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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

Aerophilately & Flight Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
301 C image 6 June 1931 (AAMC.184a) Lord Howe Island - Sydney cover, numbered #118, flown, endorsed and signed (front & rear) by Francis Chichester. The flight from Lord Howe was delayed following a typhoon which had overturned his plane, "Miss Elijah". (approx. 110 - 130 flown). Cat.$650. Provenance: Frank E. Adams

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
302 nh image1931 Qantas 'See/BY AIR MAIL/Western Queensland' white/grey booklet pane of 8 (Frommer 38b), superb unmounted, Cat $250.

Estimate AU$120-150
Min. Bid. AU$90

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
303 C image 3 Dec.1931 (AAMC.228) (Darwin) - Birdum - Daly Waters, registered cover flown by QANTAS to connect these centres during the rainy season when the overland route was under water. [Only 20 flown]. Cat.$850. Missing from most QANTAS collections!

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$550-650
Min. Bid. AU$400

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
304 nh image1 Nov.1932 (AAMC.294b) Qantas 'TEN YEARS OF AIR MAIL PROGRESS' white/red vignette, complete sheetlet of 6 (Frommer 39b,) unmounted, Cat $175. Superb.

Estimate AU$100-150
Min. Bid. AU$80

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
305 PC image30 Sept.1933 (AAMC.331) Mascot Aerial Derby, large souvenir postcard signed by all the competing aviators; with official yellow vignette on reverse. [Only 50 prepared]. Signatures include Jean Gardiner, J.R.Palmer, H. Broadbent, Frank Neale. AAMC:$550. Fantastic condition.

Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$300

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
306 C image10 Apr.1934 (AAMC.371) Australia-New Zealand-Australia registered flown cover, with  franking incl. Australia 3d Airmail booklet stamp BW.136 for outward flight and NZ 1d Smiling Boy and 1d Pathway for the return flight, "Tax 6d" endorsement at top, usual flight cachets and backstamps. Attractive & unusual franking for this flight.

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
307 C imageTHE WINNING ENTRY IN THE MACROBERTSON AIR RACE
October 1934 (AAMC.433) England - Australia MacRobertson Air Race cover carried by the winning entry DH66 Comet 'Grosvenor House' in a total elapsed time of 71 hours and signed by both pilots "CWA Scott" and "Tom Campbell Black" on the back. Posted on arrival and returned by registered mail to England with blue R label alongside adhesives, fine condition, Cat $1,250. John Cress' similar example sold for $1,525.

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
308 nh image18 July 1935 (AAMC.516f) "Southern Cross" vignettes (4) in complete IMPERFORATE PROOF sheetlet with large untrimmed margins.Provenance: E.A. Crome.

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
309 C image21 Aug.1936 roughly opened cover London-Melbourne, participant in the famed 'Desert incident', where Horsa on Aug 29, during Imperial Airways service flight IE473 (departed Aug.22), overshot Bahrain Aerodrome by 100kms at night, a consequence of the airfield lights not having been switched on, the pilots becoming lost and making a forced-landing in the desert, at Salwa Wells. The aircraft was found 40 hours later, and mail and passengers were flown out by RAF Mail to connect with IE474-75, the service delayed five days. Melbourne backstamp (blurred) Sept.14. Only two covers from this major incident believed recorded to Australia. Sanford: 360809. [The Perry example realized $3495 in 2013]. This incident to be included in the next edition of the Australian Air Mail Catalogue.

Estimate AU$1,000-1,250
Min. Bid. AU$750

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
310 C image 7 Nov.1936 (AAMC.645) Darwin - Longreach flown cover, carried and signed (on reverse) by L.E.Clark in his Percival Gull. This was a short internal leg on his epic journey from England to New Zealand via Australia. Only 8 covers carried on this leg. Cat.$375,

Estimate AU$250-275
Min. Bid. AU$240

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
311 C imageTHE BRISBANE - ADELAIDE AIR RACE of DECEMBER 1936: 16-18 Dec.1936 (AAMC.666) Flown cover, carried and signed by C.D. Pratt and R.T. Vincent, entrants No.35 who flew a Klemm Eagle Monoplane. [One of only 18 covers carried]. Cat.$275

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
312 C image
THE BRISBANE - ADELAIDE AIR RACE of DECEMBER 1936: 16-18 Dec.1936 (AAMC.667) Flown cover, carried and signed by J. Len Scott,, entrant No.4 who flew a DH60 Moth. [One of only 18 covers carried]. Cat.$275

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
313 C image
THE BRISBANE - ADELAIDE AIR RACE of DECEMBER 1936
16-18 Dec.1936 (AAMC.675) Flown cover, carried and signed by A.H. Tweedle, entrant No.23 who flew an Avro Avian "Gannett". [One of only 18 covers carried]. Cat.$275

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
314 C image
THE BRISBANE - ADELAIDE AIR RACE of DECEMBER 1936
16-18 Dec.1936 (AAMC.680) Flown cover, carried and signed by J.C.K. MacKenzie, entrant No.10, who flew a DH60 Gipsy Moth. [One of only 14 covers carried]. Cat.$275.

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
315 C image22 July 1939 (AAMC.873) Darwin - Dili flown intermediate, signed by the entire crew & the Minister for Civil Aviation "JV Fairbairn", Cat $300+.

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

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
316 C image31 July 1939 (AAMC.875) Melbourne - Wau flown cover, carried and signed by the pilot, Ray Parer, who was making a delivery flight of a Boeing Transport 40B (VH-ADX); cancelled on arrival at WAU 2 AUG 39.

Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$180

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
317 C image29 May 1940 (AAMC.903) cover flown from London to Darwin and on to Adelaide carried on the Guinea Airways record-breaking flight that departed London 19.5.1940 and cancelled on arrival at Darwin 21 June; signed by the pilots "DG Cameron" & "SD Buckley", Cat $350. [Only 8 flown thus].

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
318 C image17 Jan.1941 (AAMC.912) official cover flown from Melbourne to Portuguese Timor with light DILI arrival b/s of 19.1.41 in violet, signed by the pilot "HB Hussey": Cat $400. [54 flown].

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$200

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
319 C image MORNIGTON ISLAND PARACHUTE MAIL COVERS: 1941 from Brisbane (AAMC.936) signed by Sims; 1942 from Sydney & Brisbane (AAMC.950 & 51) signed by Crowther; 1943 from Sydney & Brisbane (AAMC.970 & 71) signed by Caldwell; and then the post-war resumed flights, 1946 (AAMC.1089) signed by McCarthy; 1947 (AAMC.1132) signed by Bruce; and 1948 (AAMC.1199) signed by Meares. (8 covers). Cat.$1275.

Estimate AU$750-1,000
Min. Bid. AU$550

CLOSED
Closing..Aug-21, 10:00 PM
320 nh ng image1941-48 QANTAS 'PARACHUTE MAIL/TO MORNINGTON ISLAND' labels comprising 1941 (undated, unmounted, small thin), 1942 no gum), 1943 (unmounted), 1946 (unmounted), 1947 (no gum) & 1948 (unmounted), Cat $600.

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$200

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

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