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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2464 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - RAAF Post Office 1951 to 1954

Description: 1952 cover endorsed "Per RAAF mercy flight..." to Department of Civil Aviation in Perth with KGVI 3d tied by 'RAAF PO/3JA52/COCOS ISLAND' cds, repaired flap, AAMC #1288c. Ex Kim Dwyer: acquired for $920. [On 1.1.1952, an airman suffered a fractured skull when struck by the winch handle of a landing barge. A 'Lincoln' bomber was sent from RAAF Pearce (WA) to airlift him to the mainland. Only four covers were carried on what was the first mail from the RAAF PO: the first official mail was dated 31JA52. The Dwyer sale was in 2006. This flight was first listed in the 2008 edition of the AAMC, inexplicably priced at one-third what this cover had sold for]

Listed in: WESTERN AUSTRALIA , Medical & Health , Postal History , Flight Covers Commercial , COCOS ISLANDS , Military & Censor Mail , Military - Air Force , AUSTRALIA , SINGAPORE

Estimate: AUD$ 500.00T

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Item was sold for: $2,100.00T