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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, AEROPHILATELY

    Lot 547
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $340

    1919 (Aug) postcard flown Adelaide to Minlaton by Harry Butler. Attractive

     

    Lot 548
    Estimate: $200

    1920 "Pals" Air Mail vignette in red, AAMC 51c, Frommer 4a, rarely encountered so fresh

     

    Lot 549
    Estimate: $125

    1926 (30th Dec) use of KGV 1d Lettercard uprated with 4d Olive flown Camooweal to Sydney, framed 'FORWARDED/BY AIR MAIL' tying black/red vignette, minor ageing

     

    Lot 550
    Estimate: $750T

    1932 (14th Apr) cover flown on Calcutta to Rangoon stage of Betram Atlantis Expedition, propeller cachet in blue-black and violet cachet tying red/white vignette, AAMC 244a

     

    Lot 551
    Estimate: $250T

    1934 (26th Jul) Papua-Australia return flight cover registered at Port Moresby with 'JUNE' error octagonal cachet. AAMC 395d [See also Lot 855]

     

    Lot 552
    Estimate: $75T Realised Price : $80

    1938 (27th Nov) metered 'Calpurnia' crash cover to Sydney with accompanying letter from PMG

     

    Lot 553
    Estimate: $5,000T Realised Price : $3,800

    IMPORTANT NEW DISCOVERY - Dutch East Indies (Tjilatjap) to Broome: 1942 (8th Feb) unstamped cover to Hudson Fysh at Sydney with typewritten 'SECRET', reverse sealed with wax wafers impressed with 'BRITISH AIRWAYS/KARACHI' seal and message in hand of Hudson Fysh (signed lower right) 'Arrived at Sydney 12/2/42 -/First trip TJILATJAP - Broome/Route eliminating call at/Koepang and Bima after loss/"Corio". Empire Flying Boat/Capt Thomas/[Capt] Sims Navigator/G - AEUC "Corinna"'. This route was introduced as an emergency measure following the shooting down of the "Corio" (on charter to QANTAS from B.O.A.C.) near Koepang on 30 Jan 1942. A commercial item for a flight for which no other First Flight cover has been reported. Ex Sir Hudson Fysh

     

    Lot 554
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1944 (11th Oct) stampless 'Coolangatta' crash cover, originally addressed to a Lance Corporal at Sydney and re-addressed to Townsville with appropriate military cachets and with two strikes of unframed 'SALVAGED MAIL' in violet, AAMC 984 and Nierinck 441011

     

    Lot 555
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1947 (14th Oct) Qantas covers with vignettes affixed flown Sydney to Norfolk Island and return, signed by pilot L.R.Ambrose, AAMC 1113-14

     

    Lot 556
    Estimate: $75T Realised Price : $65

    1951 (29th Jun) Qantas cover flown Sydney to Christchurch, vignette affixed, signed by pilot D.F. MacMaster, AAMC 1274

     

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