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AUSTRALIA continued...

Aerophilately & Flight Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
301 nh og C image 25 Mar.1935 (AAMC.495b. Frommer.48f1) WASP Airlines vignette full sheet of 6 in green and black, IMPERFORATE, upper left corner unit defective, gum adhesions affecting three units, Cat. $750; also perforated sheet of 6 MUH, and used single perforated example on Narromine - Sydney flight cover (AAMC.494), the vignette tied by 'NARROMINE/25MAR35' datestamp; total Cat. $900.  [Only 17 imperforate sheets issued]. (3 items)  
 
 
Estimate AU$250-350
Min. Bid. AU$200


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
302 C nh image "The Last Flight of the Southern Cross": 18 July 1935 (AAMC.514, 515, 516e&f) collection comprising low-numbered covers #3 and #14 each bearing an imperforate or a perforated special vignette, both covers signed by all seven personnel aboard this historic short flight from Mascot to Richmond, namely pilots Charles Kingsford Smith and P.G.Taylor, who were accompanied by Mary Kingsford Smith, John Stannage, Beau Shiel, John Ulm & C.G.Scrimgeour (radio broadcaster), the latter item with 2009 Certificate of Authenticity signed by Charles Kingsford Smith Junior; also an unnumbered cover, with perforated vignette, signed by Kingsford Smith; plus IMPERFORATE PROOF vignette sheetlet block of 4 and perforated block of 4 both with untrimmed margins. A prestigious group of items commemorating this celebrated event - Cat. $3,400. (5 items) Estimate AU$2,800-3,200
Min. Bid. AU$2,400


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
303 C image 11-19 July 1935 (AAMC.519) Sydney - Thursday Island cover, flown by Stuart Campbell in a Short Scion S16 Seaplane which was being delivered to the Oroville Dredging Co. in Papua [6 flown]. [NB: The AAMC entry appears to be incorrect. A total of 12 covers were carried; only half terminating at Thursday Island for return to the sender, Ernest Crome.]. Cat.$1000+ Estimate AU$600-800
Min. Bid. AU$500


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
304 C image 22 July 1939 (AAMC.873) Adelaide - Dilli (Portuguese Timor) flown cover, carried and signed by Captain Cameron and the crew of the Guinea Airways Lockheed on their survey flight. Also signed by J.V. Fairbairn, Minister for Civil Aviation, who was on board as an observer. [Small mails carried]. Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$160


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
305 C image 31 July 1939 (AAMC.875) Melbourne - Wau, New Guinea 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$160


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
306 C image 17-19 Jan. 1941 (AAMC.912) Australia - Dilli, Portuguese Timor, flown cover carried and signed by the pilot, H. B. Hussey on the QANTAS flying boat "Coriolanus" G-AETV. This was the first time Dilli (or Koepang) had been included as intermediates on the route to Singapore. [54 flown]. The service was short-lived, being suspended in early December 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbour. Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$260


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
307 C image PARACHUTE MAIL: 22 Dec.1941 (AAMC.935) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas Mail cover carried by Qantas and signed by the pilot E.C. Sims, black/blue Qantas vignette, Dropped by parachute with signed acknowledgement on reverse; Cat. $950. [Only 28 flown]    Estimate AU$350-450
Min. Bid. AU$280


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
308 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$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$400


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
309 C image PARACHUTE MAIL: Christmas Mail covers carried by Qantas to Mornington Island comprising 18 Dec. 1941 (AAMC.936) from Brisbane signed by pilot E.C. Sims; 23 Dec. 1942 (AAMC.950) from Sydney signed by pilot W.H. Crowther; 24 Dec. 1943 (AAMC.970 & 971) from Sydney and from Brisbane both signed by pilot K.G. Caldwell; 24 Dec. 1946 (AAMC.1089) from Sydney (not pilot signed), 24 Dec. 1948 (AAMC.1199) from Sydney signed by pilot R.D. Meares; all dropped by parachute with special Qantas vignettes and signed acknowledgements on reverse; Cat $925. (6 covers)     Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$300


