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    FINE STAMPS AND COVERS OF THE WORLD, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 844
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $575

    World War I: 1916 and 1917 A.I.F. registered covers (typically roughly opened) bearing two distinct types of 'Australian Imperial Force' registration labels, earlier a scarce type with small 'R.' in use in France (Albert area), latter in use in Belgium (Dickenbusch), which is noted by Proud as 'Not seen', to London and Sydney respectively

     

    Lot 845
    Estimate: $1,500

    1922 (17 Apr) 'Herald' vignette in Blue + KGV 1d Violet (2) on cover flown Geelong to Melbourne, AAMC 64, minor cover blemishes

     

    Lot 846
    Estimate: $500T

    1935 (17 Sep) commercial airmail cover to India bearing KGV 1/4d turquoise and 1/- Lyrebird tied by Air Mail Brisbane cds, backstamped Calcutta and Simla. Lovely example of rare 2/4d ˝-1oz airmail rate

     

    Lot 847
    Estimate: $500T

    1936 (22 Jul) uprate of 5d Registered Envelope with Cable 3d and KGV 1/4d (unusually well-centred) for airmail Biloela (Qld) to Greece, provisional registration label, backstamped Rockhampton, Darwin, Athens. Attractive example of 1/9d ˝oz rate plus 3d registration

     

    Lot 848
    Estimate: $500T

    1941 (29-30 Sep) A.N.A. first two-way night service Melbourne-Sydney and return, earlier (little stained) signed by Pilots Cerche and Bennett, latter by Pilot Way, AAMC 922-23. Only 15 sets of covers flown

     

    Lot 849
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $850

    1941 (17 Jan) QANTAS First flight Australia-Portuguese Timor, censored, signed by Pilot H.B. Hussey, backstamped Dili, AAMC 912. Includes H.N. Eustis original 1941 receipt (for 4/-)

     

    Lot 850
    Estimate: $5,000T Realised Price : $3,800

    1945 (12 Nov) airmail cover Newcastle to A.I.F. Private in New Guinea, carried aboard Aircraft VH-CUP which crashed 15 Nov 1945 flying between Lae and Rabaul. The cover has clearly suffered trauma and bears label inscribed 'DELAYED CORRESPONDENCE/Recovered from/crashed aircraft', returned to sender and initialled and dated '25/2/G.W.' lower right, backstamped 'AUST F.P.O./25FE46/180' datestamp, then in use at Rabaul. Proud at p568 states the mail on board ill-fated aircraft was lost. Unlisted Eustis and Nierinck. Believed to be the first mail article recorded from this incident

     

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