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AUSTRALIA : AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHT & AIRMAIL
Lot
Description
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1433
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)
  A$150
(US$112)
(€100)
(£86)
  A$300
(US$224)
(€200)
(£172)
A$
1434
1931 Austria-Australia via KLM registered franked Air 2S tied by "Wien 27 IV 31" cds, plus Neth Indies flight stamp tied by Amsterdam cds, with Batavia transit flight pmk, & b/s of Batavia, Melbourne & Albert Park. VF. AAMC 195. Only 103 flown. (P)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€67)
(£57)
  A$200
(US$149)
(€133)
(£114)
A$
1435
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.
  A$80
(US$60)
(€53)
(£46)
  A$120
(US$89)
(€80)
(£69)
A$
1436
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)
  A$200
(US$149)
(€133)
(£114)
  A$400
(US$298)
(€266)
(£229)
A$
1437
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)
  A$900
(US$671)
(€599)
(£515)
  A$1500
(US$1118)
(€998)
(£858)
A$
1438
1931 Johore-Australia via KLM franked Sultan 6c, 25c & 50c tied by "Johore Bahru 6 MY 1931" cds, b/s Singapore, Penang, Sydney & Hobart. VF. AAMC 196(var) cat $75.
  A$70
(US$52)
(€47)
(£40)
  A$120
(US$89)
(€80)
(£69)
A$
1439
1931 Johore-Australia registered via KLM franked Sultan 21c, 25c & 50c tied by "Johore 6 MY 1931" cds, b/s Singapore, Penang, Melbourne & Hobart. VF. AAMC 196(var). (P)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€67)
(£57)
  A$200
(US$149)
(€133)
(£114)
A$
1440
1931 Singapore-Australia via KLM franked KGV 2c & 25c strips of 3 tied by "Singapore 6 MY 1931" cds, signed by pilot M Pattist & b/s Penang, Sydney & Hobart. AAMC 196(var). (P)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€67)
(£57)
  A$200
(US$149)
(€133)
(£114)
A$
1441
1931 Java-Australia registered covers & card from diff POs various frankings, all inc the special 1G Air stamp with special flight pmk of Batavia (3, 665 flown) -one a card taken to Switzerland on the return flight? -then Semarang to Sydney (807 flown) & to Melbourne (8 flown), Soerabaja-Melbourne (255 flown). Also a return flight cover Australia-Singapore franked Kingsford Smith (2 sets, plus extra 2d) & Airmail 3d green. Reverse with oval flight cachet, Batavia diamond pmk with blank date panel, & cds of Haymarket, Sydney & Singapore. AAMC 196 & 206(var) cat $600+. Very scarce group. (7). (P)
  A$250
(US$186)
(€166)
(£143)
  A$400
(US$298)
(€266)
(£229)
A$
1442
1931 Koepang (Timor)-Australia registered via KLM franked Queen 20c & 12½c on 20c Child Welfare 2c pr tied by "Koepang 13 5 31" cds & special flight 1G tied by Koepang flight pmk, with b/s of Sydney & Grafton. AAMC 916a cat $400. Only 79 flown. (P)
  A$200
(US$149)
(€133)
(£114)
  A$300
(US$224)
(€200)
(£172)
A$
1443
1931 (1st Aug) Chichester Flight Cover Manila to Katsuura Japan. Franked 1926 20c Legislature & 4c Air opt tied Manila slogan pmk. Alongside h/s cachet "I certify this letter is no.68 of only 872… First solo flight Australia to Japan… owing to the total wreck of my plane" signed by Francis Chichester with Japan b/s, addressed to Canada. AAMC 212 cat $325. (P)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€67)
(£57)
  A$200
(US$149)
(€133)
(£114)
A$
1444
1932 Bertram-Atlantis cover Melbourne-Darwin franked Airmail 3d green tied by "Darwin 12 DE 32" cds, with flight cachet & Bertram signature. Accidentally over-carried to England & not delivered until 5 years later! With GB KGV 10d tied by 'London 8 DE 37" cds, then returned to Australia with "Melbourne 23 DE 37" arrival b/s. AAMC 242 cat $1750. Very rare. (P)
  A$600
(US$447)
(€399)
(£343)
  A$900
(US$671)
(€599)
(£515)
A$
1445
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$373)
(€333)
(£286)
  A$800
(US$596)
(€532)
(£458)
A$
1446
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)
(€67)
(£57)
  A$150
(US$112)
(€100)
(£86)
A$
1447
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$22)
(€20)
(£17)
  A$50
(US$37)
(€33)
(£29)
A$
1448
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$298)
(€266)
(£229)
  A$700
(US$522)
(€466)
(£400)
A$
1449
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$149)
(€133)
(£114)
  A$400
(US$298)
(€266)
(£229)
A$
1450
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)
(€53)
(£46)
  A$120
(US$89)
(€80)
(£69)
A$
1451
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)
(€53)
(£46)
  A$120
(US$89)
(€80)
(£69)
A$
1452
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$89)
(€80)
(£69)
  A$160
(US$119)
(€106)
(£92)
A$
1453
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$52)
(€47)
(£40)
  A$100
(US$75)
(€67)
(£57)
A$
1454
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)
  A$150
(US$112)
(€100)
(£86)
  A$250
(US$186)
(€166)
(£143)
A$
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