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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2463 << Previous   Next >>

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

Description: 1952 Exhibit pages with Arthur Bergen 'INAUGURAL FLIGHT/Courier Service/COCOS ISLAND/TO/AUSTRALIA' cachet & cds of 31JA52, similar changed to 'SECOND' with cds of 15FE52 & Tatts cover, attempted barrel mail cover to WA with boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' cachet but flown - the attempt to tie the barrel to the 'Orion's trailing rope failed - with letter, intermediate flights to & from South Africa and from Mauritius, 1952 soiled cover endorsed "Per SS Dorsetshire" which returned the Construction Squadron to the mainland, 1952 RAAF Christmas card with printed Cocos imprint, also 1953 London-Christchurch Air Race pilot-signed cover from the RAAF 'Canberra' bomber that was the first competitor to land but burst a tyre which put it out of the race, etc. (Qty 23 items)

Listed in: Ephemera & Documents , Disaster , SOUTH AFRICA , Flight Covers , Postal History , Flight Covers Commercial , COCOS ISLANDS , Military & Censor Mail , Military - Air Force , AUSTRALIA , SINGAPORE

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00T

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Item was sold for: $1,600.00T