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AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

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

VICTORIA - Postal History

3121030  1901 (Aug 19) double-rate cover to Germany with 2½d x2 tied by Melbourne datestamps, on reverse fine strike of 'KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES CONSULAT/[ARMS]/IN MELBOURNE' cachet & Pirna arrival backstamp, small edge faults.
Lot 685:1901 (Aug 19) double-rate cover to Germany with 2½d x2 tied by Melbourne datestamps, on reverse fine strike of 'KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES CONSULAT/[ARMS]/IN MELBOURNE' cachet & Pirna arrival backstamp, small edge faults.
120.00

FRANCE - Postal Stationery - Postal Cards

3114145 PS 1881 10c Peace & Commerce 1883 (Jul 28) usage to Zurich tied by Paris/Rue Lafayette datestamp, ornate circular 'CONSULADO GENERAL DE NICARAGUA' cachet in black, on reverse commercial oval cachets for 'Le Chevalier Freres, Dugenne & Co (Paris) and Adolf Huber (philatelist, Zurich), few pinholes, fine overall.
Lot 996:1881 10c Peace & Commerce 1883 (Jul 28) usage to Zurich tied by Paris/Rue Lafayette datestamp, ornate circular 'CONSULADO GENERAL DE NICARAGUA' cachet in black, on reverse commercial oval cachets for 'Le Chevalier Freres, Dugenne & Co (Paris) and Adolf Huber (philatelist, Zurich), few pinholes, fine overall.
95.00
   
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