Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCatalogue by themeVice-Regal (Governors') Mail
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Displaying 2 Lots in Category - Vice-Regal (Governors') Mail
1947 philatelic cover endorsed "Airmail/within USA" with Ball Bay 3d 4d & 5½d; 1959 airmail to New Jersey with rare albeit philatelic franking of '7d' on 7½d upper-right corner block of 4; 1975 South Pacific Hotel commercial advert cover to Holland with rare franking of diecut self-adhesive UPU 10c & 15c plus Convict-Era Buildings 1c 4c & 5c paying 35c rate; 1976 & 1978 commercial airmail covers to Germany or NSW with rare diecut frankings of Second Settlement 10c & 35c or Scouting Jubilee 20c (a little stained); also a parcel piece with Butterflies 50c $1 & $2.
1926Pacific Islands Survey Flight per Group Captain Richard Williams return sector from Tulagi to Rabaul (New Guinea) AAMC #102var, printed 'THE RESIDENCY/TULAGI/...' in blue on the flap & endorsed "Aerial Mail" at upper-left, repaired opening fault at the top. A great rarity of Australian & Pacific Islands pioneer airmail covers. Sergio Sismondo Certificate (2006). [Plus four 1930s Australian flight covers]
As stated in the AAMC, the majority of the 50 covers were "flown the entire route" from Melbourne & return, but several outward intermediates are recorded. However, this apparently official cover, from the Government Resident in Tulagi to the Australian judge in Rabaul, is the only one recorded from a return sector. [Tom Frommer's outward & inwards - from Papua - illustrated covers sold at Mossgreen's auction of 4.4.2017 for $15,600 & $13,800 respectively]