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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY, OVERSEAS AIRMAIL RATES

    Lot 847
    Estimate: $2,000T

    Two-volume collection of commercial airmails to U.K., 1929 to 1945 (arranged in flight date order), earlier sent via Australian internal airmail service, noted scarcer and unusual rates including 1934 9d card rate (uprated 1d Postal card - via first regular service), 1934 9/- (5/- Kangaroo (fault) + 1/- Lyrebird block of four), 1938-39 all-up 5d rates (2 x double rate), Clipper rates, multiples of 2/1d rate, useful frankings, registered's, Too Late and taxed markings, etc, also 1935 Australian Govt airmail to Australia, faults in places, generally fair to fine commercial quality (201). Good basis for specialised study of the individual flights, routes and rates

     

    Lot 848
    Estimate: $700T

    1945-65 overseas airmail covers to destinations including Aden, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Fiji, France (one with Postage Due affixed), French India, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Malaya, Malta, New Caledonia, N.Z., PNG, Russia, Singapore, Solomons, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S., etc, better frankings including Arms 5/- (2) and 10/- (faults) parcel fragment to British Embassy, Moscow, 5/- Cattle, etc, deficient postage markings, registered's, scarcer rates including Greetings cards and postcards, etc, some with faults, generally fair/fine (209)

     

    Lot 849
    Estimate: $500T

    1930 (30 Jun) combination franked airmail cover to USA bearing Australia 3d Air pair + U.S. 5c tied by Perth slogan cancel and airmail adhesive additionally by Reading duplex, backstamped, minor blemishes. Attractive example of 6d internal Australia airmail + 5c surface rate

     

    Lot 850
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $170

    1934 (8th Dec) 1d Postal Card flown Melbourne to Greece uprated with adhesives totalling 9d, cachet in blue applied, customs label and arrival cds on reverse, carried on QANTAS service

     

    Lot 851
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $270

    1934 (7th Dec) cover Melbourne to Tete (Portuguese East Africa) carried on Imperial Airways/QANTAS service bearing KGV 5d + 1/6d Hermes pair, paying 2/5d airmail oz rate via Egypt and Rhodesia + 1/- rate to Tete, various backstamps. Rare and unusual

     

    Lot 852
    Estimate: $200

    1935 (23 Jul) real-photo postcard of QANTAS plane bearing 9d Kangaroo + 2d Jubilee flown Sydney to Germany

     

    Lot 853
    Estimate: $100

    1936 (14 Jan) cover flown Melbourne to Sweden via Greece bearing five different adhesives totalling 2/2d paying oz airmail rate throughout, Athens transit and Malmo transit backstamps

     

    Lot 854
    Estimate: $100

    1938 (8 Apr) use to France of KGVI 2d Red Lettercard uprated with 1/6d Hermes + 1d QE, transit and arrival backstamps. Attractive example of 1/9d oz rate

     

    Lot 855
    Estimate: $100

    1940 (Mar) censored airmail cover Victoria to Italy bearing 6d Sepia Air pair + 9d N.S.W. Sesqui, censor tape at left, arrival backstamp. Attractive oz foreign rate

     

    Lot 856
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1940 (23 Sep) censored airmail cover to London bearing 1/- Lyrebird + 6d A.I.F. tied by Perth machine cancel, censor tape and cachet at left. Attractive oz rate

     

    Lot 857
    Estimate: $100

    1941 (16 Apr) airmail cover to England bearing 6d AIF + 6d Kookaburra 'JOHN ASH' imprint pair by Melbourne cancel, censor tape and cachet at right

     

    Lot 858
    Estimate: $100T

    1941 (9 Dec) airmail cover Melbourne to Scotland bearing C of A Wmk 2/- (2) + KGVI 1/4d and 6d Kooka paying 5/10d 'Clipper Mail' rate (endorsed), censor tape and diamond cachet

     

