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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

GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

3120039  1974 (Nov 16) cover to Wanneroo WA carried aboard ill-fated VC-10 airliner hijacked by PLO at Dubai November 21, very fine strike of rare “DELAYED EN ROUTE/- AIRCRAFT HI-JACK –” applied at Perth.
Lot 1173:1974 (Nov 16) cover to Wanneroo WA carried aboard ill-fated VC-10 airliner hijacked by PLO at Dubai November 21, very fine strike of rare “DELAYED EN ROUTE/- AIRCRAFT HI-JACK –” applied at Perth.
800.00

GREAT BRITAIN - First Flight Covers

3120045  1911 (Sep 14) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, penultimate day of event, correctly rated 1d for transmission to Melbourne, scissor-cut below stamps (almost a disaster). Very scarce to Australia.
Lot 1176:1911 (Sep 14) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, penultimate day of event, correctly rated 1d for transmission to Melbourne, scissor-cut below stamps (almost a disaster). Very scarce to Australia.
380.00

NEW ZEALAND - Postal History

3118010  1938 (Nov 23) inwards cover from UK with '[REC]EIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/[EX] FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA.' two-line handstamp in violet, addressed to Herne Bay, typically distressed condition with one stamp absent, accompanied by printed notes relating to the crash of the Calpurnia.
Lot 1364:1938 (Nov 23) inwards cover from UK with '[REC]EIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/[EX]
95.00
   
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