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112
  1919(C.) World Air Derby: document in Japanese relating to this proposed race, which included landing in Tokyo. The document has printed signatures of EW Frazer of Tokyo and Yokohama, Sidney Veit of Paris and Louis Beaumont, Charles Glidden & Benjamin Hillman. Accompanied by a 2nd Japanese document illustrated with a sailing junk and turtle. (2)
Lot 112 [1 of 4]:1919(C.) World Air Derby: document in Japanese relating to this proposed race, which included landing in Tokyo. The document has printed signatures of EW Frazer of Tokyo and Yokohama, Sidney Veit of Paris and Louis Beaumont, Charles Glidden & Benjamin Hillman. Accompanied by a 2nd Japanese document illustrated with a sailing junk and turtle. (2)Lot 112 [2 of 4]:1919(C.) World Air Derby: document in Japanese relating to this proposed race, which included landing in Tokyo. The document has printed signatures of EW Frazer of Tokyo and Yokohama, Sidney Veit of Paris and Louis Beaumont, Charles Glidden & Benjamin Hillman. Accompanied by a 2nd Japanese document illustrated with a sailing junk and turtle. (2)Lot 112 [3 of 4]:1919(C.) World Air Derby: document in Japanese relating to this proposed race, which included landing in Tokyo. The document has printed signatures of EW Frazer of Tokyo and Yokohama, Sidney Veit of Paris and Louis Beaumont, Charles Glidden & Benjamin Hillman. Accompanied by a 2nd Japanese document illustrated with a sailing junk and turtle. (2)
120.00 96.00 R

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

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 868 [1 of 9]: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 868 [2 of 9]: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 868 [3 of 9]: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)
400.00 320.00 R
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 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.
40.00 32.00 R
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

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

1182  1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba addressed to Burns Philp Tulagi, British Solomons, cover originating at Port Moresby via Rose Bay (NSW) thence to Mombasa via Cocos with very fine 'C&W Ltd/12JUN39/COCOS' transit datestamp and Seychelles, registered at Kisumu (Kenya) for the return flight, signed by four crew members Archbold, Rogers, Yancey & Booth. Cover slightly reduced on reverse and some condition issues. Still attractive and rare.
Lot 1182:1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba addressed to Burns Philp Tulagi, British Solomons, cover originating at Port Moresby via Rose Bay (NSW) thence to Mombasa via Cocos with very fine 'C&W Ltd/12JUN39/COCOS' transit datestamp and Seychelles, registered at Kisumu (Kenya) for the return flight, signed by four crew members Archbold, Rogers, Yancey & Booth. Cover slightly reduced on reverse and some condition issues. Still attractive and rare.
500.00 400.00 R
   
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