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GREAT BRITAIN - First Flight Covers

1419  1911 (Sep 9) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, inaugural day of event, addressed to Sydney but paid only for internal use, hence taxed 1d (Australian postage due removed). Sender mentions, “This is the first PC I have sent by Air Ship [sic]”. Very scarce to Australia.
Lot 1419:1911 (Sep 9) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, inaugural day of event, addressed to Sydney but paid only for internal use, hence taxed 1d (Australian postage due removed). Sender mentions, “This is the first PC I have sent by Air Ship [sic]”. Very scarce to Australia.
320.00 380.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

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

1185  1950 (Sep 17) commercial airmail cover from UK addressed "c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd/FOR COCOS/PO Box 146/Singapore", on reverse 'COCOS Is/PER ("Islander")' oval cachet in violet and superb 'C.& W. LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' 31mm arrival backstamp. [PO Box 146 in Singapore was reserved for mail to & from Cocos. The Christmas Island Phosphate Co owned the Islander which called at Cocos about three times per year with provisions and mail]
Lot 1185 [1 of 2]:1950 (Sep 17) commercial airmail cover from UK addressed "c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd/FOR COCOS/PO Box 146/Singapore", on reverse 'COCOS Is/PER ("Islander")' oval cachet in violet and superb 'C.& W. LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' 31mm arrival backstamp. [PO Box 146 in Singapore was reserved for mail to & from Cocos. The Christmas Island Phosphate Co owned the Islander which called at Cocos about three times per year with provisions and mail] Lot 1185 [2 of 2]:1950 (Sep 17) commercial airmail cover from UK addressed "c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd/FOR COCOS/PO Box 146/Singapore", on reverse 'COCOS Is/PER ("Islander")' oval cachet in violet and superb 'C.& W. LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' 31mm arrival backstamp. [PO Box 146 in Singapore was reserved for mail to & from Cocos. The Christmas Island Phosphate Co owned the Islander which called at Cocos about three times per year with provisions and mail]
400.00 340.00 sold
   
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