Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Aerophilately & Flight Covers
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Aerophilately & Flight Covers
Post-WWII Flights including various New Zealand TEAL 1950 Solent, 1954 DC6, 1958 Anniversary, 1959 Brisbane-Auckland, 1959-60 Electra flights & a bundle of 1960s Air New Zealand flights, Great Britain BOAC 1957 & 1959 London-Sydney, 1963 London-Auckland, 1965 London-Fiji with return flights & intermediates from Malaya, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, etc, noted 1959 Cocos Islands-Germany via QANTAS for Lufthansa Jubilee (unlisted in AAMC), etc.
(Qty 140+ plus epheme)
Aerogrammes collection on display leaves from 1944 BOAC/QANTAS Liberator with red overprint x2 plus outward flight GB KGVI 6d Airletter signed DF McMaster, 1944 QANTAS Christmas Greetings (minor edge fault), 1945 Lancastrian with & without overprint both signed OFY Thomas & K Jackson plus another with cachet unsigned, 1946 Singapore with purple overprint signed A Furze & J Moxham, 1946 Kangaroo Route with red overprint signed JW Solly & ER Nicholl plus return flight GB Airletter signed HG Mills, K Jackson & O Mant, 1946 Canada overprinted 'TRANS-PACIFIC...', 1951 New Zealand overprinted 'TASMAN EMPIRE AIRWAYS...', then variety of later flights on Post Office-issue & formular aerogrammes including despatches from PNG, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Samoa, USA, etc, condition generally very fine. Ex Neil Russell.
1914-19 Pioneer Postcards group comprising 1914 Wizard Stone correctly rated with 1d Roo cancelled at Sydney or 1d Engraved uncancelled, Maurice Guillaux x2 (one with Engraved 1d plus GB KGV 1d both tied by 'AERIAL MAIL' cancels), Basil Watson carried & unused and Harry Butler x4 cancelled at Minlaton x2 (one with Butler's facsimile signature), Yorketown (creased hut with HV McKay message) & Adelaide, mostly fine to very fine. An excellent group of these scarce early flight souvenirs.
1919 (Aug 6) Harry Butler souvenir PPC as AAMC #20a but unused, a couple of insignificant blemishes. Unrecorded thus in the ACMC & the only example known to us.
1929 Adelaide - Perth group including First Flights noted 'Map' illustrated cover, registered with 3d Airmail plate singles '1'-'4' & inwards from GB, also later flights noted Great Britain KGV booklet pane with advertising panels posted under cover to Malta where KGV 1½d added then via Perth to Tasmania, Germany with Zeppelin 1 Mark and Ebert 45pf & 60pf endorsed "Mit Luftpost in Australien" (some blemishes) and others carried via Imperial Airways Karachi-London service, condition mixed but mostly fine.
1931 First Experimental Flight group including GB cover signed "CKingsfordSmith" on face (a few marks), Indian illustrated cover to Sydney & Straits Settlements with 'Imperial Airways Experimental' cachet, plus from return leg various special envelopes including 'Aero Philatelic Club of Calcutta' cover sent from Darwin, another to Greece & 'TOO LATE' cachet on item that failed to make flight plus Burma intermediate to England, also photos of Kingsford Smith & 'Southern Cross' x4 and a few newspaper clippings, mostly fine.
(Qty 20 covers + 10 other)
1931 Second Experimental Flight group including outbound from Great Britain x2 and return from Australia x5 plus commercial cover '23SE31' with Kangaroo 9d (faded), KLM Experimental Straits Settlements cover with 'Dutch Australian Flight/Via "Alor Star"/MELBOURNE' cachet, also 1931-32 Christmas Flight special covers Australia x6 (one 'Boomerang' registered; another forwarded with Straits KGV 5c) and GB x3 (one signed GU Allan; another by addressee J McPhee Premier of Tasmania) plus a New Zealand despatch, a few later including Qantas 'TEN YEARS' anniversary label & commercial x3, condition mixed but mostly fine.
1933-34 New Guinea & Papua group including 1933 Australia 6d Roo & KGV 1d on cover flown by New England Airways with their label on face and by New Guinea Air Service with pilot O Denny signature alongside, then various July 1934 'Faith in Australia' covers including New Zealand despatches x2, also 1936 Melbourne Cup flight signed Tommy O'Dea Pilot and 1938 Carpenters covers x6 including one registered with 'R/WAU' cachet and three signed O Mant pilot, 1945 QANTAS service re-opening flight from Brisbane (without vignette), 1947 "Bird of Paradise Service" with Birds 2½d & 6d 'AIR MAIL' overprints & 'RABAUL' R label plus Port Moresby intermediate, condition mixed but mostly fine.
1934 New Zealand group including 1933 'Faith in Australia' special postcard 1) also flown on First Trans-Tasman (Feb) signed CTP Ulm 2) then per First Official (April) signed CTP Ulm, GU Allan, RN Boulton & N Rogers & 3) signed CTP Ulm & N Rogers (dubious cancels); also 'Southern Cross' flights (Jan) signed "CKingsfordSmith" (Cat $650 but unfortunately signature 'improved') and (March) special envelopes x4 including one '1935' error, 'Goodwill' Flight (May) special cover signed CTP Ulm, plus 1940 Flying Boats 'Aotearoa' x13 (variety of illustrated covers & censors) and 'Awarua' outward & return flight both signed O Garden & C Griffin; condition mixed but mostly fine, AAMC Cat $4000+.