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AUSTRALIA : AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHT & AIRMAIL
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1062
1919-20 England-Australia First Aerial Mail. Photo (135 x190mm) of Keith Smith in uniform, signed "Keith Smith". Photo on thick bevel edged card 0n timber backing, under glass, with period timber frame. 255x355mm. Lovely photo (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
1063
1929 (May 8) "First England-Australia Airmail" typed endorsement, franked 4½d for 1½d Imperial surface rate, plus 3d Airmail surcharge to Iraq. Flown Imperial Airways flight IE7, departed Croydon 11th May, arriving Baghdad 15th (Basra 16th), then surface to Australia, Melbourne 7 June arrival b/s, where also are "BCM AIRFIELD" guarantee h/s (3 types). VF. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
1064
1929 (May 9) London-Melbourne commercial cover to Swiss Consulate Melbourne, endorsed alongside Airmail label "till Marseilles & again in Australia", for airmail to France & timed to arrive for Perth-Adelaide inaugural flight. A rare external participant in this important domestic airmail event. VF. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
1065
1929 GB-Australia Ross Smith 10th Anniv PPC franked KGV 1d & 3d tied by "Hounslow 12 NO 29" cds. Readdressed back to England with Air 3d green & KGV 1½d red tied by "Melbourne 12 DE 29" cds. AAMC 145c & 146 would cat $300 as individual covers, 2-way use of commemorative PPC would be rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
1066
1931 Austria-Australia via KLM card franked Airmails 15g & 2S tied by "Wien Flugpost 28 IV 31" cds, with Batavia transit flight pmk & Melbourne arrival b/s. VF. AAMC 195. Only 103 flown.
 SOLD at A$80
1067
1931 GB-Australia via KLM franked KGV Seahorse 2/6 tied by "London Airmail 29 AP 31", another franked KGV 4d tied by similar cds with Netherlands 7½c, 30c, 50c & special 1G flight stamp tied by Amsterdam cds, ea with special Batavia pmk & b/s Melbourne or Sydney. AAMC 195(var). Rare combination. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
1068
1931 Liechtenstein-Australia registered via KLM, franked 1930 Pictorial 2Fr perf 10½(2) & Airmail 25r, 35r & 1Fr, tied by "Triesenberg 28 IV 31" cds, with Zurich & special Batavia transit pmks, plus b/s of Batavia & 3 diff Melbourne. VF. AAMC 195(var) -stamps alone cat £615, plus large premium for possibly unique franking & certainly unique usage to Australia! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$900
1069
1931 Christmas FFC franked GB KGV 1/- & 4d, tied by "London Air Mail 18 DE 31" cds, with Melbourne arrival b/s. VF. AAMC 245 cat $125.
 AVAILABLE at A$50
1070
1933 Perth-London by James Wood, posted on arrival with GB 1½d tied by "Earl's Court 19 AUG 1933" pmk, signed by pilot. Superb fresh. AAMC 316 cat $600 & under-catalogued. Only 6 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
1071
1934 (6 Jun) Registered Sydney - Papua return flight cover, error "JUNE" for "JULY" cachet on reverse, particularly uncommon on registered covers.
 AVAILABLE at A$100
1072
1934 MacRobertson Air Race return flight cover carried by the KLM DC2 "Uiver" Neth Indies - USA, franked Queen 12½c, Numeral 3c & Air 30c triangle, tied by "Soekaboemi 12 11 34" cds, or special "Uiver Batavia 14 11 34" cds. Via Holland, with Amsterdam transit b/s. AAMC 458b cat $350. Only tiny number flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
1073
1934 MacRobertson Air Race cover carried by the KLM DC2 "Uiver" Holland-Australia, franked KGV 1d & Victoria Cent 2d, tied by "Sydney 14 NOV 1933" machine pmk, being a printed KLM cover for return to Holland of a flight cover that this was folded inside of, with "KLM Uiver" Melbourne cachet b/s. AAMC 444 cat $80.
 AVAILABLE at A$30
1074
1935 Rocket Mail "SS Maheno"-Fraser Id franked KGV 1d green tied by "Pialba 12 AU 35" cds, & local post vignette tied by red cachet, signed by Capt Tanaka. VF fresh. AAMC R3 cat $150.