    Lot 859
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $1,800

    Selection of commercial covers to overseas destinations (other than G.B.) to 1945 including to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, India (and French India), Ireland, Malaya, N.Z., Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S., various 'A.I.F. Abroad' (one 6/5d Clipper rate), etc, noted higher (6/10d to Germany) and some unusual rates, Late Fees, registered's, better frankings, terminated airmail markings, etc, faults in places, generally fair to fine commercial quality (77). Useful lot with many scarcer items present


    Lot 860
    Estimate: $150T

    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 861
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1929-80's Flight cover collection incl 1929 Charleville-Brisbane with 6d Kangaroo and signed by pilot Capt. Moody, 1929 Australia-Karachi, 1931 Australia-England registered with 'FOUND IN THE ORDINARY MAIL/N.Y.P.O. sta. G' cachet + U.S. stamps affixed, range of 1950's and 1960's QANTAS flights, special 1930's flights to U.K., Papua/New Guinea (noted 'JUNE' cachet error), etc (53 items)


    Lot 862
    Estimate: $250T

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

     

    Lot 863
    Estimate: $200T

    1930 (20 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 864
    Estimate: $400T

    1931 (7 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 865
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1934 (11 May) Aust-NZ 'Faith in Australia' Goodwill flight cover, No. 150 of only 250 flown, autographed by pilot G.T.P. Ulm, AAMC 379

     

    Lot 866
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $200

    1934 (10 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 867
    Estimate: $350T

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

     

    Lot 868
    Estimate: $250T

    1940 (30 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 869
    Estimate: $250

    1940 (6 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 870
    Estimate: $125T

    1940 (16 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 871
    Estimate: $300T

    1940 (16 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 872
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    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 873
    Estimate: $100

    1942 (23 Dec) QANTAS souvenir cover flown Sydney to Mornington Island with black & red vignette affixed, cachet and signed by pilot 'W.H. Crowther, reverse endorsed 'R.E. Braunhol/Missy in chge/ 27.12.42', minor stain, AAMC 950

     

    Lot 874
    Estimate: $150

    1943 (25 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 875
    Estimate: $125

    1943 (24 Dec) QANTAS souvenir cover flown Sydney to Mornington Island with black & green vignette affixed, cachet and signed by pilot 'K.G. Caldwell, reverse endorsed 'J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in charge/25.12.43', AAMC 970

     

    Lot 876
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1946 (24 Dec) QANTAS souvenir cover flown Sydney to Mornington Island with orange & brown vignette affixed, reversed endorsed 'J.B. McCarthy/Superintendent/25.12.46', AAMC 1089

     

    Lot 877
    Estimate: $175T

    1947 (14th Oct) QANTAS souvenir covers with vignettes flown Sydney to Norfolk Island and return, signed by pilot L.R. Ambrose, AAMC 1113-14 (2 covers)

     

    Lot 878
    Estimate: $300T

    1948 (14th Oct) QANTAS "Catalina" VH-EAX vignette in red, white and blue for New Hebrides - Australia flight, AAMC 1191b, Frommer 73a. [The scarcest of all QANTAS vignettes as these were not prepared in time for flight]

     

    Lot 879
    Estimate: $200T

    1948 (14 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 880
    Estimate: $150

    1948 (14 Nov) QANTAS vignettes in blue/white for Australia - South Africa and return flights, AAMC 1193a,b

     

    Lot 881
    Estimate: $250T

    1949 (15 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 882
    Estimate: $100

    1949 (Dec) QANTAS 'Q.E.A.' vignettes, red and blue/white booklet containing seven panes of three, minor adhesion, Frommer 85c

     

    Lot 883
    Estimate: $50

    1950 TAA red, white and blue vignettes, booklet containing three panes of four, minor adhesion, Frommer 87c

     

    Lot 884
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $380

    1953 (2 Jun) 'Coronation' souvenir flight covers to and from London, all cacheted including the scarce Cocos flights, few with blemishes, AAMC 1317-18a (24). Cat AU$700+


    Lot 885
    Estimate: $400

    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 886
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1974 (17 Nov) cover G.B. to W.A. handstamped 'DELAYED EN ROUTE/-AIRCRAFT HI-JACK-' in purple, two strikes (one incomplete). Six recorded

     

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