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Two cartons with Australian Territories mostly modern with mint sets, blocks, strips & packs but noted New Guinea Undated Birds set used, Papua Lakatois 'OS' overprints set * (some toning), PNG 1952 Definitives set used, etc; also thematic collector boxed sets and albums including 'Cousteau Society - Stamps of the Sea', United Nations FDC collection, Great Britain FDCs, and some Australia scenic Postal Cards. Weighs 15kg.
SWITZERLAND: 1938 cover to Victoria rated "4g" weight with League of Nations 30c & Helvetia 80c tied 'ZURICH/-7.6.38' cds, Melbourne '24JUN/1938' arrival b/s, light central fold & some staining (possibly from immersion in water). Carried on Imperial Airways Flying Boat flight IE660 during which Ceres made a forced-landing in Lake Dugari, Central India when caught in heavy monsoon rain en route from Karachi to Singapore and was unable to continue, being stuck in soft mud in the shallow lake; the mail was carried by bullock cart for 32km and by car for a further 15km to join the railway at Lake Gwalior, where the relief aircraft Capella was waiting to continue the service. Sanford #380612.