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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY, FIRST FLIGHT COVERS

    Lot 901
    Estimate: $700T Realised Price : $525

    Range of largely airmail covers or first flights, the earliest being 1926 Broome to Melbourne bearing Roo 3d + KGV 1d Green, 1931 selection of Australia-England services and intermediates incl China, Malaya, printed covers from India or Burma stages, etc, 1934 Aust-NZ (2), one signed by Allan, Boulton & Ulm, the other addressed to J.A.Lyons, various others to 1967, mixed condition (69 items)

     

    Lot 902
    Estimate: $200T

    1924 (Sep) cover carried by W.A.A. bearing KGV 3d Blue + 1d Red, flown Broome to Perth, straight-line 'PER AERIAL MAIL' cachet in blue, AAMC 69a

     

    Lot 903
    Estimate: $3,500T

    1929 (20th Dec) privately carried cover with original 5-page letter, flown by Francis Chichester on the Darwin to Sydney stage on his unofficial flight from London, endorsed 'By air from/Darwin to/ Sydney/Francis.C.Chichester', cancelled at Sydney, 'FOUND OPEN' label affixed and then forwarded to the addressee in New Zealand where label is cancelled by Motueka cds, minor tone spots/blemishes. Believed to be unique

     

    Lot 904
    Estimate: $250T

    1930 (19th Feb) cover flown by Australian Aerial Services, Camooweal to Daly Waters, arrival backstamp, AAMC 151. [Only 50 flown]

     

    Lot 905
    Estimate: $250T

    1930 (20th Feb) cover from Adelaide flown by Australian Aerial Services to Brunette Downs via Camooweal, bearing KGV 4d, AAMC 152a. Scarce intermediate. Cat from AU$350

     

    Lot 906
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1931 (25th Apr) cover flown England to Victoria on second experimental flight, signed by pilot of the Sydney to Melbourne leg 'E.H.Chasling', arrival backstamp, AAMC 192

     

    Lot 907
    Estimate: $450T

    1931 (7th Jul) cover flown on "Gypsy Moth" Thursday Island to Japan, signed by pilot Francis Chichester on reverse with six-line cachet, this flight originating from Sydney on 3.7.1931, AAMC 210

     

    Lot 908
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1934 (11th May) souvenir cover carried per "Faith in Australia" on 'Goodwill Flight' Australia to New Zealand, AAMC 379, number '200' of 250 flown, signed by Ulm

     

    Lot 909
    Estimate: $250

    1934 (10th Dec) Imperial Airways/Qantas cover to Dodoma, bearing KGV 1d + 1/6d flown Brisbane to Egypt (AAMC 470a) then by sea via Dar Es Salaam, various backstamps, minor staining

     

    Lot 910
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $115

    1935 (30th Jul) cover flown on Trans Continental Airways flight Sydney to Darwin, signed by pilot J.Chapman, AAMC 520. [21 flown]

     

    Lot 911
    Estimate: $125

    1935 (31st Dec) U.K. to Melbourne 'City of Khartoum' crash cover, with cachets (2 - one complete) in violet 'RECEIVED AT G.P.O. MELBOURNE/DAMAGED BY WATER', AAMC 575

     

    Lot 912
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1936 (29th Sep) 'Athena' fire cover U.K. to Sydney, with Australian Post Office explanation letter and accompanying 'ambulance' envelope (3 items)

     

    Lot 913
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1938 (15th Mar) cover flown on the DH88 Comet 'Australia Anniversary', England to Australia to New Zealand to Australia to England, signed by pilots Clouston and Ricketts, AAMC 801a. [12 flown]

     

    Lot 914
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1938 (27th Nov) cover London to Hobart carried aboard ill-fated 'Calpurnia' showing handstamped 'DAMAGED BY WATER/THROUGH ACCIDENT/TO FLYING BOAT.' in red, advertising meter 'Stock the Best/"SUNKIST" ORANGES-/LEMONS-GRAPE FRUIT.'. Novel 'fruit' thematic item

     

    Lot 915
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1939 (18th Jan) 'Koranga' crash cover London to Hobart showing scarce handstruck 'SALVAGED EX PLANE - Crashed Katharine (sic) 18/1/39' in blue, Hobart P.O. '... IS REGRETTED' sealing label on reverse

     

    Lot 916
    Estimate: $350T

    1939 (24th Mar) cover carried on a Caudron monoplane "Le Aiglon" New Caledonia to Paris by Henri Martinet, AAMC 844

