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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - Flight Covers
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Interesting collection remainderswith eight pages of Postage Dues including Victoria to 5/- & CofA to 5/- (CTO) & Perf 11 1/- imprint pair; NWPI oddments with plated varieties, 5d & 1/- abc strips, etc; BCOF to both 5/- with a few varieties, 1/- used block of 4 & commercial cover with 3d Misplaced Overprint; also a 1969 50th Anniversary Flight collection.
C of A - Flight Covers
1919(Aug 6) Adelaide-Minlaton AAMC #20a unnumbered PPC per Harry Butler cancelled on arrival with 'MINLATON' squared-circle, minor blemishes but in far above average condition, Cat $550.
1929usage of KGV Oval 4˝d Registration Envelope to England with 'HAY/NSW' (?) cds obscured by added GB PUC 1˝d x3 with commercial perfins & tied by oval 'REGISTERED/VICTORIA ST BO SW1' d/s & with 'London SW3' registration label, endorsed on the face "Per favour/Southern Cross/Australia-/England/many many thanks" & signed "OK/CTPUlm", minor blemishes: see AAMC #142, Cat $2750. Only 12 carried. [With two-page social letter that mentions a personal connection to Charles Kingsford Smith]
(Qty 2 items)
1929(Dec 10) advice on Australian National Airways Ltd letterhead regarding issue of shares, signed "RE Ludovici/ Secretary", with the accompanying Certificate #110 for 100 shares (274x202mm) with large 'CONTRIBUTING SHARES' h/s in magenta and signed by Ludovici, "CKingsford Smith" & "CTP Ulm", embossed with NSW Stamp Duty 6d. A marvellous item that would enhance the finest of airmail - or revenue - collections.
(Qty 2 items)
1934(Oct 21) Brisbane-San Francisco AAMC #455 Trans-Pacific flight via Fiji and Honolulu per Sir Charles Kingsford Smith & PG Taylor in 'Lady Southern Cross' , Fiji KGV 3d tied by Suva cds & US NRA 3c tied by Honolulu d/s, Los Angeles b/s, signed "CKingsford Smith", a couple of very minor blemishes, Cat $3250.
1936to Melbourne endorsed "Via Airship HINDENBURG and via AIRMAIL via London" with USA 25c Clipper block of 4 (one stained), b/s including New York 10.5 despatch, Frankfurt 'MIT LUFTSCHIFF.../14.5.36' and 'DARWIN NT/23MY36' transits plus 'GPO MELBOURNE/26MY36/2' arrival.
C of A - Postal History
Array of mostly 1930s commercial airmail covers plus some WWII Comfort Funds stationery (very fine unused), a few advertising items & souvenir flights, Ł1 Arms First Day Cover, 1960s 'The Cupid/WEDDING CAKE BOX' with the original tin (but no cake!; the only example of this remarkable item we have seen), etc, very mixed condition but those itemised are presentable.
Three volumes of pre-decimal commercial & philatelic covers with better items including 1918 registered at 'JERVIS BAY/NSW' with 4d orange (cover faulty), 1922 to GB with 2d scarlet & 4d violet, KGV 1˝d Letter Card "RIVER YARRA" to GB, 1931 'RETURNED REGISTERED LETTER' envelope from Brisbane DLO, 1930s to GB with Vic Centenary 1/-, 1/- Anzac, 2/- Jubilee or 9d NSW Sesqui pair, another at 12/1d rate with 5/- Roo, 1941 Clipper cover to USA with 10/- Robes, 1940s to USA with Ł1 Robes, 1946 registered to USA with rare rubber 'GLEN IRIS/SE6' d/s, 1950 to GB with Stamp Centenary pairs, 1951 registered air to Czechoslovakia with Customs cachets & labels, 1951 to GB with Federation 3d pairs, 1957 air to USA with 4d booklet pane, 1958 to GB with War Memorial pair, 1963 registered air to USA with 10/- Arms, etc, condition variable. Another very good lot, especially for "usage".
(Qty few 100)
Box of interesting covers & Postal Stationerywith Flights, commercial airmails, philatelic frankings to Australia including from Berlin & Saar, other strong German content including commercial mail, Third Reich commemorative cancels - noted one with Olympics M/S - & propaganda Postal Cards plus Nazi cigarette cards x16 (superb), 1850s stampless 'DANZIG' to London, Swiss internment camp covers including 1940 with three different Polish camp cachets, Greece 1936 Rotary airmail cover to Sweden, etc, generally fine to very fine.
No longer available
THEMATICS & TOPICALS
ROCKET MAIL: Mostly European collection of 1934-60s covers from Austria, Belgium, France & the Netherlands, plus vignettes including M/Ss & a few tęte-bęche, generally very fine. No reserve.
