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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

Aerophilately & Flight Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
281 C image 30 June 1930 (AAMC.67a) Perth - Reading, Pennsylvania USA, airmail cover bearing 3d Airmails (2) paying for the internal airmail leg + the Trans-Pacific by boat to San Francisco + US 5c Airmail (tied by Perth & Reading cds's) for air delivery to the East Coast. A fine example of this combination arrangement, which ended the following day. Cat.from $500.

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
282 C image 7 June 1924 (AAMC.72) Sydney - Adelaide flown cover, carried by Australian Aerial Services Ltd on their inaugural service via Mildura, Hay, Narrandera and Cootamundra. Cat. $550.

Estimate AU$250-350
Min. Bid. AU$200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
283 C image7 June 1924 (AAMC.72a) Sydney - Adelaide intermediate Sydney - Narrandera with KGV 4½d tied by 'NEWTOWN/4JE24/NSW' cds, very fine, Cat $550+. 

Estimate AU$250-350
Min. Bid. AU$200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
284 C image"BY AIR MAIL" black on green labels (Frommer 7d & 9d): 11 June 1924 Tambo to Longreach flown cover with the dark green label; 16 April 1926 (Melbourne) - Charleville - Longreach flown cover with light green label. (2 covers).

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
285 C image"See Western Queensland BY AIR MAIL" black on red labels (Frommer 18d) used on four covers: 22 May 1925 from Cloncurry to Charleville; 27 May 1927 Camooweal to Cessnock; 10 Dec. 1928 Normanton to Cairns; and 31 March 1930 (AAMC.155) Brisbane to Cairns.

Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$160

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
286 C image 22 July 1925 (AAMC.83) Sydney - Broken Hill flown cover carried by A.A.S. on their inaugural flight linking several new intermediates. Lovely 3-colour franking. Cat.$300.

Estimate AU$180-220
Min. Bid. AU$160

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
287 C image7 Aug.1926 (AAMC.97) Darwin - Sydney - Melbourne registered cover, carried by Alan J. Cobham on the last legs of his epic flight from England in a DH50 seaplane. With appropriate backstamps and original enclosures from J.C. Buscall at the Government Hospital, Darwin. [only 10 flown].
Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$1,250-1,500
Min. Bid. AU$1,100

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
288 C image30 June 1926 (AAMC.100) England - Australia - England cover endorsed "from Australia to London By Aeroplane" carried by Sir Alan Cobham and Sgt AH Ward on their return flight, franked with Great Britain KGV 1½d brown tied 'THE HYDE SO NW2/2OC/26' datestamp on arrival, signed 'Alan J Cobham' on face, couple of minor blemishes, Cat. $3500. This is the first airmail from Australia to England; Newall states in British External Airmails (1996; pp.264-66) that only 28 covers were carried from Australia.Ex Frommer, sold for $2640 in the September 2016 sale of his Grand Prix Pioneer Australian Air Mails Collection. 

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$2,000-2,500
Min. Bid. AU$1,800

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
289 C imageTHE PACIFIC ISLANDS SURVEY FLIGHT BY RICHARD WILLIAMS
25 Sept.1926 (AAMC.102) A specially printed cover flown and signed by Group Captain Richard Williams on his survey flight which originated in Melbourne. This example addressed to the Air Board, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne with datestamps of "SYDNEY", "THURSDAY ISLAND 10 OC 26", "KIETA 31 OC 26" and "SAMARAI 29 NOV 26". An exceptional piece.Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

Get Market Data for [Australia (Victoria) Collection]

Estimate AU$17,500-20,000
Min. Bid. AU$15,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
290 C imageTHE FIRST CROSSING OF THE PACIFIC BY AIR
31 May 1928
(AAMC.122) USA - Australia cover flown by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, J Warner & H Lyon in the Fokker FV11B-3M 'Southern Cross' on the first crossing of the Pacific by air, franked with USA Airmail 10c Map (5) and 5c Roosevelt uncancelled but endorsed "carried across the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia" signed "JW Warner, Radio Opr" on face and further endorsed and signed by the whole crew including "C Kingsford Smith" on back. Cat $25,000 (four flown),also, a photograph of the crew with benefactor Captain Hancock in the USA and 1941 Statutory Declaration by his nephew J Kingsford Smith authenticating the cover and confirming the signatures were 'made in my presence'. This flight was the first leg of Kingsford Smith's eventual circumnavigation of the world in the 'Southern Cross' completed in 1930.Provenance: Tom Frommer's Large Gold International collection.

