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AUSTRALIA : AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHT & AIRMAIL
Lot
Description
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1528
1920 Ross Smith GB-Australia cover franked the special blue 'First Aerial Post airmail stamp' tied by special oval arrival pmk, another alongside, plus the 2-line 'Vimy' cachet. Addressed to 'Senator Hon ED Millen' Melbourne, being no.224 in the AAMC/Frommer list, only 42% recorded with 'Vimy' cachet. AAMC 27. Famous Australian airmail of historical significance. Rare & unusually nice quality. BPA photo cert. (P)
  A$4000
(US$2840)
(€2480)
(£2160)
  A$6000
(US$4260)
(€3720)
(£3240)
A$
1529
1930 Townsville-Brisbane-Sydney FFC franked Airmail 3d & KGV 1½d red, tied 'Townsville 31 MR 30'. AAMC 156(var) cat $150
  A$50
(US$36)
(€31)
(£27)
  A$100
(US$71)
(€62)
(£54)
A$
1530
1934 Perth-Daly Waters FFC franked KGV 1d green & Vic Cent 2d (2) tied by 'Perth 3 OC 37' cds. AAMC 428 cat $125. (P)
  A$70
(US$50)
(€43)
(£38)
  A$100
(US$71)
(€62)
(£54)
A$
1531
1934 Autogiro flight PPC, registered to Grafton NSW franked Kingsford Smith 3d pr tied by 'MOO Portland' cds with black & white reg label. Registered are very scarce! AAMC 461b cat $150.
  A$80
(US$57)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$120
(US$85)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1532
1934 Sydney-Newcastle Duke of Gloucester flight commem cover no.82 of 200 flown. Franked Macarthur 2d tied by 'Newcastle 30 NOV 1934' pmk. AAMC 467 cat $200. Signed by 3 pilots. Scarce (P)
  A$120
(US$85)
(€74)
(£65)
  A$200
(US$142)
(€124)
(£108)
A$
1533
1934 Narromine-Sydney FFC, franked Macarthur 2d & 3d tied by 'Narromine 21 DE 34' cds, minor tones. AAMC 480 cat $200. Only 47 flown. Plane had engine trouble & most mail jettisoned to keep the plane aloft & it returned to Sydney. AAMC 499 cat $175.
  A$100
(US$71)
(€62)
(£54)
  A$150
(US$107)
(€93)
(£81)
A$
1534
1938 England-Australia registered Flying Boat FFC franked 3 diff Kings (5) tied by 'High St Oxford 25 JU 38' cds. To Adelaide with arrival b/s. AAMC 813a cat $250. (P)
  A$150
(US$107)
(€93)
(£81)
  A$250
(US$178)
(€155)
(£135)
A$
1535
1938 Calpurnia crash cover GB-NZ franked KGVI 1½d tied by 'London 23 NOV 1938' pmk & 2-line cachet 'Received In Damaged Condition Ex Flying Boat Calpurnia'. AAMC 834.
  A$90
(US$64)
(€56)
(£49)
  A$120
(US$85)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1536
1939 Airmail cover franked Hermes 1/6 no wmk blk of 4, tied by 'Sydney 2 MR 38' cds -should be 1939?. To London readdressed to Hawaii with GB 7d & 8d tied by 'London 30 MY 39' cds, with boxed 'North Atlantic Air Service' h/s & USA 10c Postage Due blk of 6 tied 'Honolulu Hawaii' pmk & b/s dated 'JUN 8 1939'. VF & attractive. ACSC 162. (P)
  A$80
(US$57)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$150
(US$107)
(€93)
(£81)
A$
1537
1943,1946 & 1947 Mornington Is Parachute Mail covers franked KGVI 2½d, all with special vignettes. VF AAMC 970, 1089 & 1132 cat $450. (3) (P)
  A$150
(US$107)
(€93)
(£81)
  A$250
(US$178)
(€155)
(£135)
A$
1538
1946 England-Australia FFC use of GB Airletter 6d with typed opt 'London 6 APR 1946' pmk. Signed by pilots. AAMC 1039b cat $150.
  A$90
(US$64)
(€56)
(£49)
  A$120
(US$85)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1540
1968 Heathrow Crash Cover franked GB 3d & 1/6 tied by 'Basildon 5 Apr 1968' pmk, heavily burnt & water-damaged. To Australia with PO explanatory letter. AAMC 1622a cat from $200++. (P)
  A$120
(US$85)
(€74)
(£65)
  A$180
(US$128)
(€112)
(£97)
A$
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