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
310 C image THE RETURN FLIGHT OF "THE FRIGATE BIRD"
10 Nov.1944 (AAMC.982) Sydney - Fanning Island flown cover, registered & censored, 'POST OFFICE/13NOV44/FANNING ISLAND' arrival b/s, signed by the pilot "PG Taylor". Cat $650. [Only 15 covers flown].
Estimate AU$350-400
Min. Bid. AU$260


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
311 C image 14 Nov. 1953 (AAMC.1331-1332) First  Regular Airmail Service covers between Sydney - Bangkok, signed by pilot Capt. J. Pollock or between Bangkok - Sydney (5), all signed by pilot Capt. J. Haylock; every cover with Qantas 30th Anniversary vignette and each with a different pictorial  'Fly by Qantas' or 'Fly by Kangaroo Service' label on reverse, Cat. $540. (6 covers) Estimate AU$200-300
Min. Bid. AU$150


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
312 C PC PS HOVERCRAFT MAILS: 1963 - 1977 collection on annotated pages together with a copy of the listing from an earlier edition of the AAMC. Comprises 16 covers/cards/aerogrammes plus various other items. (22 items in total). Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$160


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
313 C image 1913-64 group of covers with single and mixed frankings. With three 'Roo covers to Br. Columbia (1d x2 & 3d x1), KGV heads (6), then a mixed range, with frankings to 2/3d, many franked 2/-, registered and/or to overseas destinations. Mixed condition, worth a look. (44 items). Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$240


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
314 C image c.1920 parcel wrapper fragment franked with KGV 4d orange (16, some defective) including block of 6 and two strips of 3, plus a 3d Roo, tied by four strikes (one complete) of the huge undated 'CHIEF PARCEL OFFICE/MELBOURNE' handstamp.      Estimate AU$120-160
Min. Bid. AU$90


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
315 C image 1938 (Nov.4) Gairs (manufacturers, Melbourne) advertising envelope registered to Vinton Smith (stockbrokers, Melbourne) with KGV 5d Brown tied by 'VICTORIA MARKET/MELB' datestamp, blue/white registration label, all-over advertising on reverse. Superb condition. Estimate AU$120-160
Min. Bid. AU$90


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
316 C image CUSTOMS DUTY ISSUES ON COVER: 1947-60s inwards covers including 1947 to Elizabeth Kenny handstamped 'PRESS MATTER/URGENT' from Minneapolis (Sister Kenny Institute) with GB KGVI ½d tied by machine cancel, uncancelled ½d Customs Duty added, addressed to Brisbane, redirected to Sydney; also four early 1960s covers from London to M.Simonson Ltd (Melb.) one with 'EXPORT AID/EXPORT TRADE' meter cancel, all with ½d Customs Duty added. (5 items).     Estimate AU$180-220
Min. Bid. AU$140


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
Postal History - World War I - Military
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
317 C image POW Mail: 1917 (Jul.31) cover from Perth WA with 'PASSED BY/CENSOR' boxed handstamp in blue, addressed to Jack Deering, C Company, 28th Battalion, 7th Brigade AIF, at Gottingen POW Camp in Germany. Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$160


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
Postal History - World War II - Civil Censorship
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
318 C image THE FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT - SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A well annotated study on pages comprising of 12 covers mailed between July 1940 and April 1944 which illustrate the various resealing labels, boxed cachets, diamond-shaped handstamps and other markings employed. Destinations include England, Sweden, Portuguese Timor, New Zealand, Egypt and South Africa. "Earliest recorded" and "Only recorded" noted in several places. Estimate AU$500-600
Min. Bid. AU$380


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM

NEW SOUTH WALES

NEW SOUTH WALES
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
319 O image 1854 (SG.87b) Laureates Wmk Double-Lined Figures 3d yellow-green WATERMARK ERROR '2', complete margins (just touching at left), natural paper crease, strong colour, fine used, Cat £1,600. A sought-after rarity. [Around twenty used examples recorded however, unlike this example, many have defects or faults.]   Estimate AU$1,600-2,000
Min. Bid. AU$1,400


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM
320 ng image 1856-60 (SG.108) 1d carmine-vermilion, Imperforate horizontal pair with good-to-close margins. Delightful, fresh Unused condition. (2). Cat.£800. Estimate AU$600-800
Min. Bid. AU$500


Closing..Feb-06, 05:00 PM

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