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$15,000-17,500
Min. Bid. AU$12,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
291 C image
THE LAST LEG OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC FLIGHT
8-9 June 1928 (AAMC.122b) Fiji - Australia cover, flown by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, J Warner & H Lyon on the first crossing of the Pacific by air endorsed 'Per Aeroplane "Southern Cross from Fiji by courtesy of Captain Kingsford Smith' and "This Envelope was carried across the Pacific Ocean from Fiji to Australia" signed "Jas W Warner, Radio Opr" and also signed "C Kingsford Smith" and "Lieut Comdr Harry W Lyon, Navigator" on face, franked with Canberra 1½d tied Sydney '13JE28' datestamp on arrival; lovely condition, Cat $12,500. [Only 6 flown on this leg.]
 
Provenace: The Tom Frommer Large Gold International collection.

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$9,000-10,000
Min. Bid. AU$7,000

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
292 C image13-14 October 1928 (AAMC.126) New Zealand (Blenheim) - Australia (Sydney) flown cover carried by Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, HA Litchfield & T McWilliams endorsed 'Per Aeroplane "Southern Cross" By Air from New Zealand to Australia' and signed "C Kingsford-Smith" and "CTP Ulm" on face; addressed to his mother 'Mrs W.C. Kingsford-Smith' and franked NZ Admiral 1d red tied by 'BLENHEIM/13OC28/NZ' datestamp with 'RICHMOND/14OC28/NSW' arrival alongside, Cat $4,250. [16 flown]. A superb example. Provenace: Tom Frommer Grand Prix Pioneer Australian Air Mails.

Estimate AU$3,000-3,500
Min. Bid. AU$2,300

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
293 og nh imageOct.1929 (AAMC.145b) Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd vignette (black on pink), block.(4). Extremely rare in blocks. Cat.$750.
Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$340

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
294 C image 1 Jan.1930 (AAMC.149) Brisbane - Sydney registered first flight cover carried by Australian National Airways; the "Southern Sky" crashed at Ballina and was collected the next day in another ANA plane. Backstamped registered covers are scarce. Cat.$225+. [ANA Ltd was a partnership formed by Charles Kingsford Smith & Charles Ulm].

Estimate AU$150-175
Min. Bid. AU$140

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
295 C image 19 Feb.1930 (AAMC.152a) Camooweal - Anthonys Lagoon flown cover carried by A.A.S. to link with the newly established Qantas service from Brisbane and signed by the pilot, Frank Neale. Cat.$400+.

Estimate AU$300-325
Min. Bid. AU$240

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
296 C image 19 Feb.1930 (AAMC.152a) Brunette Downs - Camooweal flown cover carried by A.A.S. to link with the newly established Qantas service from Brisbane and signed by the pilot, Frank Neale. Cat.$400+.

Estimate AU$300-325
Min. Bid. AU$240

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
297 nh og imageMar.1930 (AAMC.156ad; Frommer 34b) Queensland Air Navigation Co., black & white "chequerboard" (12 squares) 'BY AIR MAIL ONLY' vignette, in a vertical strip of 7, as issued, with roulettes for separating the units.Provenance: Tom Frommer

Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$340

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
298 B nh image1930 (AAMC.163c) 3d Green airmail stamp, complete booklet of 12 stamps + 12 airmail labels; covers black on bright violet-blue with "AIR MAIL SAVES TIME" on front. Unusually fresh.The Australian 3d green airmail stamp issued on 20 May 1929 was later made available in booklets of 12 stamps. The first cover design and wording used for 50,000 booklets although a very small percentage of those survive intact today. [See also SG. SB24].Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
299 B nh image1930 (AAMC.163e) 3d Green Airmail stamp, complete booklet of 12 stamps + 12 airmail labels; covers black on pale green with "USE THE AIR MAIL" on front. Unusually fresh.
The Australian 3d green airmail stamp issued on 20 May 1929 was later made available in booklets of 12 stamps. This cover design and wording was used after July 1935 to include reference to the Australia - Singapore - England Airmail Service although a very small number of these survive intact today. The booklets only remained on sale until the end of 1936 when the remainders were withdrawn and destroyed. [See also SG. SB24a, Cat.£1700].
 
Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$1,500-1,750
Min. Bid. AU$1,200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
300 C image1 Aug.1930 Amsterdam to Hamburg flown cover headed "Southern Cross Herdenking" [Commemoration], signed by Charles Kingsford Smith and carried by him on a commercial flight following his trans-Atlantic flight in June 1930. Kingsford Smith had been staying with Anthony Fokker while recuperating from an illness before returning to Australia. [35 covers thus carried.]The "Southern Cross", a Fokker F.VIIb/3m trimotor monoplane, was the aeroplane most closely associated with Kingsford Smith's career.

Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$400

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

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