1930-31 Arch & Maple Leafpredominently used study on pages including 8c blue x13, 50c x28 & $1 x14 plus usages on cover including Canadian Pacific x2 with 'CPR' perfins, flight covers & uprated stationery, condition generally fine, STC C$1250+.
(Qty 100s + 12 covers)
CEYLON - Postal History
Airmail covers 1929-60 mostly commercial but the earlies are philatelic: Part One to GB including 1929 (June 23) First Acceptance x2, 1931 per little used Delhi-Karachi Extension & First Acceptance to Kenya (only 6 carried), 1935 inwards "City of Khartoum" crash with the "ambulance" cover & roneo'd label, 1936 "Scipio" crash x2 (one with cachet unrecorded by Nierinck), 1937 "Cygnus" crash, good range of frankings including lots of Jubilees & a part-parcel tag with KGV 50r!! and rates including 1936 20c & 1937 25c postcard rates, 1946 & 1949 parcel tags at 3r60c & 8r80c - including a 5r - rates, etc; Part Two to Europe including 1933 to Trieste, 1935 triple-rate to Sweden with 1927 2r, 1937 to Switzerland with 'BY AIR TO MARSEILLES' jusqu'a h/s, 1937 to Austria delivered by Vienna's Pneumatic Post!, 1939 underpaid to Switzerland with Postage Dues, 1946 to Hungary x2, 1947 from Swiss Consulate at 1r80c triple-rate, etc; Part Three to Other Destinations including 1922 flown within the USA (apparently commercial), 1931 to Java (philatelic; only 14 carried), 1932 underpaid to Java with Postage Dues, 1934 registered to New Zealand with 'MBI' perfins, 1937 linen parcel tag to New Zealand at 3r72c rate, 1937 underpaid to Newfoundland, 1939 to USA with '...has taken the liberty of forwarding this letter to you BY AIR...' label on the reverse, 1947 5r20c double-rate to USA with KGVI 5r, 1947 paquebot usage of Australian aerogramme back to Australia, etc; also a few inwards including 1948 from Aden & 1946 from Sarawak; generally fine to very fine.
(Qty 78 items)
Mint & used accumulation including 1959-79 Health M/Ss, a few Revenues & Cinderellas, Flight Covers noted 1930s autographed & 1940 Trans-Pacific postcard at 2/4d rate, FDCs, etc, also Pacific Islands with Pitcairn Islands 1940-83 almost complete mint (** from 1970) & similar 1940-73 used, Samoa 1963-86 apparently complete **, Tokelau booklets in quantity, batch of covers with Tonga Tin Can Mail, Campbell Paterson loose-leaf (1987) & Penny Dominion book.
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Postal History
AEROPHILATELY:Two folios of mostly Papuan and some New Guinea covers with a few better usages, various flights including covers signed by pilots, 1938 two real photo PPCs of arrival of Carpenter's plane (one with former Prime Minister Billy Hughes in the foregound), etc, condition variable.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1947(Jan 8) Rabaul-Sydney flight cover with the black & blue Qantas label & signed by the pilot "J Bonnington"; also plain typed cover Port Moresby-Rabaul AAMC #P165 with cds of "16JA47" & Rabaul arrival b/s of 17JA47, plus the similar Sydney-Rabaul label (pristine, unmounted). Ex John McNabb: sold at the Prestige auction of 12.10.2012 for $862. [The entire Sydney-Rabaul mail disappeared. Unused vignettes are the only survivors of the flight to Port Moresby. The Port Moresby-Rabaul cover is the only recorded proving cover for the inwards flight. #P165 is not priced & this intermediate is not even listed]
(Qty 3 items)
1926Pacific Islands Survey Flight per Group Captain Richard Williams return sector from Tulagi to Rabaul (New Guinea) AAMC #102var, printed 'THE RESIDENCY/TULAGI/...' in blue on the flap & endorsed "Aerial Mail" at upper-left, repaired opening fault at the top. A great rarity of Australian & Pacific Islands pioneer airmail covers. Sergio Sismondo Certificate (2006). [Plus four 1930s Australian flight covers]
As stated in the AAMC, the majority of the 50 covers were "flown the entire route" from Melbourne & return, but several outward intermediates are recorded. However, this apparently official cover, from the Government Resident in Tulagi to the Australian judge in Rabaul, is the only one recorded from a return sector. [Tom Frommer's outward & inwards - from Papua - illustrated covers sold at Mossgreen's auction of 4.4.2017 for $15,600 & $13,800 respectively]