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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
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
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
734  1939 Sydney-Coonamble AAMC #887a Butler Air Transport Special Xmas Flight printed cover with 5d Ram tied by GPO Sydney Air '23DE39' datestamp, Coonamble backstamp, signed by co-pilot CB Lusk, fine condition.
Lot 819 [1 of 2]:1939 Sydney-Coonamble AAMC #887a Butler Air Transport Special Xmas Flight printed cover with 5d Ram tied by GPO Sydney Air '23DE39' datestamp, Coonamble backstamp, signed by co-pilot CB Lusk, fine condition. Lot 819 [2 of 2]:1939 Sydney-Coonamble AAMC #887a Butler Air Transport Special Xmas Flight printed cover with 5d Ram tied by GPO Sydney Air '23DE39' datestamp, Coonamble backstamp, signed by co-pilot CB Lusk, fine condition.
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735  1940 FAM19 Australia-New Zealand-U.S.A. Service fine collection of covers on annotated leaves with strength in the intermediate stages to/from Auckland, Noumea, Canton Island and Honolulu, few inward to Australia censored, slight duplication, though all cachets are different AAMC #904b-5b. (35)This lot is no longer available
736  1946 (24 Dec) Parachute Mail Sydney-Mornington Island, and orange/brown label (Frommer 62b) affixed, and on reverse 'MORNINGTON ISLAND' handstamp & mss "J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in Charge/25.12.43". Blemishes. (Ex Crome Collection)
Lot 736 [1 of 2]:1946 (24 Dec) Parachute Mail Sydney-Mornington Island, and orange/brown label (Frommer 62b) affixed, and on reverse 'MORNINGTON ISLAND' handstamp & mss "J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in Charge/25.12.43". Blemishes. (Ex Crome Collection) Lot 736 [2 of 2]:1946 (24 Dec) Parachute Mail Sydney-Mornington Island, and orange/brown label (Frommer 62b) affixed, and on reverse 'MORNINGTON ISLAND' handstamp & mss "J.B. McCarthy/Missionary in Charge/25.12.43". Blemishes. (Ex Crome Collection)
80.00 64.00 R
737  1947 (16 Dec) Australia-Japan flight AAMC #1129, signed by Pilot, QANTAS red & black vignette (Frommer 74d), & on reverse 'A.F.P.O.28./18DE47/R.A.A.F-JAPAN' cds. arrival d/s.
Lot 1029 [1 of 2]:1947 (16 Dec) Australia-Japan flight AAMC #1129, signed by Pilot, QANTAS red & black vignette (Frommer 74d), & on reverse 'A.F.P.O.28./18DE47/R.A.A.F-JAPAN' cds. arrival d/s. Lot 1029 [2 of 2]:1947 (16 Dec) Australia-Japan flight AAMC #1129, signed by Pilot, QANTAS red & black vignette (Frommer 74d), & on reverse 'A.F.P.O.28./18DE47/R.A.A.F-JAPAN' cds. arrival d/s.
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738  1948 (27 Nov) South Africa-Australia return flight with QANTAS dark & light blue vignette (Frommer 78d), signed by Pilot, no markings on reverse.
Lot 738:1948 (27 Nov) South Africa-Australia return flight with QANTAS dark & light blue vignette (Frommer 78d), signed by Pilot, no markings on reverse.
100.00 75.00 sold
739  1952 QANTAS Australia-South Africa formular aerogramme from Mauritius to Johannesburg with Jo'burg arrival cds (4 Sep) & Australia-South Africa cachet on reverse. Unrecorded intermediate usage.
Lot 1032 [1 of 2]:1952 QANTAS Australia-South Africa formular aerogramme from Mauritius to Johannesburg with Jo'burg arrival cds (4 Sep) & Australia-South Africa cachet on reverse. Unrecorded intermediate usage. Lot 1032 [2 of 2]:1952 QANTAS Australia-South Africa formular aerogramme from Mauritius to Johannesburg with Jo'burg arrival cds (4 Sep) & Australia-South Africa cachet on reverse. Unrecorded intermediate usage.
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740
 1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)
Lot 105 [1 of 7]:1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)Lot 105 [2 of 7]:1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)Lot 105 [3 of 7]:1967-82 Lufthansa FFCs to and from Australia incl scarce intermediates. (20)
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