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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - Aviators - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
Exhibit pages etc with 3d publicity photo, Plate Number blocks of 4 2d '1' to '8' & 3d '1' to '3' plus Plate '3' block of 6 with Plane Dropping Mailbag, 6d corner block of 46 (2x3) with Extra Islands & two imprint blocks of 8 (2x4) with Re-Entry, two registered FDCs with set or 2d & 3d only, and overprinted 'OS' 2d & 3d blocks of 4 with forged overprints , generally fine to very fine.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Official photographic reduction to 200% stamp-size of Frank Manley's original (amended) artwork showing the "Southern Cross" flying to the West , oval 'Commonwealth Bank of Australia/STAMP/ PRINTING BRANCH/Fitzroy N6 Vict' [sic] cachet in violet on the reverse. Superb! Unlisted in the ACSC. [Arthur's other example sold for $654]
FIRST DAY COVER: 2d 3d & 6d tied to registered Ken Baker cover by untidy Melbourne cds of 18MR31, being the day before issue . [The clerk may have deliberately applied the cds poorly because he would have been dressed-down by his superiors if they became aware of the improper servicing of the cover. However, the date on the 2d is very clear]
OVERPRINTED 'OS': 2d & 3d x2 all unmounted, and CTO duo the 3d with Plane Dropping Mail Bag. No certificates so offered "as is" and unreserved.
Two marginal blocks of 4 plus imprint strips of 3 x2 & block of 6 (3x2); then with 'OS' Overprint corner blocks of 6 (2x3) & 10 (2x5) plus imprint strip of 3 (CTO) & block of 6 (3x2), many units are unmounted.
Complete sheet of 40 (5x8), unmounted, Cat $1750++.
OVERPRINTED 'OS': Complete sheet of 40 (5x8), some crimped perforations, unmounted, Cat $2100++.
OVERPRINTED 'OS': Covers 1) 1931 airmail registered to London with 6d x3 (one without overprint) & numerous instructional handstamps; 2) 1932 airmail to King Island with 6d & KGV 2d; and 3) 1930s parcel label with 6d & Roos 2/- maroon (Third Wmk ?). Scarce trio.