 AVAILABLE at A$80
1075
1935 "Loina" crash cover -very battered & pieces missing, franked KGV 4d olive pr, tied by "Air Mail Sydney 30 SE 35" cds. To Tasmania, with Hobart arrival b/s. Crashed off Flinders Is. AAMC 535 cat $400+ & under-catalogued (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
1076
1935 Rocket Mail Silver Jubilee flight PPC of Young & rocket, franked KGV 2d red tied by "Moggill 28 OC 35" cds, & blue vignette tied by red cachet, signed by Young & the Society secretary. AAMC R4 cat $375++ with signatures. Very rare as a PPC. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
1077
1935 (11 Aug) Rocket Mail "SS Maheno" sheet of 4 red local post vignettes. VF fresh, stamps MUH. AAMC R2a
 AVAILABLE at A$50
1078
1936 Rocket Mail postponed Jubilee flight PPC of Young with rocket, franked KGV 2d red tied by "Moggill 24 FE 36" cds & red vignette tied by violet cachet, plus "Postponed" & "Damaged by Water" h/s. VF fresh AAMC R5 cat $300++. Very rare as a PPC. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
1079
1936 (13 July) Rocket Mail "RT6" sheet of 4 brown local post vignettes. VF fresh M, stamps MUH. AAMC R6a
 AVAILABLE at A$50
1080
1936 (24 Sept) Rocket Mail "RT7" sheet of 4 green local post vignettes. VF fresh M, stamps MUH. AAMC R7b
 AVAILABLE at A$50
1081
1937 Rocket Mail "RO3" flight cover franked KGV 1d green, tied by "Brisbane 8 Mr 37" cds & blue local post vignette tied by violet cachet. VF fresh. AAMC R9a cat $130.
 AVAILABLE at A$80
1082
1937 Rocket Mail "RZ2" flight cover franked KGV 1d green, tied by "Brisbane 23 MR 37" cds & brown local post vignette tied by violet cachet. VF fresh. AAMC R10a cat $130. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
1083
1938 (1 Oct) Inward registered airmail use of cotton sample bag for Tea, via Imperial flight SE26 Batavia to Melbourne, franked 30c (4), 1G & 20c. On reverse reg label & "THEE" (tea) label strip of 3 tied by Batavia pmk. Boxed "By air to Australia & onward air transmission" h/s (two strikes), Sydney arrival. Rare & exquisite survivor.
 SOLD at A$100
1084
1938 Calpurnia or Coorong crash cover from England with stamps floated away & boxed red cachet "Damaged By Water Through Accident To Flying Boat", plus the OHMS Dead Letter Office "Re-enclosed Letter" envelope to convey the damaged cover to it's destination (no flap), with "DLO Sydney 20 DE 38" red cds. AAMC 834/35. Very rare with DLO cover. (2). (P)
 SOLD at A$220
1085
1939 "Centurion" crash cover -stamps floated away & rather battered, with 2-line Salvaged Mail Ex Centurion magenta cachet twice. Flying boat crashed in river at Calcutta en route to England. AAMC 868. (P)
 SOLD at A$130
1086
1940 (22 Jan) Neth Indies - Australia KNILM Bali crash large cover (265x175mm, centre fold etc), endorsed "By Qantas", franked 1G & 60c -others floated away. Good strike of "Recovered From Lost Flying Boat" cachet. The plane was Lockheed PK-AFO, a land plane (not a flying boat) which crashed on landing in Bali. Eight people were killed & one injured. AAMC 888 cat from $350
 SOLD at A$130
1088
1946 Australia-England Empire route flight use of 7d Air Letter with printed cachet, Sydney 7 AP 46 cds, arrival b/s & signed by pilots. AAMC 1038a cat $225. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
1090
1946 (7 April) Qantas 1st Post WWII Civilian Service Sydney-Singapore, KGVI 7d Airletter with printed purple cachet & signed by both pilots. AAMC 1036A. 1946 (9th April) Qantas 1st Kangaroo Route Flight Australia-England, KGVI 7d Airletter with printed red cachet & signed by both pilots. AAMC 1038a. Scarce 1940s 1st Flight Airletters. Total cat $420+. (2)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
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