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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Military - Air Force



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PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Flight Covers


1368

C

A-

1935 (Sept) Daru-Port Moresby AAMC #P89 intermediate cover endorsed "Air Mail Daru to Port Moresby per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint tied 'DARU/-1SE35/PAPUA' cds and 'PORT MORESBY/-5SP35/PAPUA' arrival d/s alongside signed "AE Hempel OIC" (=Officer In Charge) on face, couple of minor blemishes, Cat $400. Although the AAMC values this at 2/3rds the price of items carried onwards to Darwin, the exhibit page on which this is mounted states that "This is the ONE AND ONLY COVER carried on this stage of the flight ...".

400.00

No longer available


1369

C

A

1935 (Sept) Daru-Port Moresby-Darwin AAMC #P90a cover endorsed "First Flight Daru-Port Moresby-Port Darwin per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint tied 'DARU/-1SE35/PAPUA' cds and 'PORT MORESBY/26SP35/PAPUA' transit d/s alongside signed "AE Hempel OIC" (=Officer In Charge) on face with 'DARWIN NT/27NO35/AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s, fine condition, Cat $600. While conducting survey flights over the York Peninsula, Hempel was tasked to search for Stuart Campbell (ex-RAAF) missing in the Fly River Valley and located him at the Madiri Plantation on 27.7.35; after waiting five weeks for a replacement engine at Daru the plane left for Port Moresby on 1.9.35, but further engine trouble there delayed departure for Australia until 27.9.35. The plane was forced down at Mapoon in the Gulf of Carpentaria and suffered tail damage, further delaying arrival in Darwin.

300.00

No longer available


1370

C

A

1935 (Sept) Port Moresby-Daru AAMC #P89X (unlisted) intermediate cover endorsed "Port Moresby to Daru per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1 Piloted by Squadron Leader A Hempel" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint tied 'PORT MORESBY/-7SP35/PAPUA' cds, another '26SE35' strike alongisde and 'DARU/28SE35/PAPUA' arrival b/s. The plane flew from Port Moresby to Darwin via Kikori, Daru & Thursday Island, but AAMC does not list any intermediates; the exhibit page on which this is mounted states that only twelve items were carried on this leg.

300.00

No longer available




1371

C

A

1935 (Sept) Port Moresby-Darwin AAMC #P90 cover endorsed "First Flight Port Moresby to Darwin per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1 Piloted by Squadron Leader A Hempel" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint tied 'PORT MORESBY/7SP35/PAPUA' d/s and another '26SP35' strike alongside signed "AE Hempel" on face with 'DARWIN NT/27NO35/AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s, plus postcard-size photo of three "Southamptons" in flight, fine condition, Cat $600. The flight was delayed by engine trouble and did not leave Port Moresby until 27.9.35. (Qty 2)

300.00

No longer available




1372

C

A

1935 (Sept) Port Moresby-Darwin AAMC #P90 registered cover endorsed "First Flight Port Moresby to Darwin per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1 Piloted by Squadron Leader A Hempel" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint & 2d Jubilee tied 'PORT MORESBY/7SP35/PAPUA' cds signed "AE Hempel" on face and 'DARWIN NT/27NO35/AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s, Cat $600. Of the fifty covers carried only thirteen were registered.

400.00

$320.00T






1373

C

A

1935 (Sept) Port Moresby-Darwin-England AAMC #P90X (unlisted) registered cover endorsed "All Air Papua to England/Port Moresby to Darwin per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1/Thence Australia-England-Singapore Services" with Lakatois 3d 6d & 1/- 'AIR MAIL' overprints tied 'PORT MORESBY/7SP35/PAPUA' cds and another '26SE35' strike alongside on face, 'DARWIN NT/27NO35/AUSTRALIA' transit & 'LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT/ 10DE/35/HANTS' arrival b/s, fine condition, Cat $600+. AAMC does not list any continuation flights; the exhibit page on which this is mounted states that a mail was made up for Britain which consisted of only four items.

300.00

No longer available


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