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Displaying 11 Lots in Category - Disaster
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1940 Fahnestock South Sea Expedition (Oct 29) cover to USA with huge Expedition cachet & 'YACHT DIRECTOR II' both in blue plus 'Great Barrier Reef/...' h/s in red, AIF 3d tied by 'GLADSTONE/29OC40/QLD' cds, Brisbane 'NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR' h/s in violet. [On 18.10.1940, the boat was wrecked near Gladstone & the Expedition abandoned]
No longer available
C of A - Flight Covers
1934 MacRobertson Air Race annotated group including per Scott & Campbell-Black (Cat $1250) registered back to GB, per Roscoe Turner, and per Hewitt Kay & Stewart signed "Cyril E Kaye", then a group per 'Uiver' including intermediates & return to Holland plus propaganda printed on reverse of unseparated Dutch 'POSTGIRO' form (unused), plus 1934 (Dec) 'Uiver' crash cover & planned return cover with 'UIVER/BATAVIA-C' cds but carried per 'Ysvogel', generally fine to very fine. A good lot. Ex Neil Russell.
(Qty 13 items)
C of A - Postal History
1938-39 Empire Air Mail Scheme EAMS cover to GB with KGV 5d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/6MR39/MELBOURNE' cds. Nothing to look at but this is only the third cover identified as having been carried per 'Capella' which was wrecked on landing at Batavia AAMC #843a, Cat $900. NB: the plane was flying from Australia, not from GB as noted in the AAMC: see Proud 'Intercontinental Airmails Vol II: Asia & Australasia' at page 431 where it is stated 'On 11 March Capella struck a sunken wreck while landing at Batavia...'
1975 Cyclone Tracy disaster mail with 'DARWIN/POSTAGE CONCESSION' h/s x5 (two with 'PAID' cds in red, one irregularly cancelling 5c stamp, & one with 'Certified Mail' label; very scarce), unstamped without the cachet x5 (one OHMS with huge 'PRINTED MATTER' h/s), condition variable.
SUBJECTS LIGHTHOUSES: Mostly pre-WWII batch with strength in NSW & Victoria coastal installations, also noted Port MacDonnell (SA), Magnetic Island (Qld) & Rottnest Island (WA), etc, some Rose & Valentine types & some amateur real photo cards, generally fine to very fine.
VICTORIA: 1911 real photo card 'Wave Breaking Over "Speculant" 10/2/11' showing the steel-hulled sailing ship aground on Cape Patten and being pounded by breakers, unused, couple of very minor blemishes. The "Speculant" rounded Cape Otway on 9.2.1911, but a heavy sea & south-easterly winds drove her ashore at 3am on 10.2; fortunately no passengers were on board and the crew were able to save themselves, walking 6 hours to reach Apollo Bay.
SUBJECTS LIGHTHOUSES: Mostly pre-WWII batch with strength in GB including offshore & Channel Islands, USA, France & other Europe, New Zealand & Egypt, also noted Bermuda Cuba & Haiti, some Undivided Backs & real photo types, generally fine to very fine.
(Qty 100 approx)
SUBJECTS Five & a half albums of moderns including some reprinted older cards with strength in Australia, GB, USA, France & other Europe, New Zealand & Egypt, generally very fine. Weighs 12½kg.
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1855 (Sep 10) James Baines & Co entire being a printed advice headed 'PACKET OF THE 5th OCTOBER/ROYAL MAIL SHIP/SCHOMBERG', Stars 1d tied by very fine 'LIVERPOOL/R 1' spoon-duplex, 'WIGAN' arrival b/s in green, some soiling & file-punched away from the address flap. [The notice states '...our new Aberdeen-built Clipper Schomberg, the largest ever built in the United Kingdom...& is allowed to be the masterpiece of British skill & workmanship...Captain James Nicol Forbes will command...& we anticipate his making a rapid voyage...at the head of his profession as a skilled navigator...'. On 27.12.1855, Schomberg, on her maiden voyage, was wrecked off Cape Otway (Victoria)] [** Vendor says reduce to $1200 **]
1855 Germain Nicholson cover to Victoria with a very attractive Embossed 1/- green (margins good to large, 11mm scissor-cut at lower-right just intrudes on the design) tied by superb 'LIVERPOOL/4OC/1855/ H1 - 466' duplex & oval ' L /OC4/ A ' b/s, '1d' in red for postage due to Victoria, 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/DC28/1853/GPO VICTORIA' arrival b/s in red, minor blemishes & light soiling. Most attractive. Carried per Black Ball Line "Schomberg" on her maiden voyage, departed Liverpool 6.10.1855, ran aground off Cape Otway 27.12.1855, passengers & mail transferred to "Queen", arrived Melbourne 28.12.1855. Ex JRW Purves and Brian Peace. The finest & most attractive of only five covers recorded from this famous wreck: #1 in Brian Peace's Census & illustrated by him at page 62.
NORFOLK ISLAND - Postal History
1968 GB 6d Aerogramme to "Chief Postmaster/Norfolk Islands/..." with significant charring especially on the reverse & corner fault at L/L, with Australian PMG's Department roneo'd letter of 7.5.1968 advising of damage to mail due to the aircraft carrying it having crashed at Heathrow Airport. Rare & full of character.
(Qty 2 items)