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    Lot 581
    Estimate: $400

    Bulgaria: 1938 (4 Nov) commercial airmail advertising cover to Victoria, franked 55l for oz airmail rate via Greece, adhesives tied by Poste Aerienne-Sofia datestamp, backstamped Athens and on arrival at Melbourne. Rare origin/destination


    Lot 582
    Estimate: $600

    Dodecanese Islands: 1939 (Apr-Dec) airmail covers (roughly opened) from same correspondence Castelrosso to Adelaide, franked at 5.50l and 4.75l respectively, latter censored at Melbourne on arrival 16 Jan 1940. Extraordinary origin/destination


    Lot 583
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $420

    Fiji: 1936 (28 Nov) commercial airmail cover (opened two sides) Suva to UK where redirected, bearing attractive and scarce franking of KGV 5d, d, 2d and 1/- for short-lived 1/7d oz airmail rate


    Lot 584
    Estimate: $350

    France: 1934 (17 Sep) registered cover originating at Valence bearing rare franking incl 1926-27 War Orphan's Fund 50c + 10c pair and 5f + 1f, endorsed 'Londres - Australie/per Sir Alan Cobham/Via Londres', carried by Cobham in his Airspeed Courier on the 22 Sep 1934 failed attempt to fly non-stop England - India, backstamps of Pondicherry (2, and on front, arrival 30 Sep), Madras (3), Bombay (2) and returned to France (Bouchet - 3 Dec), minor cover blemishes not detracting from this spectacular exhibition item


    Lot 585
    Estimate: $100

    Great Britain: 1935 (4 May) cover flown England to Victoria bearing KGV 1/- and 3d with private perfins 'G.H.P./&Co.', Melbourne arrival backstamp


    Lot 586
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    Great Britain: 1938 (23 Jul) cover to New Guinea flown from UK on 1d 'All-Up' Empire Air Mail Scheme, pictorial cachet in black, Rabaul and Townsville backstamps


    Lot 587
    Estimate: $400

    Greece: 1935 and 1936 commercial airmail covers from same correspondence Athens to Melbourne, franked at 33d and 58d respectively, former handstamped 'PAR AVION' and latter with early airmail etiquette, arrival datestamp on reverse. Scarce


    Lot 588
    Estimate: $200

    Hong Kong: 1949 (15 Mar) QANTAS souvenir covers with vignettes flown Sydney to Hong Kong and return, signed by pilot E.C.Sims, AAMC 1204-05a (2 covers). Cat AU$300


    Lot 589
    Estimate: $500

    Mexico: 1937 (Apr-Jun) commercial airmail covers from same correspondence to Victoria franked 2p 25c sent via Pacific and Atlantic routes respectively, and showing instructional handstamps to those ends, former without backstamps, latter with Paris transit and Melbourne arrival. Attractive duo, scarce origin/destination


    Lot 590
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    Samoa: 1955 (12 Jun) registered airmail cover to NZ bearing 8d and 5d tied by Falelupo datestamps, with registration label, backstamps of Apia and Wellington


    Lot 591
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    Singapore: 1947 (3 Dec) airmail cover to Czechoslovakia bearing BMA opts 2c (2), 8c (2) and 50c tied by Singapore cds, flap fault. Scarce destination


    Lot 592
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    Sudan: 1931 (12 Mar) airmail cover to Edinburgh bearing 1931 Air Mail 10m and 2p (SG 48-49) flown on Khartoum to London Imperial Airways service, cachet in black. Scarce adhesives on cover


    Lot 593
    Estimate: $600

    Thailand: 1940 and 1941 commercial airmail covers (opening tears) from same correspondence Huey Mood to Australia, earlier at 90st rate backstamped Haad Yai, South Express and Bangkok, later at 70st registered rate backstamped Tungsong and Bangkok, censored on arrival in Australia, various transit/arrival datestamps


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