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Displaying 1 - 20 of 76 Lots in Category - United States Of America




Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

C of A KGV - Single Watermark


216

O

A C1

123veb Comb Perf 5d yellow-brown with Major Damage to Upper-Right Corner & Nick in Upper-Left Corner + d green on 1920 double-rate cover to the USA with 'KAPUNDA' (SA) cds that intrudes slightly on the affected area at upper-right. This variety is not illustrated in the ACSC. Their illustrations of the four recorded states of the 've' variety are so similar we actually query if they are accurate & if what we have here is, in fact, one of the listed states. Whatever the case, this is a major variety and, as such, an extremely rare usage on cover. [The rate was 2d x2 + d War Tax]

500.00

No longer available

C of A - First Day Covers




309

C

A/A-

1943 New Definitives two covers to the USA 1) with 1d pair tied to a plain cover by 'LAMBTON/1JA43/NSW' cds with ' 2/1 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 12 ' cachet of Newcastle; and 2) with pair & imprint block of 4 tied to plain cover by 'REGISTERED/1JA43/BRISBANE' cds, boxed 'RETURN TO SENDER/NON TRANSMISSIBLE' & censor's ' 1 / RETURN/TO SENDER' cachets both in rosine; Cat $400 each for singles only. A most unusual duo. (Qty 2)

250.00

No longer available

C of A - Flight Covers


321

CL

B

1934 (Oct 22) long cover endorsed "Carried/by Sir Charles/Kingsford Smith/& Capt PG Taylor on/Trans Pacific Flight/Australia-America/Miss Southern Cross/Oct 20 1934" #455, signed by the pilots "CKingsfordSmith" & "PG Taylor", minor toning around the stamps (which are uncancelled), Cat $3250. [This & the next 5 lots have only recently come onto the market. They are from the Estate of the late John Williams of the "Honolulu Star-Bulletin" newspaper, who was a key player in promoting this flight]

750.00

No longer available




322

CO

C

1934 ditto, oversize envelope (254x192mm) similarly endorsed at lower-right & signed by both pilots, the stamps again uncancelled - the KGV 4d defective - & some staining at right, Cat $3250

380.00

$290.00T




323

CO

B

1934 ditto, another similar oversize envelope but in rather better condition, Cat $3250

550.00

No longer available




324

C

B

1934 (Nov 1) Hawaii-Los Angeles per "Lady South Cross" #455a with USA 3c National Redevelopment Association tied by Honolulu cancel & 'LOS ANGELES/NOV5/CALIF - 1934' arrival b/s, signed by the pilots "CKingsford Smith" & PG Taylot", minor blemishes, Cat $3000.

750.00

$750.00T






325

C

A-

1934 ditto, a very similar cover in rather better condition.

950.00

$800.00T




326

C

A/B

1934 a folio of telegrams to Kingsford Smith & Taylor during the flight. One batch encourages landing at Oakland, as planned. A second series, from "Bud" (Smithy's American manager?) urging landing at Los Angeles: 29.10 @ 2.10pm "...fear you may go oakland be sure come here..."; @2.55pm "...if you broadcast as planned that will cancel [Hearst Newspapers] contract for exclusive story..."; then a change of heart 31.10 @ 8.23am "...may good natured winds speed you to oakland...please dont let anything prevent you proceeding municipal airport..."; but @ 3.45pm "...royalties will be much increased if you land losangeles rather than oakland..."; and, five minutes later, @ 3.50pm "...secret plan to attach ship [= seize the plane] upon landing oakland on old debt...am getting confidential legal advice and am prepared to block anything which might hinder your plans...main reason for suggesting losangeles...working on educational picture contract..."

A marvellous file that hints at international skullduggery & commercial imperatives without which many a hazardous early airmail adventure could not have been undertaken. In the end, as confirmed by the Los Angeles backstamp on the three preceding lots, Smithy heeded the advice of his manager & landed at Los Angeles. (Qty 21 telegrams)

750.00

$550.00T






334

C

A

1937 (Apr 20) Australia-Hong Kong-Philippines per Pan Am FAM-14 at 1/4d rate from Adelaide with KGV 1/4d, and postcard at 8d rate from Brisbane, both with the flight cachet in violet. Very scarce duo. (Qty 2)

200.00

$150.00T




















335

CPS

A/B

1937-48 Pacific Flights on pages mostly stock-standard souvenir covers but including 1937 Australia-Singapore- Hong Kong-USA from Melbourne & from Hobart, 1939 (Aug) Australia-NZ-USA cover & postcard both to New Caledonia per flight delayed until July 1940, 1940 (Jul) New Caledonia-Hawaii-Australia registered, 1941 (Apr 19) Sydney-New Caledonia, 1941 (Nov 20) Sydney-Fiji, 1942 (Aug 20) New Hebrides-Sydney unsurcharged airmail (a little truncated), 1947 (Feb 28) USA-Australia pilot-signed, 1948 (Dec 8) New Caledonia-Australia-Indochina, etc, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 90)

