From Flagship Sale 716 - Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC - August 1st and 2nd
Lot 67 -
Australia, 1920, Ross Smith First Flight cover, England to Australia, pictorial "First/Aerial Post/12 Nov - 10 Dec/1919/England-/Australia" label on envelope addressed to G.F. Pearce, Minister for Defense in Melbourne, cancelled by one of two strikes of oval "First Aerial Mail/Received/26 FEB 1920/Great Britain to Australia" handstamp; front also shows "per/Vickers 'Vimy' Aeroplane/ to Australia" three-line handstamp applied by Smith; Eustis #27; exceptional quality; label facsimile (never hinged miniature sheet of one) also included, Extremely Fine, a phenomenal opportunity to own a piece of history, one of only 364 covers flown, 92 of which were addressed to Melbourne and Victoria; a pristine cover without the folds and faults so often found, with 1973 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000....Suggested Bid $4,000-6,000
Sold for US$ 2,700
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