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Expedition Compass

(1968) This expedition compass belonged to the late explorer Virginia Fiennes who was regarded as one of the greatest female explorers of the 20th Century. Lady Fiennes supported her husband Ranulph on several of his exploits, most notably on the 1979-1982 Transglobe Expedition, which was also her brainchild. Lady Fiennes was a Kobold ambassador until her death in February 2004. The compass was gifted to Kobold by Lady Fiennes' sister Arabella Pepper.