800.00

$800.00T












338

CPS

A/A-

1945-54 Flights accumulation noted 1945 first civilian service to Singapore by Flying Boat 'Coriolanus' (AAMC #1009) and Ceylon-Sydney by Liberator (#1017), 1946 KGVI 7d 'AIRLETTER' overprinted '.../RE-OPENING/ AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND/EMPIRE AIR ROUTE/...' in violet to Singapore (#1036a), Great Britain KGVI 6d aerogramme for Kangaroo Route opening (#1039b), 1947 Norfolk Island-Sydney and Japan pair including 'BCOF' overprint, 1949 Hong Kong pair one with combination franking, 1952 South Africa & 1954 North America flights including intermediates, many with QANTAS labels & pilot-signed, also 1951 Lae-Tarawa-Lae (#P198), 1952 BOAC Comet flights with intermediates & 1953 TEAL Tonga flights, some duplication and a couple with minor blemishes but overall fine condition, Cat $4000+. (Qty 90+)

600.00

$500.00



340

C

A/A-

1947-51 Collection of domestic & international flights noted 1947 PanAm Pacific Clippers with intermediates x10, QANTAS Australia-England with 'Bridge' labels pilot-signed including from Egypt, India, Pakistan & Malaya, 1948 QEA Survey Flight from New Hebrides, South Africa & Antarctic Expedition flights plus Air France Noumea, 1949 QEA Hong Kong pilot-signed with labels, 1951 Catalina 'Frigate Bird II' Chile covers with intermediates including Fiji & Tahiti x14 and many more, all identified with minimal duplication, condition generally fine, Cat $9000+. (Qty 130+)

1500.00

$1,500.00



C of A - Postal History


355

CPS

A/A-

Vietnam War Forces Mail bundle of 80+ including many 'Map' envelopes sent unfranked with variety of Australian FPO cancels and other cachets noted 'FREE/POSTED IN/HMAS HOBART', 'AIRMAIL/HUBBA HUBBA/[Rabbit]/ FROM VIETNAM' & 'I SHOULD BE HOME SOON/[Swagman]/_DAYS LEFT', other envelopes noted illustrated HMAS Brisbane, Salvation Army & US 'Map' type, plus quantity of domestic mail from the same period including 1970 'PRIORITY PAID TEST ARTICLE' cachets x3, 'STAMP LOST IN TRANSIT' and similar x3, registered including one Business Reply Post with 50c Navigator, plenty more, mixed condition but generally fine. (Qty 100s)

300.00

$380.00












359

CPS

Batch of covers with Victorian 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelopes x4 (three registered), 1937 Launceston-Melbourne with boxed 'EXPRESS DELIVERY' h/s, inwards from USA with Postage Dues x3, 1939 to Germany with 'UNDELIVERABLE/...' h/s, etc, also WWII War Savings folder with 6d "Spitfire" x17, and four documents with British KGV 'CONSULAR/SERVICE' stamps to 7/6d x2 & 10/-, condition variable. (Qty 37)

380.00

$290.00






386

C

B/A-

1937 Melbourne-California & Sydney-Ohio commercial airmail covers both via Hong Kong & Philippines per Pan Am FAM-14 at 4/8d rate with KGV 4d olive x2 & 2/- Roo x2, horizontal fold; or at double-rate of 9/3d with Roos 2/- x2 & 5/- + KGVI 3d blue, part of reverse missing. Scarce pair. (Qty 2)

350.00

No longer available




405

C

B

1940 (Aug 26) Brisbane-Hong Kong-Philippines-USA-UK at 6/5d all up air rate with 5d Ram & 2/- Roo x3, red/white censor label with one large dot & boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR 3' h/s in violet, London b/s of 21SEP/1940 & redirected internally. Rare. [Endorsed to go via Canada but that was an error]

400.00

$300.00T






406

C

A/B

1940 Sydney-New Zealand-United States per Pan Am FAM-19 "Clipper" service then by sea to England at 3/11d per oz rate comprising correctly rated from Jervis Bay (ACT) or Brisbane; overpaid 1d x3; and 1d Postal Card uprated to 1/11d postcard rate with 1d convenience overpayment, central fold. (Qty 5)

200.00

No longer available




407

C/CL

B

1940-41 covers sent via Hong Kong & Philippines per Pan Am FAM-14 1) 8.1.1940 NSW-California at 4/8d rate; 2) 23.5.1940 Perth-Canada at 4/7d rate with red/white censor label & No 3 cachet plus Hong Kong No 9 censor cachet in green, two vertical folds; and 3) 7.5.1941 Adelaide-London at 4/7d, Very scarce trio. [Breckon doesn't mention rates via Hong Kong. Walker states the 4/7d rate applied from 25.6.1940 but two of these covers are 1 to 4 months earlier. The rates were 4/8d to America; 4/7d to Canada; and 4/7d on-forwarded by sea to Britain] (Qty 3)

600.00

$460.00T










408

CPS

A/B

1940-41 Sydney-New Zealand-United States per Pan Am FAM-19 "Clipper" service at 4/- rate odd group a) overpaid 5d; b) overpaid 8d; c) overpaid 1/10d (paying 5/10d rate to England); d) + 3d & registered; e) quadruple rate (19/8d) with Robes 10/- etc; and f) & g) 1d Postal Cards uprated to 2/- postcard rate (one with AIF 6d). (Qty 7)

650.00

No longer available






409

C/CL

A/B

1940-41 Sydney-New Zealand-United States per Pan Am FAM-19 "Clipper" service all to Canada at 3/11d rate, one to a RAAF serviceman with correct & remarkable 9-denomination franking, another at 11/9d triple-rate. [It was a curious anomaly that the rate to Canada was less than to the United States, even though the carrier was American] (Qty 5)

300.00

$230.00T




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