1959 & 1986 North Pole
commemorative stamps

(above) In 1986 the United States Post office issued a set of 4-first class postage stamps. Sold in sheets of 50 they are available for $15 to $20 at auction.
(above) One type of first day of Issue envelop has a red velvet window framing a Gold replica of the stamp. ($5 to $10 retail at auction)
There are two US postage stamps commemorating the 1909 North Pole expedition. The one below shows the Polaris nuclear submarine which surfaced at the North Pole 50 years after Henson & Peary arrived by dog sled. 

A sheet of 100 can be purchased for under $10. 
$6 is common at auction.

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