Historic Mawson bottle could fetch $15,000

Historic Mawson bottle could fetch $15,000

The hardy Antarctic expeditioners from almost a century ago would pass the long, polar nights by smoking and playing cards for chocolate bars, and usually with a glass of port in hand. Now, decades after such provisions made life bearable for Sir Douglas Mawson’s band of pioneers, a new value is set to be established for a bottle they left behind. The 92-year-old bottle of port made for Mawson’s 1929 expedition is expected to fetch around $15,000 when auctioned at a dinner this week, reports Nine News.

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