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11  Covers - British Commonwealth selection of mainly used early to mid-20th century covers and postal stationery, several first flights seen, mainly from India, GB, Ceylon, Southern Africa, West Indies, noted fine 1948 GB cover with Potato Rationing illustration. (100+)
Lot 11 [1 of 4]:Covers - British Commonwealth selection of mainly used early to mid-20th century covers and postal stationery, several first flights seen, mainly from India, GB, Ceylon, Southern Africa, West Indies, noted fine 1948 GB cover with Potato Rationing illustration. (100+)Lot 11 [2 of 4]:Covers - British Commonwealth selection of mainly used early to mid-20th century covers and postal stationery, several first flights seen, mainly from India, GB, Ceylon, Southern Africa, West Indies, noted fine 1948 GB cover with Potato Rationing illustration. (100+)Lot 11 [3 of 4]:Covers - British Commonwealth selection of mainly used early to mid-20th century covers and postal stationery, several first flights seen, mainly from India, GB, Ceylon, Southern Africa, West Indies, noted fine 1948 GB cover with Potato Rationing illustration. (100+)Lot 11 [4 of 4]:Covers - British Commonwealth selection of mainly used early to mid-20th century covers and postal stationery, several first flights seen, mainly from India, GB, Ceylon, Southern Africa, West Indies, noted fine 1948 GB cover with Potato Rationing illustration. (100+)
100.00 130.00 sold
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 Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)
Lot 13 [1 of 9]:Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)Lot 13 [2 of 9]:Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)Lot 13 [3 of 9]:Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)Lot 13 [4 of 9]:Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)Lot 13 [5 of 9]:Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)Lot 13 [6 of 9]:Covers 1915-90s first flight or flight related covers from Australia (6 items signed by 'Nelson Eustis'), Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain c1916 On Guard/Looking for the Baby Killers/C B Hucks PPC to Ireland, India, Italy (30 items) incl many with numerous cachets incl boxed 'Volo non effettuato cause/incidente technico' in green [Flight not carried out due to technical incident], signatures (some rubber stamped), etc, Poland, Russia, USA, etc. Many covers with appropriate backstamp, cachets, etc. Some are 'limited editions'. (130 items approx)
90.00 95.00 sold

REFERENCE LITERATURE

201   Papua: The Fly River Flights of Stuart Campbell 1935-37, by Norman Haynes, published 1986, 185pp. Fine condition. A fascinating book detail the philatelic side of these flights as well as much background information. Plus Uniting a Nation by James Sinclair published 1984, 287pp, fine condition. A history of postal and telecommunications in New Guinea, Papua & PNG. (2)
Lot 201 [1 of 2]:Papua: The Fly River Flights of Stuart Campbell 1935-37, by Norman Haynes, published 1986, 185pp. Fine condition. A fascinating book detail the philatelic side of these flights as well as much background information. Plus Uniting a NationLot 201 [2 of 2]:Papua: The Fly River Flights of Stuart Campbell 1935-37, by Norman Haynes, published 1986, 185pp. Fine condition. A fascinating book detail the philatelic side of these flights as well as much background information. Plus Uniting a Nation
90.00 70.00 R

AUCTION CATALOGUES

242   Zeppelin: for Felzmann specialised Zeppelin & Airmail auctions (2011-18), nos 134, 135, 140 & 162. Copiously illustrated, good reference material. (4)
Lot 242:Zeppelin: for Felzmann specialised Zeppelin & Airmail auctions (2011-18), nos 134, 135, 140 & 162. Copiously illustrated, good reference material. (4)
15.00 18.00 sold

FIJI - First Day Covers

440
 1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)
Lot 440 [1 of 11]:1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)Lot 440 [2 of 11]:1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)Lot 440 [3 of 11]:1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)Lot 440 [4 of 11]:1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)Lot 440 [5 of 11]:1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)Lot 440 [6 of 11]:1930-88 Selection incl 1930 1st Flight signed by pilot Gordon Fenton with stamp uncancelled, 'SUVA 14JL30 12 PM' cds on reverse, few KGVI Defins to 1/6d, 1941 1st Suva-Auckland Flight, 1946 Victory (58, incl one with 3d with scratch through 'TH' of '8th'), 1952 (Mar 26) taxed airmail cover to Australia with mss notation on reverse "Hurricane damage!!". Several decimal covers incl 1979 Endangered Species (2). Postmarks incl 'Ba', 'Buca Bay', 'Lautoka', 'Nadi', 'Nadi Airport', 'Nausori', 'Suva-Fiji/Registered', 'Tavua', 'Vatukoula', also few commem cancels. Some duplication on earlier issues. Mixed condition. (220)
130.00 105.00 R
   
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