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Auction: 153 - Lot number: 513 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat "Guba" carried on the return leg from Hollandia (11.5.39) to Sydney then from Australia through to the United States with stamps of Australia, Seychelles, KUT, Belgian Congo & USA all appropriately cancelled, very fine strike of the 'C.&W.LTD/12JUN39/COCOS' cds on the reverse alongside an itinerary of the outward & return flights & signed "Richard Archbold", the leader of the expedition. Rare. [Archbold was an American adventurer who owned the "Guba". It was chartered by the Australian government for the Indian Ocean flight & Archbold went along as a crew member. Kim Dwyer's similarly franked oversize cover - without the Hollandia cds or the itinerary & signature on the reverse - sold for $2300 at our auction of 24/6/2006]

Auction Category: COCOS ISLANDS

Listed in: Flight Covers , combination covers , CONGO (Belgian) , KENYA UGANDA & TANGANYIKA , SEYCHELLES , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , NEW GUINEA German (Deutsch) New Guinea , NETHERLANDS INDIES , landscape - Islands , AUSTRALIA , COCOS ISLANDS

Estimate: AUD$ 1800.00T

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Item was sold for: $2,200.00T