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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
733
 1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneoed note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)
Lot 733 [1 of 4]:1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneoed note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)Lot 733 [2 of 4]:1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneoed note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)Lot 733 [3 of 4]:1939 Koranga crash covers x2 (stamps soaked off), AAMC #843, Cat $800+, from England and Ireland both to separate addresses in Footscray. Plus unrelated roneoed note from a Calpurnia crash cover. (3)
160.00 420.00 sold

PAPUA - PICTURE POSTCARDS

1157  Real-photo image of Vaiviri heroes Igua Kevau and Gari Dai who helped save Mrs F.G. Berge, wife of the resident magistrate after the Vaiviri was wrecked in a storm off Kerema, also a copy of the Feb 1931 P.I.M. account of their story. Not seen by us before.
Lot 1157:Real-photo image of Vaiviri heroes Igua Kevau and Gari Dai who helped save Mrs F.G. Berge, wife of the resident magistrate after the Vaiviri was wrecked in a storm off Kerema, also a copy of the Feb 1931 P.I.M. account of their story. Not seen by us before.
150.00 180.00 sold
   
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