Prestige Philately Auction 105 CatalogueC of A
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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - C of A Flight Covers - Commercial
1930 OHMS cover to Canberra with Perf 'OS' 6d brown Kanagaroo & KGV 1½d red x3 tied by 'DARWIN/NT' cds, rare 'NORTH AUSTRALIA' imprint at lower-left, folded at left. [The NT was divided into North Australia & Central Australia from 1927 until WWII. Only a few postmarks reflect this move]
1934 cover to "Yalbalgo/Carnarvon" with KGV 1d 2d & 5d tied by three strikes of the one-time rare 'MUNDABULLANGANA/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds.
1934 complete linen parcel tag to Perth with KGV 1d green & 1/- Large Lyrebird tied by the one-time rare 'MUNDABULLANGANA/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds.
1934 (Dec 13) commercial usage of 1½d brown Postal Card uprated for air transit with 9d Macarthur. [Writer states: "...new Air Mail thro from Australia. They have 12 days to do it in; ought to be less after the wonderful flying of the Air Speed Racers..."]
1935 cover to a former member of the Solomon Islands Administration in London with scarce franking of Vic Centenary 3d x2 & ANZAC 1/-, 'CONDAMINE/QUEENSLAND' cds.
1938 use of KGVI 1½d Postal Card to GB with 9d rate made up with 3-issue franking of KGV ½d, QM 1d Die I & Large Kooka 6d, Melbourne slogan cancel.
1939 (Jan 7) Bank of NSW cover from London to Perth, water-stained & the stamps washed-off, GPO Perth label on reverse identifies the cover as carried on the "Koranga" which crashed at Katherine River in the Northern Territory.
1940 (Dec 11) merchant's cover to GB "Per Australia-Hong Kong-Canada-England Air Mail Service" with 6d Kooka, 2/- Roo and Robes 5/- & 10/-, Censor label & h/s, superb 'CALIFORNIA/CLIPPER' h/s in violet, minor blemishes.
1945 cover to Red Cross in Switzerland with 1/6d Hermes & Sydney machine cancel, very fine small boxed 'O.A.T.' h/s (as Heifetz Type VIII but no break at top) in red, central fold.
1950 cover from GB to Adelaide with 1d 3d & 1/-, 'URGENT PRESS/MATTER' black/red label & 'POST OFFICE/EXPRESS/DELIVERY' label. Unusual.
No longer available
1954 (March 11) cover to Austria with Royal Visit 2/- tied by boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954' h/s in red, charred at the ends and repaired on arrival with 'Wien 1/[arms]' sealing labels. Beautiful; the best item we have seen from this crash.
1955 cover to Sweden with QE 3d strip of 4 only & boxed tax h/s in violet, Swedish LOSEN' label affixed & 25o and 50o pair in lieu of Postage Dues tied by 'TROLLHATTEN 1' cds.