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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

First Day & Commemorative Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
358 C SOUVENIR COVERS: 1971 (Sep.) to 1975 (Apr.) including 1974 Flinders Bicentenary set of 12, Hume & Hovell set of 6 and Fisher's ghost duo; other themes/commemorations include Hovercraft Mail, Camel Post, Rail, Scouts, RAAF, Philatelic Exhibitions (incl. ANPEX), Rotary & Post Offices; mostly unaddressed or typed addresses, fine clean condition. (200+)

Estimate AU$240-320
Min. Bid. AU$180

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
Aerophilately & Flight Covers
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
359 C 1931-34 small collection with 1931 Australia-Java (AAMC.204) franked with 1/- Roo &  WA Centenary 1½d x8, 1934 Australia-Papua or Australia-New Guinea (AAMC.390-392) flights (6) with a variety of frankings; also unrelated Australia 1941 concessional rate cover from Ocean Grove to Port Melbourne and a Tonga 1936 inwards Tin Can Mail cover from USA. (9 covers) 

Get Market Data for [Australia Collection]

Estimate AU$200-300
Min. Bid. AU$140

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
360 C image1933 TASMANIA First Flight selection comprising Hart Aircraft Service (Aug.22-23) AAMC.319&322 Melbourne-Launceston and Launceston-Melbourne; Matthews Aviation Co (Oct.13-14) AAMC.339-341 Currie-Launceston, Launceston-Currie & Currie-Melbourne; mostly fine, Cat. $510 (2008). (5)     (Image)

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Estimate AU$220-280
Min. Bid. AU$160

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
361 C image1933-40 group including 1934 MacRobertson Air Race cover (AAMC.438) signed by Kay (Cat. $150); 1934 Melbourne-Portland Autogiro Flight postcard (AAMC.461); 1936 (Oct.2) Adelaide-Renmark group (4) each cover with a 3d Airmail Pl. 4 single (plus 2d Cable Pl.2 single); 1940 TEAL Australia-NZ Regular Service FF (3, one registered, AAMC.899, Cat.$100 each); also 1931 Australia-England & 1934 Australia-New Guinea flights plus 1934 Adelaide to USA incorporating Australia-London "First Contract Flight" franked with 1/6d Hermes & 9d Macarthur. (20) (Image)

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Estimate AU$350-450
Min. Bid. AU$280

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
362 C image1934-37 oversized multi-franked registered FF covers comprising 1934 (Feb.17) Australia-New Zealand (AAMC.360) with 23 stamps incl. NZ 7d Trans-Tasman pair; 1934 (Jul.24) Australia-New Guinea (18 stamps) and Australia-Papua (16 stamps), AAMC.390-91; 1937 (Apr.19) Australia-USA (AAMC.727) with Hong Kong-San Francisco cachet in blue, franked with 13 stamps; all covers with peripheral blemishes as is usual. (4) (Image)

Estimate AU$160-200
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
363 C image1935 SOUTH AUSTRALIA First Flight selection comprising Australian Transcontinental Airways (Aug.19) AAMC.522-523  Adelaide-Farina, Adelaide-Oodnadatta, Adelaide-Alice Springs & Adelaide-Darwin; (Oct.7) #536 Holyman Airways Melbourne-Canberra-Melbourne addressed to Adelaide; (Oct.29) #551 Adelaide Airways Adelaide-Mt.Gambier-Adelaide; (Nov.25) #558-59 Adelaide-Port Lincoln & Port Lincoln-Adelaide; (Nov.26) #562-63 Adelaide-Broken Hill (registered) & Broken Hill-Adelaide; mostly fine Cat. $630+ (2008). (10)  (Image)

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Estimate AU$260-320
Min. Bid. AU$220

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
364 PC image20 February 1917 (AAMC.13) Casterton - Melbourne flown "Basil Watson" card; with fine CASTERTON departure cds; 1d Red KGV tied by fine strike of the oval AUSTRALIAN AERIAL MAIL cachet. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
365 imageNovember - December 1919 (AAMC.27) A cover carried on the first flight from England to Australia, crewed by Ross & Keith Smith, Jim Bennett and Wally Shiers. With the rare "Ross Smith" vignette attractively tied by the special "FIRST AERIAL MAIL/RECEIVED" handstamp. with another alongside. Address to S.H. Long at Lake Macquarie. (Image)

Estimate AU$6,000-8,000
Min. Bid. AU$5,000

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
366 C imageNov.1919 - Feb.1920 (AAMC.27a) Syria - Australia intermediate flown cover bearing the Ross Smith vignette, attractively tied by one of 2 strikes of the oval "FIRST AERIAL MAIL" handstamp. With faint 3-line cachet in violet and endorsed "Per first aerial flight to Australia by favour of Capt. Ross Smith." Addressed to Mrs. R. Power, this is cover #257 from the Frommer listing. The insignia printed on the reverse of this cover is that of the 19th Lancers, also known as "19th King George's Own Lancers". The regiment served in Egypt, Palestine and Syria 1918-21. They occupied Damascus on 21 October 1918 and it became a popular leave destination. It is assumed that this cover was handed to the crew of the Vimy by a member of the 19th Lancers during the stop of the aircraft in Damascus on 19/20th November 1919.
Provenance: Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008, Lot 41.
(Image)

