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**/C World Covers incl Australia 1976 50th Anniv 1st Aust-Pacific-Aust flight, (10 covers) signed by Pilots or crew, cachets & some vignettes added (AAMC 1800-d), GB, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norfolk, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, UN, also few booklets, GB few Packs, USA 1997 Dolls sheetlet, etc. (50+)
Lot 67 [1 of 5]:World Covers incl Australia 1976 50th Anniv 1st Aust-Pacific-Aust flight, (10 covers) signed by Pilots or crew, cachets & some vignettes added (AAMC 1800-d), GB, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norfolk, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, UN, also few booklets, GB few Packs, USA 1997 Dolls sheetlet, etc. (50+)Lot 67 [2 of 5]:World Covers incl Australia 1976 50th Anniv 1st Aust-Pacific-Aust flight, (10 covers) signed by Pilots or crew, cachets & some vignettes added (AAMC 1800-d), GB, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norfolk, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, UN, also few booklets, GB few Packs, USA 1997 Dolls sheetlet, etc. (50+)Lot 67 [3 of 5]:World Covers incl Australia 1976 50th Anniv 1st Aust-Pacific-Aust flight, (10 covers) signed by Pilots or crew, cachets & some vignettes added (AAMC 1800-d), GB, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norfolk, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, UN, also few booklets, GB few Packs, USA 1997 Dolls sheetlet, etc. (50+)
60.00 46.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Collections & Miscellaneous Groupings

169
 Pre-Decimal Covers including 1931 inwards cover from USA with 'PAQUEBOT' handstamp in red, 1933 Hobart to Melbourne with Victorian Centenary exhibition label tied by datestamp, 1934 (Dec 5) registered flight cover to UK, 1947 BCOF airmail cover with 3d tied by 1947 'No 8 AUST BASE PO' datestamp; others mostly FDCs or commemorative covers including 1936 Commonwealth Cable registered with Stanley '1AP36' datestamps. (26 items)
Lot 169 [1 of 5]:Pre-Decimal Covers including 1931 inwards cover from USA with 'PAQUEBOT' handstamp in red, 1933 Hobart to Melbourne with Victorian Centenary exhibition label tied by datestamp, 1934 (Dec 5) registered flight cover to UK, 1947 BCOF airmail cover with 3d tied by 1947 'No 8 AUST BASE PO' datestamp; others mostly FDCs or commemorative covers including 1936 Commonwealth Cable registered with Stanley '1AP36' datestamps. (26 items)Lot 169 [2 of 5]:Pre-Decimal Covers including 1931 inwards cover from USA with 'PAQUEBOT' handstamp in red, 1933 Hobart to Melbourne with Victorian Centenary exhibition label tied by datestamp, 1934 (Dec 5) registered flight cover to UK, 1947 BCOF airmail cover with 3d tied by 1947 'No 8 AUST BASE PO' datestamp; others mostly FDCs or commemorative covers including 1936 Commonwealth Cable registered with Stanley '1AP36' datestamps. (26 items)Lot 169 [3 of 5]:Pre-Decimal Covers including 1931 inwards cover from USA with 'PAQUEBOT' handstamp in red, 1933 Hobart to Melbourne with Victorian Centenary exhibition label tied by datestamp, 1934 (Dec 5) registered flight cover to UK, 1947 BCOF airmail cover with 3d tied by 1947 'No 8 AUST BASE PO' datestamp; others mostly FDCs or commemorative covers including 1936 Commonwealth Cable registered with Stanley '1AP36' datestamps. (26 items)
100.00 85.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

