Prestige Philately Auction 205 CataloguePAPUA - Aerophilately & Flight Covers
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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - PAPUA - Aerophilately & Flight Covers
1930 (Mar 11) Port Moresby-Sydney-United States - see AAMC #P1a - with combination franking of Papua 'AIR MAIL' 6d + United States 5c Beacon pre-paying the trans-USA portion of the journey, Cat $800. Ex Ray Kelly. [The AAMC states "15 covers reported to exist from Papua"]
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1931 (May 1) Salamaua-Port Moresby-New Zealand AAMC #P30 cover per Lionel Shoppee for Papuan Airways, Cat $750. [Only 12 flown. The small mail connected at Port Moresby with the mailboat to Cairns (8 May cds); from Brisbane they were flown by ANA to Sydney (11 May) and then by sea to Christchurch]
1931 (Sep 14) Salamaua-Samarai-New Zealand AAMC #P31 per PH Moody to connect with the mailboat for Australia and thence New Zealand, Cat $650. Ex Ray Kelly.
1931 (Sep 24) Port Moresby-Samarai AAMC P32 per PH Moody on the inaugural flight, Cat $900. Ex Ray Kelly. [Only 10 flown]
1931 (Oct 1) Wau-Lae AAMC #P33 cover per E Mustar for Guinea Airways on the third flight to bear the company's cachet, Cat $375.
1936 (Mar 17) Port Moresby-Daru per "Kono" amphibian AAMC #P97, signed by the pilot "Russell Rogers", Cat $700. [Only 12 flown. The purpose of the Second Archbold Expedition was to explore and collect specimens along the Fly River]
1936 (Mar 28) Daru-Port Moresby per "Kono" AAMC #P98b, Cat $500.
1936 (Apr 16) Port Moresby-Daru per "Kono" AAMC #P100 cover, signed by the pilot "Russell Rogers", Cat $500.
1937 (Oct 11) Port Moresby-Lake Kutubu per Guinea Airways in a Junkers W34 AAMC #P117, signed by the pilot "AA Koch", Cat $600. [Only 17 flown. This was a delivery flight to the police camp then under construction]
1937 (Oct 24-31) Lake Kutubu-Port Moresby AAMC #P121, signed by the pilot "AA Koch" & on the reverse by "Ivan Champion" the Officer in Charge, Cat $600. [Only 17 flown]
1938 (Jun 29-30) Port Moresby-Samarai-Losuia-Port Moresby "boomerang cover" per Stinson Reliant (seaplane) AAMC #P136a, signed by the pilot "K Garden", Cat $280. The emergency flight to pick up a sick man who needed urgent transport to Port Moresby hospital, was the first flight to the remote, sparsely populated Trobriand Islands]
1938 (3 Oct) Buna Bay-Port Moresby per Ken Garden in a Stinson Reliant AAMC #P139, Cat $325, [Bad weather forced an unscheduled landing at Buna Bay. OJ Atkinson, the Resident Magistrate at Buna, took the opportunity to send a few covers, that were cancelled on arrival]
1938 (Oct 14) Port Moresby-Cairns per "Guba II" AAMC #P140, Cat $1750. [It is believed that only 6 covers were flown]
1938 (Nov 21) Port Moresby-Sydney per "Guba II" AAMC #P140a, Cat $1750. [Only 6 flown. The flight was necessary because of the requirement for repairs to the automatic pilot]
1938 (Dec 14-17) Melbourne-Port Moresby per "Guba II" AAMC #P141, signed by the navigator "Lewis A Yancey", Cat $1750.
1939 (12 Jan) Hollandia-Port Moresby per "Guba II" AAMC #P141a, addressed by Richard Archbold to his wife in California, Cat $1750. Ex Ray KJelly. [Illustrated in the AAMC 8th Edition at page 246]
1939 (May-July) Archbold Expedition per "Guba II" AAMC P144a over-size cover with stamps of the various countries/colonies visited on the return to the United States and signed by "Richard Archbold", "Richard Rogers" & members of the crew, self-addressed by Harry Ramm, Cat $1500. [The flight departed from Hollandia and flew to New York via Port Moresby, Sydney, Port Hedland, Batavia, Cocos Islands (Cable & Wireless backstamp), Diego Garcia, Seychelles, Mombassa, Kisimu and Coquilhatville (Belgian Congo)]
1940 (4 Jan) Goilala Police Camp-Port Moresby AAMC P150 cover flown and signed by Tommy O'Dea for Guinea Airways. This was the first airmail flight from the camp, Ex Ray Kelly, Cat $400.