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1209
1919: "The Sir Ross Smith Flight Official Souvenir" 8pg booklet describing the journey from England to Darwin, plus pictures. Some tones. Seen offered for $500 in sl better, but still toned, condition. (P)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
A$
1210
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)
  A$450
(US$338)
(€320)
(£279)
  A$700
(US$525)
(€497)
(£434)
A$
1211
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)
  A$150
(US$113)
(€107)
(£93)
  A$250
(US$188)
(€178)
(£155)
A$
1212
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)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
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1213
1929 Airmail use of USA 5c Airmail envelope with KGV 3d blue & Airmail 3d tied by "Perth 4 JUN 1929" machine pmk, the USA 5c to pay airmail within USA. To Chicago with "JUL 7 Airmail" duplex b/s & machine pmk across stamps, endorsed in red "Insufficiently Prepaid", although appears correct rate. Extremely rare use of USA stationery as mixed franking when USA stamps were valid from Australia to pre-pay USA internal airmail fees. (P)
  A$400
(US$300)
(€284)
(£248)
  A$700
(US$525)
(€497)
(£434)
A$
1214
1930 Airmail cover franked KGV 1½d red, Sturt 1½d red, Airmail 3d, plus USA 5c Airmail to pay for airmail across USA, all tied by "Perth 1 JL 30" cds. To Pennsylvania with "Reading AUG 4 1930" duplex pmk & "Ferry Station" h/s on reverse. VF. Attractive & rare franking usage from period when USA stamps were sold at Australian POs to pre-pay USA internal airmail fees. (P)
  A$400
(US$300)
(€284)
(£248)
  A$700
(US$525)
(€497)
(£434)
A$
1215
1931 (22 May) Australia-England Registered cover via Batavia & Holland, franked 10 stamps inc Kingsford Smith set, KGV surch set, Air 3d, KGV 1/4 etc tied by "Melbourne 11 MY 31" cds, with oval flight cachet & b/s of Melbourne, Sydney & "Bugle Cornwall" arrival. AAMC 206 cat from $150+ while ACSC cover prices for KGV 5d on 4½d is $200 & for KGV 14 is $400 extra. Attractive franking.
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
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1216
1931 (22 May) Australia-England FFC via Batavia & Holland, special pictorial cover franked Roo 2/-, KGV 1/4 & Kingsford Smith 2d, tied by "Melbourne 21 MY 31" cds, with oval flight cachet & arrival b/s. VF. AAMC 206 cat from $150, while ACSC cover price for Roo 2/- is $300 & for KGV 1/4 is $400.
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
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1217
1931 Lord Howe Island Australia franked Kingsford Smith 3d & Airmail 3d, tied by "Lord Howe Island 6 JU 31" cds, with flight cachet & endorsed by Chichester. AAMC 184a cat $650. Only 110-130 flown, with only 54 currently recorded. (P)
  A$350
(US$263)
(€249)
(£217)
  A$500
(US$375)
(€355)
(£310)
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1218
1931 Australia-Japan solo flight by Francis Chichester (centre fold), franked KGV 1d green & 2d red, tied by "Air Mail Sydney 2 JY 31" cds, with 6-line cachet & signed by pilot, with Manila transit & Japan arrival b/s. AAMC 210 cat $525. Only 145 flown, with an unknown number destroyed when the plane crashed in Japan. (P)
  A$300
(US$225)
(€213)
(£186)
  A$450
(US$338)
(€320)
(£279)
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1219
1931 Mati-Ormoc (Philippines) leg of Australia-Japan flight by Francis Chichester, franked Dewey 16c tied by "Mati, Davao JUL 13 1931" cds, with boxed cachet & arrival b/s. AAMC 211 cat $350. Only 136 flown. (P)
  A$180
(US$135)
(€128)
(£112)
  A$250
(US$188)
(€178)
(£155)
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1220
1931 Chichester Flight cover Manila to Katsura Japan (1st Aug), franked 1928 Air 2c green & Washington 20c yellow tied Manila "remit your money order" machine cancel July 27th alongside cachet "I certify this letter is No.268 of only 872…First Solo Flight Australia to Japan… owing to the total wreck there of my plane" Signed by Chichester, b/s Japan, to Canada. AAMC No.212 cat $325 (P)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
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1221
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.
  A$50
(US$38)
(€36)
(£31)
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
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1222
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)
  A$500
(US$375)
(€355)
(£310)
  A$800
(US$600)
(€568)
(£496)
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1223
1934 (6 Jun) Registered Sydney - Papua return flight cover, error "JUNE" for "JULY" cachet on reverse, particularly uncommon on registered covers.
