Did you know? Masonic Philately

Sir George Cathcart No. 617

James  Weddell  (1787-1834)

Scottish  Antarctic  Explorer




Weddell who first charted, in 1823, what is now called the Weddell Sea

The arm of the S Atlantic Ocean that cuts into the Antarctic continent SE of Cape Horn; area 8,000,000 sq km/3,000,000 sq mi. Much of it is covered with thick pack ice for most of the year.


Bro. James was a member of Lodge Royal Arch, Edinburgh, chartered in 1765 and has  long been dormant. (ref  Grand  Lodge  Year  Book  1978  page78.)



Stamps  Issued:-  Falkland  Island  Dependencies     1946  S.G. No.1-16.

    British Antarctic Territory              1973 S.G. No. SG 46