progressed.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.