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Displaying 21 - 40 of 35 Lots in Category - Flight Covers
C of A - Flight Covers
1932-35 Bass Strait flights including many to or from King Island & Flinders Island, nine are registered & some are clearly commercial mail, ten are signed by pilots, generally fine. (Qty 57)
1933 (April 22) Gala Day pigeon mail x3 each with 'GALA DAY' label & stated to have been retrieved from Botany, Leichhardt or North Sydney AAMC #PP3-5 each with the enclosed "flimsy", plus mint labels with normal (minor fault) or inverted (**) overprint; and 1934 Anpex two covers (a few faults) with 'PIGEONGRAM/16 11 1934' h/s in blue, the enclosed flimsies on grey or white paper. (Qty 12 items)
1934 (Dec) Australia-England Regular Service commemorative covers (kangaroo & map) flown between various points within Australia including Northern Territory POs/stations x7, to various towns in the Netherlands Indies (10), to Singapore, Greece & South Africa etc, generally fine. (Qty 36)
1947 (Oct 14) Sydney-Norfolk Island & return #1113 & 1114, both with Qantas commemorative label & signed by the pilot "LRAmbrose". (Qty 2)
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C of A - Postal Stationery
Aerogrammes - Commemorative: 1944 7d Qantas Christmas issue with "Kangaroo Mailman" printed within (and quite evident through the paper) AAMC #992e, to Wales, Cat $800 (2002). Only 100 issued. [A similar example sold for $980 at our auction of 1/9/2007]
Envelopes - PTPO: 1960 QEII 5d as Menuz #80-82 but with Albino Embossing, on cream manilla stock with illustrated advert for Hardie Rubber Co at upper-left, used with Melbourne slogan cancel.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Bahamas: 1930 Tercentenary set SG 126-130 (Cat £150 x3+) tied to KGV 2d Registration Envelope to Florida by Nassau cds of 2JA30 being First Day of Issue of the stamps, superb 'FIRST DAILY FLIGHT/ NASSAU TO MIAMI/1930' h/s in rosine, faint spotting on reverse.
1933 registered cover to Brazil (b/s) "By Graf Zeppelin" with KGV 1/- & Pictorials 1½d, Berlin transits on the face along with 4.Sudamerikafahrt cachets in rosine & scarlet (which just ties the 'VIA ZEPPELIN/FRIEDRICHASHAFEN' label). Gorgeous, if you like this sort of thing!
Iraq: 1924 (Jan 23) Wilson Baghdad-Egypt cover with 6a Mosque & 8a Camel tied by 'BAGHDAD/ REG' cds, boxed 'BAGHDAD' h/s on registration label.
1933 (May) plain postcard to Argentina endorsed "Graf Zeppelin/Via Friedrichshafen" with French Currency to 3fr on 2/6d Seahorse tied by oval 'REGISTERED/BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' d/s, 2.Sudamerikafahrt cachets in green & red. Unusual usage of a postcard
1934 (Dec 1) Imperial Airways/Qantas illustrated cover for the inaugural service between England & Australia to Adelaide (b/s) with 'TANGIER' Opts tied by oval 'REGISTERED/BRITISH PO TANGIER' d/s, Darwin transit b/s. A most unusual acceptance for this flight.
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
1933 (May 17) registered airmail Woodman cover from NSW to "MJ Leahy Esq/Wahgi River/Central New Guinea" endorsed "Delivered Mt Hagen drome 10am 30.5.33/CMGurney/Pilot", a little worn. Apparently unique. See AAMC #P61: "A mail despatch by mailboat from Sydney is reported, connecting with the Guinea Airways service. No other details are known". [With a photo of Gurney & the three Leahy brothers]
1933 (May 30) the return flight from Mount Hagen AAMC #P63 with Undated Airs 3d imprint strip of 4 each with manuscript "Mt Hagen/30.5.33/[initials]" & cancelled at Lae the next day, signed at upper left "CRGurney Pilot" & "CP[?]Taylor ADO", Lae registration cachet at lower-left. [With the enclosed letter to Woodman "...we have left the Wahgi Drome and are now at the foot of Mt Hagen...We will be about here for another month perhaps 2 months..." & signed "MJLeahy"]
1937 (June 4) stampless OHMS cover to Perth with 'KOKOPO/NEW GUINEA' cds & manuscript "Franked/[initials]", endorsed "per 1st Air Mail/Kokopo-Sydney/VH-UYE" at upper-left AAMC #P113, Sydney transit b/s. [The plane was chartered by Australian Newspapers to bring back reports & photos of the volcanic eruptions at Rabaul]