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    COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, AEROPHILATELY, FIRST FLIGHT COVERS

    Lot 877
    Estimate: $750

    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 878
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1924 (9th Feb) cover carried by W.A.A. bearing KGV 4d Blue + d Orange, flown Broome to Perth, AAMC 69a

     

    Lot 879
    Estimate: $250

    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 880
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1925 (21st Apr) De Pinedo flight India to Australia with two-line cachet in red 'Italian Consul General's (Melbourne) letter of 12-11-25./Calcutta to Melbourne by Seaplane, 13/5/25.', right portion of cover with map cachet on reverse, AAMC 78. [One of 42 flown to Sydney]

     

    Lot 881
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1925 (21st-22nd Jul) cover flown by Australian Aerial Services Ltd, Melbourne to Adelaide, AAMC 85

     

    Lot 882
    Estimate: $250

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

     

    Lot 883
    Estimate: $250

    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 884
    Estimate: $200

    1931-38 small group comprising Aust-England (2, both registered) AAMC 222; 1933 Melbourne-Launceston AAMC 319; 1934 Adelaide - Port Pirie and Adelaide - Whyalla both registered, AAMC 363a; 1938 Aust-New Guinea-Aust bearing KGV 5d on 4d, mixed condition (6 covers)

     

    Lot 885
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1933 (13th-14th Oct) cover flown by Matthews Aviation Co, Launceston to Currie, minor toning, AAMC 340. [Only 50 flown]

     

    Lot 886
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $135

    1933 (13th-14th Oct) cover flown by Matthews Aviation Co, Launceston to Currie, minor toning, signed by pilot 'G Jenkins', AAMC 340. [Only 50 flown]

     

    Lot 887
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $320

    1934 (13th Jan) cover flown by Kingsford Smith on his third Trans-Tasman flight Australia - New Zealand, AAMC 350

     

    Lot 888
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1934 (18th Sep) cover flown by Gypsy Moth "Huia" England to Australia, signed by pilot S.G.White, cancelled at Australia, AAMC 408

     

    Lot 889
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1934 (3rd Oct) cover flown Carnarvon to Daly Waters by MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, backstamps of Broome and Daly Waters. Scarce intermediate stage, AAMC 429a. [Small mails flown]

     

    Lot 890
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,700

    1934 (22nd Oct) cover carried by Kingsford Smith and P G Taylor on board the 'Lady Southern Cross' on intermediate stage from Suva to USA, with arrival backstamp at Los Angeles 5 Nov 1934, AAMC 455-455a group. Includes original letter sent by the manager of the Suva office of W.R.Carpenter. Possibly an unique intermediate. Provenance: Ex W R Carpenter Estate

     

    Lot 891
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $440

    1934 (24th Nov) signed cover flown by MacRobertson Air Race contestants Hanson and Jensen from Darwin to Denmark, AAMC 463a

     

    Lot 892
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $550

    1935 (15th Apr) cover with printed 'Per/PACIFIC AERIAL TRANSPORT LTD.' flown by Ray Parer and Geoff Hemsworth, Brisbane to Port Moresby, AAMC 496a. [Only 50 flown]

     

    Lot 893
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $500

    1935 (15th Apr) cover with printed 'Per/PACIFIC AERIAL TRANSPORT LTD.' flown by Ray Parer and Geoff Hemsworth, Brisbane to Wau, AAMC 496a. [Only 50 flown]

     

    Lot 894
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $800

    1939 (3rd Jun) 'Guba' flight departing Sydney, thence to Seychelles (17th Jun), K.U.T (23rd Jun), Belgian Congo (24th Jun) and New York (4th Aug), some stamps with small faults. AAMC mentions 'A cover from Australia has been seen cancelled New York 4 August 1939.'

     

    Lot 895
    Estimate: $150

    1943 (4th June) Return flight of First Airgraph mail Australia to England with original enclosure, AAMC 953b

     

    Lot 896
    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)

     

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