Christie’s to Sell Relics of Robert Falcon Scott’s Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition

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LONDON (AP).- Skis, photos, scientific instruments and other relics from Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole are going under the hammer this week at Christie’s auction house. The items, which belonged to a Canadian member of the team, help fill out the picture of a doomed journey that has become an iconic British tale. Scott was beaten to the pole by a better-equipped Norwegian crew and died with four companions on the way back. “It has all the elements that define Britishness _ Brits in homemade, stuck-together materials and supplies trying to do something and failing heroically,” Nicholas Lambourn, director of Christie’s exploration and travel department, said Monday. The items up for sale on Wednesday belonged to expedition member Charles Seymour Wright, who found the tent containing