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Displaying 11 Lots in Category - COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - 1951 Survey Flight


Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised




2452

C

A

1951 (May 24) from Sydney cover endorsed "Inaugural Flight/Australia to Cocos Islands" with Federation 3d setenant pair tied by Melbourne Federation slogan of 18MAY/1951, to "KG Laird/co The Administrator/Cocos Islands", superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' arrival b/s: see AAMC #1273b, Cat $1250 (2008). [The flight departed Sydney 30.5.1951 & went via Darwin & Jakarta. Lack of publicity resulted in only 170 grams of mail - less than 20 covers - being carried from Sydney]

1000.00T

$1,000.00T






2453

C

A

1951 stampless 'LETTER BILL/(Feuille d'Avis)/COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT' envelope endorsed "Cocos Island" with very fine strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/ COCOS' arrival b/s. A very rare item of official free Postal Stationery (required by the UPU but not recognised as such by the FIP: the tail wagging the dog).

500.00T

$650.00T








2454

PS

A

1951 GB 6d aerogramme from London with machine cancel of 29APR/1951, to Leigh-Parkin PO Box 146 Singapore, typed 'QANTAS/SURVEY FLIGHT/CATALINA/VH-EBA/DARWIN-COCOS/VIA DJAKARTA' on the reverse & superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' arrival b/s. [Letter signed "Aunt Mabel". Being aware of the upcoming Survey Flight, Singapore's Director of Posts forwarded mails being held for Cocos to Darwin to connect with the Survey Flight]

1500.00T

$1,500.00T




2455

L

A

1951 the 'FEUILLE D'AVIS/LETTER BILL' (182x256mm) enclosed in the previous lot with 'GPO SYDNEY/ AIR /24MY51/ 5 /NSW-AUST' cds & superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' cds, signed "ERL Parkin".

500.00T

$1,150.00T




2456

L

B

1951 the 'STATEMENT OF DELIVERY/(Bordereau de livraison)/Of Air Mails' (210x334mm; folded for single-page display) with 'GPO SYDNEY/ AIR /24MY51/ 5 /NSW-AUST' cds (a carbon copy!) & very fine strike of the first 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' cds (worn state), signed "ERL Parkin". [This important document confirms the weight of the mail flown from Sydney as being 170g only]

500.00T

$1,200.00T








2457

PS

A-

1951 (May 27) from Darwin GB 6d aerogramme from Norfolk with machine cancel of 17MAY/1951, to Leigh-Parkin PO Box 146 Singapore, typed 'QANTAS/SURVEY FLIGHT/CATALINA/VH-EBA/DARWIN-COCOS/VIA DJAKARTA' on the reverse & superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' arrival b/s. [Letter signed "Beatrice Wood"]

1500.00T

$1,400.00T






2458

C

A-

1951 airmail cover with 'ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA' h/s on flap, to "The Librarian/Cable & Wireless Ltd/Staff Library/Cocos Islands/PO Box 146 Singapore" with 1/- tied by London machine of 25APR/1951, makeshift typed 'QANTAS/SURVEY FLIGHT/CATALINA/VH-EBA/DARWIN-COCOS/VIA DJAKARTA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' arrival b/s.

1500.00T

$1,150.00T






2459

C

A-

1951 stampless OHMS cover with 'DIRECTOR OF POSTS/SINGAPORE' cachet in violet at lower-left, Singapore b/s of 23MAY51 b/s & unusual 'SINGAPORE 41' 'R' label, with 'Bulletin de Verification/Pour Bureau de Postes/("Cocos Islands")' address h/s in violet, makeshift typed 'QANTAS/SURVEY FLIGHT/CATALINA/VH-EBA/ DARWIN-COCOS/ VIA DJAKARTA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' arrival b/s.

2000.00T

$3,000.00T




2460

L

B

1951 'STATEMENT OF DELIVERY/(Bordereau de livraison)/Of Air Mails' (210x334mm; folded for single-page display) with 'DARWIN/27MY51/NT' cds (a carbon copy!) & very fine strike of the first 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' cds (worn state), signed "ERL Parkin". [This document confirms the weight of the mail flown from Darwin - being the mails forwarded from Singapore - as 3.9kg]

500.00T

$1,100.00T






2461

C

B

1951 (June 12) Return Flight Leigh-Parkin cover to Devon with huge 'COCOS/SYDNEY' "lightning bolt" cachet & small makeshift 'R' label 0013, typed 'PER QANTAS/CATALINA/VH-EBA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/11JUN1951/COCOS' cds, Australian 1/- Lyrebird x2 tied by 'GPO SYDNEY/ AIR /20JE51/ 7 / NSW-AUST' cds, 'REGISTERED/17JU51/TORQUAY, DEVON' arrival b/s, minor defects. [The Cocos 'R' label had no validity but as the postage - 1/6d airmail + 6d registration - was correct, the cover was accepted as having been registered]

2000.00T

$1,500.00T






2462

C

A-

1951 Leigh-Parkin cover to Devon with huge 'COCOS/SYDNEY' "lightning bolt" cachet & small makeshift 'R' label 0015, typed 'PER QANTAS/CATALINA/VH-EBA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/ 11JUN1951/COCOS' cds, Australian 2/- Aboriginal Art tied by 'GPO SYDNEY/ AIR /20JE51/ 7 / NSW-AUST' cds, 'REGISTERED/17JU51/TORQUAY, DEVON' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Only eight registered covers were carried on the return flight. Kim Dwyer's similar cover - label 0019 - sold for $3450]

2500.00T

$2,900.00T




Displaying 11 Lots in Category - COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - 1951 Survey Flight



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