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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

Aerophilately & Flight Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
261 PC image 4 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.] Provenance: Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, March 2008, Lot 23 : $3260 incl. BP. (Image) Estimate AU$2,000-2,500
Min. Bid. AU$1,800


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
262 PC image 6 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. Cat.$550. Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008. (Image) Estimate AU$300-350
Min. Bid. AU$260


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
263 PC image 11 Aug.1919 (AAMC.22a) Minlaton - Adelaide Harry Butler card, carried on the return flight and cancelled on arrival 12 AU 19. The return flight mail was much smaller than that carried on the outward flight. Cat.$750. (Image) Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$360


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
264 C image Aug.1919 (AAMC.22aa.) Adelaide - Minlaton flights by Harry Butler: Aug.1919 (AAMC.22aa) souvenir postcard prepared for the flights. Unused. (Image) Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$140


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
265 C image 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, 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. Accompanied by photo of the Sopwith Pup circling Hobart GPO.  Ex Frommer, sold for $3100+ in the September 2016 sale of his Grand Prix Pioneer Australian Air Mails Collection.     (Image) Estimate AU$2,200-2,800
Min. Bid. AU$2,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
266 C imageNov.1919 - Feb.1920 (AAMC.27a) A Ross Smith flight cover with the vignette affixed at left, together with an Iraq ½ anna on 10para in combination with an Australian KGV 1d red; all tied by the 26 Feb.1920 oval "FIRST AERIAL MAIL" cachet (with an additional strike below), posted from the ANZAC Wireless Squadron stationed in Mesopotamia (Iraq) en route for Australia. Addressed to Mrs A. Laxton in Lewisham and endorsed at lower left by Lieut. R.L. Laxton, this is cover #193 in the Frommer listing [illustrated at page 59]. The cover is signed and dated "12.12.19" on reverse by crew member Sgt. J.M. Bennett and is accompanied by a [1981] E. Diena Certificate.One of the most noteworthy of the flown covers being the only example with stamps of Iraq and Australia, signed by a crew member and being an intermediate.  (Image) Estimate AU$10,000-12,500
Min. Bid. AU$9,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
267 PC image Nov.1919 - Feb.1920 (AAMC.27a) A "Ross Smith FIRST AERIAL POST" vignette cancelled by the oval cachet, on the picture side of a postcard picked up at Baghdad en route and addressed to F. Sammons Esq., at Corowa, N.S.W. Signed "J.M.Bennett, Darwin, 12.12.19" on the address side and with a second oval cachet at centre. Only 31 items in all originated in Mesopotamia, of which very few were postcards & signed by Bennett. An exceptionally rare item. Now recorded by Frommer as #280 and illustrated at page 76. Provenance: Mike Shand (Image) Estimate AU$6,000-8,000
Min. Bid. AU$5,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
268 nh image 1919 (AAMC.27b, Frommer 1a) "Ross Smith" Flight vignette with full margins and superb unmounted mint full gum. Probably the finest example in private hands. This is #C16 in the Frommer listing, illustrated at page 126. Cat. $18,000 for mounted mint. The AAMC entry states "about 25 mint copies are held in museums ... about 50 specimens with complete selvedge exist in private collections"; of the 576 issued, 364 were attached to letters carried and cancelled on arrival in Melbourne on 26 Feb 1920, 125 were destroyed and of the 87 remaining about 20 had the selvedge removed in anticipation of being affixed to envelopes. (Image) Estimate AU$15,000-18,000
Min. Bid. AU$12,500


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
269 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 tied on arrival at Traralgon. [Of 266 items reported to have been flown, very few appear to have survived]. Provenance: Frank E. Adams, Charles Leski Auctions, March 2012, Lot 1338 : $2,040 incl. BP. (Image) Estimate AU$1,600-1,800
Min. Bid. AU$1,400


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
270 PC image Aug.1920 (AAMC.47c) "Velvet Soap" advertising postcard dropped over Melbourne by R. Graham Carey in his Maurice Farman Shorthorn biplane, as depicted on the card. The reverse of the card shows Carey in the cockpit and an aerial view of the soapworks of J. Kitchen & Sons, the manufacturers of Velvet soap. [Eustis says "Only four cards known on his exhibit page.].  Provenance: Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, March 2008, Lot 56 : $4,600 incl. BP. (Image) Estimate AU$3,000-4,000
Min. Bid. AU$2,600


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
271 nh og image 10 Aug.1920 (AAMC.48c, Frommer 3b) For the "Herald & Weekly Times" experimental flight from Melbourne - Hamilton, a 'Herald Air Mail' vignette in brown was prepared; a complete sheetlet of 4 units (2*/2**) with selvedge. Extremely rare thus, only 3 blocks believed to exist. Provenance: Tom Frommer (Image) Estimate AU$3,000-5,000
Min. Bid. AU$2,600