     

    Lot 917
    Estimate: $250T

    1940 (30th Apr) souvenir postcard flown by TEAL on flying boat "Aotearoa" flight Auckland to Australia, signed by commander Burgess and crew, previously flown and signed by Ulm, AAMC 900a

     

    Lot 918
    Estimate: $300

    1940 (6th May) souvenir postcard flown by TEAL on flying boat "Awarua" flight Sydney to Auckland, signed by commander Garden and crew, previously flown and signed by Ulm, AAMC 900ac

     

    Lot 919
    Estimate: $150T

    1940 (16th Jul) KGVI 1d Maroon Postal Card uprated with 1/- Lyrebird flown Australia to Hawaii via Auckland, cachet in violet, AAMC 905b. Very few cards carried

     

    Lot 920
    Estimate: $350T

    1940 (16th Jul) registered use of souvenir postcard carried by sea on 'RMS "Niagara"' Sydney to New Zealand then by Pan-am Clipper to Noumea, signed by Captain J.H.Tilton, previously flown and signed by Ulm, Allan and Boulton, AAMC 905c

     

    Lot 921
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $65

    1940 (11th Nov) cover flown by Butler Air Transport on Gannet monoplane, Sydney to Bega, signed by pilot A.Jacobson, arrival backstamp, AAMC 911c

     

    Lot 922
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1941 (19th Apr) cover flown on RAAF Catalina flying boat, Sydney to New Caledonia, backstamped on arrival, AAMC 916. This service connected with the Pan American Airways route to USA. [30 carried]

     

    Lot 923
    Estimate: $400

    1942-49 Parachute Mail selection (4) to Mornington Island comprising QANTAS 1942, 1943, 1948 and TAA 1949 services, AAMC 950, 970, 1199, 1234. Scarce group - first three with appropriate etiquette and all pilot-signed

     

    Lot 924
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1943 (5th Jul) airgraph and original enclosure flown Australia to England on the return service of the first airgraph service from UK, AAMC 953b

     

    Lot 925
    Estimate: $150

    1943 (25th Oct) intermediate stages of A.N.A. service Broken Hill to Sydney and return, Broken Hill to Melbourne, odd tone, AAMC 964a (3 covers)

     

    Lot 926
    Estimate: $300T

    1945 (2nd Jun) use of KGVI 7d Air Letter Sydney to England, flown on first Qantas Lancastrian service, printed cachet in red, AAMC 1007b

     

    Lot 927
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1946 (9th Apr) G.B. airletter with typed overprint flown England to Australia on Qantas Airways 'Kangaroo' route, AAMC 1039b

     

    Lot 928
    Estimate: $200T

    1948 (14th Nov) Qantas souvenir covers with vignettes flown Sydney to South Africa and return, signed by pilot L.R.Ambrose, AAMC 1193-94 (2 covers)

     

    Lot 929
    Estimate: $250T

    1949 (15th Mar) Qantas souvenir covers with vignettes flown Sydney to Hong Kong and return, signed by pilot E.C.Sims, AAMC 1204-05 (2 covers)

     

    Lot 930
    Estimate: $500

    1953 (2nd Jun) Coronation airletters flown on return flight from G.B. to Australia, Ceylon, Fiji, Mauritius, New Hebrides, Norfolk Island, Pakistan, P.N.G., Singapore and Solomon Islands, AAMC 1318b, (10). Cat AU$750++

     

    Lot 931
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $95

    1954 Official 'ambulance' envelope (roughly opened) to Canberra with printed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13-3-1954' in red, much scarcer than handstamped version of the cachet, AAMC 1337

     

    Lot 932
    Estimate: $200

    1930 (24th Jun) mourning cover to USA, mss. 'By Air Mail' crossed-out bearing 1d Sturt (4) tied by Melbourne machine cancel, Sydney cds on reverse together with framed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID/ FOR AIR MAIL SERVICE' in red, also British Consulate receiving handstamp of 21.7.1930'. Unusual example of paying the internal airmail rate to Sydney and underpaying the surface carriage to USA, though send as privilege consular mail

     

    Lot 933
    Estimate: $300

    1932 (28th Apr) registered cover from East Geelong to Bermuda via San Francisco to New York, bearing 1d (2) + 2d + 5d on 4d paying 2d per oz British Empire rate, 3d registration and 4d internal US airmail as this now could only be paid with Australian adhesives, various transit and arrival (6.6.32) backstamps

     

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