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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

868
 1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversarys beginning with a 10th anniversay PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversay Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)
Lot 1011 [1 of 9]:1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)Lot 1011 [2 of 9]:1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)Lot 1011 [3 of 9]:1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)
400.00 This lot is no longer available
878  1932 (Dec 1) long cover (blemishes) from Sydney to Brisbane addressed to Hudson Fysh of QANTAS Ltd franked 1/9d for 2-2½ ozs airmail (6d letter rate + 1/3d airmail surcharge), and bearing scarce QANTAS first-decade commemorative Air Mail etiquette.
Lot 878:1932 (Dec 1) long cover (blemishes) from Sydney to Brisbane addressed to Hudson Fysh of QANTAS Ltd franked 1/9d for 2-2½ ozs airmail (6d letter rate + 1/3d airmail surcharge), and bearing scarce QANTAS first-decade commemorative Air Mail etiquette.
65.00 48.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

898  1930 Camooweal-Daly Waters (Feb 19) Australian Aerial Services Sheard cover (lightly creased), stamps cancelled at Brisbane, backstamped Daly Waters/N.T. (Feb 20), AAMC #151, Cat $300.
Lot 898 [1 of 2]:1930 Camooweal-Daly Waters (Feb 19) Australian Aerial Services Sheard cover (lightly creased), stamps cancelled at Brisbane, backstamped Daly Waters/N.T. (Feb 20), AAMC #151, Cat $300. Lot 898 [2 of 2]:1930 Camooweal-Daly Waters (Feb 19) Australian Aerial Services Sheard cover (lightly creased), stamps cancelled at Brisbane, backstamped Daly Waters/N.T. (Feb 20), AAMC #151, Cat $300.
100.00 95.00 sold
899  1934 Perth-Daly Waters (Oct 3) MacRobertson Miller Aviation Perth - Victoria River Downs intermediate, backstamped Broome cds and 'VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS.' and '7 OCT. 1934' handstamps, signed Pilot HB Hussey, AAMC #429a, Cat $150+.
Lot 899 [1 of 2]:1934 Perth-Daly Waters (Oct 3) MacRobertson Miller Aviation Perth - Victoria River Downs intermediate, backstamped Broome cds and 'VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS.' and '7 OCT. 1934' handstamps, signed Pilot HB Hussey, AAMC #429a, Cat $150+. Lot 899 [2 of 2]:1934 Perth-Daly Waters (Oct 3) MacRobertson Miller Aviation Perth - Victoria River Downs intermediate, backstamped Broome cds and 'VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS.' and '7 OCT. 1934' handstamps, signed Pilot HB Hussey, AAMC #429a, Cat $150+.
80.00 64.00 R
900  1935 Sydney-Thursday Island where KGV 1d pair was cancelled, typed endorsement 'AUSTRALIA..PAPUA..FLIGHT./BY COURTESY OF/FLIGHT LIEUT.S..CAMPBELL.', guarantee cachet on reverse AAMC #519. Only 12 carried, very fine, Cat $1,000.
Lot 900 [1 of 2]:1935 Sydney-Thursday Island where KGV 1d pair was cancelled, typed endorsement 'AUSTRALIA..PAPUA..FLIGHT./BY COURTESY OF/FLIGHT LIEUT.S..CAMPBELL.', guarantee cachet on reverse AAMC #519. Only 12 carried, very fine, Cat $1,000. Lot 900 [2 of 2]:1935 Sydney-Thursday Island where KGV 1d pair was cancelled, typed endorsement 'AUSTRALIA..PAPUA..FLIGHT./BY COURTESY OF/FLIGHT LIEUT.S..CAMPBELL.', guarantee cachet on reverse AAMC #519. Only 12 carried, very fine, Cat $1,000.
480.00 360.00 sold
901  1954 'Belfast' Singapore Crash Cover (Mar 11) use of 10d Aerogramme to UK, with fine strike of boxed three-line 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954' handstamp in red.
Lot 1047:1954 'Belfast' Singapore Crash Cover (Mar 11) use of 10d Aerogramme to UK, with fine strike of boxed three-line 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954' handstamp in red.
40.00 This lot is no longer available
902  1968 Heathrow Crash (Apr) aerogramme to Australia salvaged from BOAC Boeing 707 G-ARWE which left Heathrow London on Apr 8 en route to Zurich but shortly after take-off the pilot reported engine on fire, subsequently falling off, with the aircraft burning a forced-landing was attempted and the ensuing crash claimed five lives and 22 injuries. Plus letter from Mail Exchange Branch, Adelaide explaining how the aerogramme was damaged. Nice pair. (2)
Lot 902 [1 of 2]:1968 Heathrow Crash (Apr) aerogramme to Australia salvaged from BOAC Boeing 707 G-ARWE which left Heathrow London on Apr 8 en route to Zurich but shortly after take-off the pilot reported engine on fire, subsequently falling off, with the aircraft burning a forced-landing was attempted and the ensuing crash claimed five lives and 22 injuries. Plus letter from Mail Exchange Branch, Adelaide explaining how the aerogramme was damaged. Nice pair. (2)Lot 902 [2 of 2]:1968 Heathrow Crash (Apr) aerogramme to Australia salvaged from BOAC Boeing 707 G-ARWE which left Heathrow London on Apr 8 en route to Zurich but shortly after take-off the pilot reported engine on fire, subsequently falling off, with the aircraft burning a forced-landing was attempted and the ensuing crash claimed five lives and 22 injuries. Plus letter from Mail Exchange Branch, Adelaide explaining how the aerogramme was damaged. Nice pair. (2)
100.00 75.00 sold