323
 1937-39 First Flight selection incl 1937 (15 Jun) AAMC #739-41, 1938 (8 Jul) AAMC 817 (2 different), 1938 (29-30 Aug) Bowen as an intermediate AAMC #826d, (12 Sep) Brisbane-Gladstone AAMC #827, 1939 (9 Jan) Brisbane-Kingaroy Flight [This flight was postponed from 17 Oct 1938], AAMC #841, plus one cover fron the actual flight. (3 Apr) Brisbane-Innisfail AAMC #847. Some covers are signed by Pilots. Mixed condition. (12)
Lot 323 [1 of 7]:1937-39 First Flight selection incl 1937 (15 Jun) AAMC #739-41, 1938 (8 Jul) AAMC 817 (2 different), 1938 (29-30 Aug) Bowen as an intermediate AAMC #826d, (12 Sep) Brisbane-Gladstone AAMC #827, 1939 (9 Jan) Brisbane-Kingaroy Flight [This flight was postponed from 17 Oct 1938], AAMC #841, plus one cover fron the actual flight. (3 Apr) Brisbane-Innisfail AAMC #847. Some covers are signed by Pilots. Mixed condition. (12)Lot 323 [2 of 7]:1937-39 First Flight selection incl 1937 (15 Jun) AAMC #739-41, 1938 (8 Jul) AAMC 817 (2 different), 1938 (29-30 Aug) Bowen as an intermediate AAMC #826d, (12 Sep) Brisbane-Gladstone AAMC #827, 1939 (9 Jan) Brisbane-Kingaroy Flight [This flight was postponed from 17 Oct 1938], AAMC #841, plus one cover fron the actual flight. (3 Apr) Brisbane-Innisfail AAMC #847. Some covers are signed by Pilots. Mixed condition. (12)Lot 323 [3 of 7]:1937-39 First Flight selection incl 1937 (15 Jun) AAMC #739-41, 1938 (8 Jul) AAMC 817 (2 different), 1938 (29-30 Aug) Bowen as an intermediate AAMC #826d, (12 Sep) Brisbane-Gladstone AAMC #827, 1939 (9 Jan) Brisbane-Kingaroy Flight [This flight was postponed from 17 Oct 1938], AAMC #841, plus one cover fron the actual flight. (3 Apr) Brisbane-Innisfail AAMC #847. Some covers are signed by Pilots. Mixed condition. (12)
100.00 75.00 sold
324  1937 (18 May) Brisbane-Sydney unofficial flight flown on Junkers Diesel VH-UYA 'Lawrence Hargrave', backstamped 'Newtown/19MY37/NSW'.
Lot 324 [1 of 2]:1937 (18 May) Brisbane-Sydney unofficial flight flown on Junkers Diesel VH-UYA 'Lawrence Hargrave', backstamped 'Newtown/19MY37/NSW'. Lot 324 [2 of 2]:1937 (18 May) Brisbane-Sydney unofficial flight flown on Junkers Diesel VH-UYA 'Lawrence Hargrave', backstamped 'Newtown/19MY37/NSW'.
125.00 95.00 sold

CHRISTMAS ISLAND - Postal Stationery

414  Aerogrammes: 1971-80 Collection incl 1971 10c (2, one CTO), 1972 12c (2, CTO), 1974 14c (6, one unused, 3 CTO & 2 uprated with 6c Ship with typed notation 'FIRST SINGAPORE AIRMAIL' [no backstamps]), 1975 25c (2, one CTO), 1980 33c (2, one CTO). Fine lot. (14)
Lot 414 [1 of 2]:Aerogrammes: 1971-80 Collection incl 1971 10c (2, one CTO), 1972 12c (2, CTO), 1974 14c (6, one unused, 3 CTO & 2 uprated with 6c Ship with typed notation 'FIRST SINGAPORE AIRMAIL' [no backstamps]), 1975 25c (2, one CTO), 1980 33c (2, one CTO). Fine lot. (14)Lot 414 [2 of 2]:Aerogrammes: 1971-80 Collection incl 1971 10c (2, one CTO), 1972 12c (2, CTO), 1974 14c (6, one unused, 3 CTO & 2 uprated with 6c Ship with typed notation 'FIRST SINGAPORE AIRMAIL' [no backstamps]), 1975 25c (2, one CTO), 1980 33c (2, one CTO). Fine lot. (14)
50.00 42.00 sold

