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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

First Day & Commemorative Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
261 C imageMELBOURNE OLYMPICS 1956: Temporary Post Office Registered covers from Richmond Park Kiosk No.1 (1/12/56), Richmond Park Kiosk No.3 (1/12/1956) and LAKE WENDOUREE No.0009 (with the Lake Wendouree rowing pictorial postmark). A scarce trio in fine condition. (3).

Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$320

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
262 C image1956 Melbourne Olympic Games almost complete set of special cancels (missing Olympic Torch & Sailing), on Official Souvenir Covers mostly bearing 4d to same recipient in U.K., odd blemish, generally very fine unopened. (50)  

Estimate AU$120-160
Min. Bid. AU$80

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
Aerophilately & Flight Covers
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
263 C image1931-34 selection including 1931 Australia-Java AAMC.204, 1934 (Apr.) Australia-NZ-Australia AAMC.371 (4), 1934 (July) Australia-Papua, Papua-Australia (2), Australia-Papua-Australia (3) & Australia-New Guinea-Australia (2), 1934 (Nov.) Melbourne-Portland postcard AAMC.461 (2), 1934 Australia-England AAMC.470 (4); also New Zealand 1934 (Feb.) NZ-Australia NZAMC.81e; some with mild toning, condition generally good to fine. (20 items)

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Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$150

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
264 C image 1932-35 flight cover selection comprising 1932 England-Australia Kingsford Smith flown AAMC.245, 1934 Trans-Tasman #389 signed by Ulm, 1934 Australia-Papua/NewGuinea boomerang covers (3) two signed by Ulm, 1934 Melbourne-Portland Autogiro Flight #461 (2, one with newspaper cuttings hinged to reverse), 1934 (Dec.8) Australia-England Imperial/Qantas FF #469 & 1935 (Feb.1), England-Australia both registered, 1935 Jubilee Air Mail signed by Kingsford Smith (not postally used); also 1934 (Nov.8) Australian Philatelic Exhib. commemorative covers (2), one registered, the other with complete Macarthur set tied by the special datestamp, plus book "The Aviators" by William Joy signed by pioneer aviator Nancy Bird; condition variable. (13 items)

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Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$240

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
265 C imageJune 1914 (AAMC.2) Melbourne - Sydney Official Souvenir postcards for proposed first official airmail flight by AB 'Wizard' Stone which was cancelled following a crash on 1 June which extensively damaged the plane and badly injured Stone, the cards subsequently carried by rail with the Kangaroo 1d red frankings tied 'SYDNEY/AU24/NSW/1914' roller cancels on arrival, the former with 'WIZARD STONE' crossed out and replaced by manuscript 'Guillaux Pilot', the latter with Frommer 'TF' marking on address side, both with minor blemishes, Cat $1,600. Ex Frommer, sold for $1440 in the September 2016 sale of his Grand Prix Pioneer Australian Air Mails Collection. (2 items) 

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Estimate AU$1,000-1,250
Min. Bid. AU$800

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
266 PC image 20-27 February 1917 (AAMC.12) Hamilton to Melbourne flown souvenir card, carried by Basil Watson in his home-built bi-plane. With a delightful hand-written message referring to the much anticipated flight. Unusually fine condition. Cat.$600.

Estimate AU$400-450
Min. Bid. AU$360

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
267 PC image 20-27 February 1917 (AAMC.13) Casterton to Melbourne flown souvenir card, carried by Basil Watson in his home-built bi-plane. With a delightful hand-written message referring to Watson's flying exhibition and the fact that the writer has taken a "snap" of him. Unusually fine condition. Cat.$600.

Estimate AU$350-400
Min. Bid. AU$300

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
268 PC image4 Aug.1919 (AAMC.19) Major Norman Brearley in an Avro biplane dropped a batch of advertising postcards for Charles Moore & Co over Perth and suburbs. [This example is one of 6 known.]NB: The Nelson Eustis example sold for $3260 in our March 2008 auction of his gold medal collection.

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Estimate AU$2,500-3,000
Min. Bid. AU$2,200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
269 PC image6 August (AAMC.20) Adelaide - Minlaton, special postcard [#35] carried by Captain Harry Butler in his Bristol monoplane, the "Red Devil"; reverse with photo of Butler, printed message and printed signature.Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

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Estimate AU$450-500
Min. Bid. AU$360

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
270 PC image6 Aug.1919 (AAMC.21b) Adelaide - Minlaton Harry Butler flown special postcard with "Advance Australia" message from H.V. McKay.Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

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Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$360

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
271 PC image6 Aug.1919 (AAMC.21e) Adelaide - Minlaton Flights  Harry Butler souvenir postcard with printed message re. Unley Aviation Day at the Unley Oval;  unused. Cat.$650.

Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$260

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
272 C image
3-4 Sept. 1919 (AAMC.23) Hobart - Launceston cover with Peace Loan advertising and KGV 1½d brown, carried by ED Cummings in a Sopwith Pup on the first aerial mail flight in Tasmania, with violet two-line 'FIRST TAS. AERO MAIL/DPMG' handstamp and 'LAUNCESTON/-5SE19/TASMANIA' arrival backstamp, very fine with only 6 examples believed to have survived, Cat $4000.
 
Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection.
 

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Estimate AU$3,000-3,500
Min. Bid. AU$2,400

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
273 C image
Nov.1919 - Feb.1920 (AAMC.27a) Batavia - Sydney intermediate, flown cover carried by Ross & Keith Smith on their flight from England in the Vickers Vimy. The cover shows a fine example of the vignette accompanied by Netherlands Indies adhesives, all tied by multiple strong strikes of the oval "FIRST AERIAL MAIL" cachet. The cover, #14 in the Frommer listing (illustrated at page 25) is one of the more spectacular examples, bearing advertising for the "Oranje Hotel" in Soerabaia and is one of only 15 identified by Frommer as having originated in the Dutch East Indies and one of only 2 with DEI adhesives.
 
Provenance: Lucien Toutounji, Charles Leski Auctions, March 2003.

Estimate AU$8,000-10,000
Min. Bid. AU$7,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
274 nh og image
THE FAMOUS ROSS SMITH VIGNETTE
Nov. - Dec.1919 (AAMC.27b, Frommer 1a) 'FIRST AERIAL POST / ENGLAND/ AUSTRALIA' "Ross Smith" vignette complete with full margins, very fresh, lightly mounted in margins only, the vignette being unhinged. Very Rare in this superb condition. BPA certificate (2002). Cat.$18,000.
 
Provenance: Lucien Toutounji Gold Medal collection.
 
 
 

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Estimate AU$12,000-15,000
Min. Bid. AU$10,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
275 og imageNov.1919 - Feb.1920 (AAMC.27d) A Ross Smith "FIRST AERIAL POST" vignette, Mint with gum, but without margins. Rare and fine. This is example M3 in Frommer's listing, illustrated at page 130.

Estimate AU$7,000-8,000
Min. Bid. AU$6,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
276 C image
30 July 1920 (AAMC.47) Melbourne - Traralgon cover, flown by Captain E.W. Leggett for "The Herald & Weekly Times"; with special purple of yellow "By HERALD AERIAL DELIVERY" vignette attractively tied on the front of the envelope which also bears a Victorian 1½d adhesive + Queensland ½d  tied on arrival at Traralgon. [Of 266 items reported to have been flown, very few appear to have survived].
 
Provenance: Tom Frommer  Air Mail Labels & Vignettes 1920 - 1960, Charles Leski Auctions, May 2005.
 
 

Estimate AU$1,800-2,000
Min. Bid. AU$1,600

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
277 og imageJuly 1920 (AAMC.47a) "By HERALD AERIAL DELIVERY" vignette, Unused with full gum. Small gum thin from previous hinge removal. Extremely scarce.Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

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Estimate AU$800-1,000
Min. Bid. AU$600

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
278 og image27 Sept.1920 (AAMC.51e, Frommer 4b) For the "Herald & Weekly Times" promotional flight from Melbourne to Longreach for "Pals" boy's magazine, 'Pals Air Mail' vignettes in red were prepared; a complete block of 4 with selvedge; extremely rare, with only 4 such blocks believed to exist.Provenence: F.W. Hill, Tom Frommer

Estimate AU$4,000-5,000
Min. Bid. AU$3,500

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
279 C image
17 Apr.1922 (AAMC.63, Frommer 5d1) "The Herald & Weekly Times" experimental air mail flight Melbourne - Geelong & return:  cover to Geelong with two corner examples of the 'Herald Air Mail' vignette in light blue. Very few covers are recorded bearing multiple vignettes.
 
Provenance: Tom Frommer Collection of Air Mail Labels & Vignettes 1920 - 1960, Charles Leski Auctions, May 2005.
 

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Estimate AU$1,200-1,500
Min. Bid. AU$1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
280 C image5 Nov.1922 (AAMC.66c) Winton - Longreach QANTAS flown cover, an intermediate carried without the red on white vignette; backflap of envelope printed for "McMaster, Vickery & Field, OBAN" and addressed to Dr. F.A.Hope Michod. Some tone spots and roughly opened at back. Cat.$7500.The pilot was Hudson Fysh. McMaster was one of the founders of QANTAS.A photograph of Dr Michod helping a passenger board at Longreach is held in the E.A.Crome collection at the National Library of Australia.

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Estimate AU$1,500-2,000
Min. Bid. AU$1,200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM

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