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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Greece
C of A - Flight Covers
1934 (Dec) covers carried by QANTAS/Imperial on first regular England-Australia service including from Flt Lieut RR Greenlaw MBE, Royal Air Force addressed to the Australian Prime Minister with Egypt Airmails tied '9DE34/ABU SUWER' cds signed "JA Lyons" on face, to Australia from Tanganyika with 'BY AIR IN AUSTRALIA' cachet, from Belgium, Madagascar, Malaya & Sudan and registered from Madagascar to Dutch East Indies, plus group from Australia-England flight franked 1/6d Hermes including to Greece with instructional label, to Switzerland taxed with Postage Dues, to Isle of Wight and to Zanzibar with additional 9d Macarthur, condition gernerally fine.
C of A - Postal History
1936 (Aug 8) commercial airmail cover to GB with 2d (lost) & KGV 1/4d tied by Kapunda (SA) cds, boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER' & straight-line 'amaged by SEA WATER' (on the reverse) cachets Sanford type b & an unlisted variant of type c (with upper-case 'SEA WATER'), minor blemishes. A very appealing "crash" cover from the "Scipio" that came to grief at Mirabella Bay, Crete on 22.8.1936.
1940-41 undeliverable commercial covers to France from Melbourne & Sydney both censored in & returned from England with 'NO SERVICE/...' or 'UNDELIVERABLE/...' h/s, and from Hobart to Greece censored in Egypt with mss "No Service". Scarce trio. Ex Neil Russell.
Worldwide balance including Egypt from 1860s onwards, France with 1936 Airmails 50fr Banknote & 10fr South Atlantic Flight used (both minor faults) but quite disorganised with Colonies scattered throughout, some mint from 1930s onwards and later issues unmounted, Greece with selection of Hermes Heads & an 1896 10d Olympics that appears too good to be true, Sweden with 1858 to 50ore rose used & 1872 including 4ore & 1rd, also Germany, Danzig, Iraq, Italy, Memel, Romania, USA & Hawaii, South America and much more, a few highly catalogued overprints without certificates plus bags of unsorted & a quantity of Denmark 1970s FDCs plus some commercial mail & PPCs, condition very mixed but many fine.