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
272 og image Sept. 1920 (AAMC.51c) "Pals" Air Mail vignettes; a horizontal pair with selvedge at sides and base and full gum. Multiples are scarce. (2) Cat.$400+ (Image) Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$300


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
273 og image 27 Sept.1920 (AAMC.51e; Frommer 4b) "Pals Air Mail" labels, mint sheetlet comprising 4 units surrounded by selvedge on all sides; as issued. Some perf. re-inforcement. Fewer than 4 sheetlets believed to survive.
Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.
(Image)
Estimate AU$3,000-5,000
Min. Bid. AU$2,600


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
274 D image May 1921 (AAMC.52a) A "Palm Car" advertising leaflet dropped by Graham Carey, "Special Aerial Representative of Palm Cars", printed by Riall Bros, Port Melbourne. 32 x 23cm. Provenance: Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, March 2003, Lot 67 : $1,515 incl. BP. (Image) Estimate AU$800-1,000
Min. Bid. AU$650


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
275 C image 4 Dec.1921 Perth - Derby (AAMC.56a) Jas A Dimmett Motor Accessories Castrol Oil advertising cover carried by Western Australian Airways on the inaugural flight of Australia's first regular airmail service; with 3d Kangaroo (surface fault) and KGV 2d orange tied PERTH cancels, paying domestic letter rate plus 3d airmail surcharge, black 'PERTH DERBY/4DE21/AERIAL MAIL' skeleton cachet on face, 'DERBY/20DEC21/WESTN AUSTRALIA' arrival datestamp on reverse, Cat. $1100. The service was suspended soon after leaving Geraldton on 5 Dec due to the fatal crash of one of the three aircraft; the mail was flown back to Perth and sent on by the steamer SS Bambra.     (Image) Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$400


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
276 C image17 April 1922 (AAMC.64) Geelong - Melbourne flown cover carried on the return flight of the Herald & Weekly Times experimental service with KGV 2d red and blue 'Herald/Air Mail' label (Frommer #5a) affixed alongside; tied by Geelong machine cancel. Cat $1500. (Image) Estimate AU$900-1,200
Min. Bid. AU$750


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
277 nh image 17 Apr.1922 (AAMC.64c, Frommer 5b) For the "Herald & Weekly Times" experimental air mail flight from Melbourne - Geelong & return, a 'Herald Air Mail' vignette in blue was prepared; a very rare complete block of 4 with selvedge, MUH. It is believed that fewer than 5 blocks survive. Provenance: Tom Frommer (Image) Estimate AU$4,000-5,000
Min. Bid. AU$3,600


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
278 C image 5 Nov.1922 (AAMC.66) Cloncurry - Charleville cover flown by QANTAS on the first return airmail delivery flight over this route and bearing the extremely rare "FOR AERIAL TRANSMISSION" red on white vignette. Flown by Hudson Fysh (Cloncurry - Longreach) and P.J. McGinness (Longreach - Charleville) and addressed to C.G.Grey, editor of "The Aeroplane" in London. Of the approximately 15 covers known from these inaugural Qantas flights, 2 are recorded to New Zealand addresses and this is the only other cover known to a foreign destination. Grey has annotated the cover in pencil at lower left "Arrived December 21." On annotated exhibit page together with March 1924 Qantas flown commercial cover from McKinlay to Longreach, bearing the black on pale green 2nd Qantas vignette. [Qantas had expanded its' route to include several small settlements like McKinlay, 71 residents, 80kms south of Cloncurry]. Cat.$12,000. Provenance: John Cress  (Image) Estimate AU$7,500-10,000
Min. Bid. AU$6,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
279 C image April - May 1925 (AAMC.78b) Calcutta - Australia (Sydney) cover (half) carried by Francesco de Pinedo and Ernesto Campanelli on the final legs of their flight from Rome in an SIAI flying boat. [1 of 42 for Sydney]. Cat.$2,000. Provenance: Nelson Eustis (Image) Estimate AU$1,200-1,500
Min. Bid. AU$1,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
280 C image 21-22 July 1925 (AAMC.80-89a) Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney per Australian Aerial Services intermediates group comprising Melbourne-Echuca, Melbourne-Sydney, Echuca-Broken Hill, Deniliquin-Broken Hill, Hay-Broken Hill, Broken Hill-Echuca, Broken Hill-Mildura, Sydney-Deniliquin & Sydney-Echuca between #80-89a, KGV adhesives including 4d olive (2) & 4½d (5); generally fine to very fine, Cat $2700. (9 covers) (Image) Estimate AU$1,000-1,200
Min. Bid. AU$750


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM

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