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
  A$150
(US$113)
(€107)
(£93)
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1224
1934 MacRobertson Air Race England-Abadan on "Miss Utica" franked GB KGV 1½d tied by "Mildenhall A'drome 20 OC 34" cds & Iran 30d tied by Abadan cds. Large map cachet & signed by pilot. Superb. AAMC 451a. Only 179 flown, of which 110 were destroyed, leaving only 69 of which only 13 believed franked with GB stamp. Previous example we had sold for $700+ commission in our auction 280. (P)
  A$450
(US$338)
(€320)
(£279)
  A$700
(US$525)
(€497)
(£434)
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1225
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)
  A$150
(US$113)
(€107)
(£93)
  A$250
(US$188)
(€178)
(£155)
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1226
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.
  A$30
(US$23)
(€21)
(£19)
  A$50
(US$38)
(€36)
(£31)
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1227
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.
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
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1228
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)
  A$130
(US$98)
(€92)
(£81)
  A$250
(US$188)
(€178)
(£155)
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1229
1935 "Loina" crash cover franked KGV 1d green & Kookaburra 6d - another stamp missing, tied by "Air Mail Sydney 30 SE 35" cds, with typed paper slip explaining reason for damaged condition, with "Superintendent of Mails GPO Hobart" cachet. Includes original contents of legal correspondence regarding selling of NSW Lottery tickets in New Zealand. Typical "wrecked" condition. AAMC 535. Very rare with the typed PO notice etc. (P)
  A$400
(US$300)
(€284)
(£248)
  A$700
(US$525)
(€497)
(£434)
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1230
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)
  A$300
(US$225)
(€213)
(£186)
  A$500
(US$375)
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(£310)
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1231
1935 (11 Aug) Rocket Mail "SS Maheno" sheet of 4 red local post vignettes. VF fresh, stamps MUH. AAMC R2a
  A$50
(US$38)
(€36)
(£31)
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
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1232
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)
  A$300
(US$225)
(€213)
(£186)
  A$500
(US$375)
(€355)
(£310)
A$
1233
1936 (13 July) Rocket Mail "RT6" sheet of 4 brown local post vignettes. VF fresh M, stamps MUH. AAMC R6a
  A$50
(US$38)
(€36)
(£31)
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
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1234
1936 (24 Sept) Rocket Mail "RT7" sheet of 4 green local post vignettes. VF fresh M, stamps MUH. AAMC R7b
  A$50
(US$38)
(€36)
(£31)
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
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1235
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.
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
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1236
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)
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
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1237
1937 Huge airmail cover (370x240mm) franked Kangaroo 5/- & 2/- maroon, KGV 4d olive (13), small Kooka (3), small Lyrebird (3), NSW Sesqui 3d (6) & 9d (3) tied by "Air Mail Sydney 24 DE 37" cds. To London. Minor tones but spectacular multi-colour franking. Assumed all CofA wmk. SG 129, 134, 135, 172, 174 & 194-5 cat £105 & "from x2 to x10" on cover. ACSC 40, 46, 117, 176-7, 202, 208 cat $200 as loose stamps & 5/- cat on cover $350. Fantastic franking.
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
  A$400
(US$300)
(€284)
(£248)
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1238
1937 Airmail Exhib cover. AAMC 768bb Exhib & Reg label cat $160. Pictormarks cat $160. Scarce with special reg label.
  A$20
(US$15)
(€14)
(£12)
  A$30
(US$23)
(€21)
(£19)
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1239
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.
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
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  A$150
(US$113)
(€107)
(£93)
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1240
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)
  A$200
(US$150)
(€142)
(£124)
  A$400
(US$300)
(€284)
(£248)
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1241
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)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
  A$150
(US$113)
(€107)
(£93)
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1242
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
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
  A$150
(US$113)
(€107)
(£93)
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1243
1942 Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked 2½d tied Sydney cds, vignette tied by cachet, signed by pilot, reverse signed by Missionary in Charge. AAMC 950 cat $150. Only 325 flown.
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
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1244
1943 Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked 2½d KGVI tied by Sydney 24 DE 43 cds, with vignette tied by cachet & signed by pilot, reverse signed by Missionary in Charge. AAMC 970 cat $150.
  A$80
(US$60)
(€57)
(£50)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
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1245
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)
  A$120
(US$90)
(€85)
(£74)
  A$160
(US$120)
(€114)
(£99)
A$
1246
1946 (24 Dec) Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked Mitchell 2½d tied by "Sydney 24 DE 46" cds, with vignette, plus arrival endorsement on reverse. VF. AAMC 1089 cat $150. (P)
  A$70
(US$53)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
A$
1247
1946 Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked 2½d Mitchell tied by Sydney 24 DE 46 cds, with vignette, reverse signed by Island Superintendant. AAMC 1089 cat $150.
  A$70
(US$53)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
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1248
1947 Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked 2½d KGVI tied by Sydney 19 DE 47 cds, with vignette & signed by pilot, reverse signed by Island Superintendant. AAMC 1232 cat $150.
  A$70
(US$53)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€71)
(£62)
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