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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

Aerophilately & Flight Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
398 C imageThe Last Flight of the "Southern Cross" 18 July 1935 (AAMC.515) a cover (#30) carried from Mascot to Richmond, with special vignette showing the route the aeroplane had followed around the world; signed by Charles Kingsford Smith, Mary Kingsford Smith, P.G. Taylor, John Stannage and all other personnel on board. (Image)

Estimate AU$900-1,200
Min. Bid. AU$800

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
399 C image22 August 1935 (AAMC.523a) Daly Waters - Adelaide flown cover, carried by Australian Transcontinental Airways and signed by the pilots, J. Chapman and B. Cowan. A scarce intermediate. (Image)

Estimate AU$80-100
Min. Bid. AU$60

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
400 C image7 October 1935 (AAMC.537a) Canberra - Sydney - Darwin flown cover, carried by Holymans Airways, (New England Airways & Qantas) on the inaugural service from Melbourne via Canberra. A scarce example signed by the pilots, C.H. Scott and P.L. Taylor. (Image)

Estimate AU$80-100
Min. Bid. AU$60

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
401 C image14 October 1935 (AAMC.542) Townsville - Cairns flown cover, carried for New England Airways; signed and endorsed by the pilot, N.W. Croucher and with NEAL vignette affixed verso. [Only 10 covers flown]. (Image)

Estimate AU$120-150
Min. Bid. AU$100

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
402 C image9 April 1937 (AAMC.713) A Brisbane - Darwin flown cover, cancelled on arrival and signed and dated on the back by the pilot, Mrs Delores Bonney. This was the first leg of her epic flight in "My Little Ship II" which eventually took her to Capetown. A very scarce example of the covers carried on these flights which was not created by Bonney's support team. This example, self-addressed to Ernie Crome is believed to be one of only 6 carried for him by Mrs. Bonney. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
403 C image19 April 1937 (AAMC.727) Sydney - Los Angeles registered flown cover, carried on the inaugural service via Hong Kong, with attractive franking of 5/6 the cover was flown by QANTAS to Hong Kong and by Pan Am from Hong Kong to U.S.A. with departure, intermediate and arrival b/stamps. [One of only 52 reg'd items carried]. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
404 C image29 July 1937 (AAMC.746) Sydney - Sydney round Australia flown cover, carried by Jack Clancy and R.H. Julius in their Tiger Cub; signed by Clancy and posted on arrival back in Sydney on October 18th. (The flight had not departed until September due to damage to the plane soon after leaving Sydney. [One of only 15 flown; all intermediates are held in the Crome Collection in the National Library, Canberra.]. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
405 C imageTHE INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT OF THE "GUBA" CATALINA FLYING BOAT
4th - 23rd June 1939 (AAMC.865) Australia - Victoria (Seychelles) flown flown Registration Envelope, cancelled on arrival and self-addressed by Jack Percival, one of the Australians onboard, who later left the flight at Mombassa and returned to Australia by ship. [Small unofficial mail carried.]. Cat.$800. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
406 C imageAugust - October 1939 the "Aeoteroa" Flights: 24 Sept. 1939 (AAMC.879) Auckland - Sydney flown cover, cancelled on arrival and signed by Captain J.W.Burgess and his crew, following their trans-Tasman leg of the England - Australia route for Tasman Empire Airways. The aircraft used was a Short S30 Empire Flying Boat, ZK-AMA, which was on a delivery flight from England. (Very few covers flown, as on this leg only unofficial mail was carried.). (Image)

Estimate AU$300-350
Min. Bid. AU$240

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
407 C image30 April 1940: The First Regular Trans-Tasman Flights: Original telegram sent from Brisbane with SYDNEY CHIEF TELEGRAPH OFFICE cds, sent by Fergus McMaster (co-founder of QANTAS) to Hudson Fysh (Chairman of Qantas) congratulating Fysh on the decision to include QANTAS "in Empire Aviation" and on his being on-board for the first flight.  (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
408 image6 May 1940 (AAMC.900ab) Sydney - New Zealand flown cover, carried on the first flight of the "Awarau" for TEAL and signed by Captain Oscar Garden and his co-pilot, Chris Griffiths; UMUTOI arrival b/stamp. A very small unofficial mail was carried by the pilots. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
409 image17 Jan.1941 (AAMC.912) Sydney - Dili (Portuguese Timor) registered cover, flown and signed by Captain H.B.Hussey for QANTAS; the first time Dili had been included as a stopover en route for Singapore. With war looming in the area, the route was suspended on 6 Dec. 1941. [Only 54 mail items carried]. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
410 C image23 December 1942 (AAMC.950) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas parachute mail flown cover, with special vignette, QANTAS violet handstamp and signed by the pilot, W.H. Crowther; also signed verso by R.E. Braunholz, the Missionary in Charge. Superb. (Image)

Estimate AU$100-125
Min. Bid. AU$90

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
411 C image24 December 1943 (AAMC.970) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas parachute mail flown cover, with special vignette, QANTAS violet handstamp and signed by the pilot, K.G. Caldwell; also signed verso by J.B.McCarthy, the Missionary in Charge. (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
412 C image4 October 1945 (AAMC.1009) Sydney - Singapore flown cover, carried aboard QANTAS Coriolanus and signed by the captain, K. G. Caldwell. This was a development flight prior to the re-opening of the civil air service to Singapore after the defeat of Japan. Singapore (8/10) arrival backstamp. (Image)

Estimate AU$150-175
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
413 C image24 December 1946 (AAMC.1089) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas parachute mail cover, flown for QANTAS by E.R. Nicholl; with special vignette affixed at left and signed by J.B. McCarthy, Superintendent, verso. (Image)

Estimate AU$100-120
Min. Bid. AU$80

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
414 C image17 January 1947 (AAMC.1092) Rabaul - Sydney flown cover, carried for QANTAS and signed by the pilot, J.A. Bonnington; with special vignette affixed. Very fine. (Image)

Estimate AU$80-100
Min. Bid. AU$60

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
415 C image14 Oct. 1947 (AAMC.1113-1114) Sydney - Norfolk Island & return flown covers; both with special vignettes prepared for the QANTAS flights and both covers signed by the captain, L.R. Ambrose, who piloted the Lancastrian in both directions. (2 covers). (Image)

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

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
416 C image19 December 1947 (AAMC.1132) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas parachute mail cover, flown for QANTAS and signed by the pilot, R.A. Bruce; with special vignette affixed at left and signed by J.B. McCarthy, Superintendent, verso. (Image)

Estimate AU$100-120
Min. Bid. AU$80

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
417 C image23 October 1948 (AAMC.1192a) Sydney - Brisbane, registered flown cover carried by TAA on the first scheduled flight of their Convair-Liner; with backstamps and accompanying official enclosure. (Image)

Estimate AU$50-75
Min. Bid. AU$40

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

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