NEW ZEALAND - First Flight Covers

488  1934 (17 Feb) covers to Australia (3) with 'FIRST TRANS-TASMAN/FEB. 1934' cachet each with optd 7d Trans-Tasman stamp affixed and alongside 'AUCKLAND/17FE34/NZ' cds, 1934 (29 Mar) 6th Trans-Tasman Crossing (2 covers, one with errors March 1935 in lieu of '1934' and Oot 1928), 1934 (14 Apr & 2 Jul) NZ to Australia (2 covers each bearing 7d orange airmail and appropriate purple cachets and 'KAITAIA' cds). Generally fine. (7)
Lot 488 [1 of 3]:1934 (17 Feb) covers to Australia (3) with 'FIRST TRANS-TASMAN/FEB. 1934' cachet each with optd 7d Trans-Tasman stamp affixed and alongside 'AUCKLAND/17FE34/NZ' cds, 1934 (29 Mar) 6th Trans-Tasman Crossing (2 covers, one with errors March 1935 in lieu of '1934' and Oot 1928), 1934 (14 Apr & 2 Jul) NZ to Australia (2 covers each bearing 7d orange airmail and appropriate purple cachets and 'KAITAIA' cds). Generally fine. (7)Lot 488 [2 of 3]:1934 (17 Feb) covers to Australia (3) with 'FIRST TRANS-TASMAN/FEB. 1934' cachet each with optd 7d Trans-Tasman stamp affixed and alongside 'AUCKLAND/17FE34/NZ' cds, 1934 (29 Mar) 6th Trans-Tasman Crossing (2 covers, one with errors March 1935 in lieu of '1934' and Oot 1928), 1934 (14 Apr & 2 Jul) NZ to Australia (2 covers each bearing 7d orange airmail and appropriate purple cachets and 'KAITAIA' cds). Generally fine. (7)Lot 488 [3 of 3]:1934 (17 Feb) covers to Australia (3) with 'FIRST TRANS-TASMAN/FEB. 1934' cachet each with optd 7d Trans-Tasman stamp affixed and alongside 'AUCKLAND/17FE34/NZ' cds, 1934 (29 Mar) 6th Trans-Tasman Crossing (2 covers, one with errors March 1935 in lieu of '1934' and Oot 1928), 1934 (14 Apr & 2 Jul) NZ to Australia (2 covers each bearing 7d orange airmail and appropriate purple cachets and 'KAITAIA' cds). Generally fine. (7)
100.00 100.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Kangaroos - CofA Watermark

524  6d Chestnut Overprinted 'OS' BW #23(OS) on 1934 (Jul 3) cover flown on intermediate stage of Townsville-Port Moresby-Townsville flight, both cachet types on reverse, with 'JUNE/1934' cachet on front, AAMC #395d, (Cat $250), 6d 'OS' overprint on-cover Cat $1,000.
Lot 524:6d Chestnut Overprinted 'OS' BW #23(OS) on 1934 (Jul 3) cover flown on intermediate stage of Townsville-Port Moresby-Townsville flight, both cachet types on reverse, with 'JUNE/1934' cachet on front, AAMC #395d, (Cat $250), 6d 'OS' overprint on-cover Cat $1,000.
250.00 190.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Decimal Issues

630 ✉** 1969 5c Flight Strip of Three the central unit inscribed 'CAPT.WRIGLEY, POINT COOK-DARWIN' signed by pilot Captain "H.N. Wrigley", also a PO Pack advertising leaflet signed by him. [Captain Wrigley is honoured on the stamp with the plane flying to the right.] (2 items)
Lot 630 [1 of 2]:1969 5c Flight Strip of Three the central unit inscribed 'CAPT.WRIGLEY, POINT COOK-DARWIN' signed by pilot Captain "H.N. Wrigley", also a PO Pack advertising leaflet signed by him. [Captain Wrigley is honoured on the stamp with the plane flying to the right.] (2 items)Lot 630 [2 of 2]:1969 5c Flight Strip of Three the central unit inscribed 'CAPT.WRIGLEY, POINT COOK-DARWIN' signed by pilot Captain "H.N. Wrigley", also a PO Pack advertising leaflet signed by him. [Captain Wrigley is honoured on the stamp with the plane flying to the right.] (2 items)
50.00 40.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

731  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 731:1931 (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.
120.00 135.00 sold
732  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 732 [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 732 [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".]
120.00 90.00 sold
   
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