AUSTRALIA KGV - Single Watermark

633
** 2d Red Die I Electro 10 mint plated blocks, [10L29-30,35-36] 3 units MUH with BW #96(10)da, marginal [10L37-60] part imprint, MUH, perf separation issues, [10R1-3,7-9,13-15,10-21,25-27] MUH with BW #96(10)e, perf separation issues, [10R53-54,59-60] 2 units MUH. (4 blks)
Lot 633 [1 of 4]:2d Red Die I Electro 10 mint plated blocks, [10L29-30,35-36] 3 units MUH with BW #96(10)da, marginal [10L37-60] part imprint, MUH, perf separation issues, [10R1-3,7-9,13-15,10-21,25-27] MUH with BW #96(10)e, perf separation issues, [10R53-54,59-60] 2 units MUH. (4 blks)Lot 633 [2 of 4]:2d Red Die I Electro 10 mint plated blocks, [10L29-30,35-36] 3 units MUH with BW #96(10)da, marginal [10L37-60] part imprint, MUH, perf separation issues, [10R1-3,7-9,13-15,10-21,25-27] MUH with BW #96(10)e, perf separation issues, [10R53-54,59-60] 2 units MUH. (4 blks)Lot 633 [3 of 4]:2d Red Die I Electro 10 mint plated blocks, [10L29-30,35-36] 3 units MUH with BW #96(10)da, marginal [10L37-60] part imprint, MUH, perf separation issues, [10R1-3,7-9,13-15,10-21,25-27] MUH with BW #96(10)e, perf separation issues, [10R53-54,59-60] 2 units MUH. (4 blks)
460.00 368.00 R

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

1194  1955 (Nov 23) Australian Administration cover headed "Cocos Island/first day/service" to Hobart with 4d Koala x3 tied by 'COCOS ISLAND/23NO55' datestamp with flight cachet in red (scarce, only used in red on mail adressed to Tasmania).
Lot 1194:1955 (Nov 23) Australian Administration cover headed "Cocos Island/first day/service" to Hobart with 4d Koala x3 tied by 'COCOS ISLAND/23NO55' datestamp with flight cachet in red (scarce, only used in red on mail adressed to Tasmania).
150.00 230.00 sold

GREAT BRITAIN - First Flight Covers

1419  1911 (Sep 9) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, inaugural day of event, addressed to Sydney but paid only for internal use, hence taxed 1d (Australian postage due removed). Sender mentions, “This is the first PC I have sent by Air Ship [sic]”. Very scarce to Australia.
Lot 1419:1911 (Sep 9) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, inaugural day of event, addressed to Sydney but paid only for internal use, hence taxed 1d (Australian postage due removed). Sender mentions, “This is the first PC I have sent by Air Ship [sic]”. Very scarce to Australia.
320.00 380.00 sold
   
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