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Displaying 1 - 20 of 33 Lots in Category - Airmail Stamps
C of A - Flight Covers
1914 (July 16) Melbourne-Sydney commemorative PPC per Maurice Guillaux AAMC #3 correctly franked with 1d Roo tied by superb strike of the oval flight cachet in violet, Sydney arrival cds of 18JL14, minor blemishes, Cat $750.
1919 (Sep 4) Hobart-Launceston AAMC #23 cover with Peace Loan advertising, carried by pilot ED Cummings in a Sopwith Pup, two-line cachet 'FIRST TAS. AERO MAIL/DPMG' h/s and 'LAUNCESTON/5SE19' arrival backstamp, a couple of repaired opening tears. Cat $4000. Ex John Cress. [Only 6 examples believed to survive]
No longer available
1920 (July 30) Melbourne-Traralgon flight AAMC #47 with a very fine example of the violet/yellow 'HERALD/AERIAL/DELIVERY' label tied to the face by 'HERALD & WEEKLY TIMES' "clock" cds and KGV 1½d black-brown tied by 'TRARALGON/VIC' arrival cds, blemishes but above-average condition, Cat $2000 (2008). Most examples seen have faults such as tonespots, surface adhesions etc. Most are also franked with Victorian stamps, this being one of the few we have seen with the then current 1½d stamp.
1924 (June 2) Sydney-Hay AAMC #72a cover carried by Australian Aerial Services Ltd on their new airmail service connecting Adelaide and Sydney, Cat $550+. A scarce intermediate.
1930 (Feb 20-21) Camooweal-Daly Waters & return AAMC #151-2 carried on the inaugural Australian Aerial Services route and both covers signed by the pilot "FNeale", Cat $650. [50 & 30 flown, respectively]
1930 (Feb 19) Darwin-Daly Waters AAMC #153 cover with 'CAMOOWEAL' transit b/s carried by Captain Murray Jones as part of a very small mail despatch which was technically not permitted by the Post Office, soiled, Cat $600. [One of only 14 covers flown]
1931 (June 6) Lord Howe Island-Sydney AAMC #184a with the 3 line violet cachet at upper-left certified "Francis Chichester" & numbered "76", Cat $650.
1931 (July) Australia-Japan per Francis Chichester plus Philippine intermediates Mati-Ormoc, Manila-Japan to Iceland and another to England AAMC #210, 211 & 212, all with appropriate cachets and b/s, 3 signed "Francis Chichester", Cat $1525+.
1934 (July) Melbourne-Cairns AAMC #395c postcard (previously flown to New Zealand as AAMC #348 in the "Faith in Australia"), re-flown as an intermediate on the flight by Ulm, Allan & Boulton to Papua & New Guinea, Cat $375+. [A total of 50 of these cards were flown on all legs]
1944 (Nov 10) Sydney-Fanning Island AAMC #982 registered cover, per "Flying Bird" on return flight from Bermuda, signed by "PG Taylor", Cat $650. [Only 15 flown]
REPUBLICAN PERIOD: 1921-49 Air Mail issues with 1921 No Star on Tail mint x2 sets + 15c used, 1929 Star on Tail mint x3 sets & used set plus extras, 1932-41 array plus later Surcharges with some large blocks, 1946 $27 part-sheet of 50, 1948 $10,000 on $27 part-sheet of 70, etc; 1913-48 Postage Dues with 1913-15 mint to $30c x2 & used to 30c x2, and an array of later Surcharges with many blocks; and Parcel Post array including 1949 Surcharges SG P1194-1200 unused & used, etc; condition variable.
(Qty many 100s)
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC): Hagner album with duplicated arrays of airmail, postage due & parcel post issues with lots of surcharges.
NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
1935 Bulolo Airmails £5 die proof in deep violet on wove paper (66x56mm) with instrument number '128' (reversed) & endorsement "13/[initials]/20.2.3(5)" at lower-right, stained - well clear of the impression - where previously affixed in recessed mount which is included & similarly endorsed on the reverse, the face of the mount with pencil endorsement "£2".
A marvellous proof for the then highest denomination for anywhere in the British Empire, in the approved colour for the second-highest value.
1935 Bulolo Airmails £5 emerald-green SG 205, unmounted (slightly tropicalised gum as usual), Cat £750 (mounted).
1939 Bulolo Airs ½d to £1 SG 212-225, variable centring, 10/- & £1 very lightly mounted otherwise unmounted, Cat £1100.
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Flight Covers
1930 (Mar 11) Port Moresby-Sydney-United States - see AAMC #P1a - with combination franking of Papua 'AIR MAIL' 6d + United States 5c Beacon pre-paying the trans-USA portion of the journey, Cat $800. Ex Ray Kelly. [The AAMC states "15 covers reported to exist from Papua"]
1931 (May 1) Salamaua-Port Moresby-New Zealand AAMC #P30 cover per Lionel Shoppee for Papuan Airways, Cat $750. [Only 12 flown. The small mail connected at Port Moresby with the mailboat to Cairns (8 May cds); from Brisbane they were flown by ANA to Sydney (11 May) and then by sea to Christchurch]
1931 (Sep 14) Salamaua-Samarai-New Zealand AAMC #P31 per PH Moody to connect with the mailboat for Australia and thence New Zealand, Cat $650. Ex Ray Kelly.
1931 (Sep 24) Port Moresby-Samarai AAMC P32 per PH Moody on the inaugural flight, Cat $900. Ex Ray Kelly. [Only 10 flown]
1931 (Oct 1) Wau-Lae AAMC #P33 cover per E Mustar for Guinea Airways on the third flight to bear the company's cachet, Cat $375.