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Estimate AU$8,000-10,000
Min. Bid. AU$6,000

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
367 C imageNov.1919 - Feb.1920 (AAMC.27a) a "Ross Smith" vignette attractively tied by one of 2 strikes of the oval "FIRST AERIAL MAIL" cachet on a cover picked up at RAMADI, MESOPOTAMIA, one of the refuelling stops on the flight from England to Australia. With the three-line violet h/stamp on the back flap together with the sender's name and address. The lot also includes the original handwritten enclosure "...an aeroplane came hovering around the camp and landed and out came 5 Aussies....one of them has promised to carry this through the air and post it for me in Aussie." A marvellous example of an intermediate from this important flight. The sender, Corporal James Thomson was located at Ramadi as part of the 6th Light Armoured Motor Battery. The cover is #318 in the Frommer listing, illustrated at page 85. Provenance: Lucien Toutounji (Image)

Estimate AU$8,000-10,000
Min. Bid. AU$6,000

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
368 image30 July 1920 (AAMC.47) Melbourne - Traralgon cover, flown by Captain E.W. Leggett for "The Herald & Weekly Times"; with special purple on yellow "By HERALD AERIAL DELIVERY" vignette attractively tied on the front of the envelope which also bears KGV ½d and 1d adhesives tied on arrival at Traralgon. [Of 266 items reported to have been flown, very few appear to have survived]. (Image)

Estimate AU$1,600-1,800
Min. Bid. AU$1,400

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
369 PC imageAug.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 and is signed by the pilot. Excellent condition. [Eustis says "Only four cards known". His example, unsigned by Carey, sold for $4000 + commission in our auction of March 2008.] Provenance: John Cress (Image)

Estimate AU$3,000-3,500
Min. Bid. AU$2,600

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
370 C image7 June 1924 (AAMC.72) Sydney - Adelaide registered flown cover carried on the inaugural service by Australian Aerial Services, with Adelaide arrival cds. (Image)

Estimate AU$300-350
Min. Bid. AU$260

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
371 C image13-14 October 1928 (AAMC.126) New Zealand (Blenheim) - Australia (Sydney) cover, flown aboard the "Southern Cross" on it's return flight following the triumph of the first crossing from west to east in September (see AAMC.124). The crew comprising of Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, H.A. Litchfield and T. McWilliams was the same; this rare cover being signed by Charles Ulm and addressed to his wife. [One of only 16 flown]. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
372 C image17 April 1929 (AAMC.132a & 133a) Brisbane - Charleville - Normanton, and Brisbane - Toowoomba flown covers, both bearing the scarce "See Western Queensland" red airmail labels; both tied. (2). Cat.$400+. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
373 C image17 April 1929 (AAMC.132a) Brisbane - Charleville -Longreach - Barcaldine flown cover with "INAUGURAL FLIGHT" vignette, backstamps and signed front and back by the pilot, P.H. Moody, and quite rare thus.  (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
374 C imageMay - June 1929 series of flown covers, all self-addressed to J.C. Westhoven, Deputy Director, Posts & Telegraphs, Melbourne and utilizing the services of A.A.S. and the newly established QANTAS routes. Despatches from Narrandera, Broken Hill, Toowoomba, Longreach, Roma, Tambo, Winton, Blackall, Camooweal & Mt. Isa. All correctly franked at 4½d. (10). Westhoven had been responsible for the introduction of a new mail delivery protocol: His letter informing postal officials read as follows "On 1st February, 1928, a new system of address under which a Postal District Number placed after the name of the suburb, will indicate the proper office of delivery. Thus, N. 1. will indicate the area served from the North Melbourne Post Office, S. 2. the area served from St. Kilda. If the correct Post District Number is placed upon a letter, it can easily and accurately be sorted for the proper office." (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
375 C 2 June1929 (AAMC.136-137a) WA Philatelic Syndicate group of covers carried on the first flight of WA Airways Ltd Adelaide - Perth & Perth - Adelaide route; comprising one each way, plus nine intermediates to or from Kalgoorlie, Forrest & Ceduna; ALL SIGNED by pilot Major Norman Brearley; also a cover carried on the first through flight a week later addressed to "Master Nelson Eustis" and all mounted on his exhibit pages, fine condition. Hard to assemble. [AAMC states "some covers were signed by the pilot ...quantities to the intermediates were light"]. (12)

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Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$420

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
376 ng imageOct.1929 (AAMC.145b) Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd vignette (black on deep blue), block (4). Very fine Unused. Extremely rare multiple. Cat.$750.
Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008.
(Image)

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Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$440

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
377 C image31 March 1930 (re. AAMC.155-6 & 201) A pair of registered covers, one from Melbourne and the other from Townsville; both addressed to Cairns and both franked at 7½d, with airmail vignettes and endorsements. Both covers with boxed "UNCLAIMED-13FE31-TOWNSVILLE" handstamps and further endorsed in red "Air Service to Townsville discontinued. Service to Cairns not started." Numerous backstamps. (2 items). Queensland Air Navigation Co., was short-lived. In May 1931 QANTAS opened the route to Townsville. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM

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