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AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

2909963
 1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)
Lot 406 [1 of 7]:1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)Lot 406 [2 of 7]:1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)Lot 406 [3 of 7]:1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)
180.00
3115660  1930 Brisbane-Sydney Flight AAMC #149, 3d Airmail & KGV 1½d tied by Brisbane '1JA30' datestamps, Sydney (Jan 2) backstamp, carried by Kingsford-Smith, Cat $225.
Lot 407:1930 Brisbane-Sydney Flight AAMC #149, 3d Airmail & KGV 1½d tied by Brisbane '1JA30' datestamps, Sydney (Jan 2) backstamp, carried by Kingsford-Smith, Cat $225.
60.00
2614744  1931 Lord Howe Island Francis Chichester cover to Australia, AAMC #184a with Kingsford Smith 6d tied by very fine strike of the 'LORD HOWE ISLAND/6JU/1931' datestamp, numbered "59" with 3-line cachet in violet signed "Francis Chichester", small tear at top left, Cat $650.
Lot 408:1931 Lord Howe Island Francis Chichester cover to Australia, AAMC #184a with Kingsford Smith 6d tied by very fine strike of the 'LORD HOWE ISLAND/6JU/1931' datestamp, numbered "59" with 3-line cachet in violet signed "Francis Chichester", small tear at top left, Cat $650.
420.00
2909953  1931 (19 Nov) First All-Australian Air Mail to UK (for USA) crash cover signed by C. Kingsford Smith on an American Consular Service envelope despatched by John W. Dye, newly appointed American Consul in Melbourne, to his son in Washington. Carried by air to England thence by sea to America. The original aircraft crashed in Malaya and although destroyed, the mail survived. Kingsford Smith immediately flew to Malaya and carried the salvaged mail through to England. Franking includes 6d Air optd 'OS'. No postal markings on reverse.
Lot 409:1931 (19 Nov) First All-Australian Air Mail to UK (for USA) crash cover signed by C. Kingsford Smith on an American Consular Service envelope despatched by John W. Dye, newly appointed American Consul in Melbourne, to his son in Washington. Carried by air to England thence by sea to America. The original aircraft crashed in Malaya and although destroyed, the mail survived. Kingsford Smith immediately flew to Malaya and carried the salvaged mail through to England. Franking includes 6d Air optd 'OS'. No postal markings on reverse.
180.00
2909957  1938 (23 Mar) Darwin to England flight. Pilots were Clouston & Ricketts, backstamp Sydney & London. [mss notation in pencil states "C & R took this from Darwin to London in 3 days & posted back to Sydney".]
Lot 410 [1 of 2]:1938 (23 Mar) Darwin to England flight. Pilots were Clouston & Ricketts, backstamp Sydney & London. [mss notation in pencil states "C & R took this from Darwin to London in 3 days & posted back to Sydney".] Lot 410 [2 of 2]:1938 (23 Mar) Darwin to England flight. Pilots were Clouston & Ricketts, backstamp Sydney & London. [mss notation in pencil states "C & R took this from Darwin to London in 3 days & posted back to Sydney".]
180.00
2614452  1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneod note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)
Lot 411 [1 of 2]:1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneod note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)Lot 411 [2 of 2]:1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneod note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)
240.00
3116747  1939 Sydney-Coonamble AAMC #887a Butler Air Transport Special Xmas Flight printed cover with 5d Ram tied by GPO Sydney Air '23DE39' datestamp, Coonamble backstamp, signed by co-pilot CB Lusk, fine condition.
Lot 412 [1 of 2]:1939 Sydney-Coonamble AAMC #887a Butler Air Transport Special Xmas Flight printed cover with 5d Ram tied by GPO Sydney Air '23DE39' datestamp, Coonamble backstamp, signed by co-pilot CB Lusk, fine condition. Lot 412 [2 of 2]:1939 Sydney-Coonamble AAMC #887a Butler Air Transport Special Xmas Flight printed cover with 5d Ram tied by GPO Sydney Air '23DE39' datestamp, Coonamble backstamp, signed by co-pilot CB Lusk, fine condition.
65.00
2580440 A-1940 New Zealand - Australia (Apr 27 - May 2) and return flying boat service AAMC #899-900, Cat $200. The inward a plain envelope (small nick at top) with 'FIVE PENCE' on 3d SG #551 tied Auckland machine slogan, Sydney backstamp; return TEAL illustrated envelope (couple spots) with ½d orange Roo Ash imprint pair and 4d Koala tied Sydney May 1 machine slogan. (2)
Lot 413 [1 of 2]:1940 New Zealand - Australia (Apr 27 - May 2) and return flying boat service AAMC #899-900, Cat $200. The inward a plain envelope (small nick at top) with 'FIVE PENCE' on 3d SG #551 tied Auckland machine slogan, Sydney backstamp; return TEAL illustrated envelope (couple spots) with ½d orange Roo Ash imprint pair and 4d Koala tied Sydney May 1 machine slogan. (2)Lot 413 [2 of 2]:1940 New Zealand - Australia (Apr 27 - May 2) and return flying boat service AAMC #899-900, Cat $200. The inward a plain envelope (small nick at top) with 'FIVE PENCE' on 3d SG #551 tied Auckland machine slogan, Sydney backstamp; return TEAL illustrated envelope (couple spots) with ½d orange Roo Ash imprint pair and 4d Koala tied Sydney May 1 machine slogan. (2)
36.00 This lot is no longer available
3101654  1940 Australia - New Zealand 5d Ram tied by Hobart '1 MAY/1940' slogan cancel to censored cover carried on board TEAL flight AAMC #900 departing Sydney on 2nd May, no backstamps, minor aging.
Lot 414:1940 Australia - New Zealand 5d Ram tied by Hobart '1 MAY/1940' slogan cancel to censored cover carried on board TEAL flight AAMC #900 departing Sydney on 2nd May, no backstamps, minor aging.
48.00
2909967  1946 (24 Dec) Parachute Mail Sydney-Mornington Island, and orange/brown label (Frommer 62b) affixed, and on reverse 'MORNINGTON ISLAND' handstamp & mss "J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in Charge/25.12.43". Blemishes. (Ex Crome Collection)
Lot 415 [1 of 2]:1946 (24 Dec) Parachute Mail Sydney-Mornington Island, and orange/brown label (Frommer 62b) affixed, and on reverse 'MORNINGTON ISLAND' handstamp & mss "J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in Charge/25.12.43". Blemishes. (Ex Crome Collection) Lot 415 [2 of 2]:1946 (24 Dec) Parachute Mail Sydney-Mornington Island, and orange/brown label (Frommer 62b) affixed, and on reverse 'MORNINGTON ISLAND' handstamp & mss "J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in Charge/25.12.43". Blemishes. (Ex Crome Collection)
120.00
   
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